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How a proper voting system should work

How a proper voting system should work

President Abraham Lincoln’s phrase in the Gettysburg Adress “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, is what a democracy is all about. Unfortunately politics, policies and personal preferences have turned a simple electoral system into a complicated mess. Electoral systems around the world employ various different calculations to determine winners and qualifiers. […]


How to Start a Petition

How to Start a Petition

Everyone feels passionate about something or other in their life at some point. Taking action sometimes requires petitioning. Here are some simple tips on how to go about the process of starting a petition. • First of all put the issue into words. This will be your opening statement in the petition. Don’t worry if […]


How to Organize a Protest

How to Organize a Protest

f you care about something deeply enough you will feel compelled to do something about it. But sometimes your cause will require action that is a little more aggressive than usual. This does not mean that you have to resort to violence; instead, it means that you should find a more visible way of making […]


How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

An insecure or corrupt government will never let dissent go without punishment. If you are organizing a protest against such a government you must be prepared for consequences. The protest can be a peaceful sit in, a march to a significant place or even a violent measure (although this should not be a consideration). Whatever […]




Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Career as a Preservationist

By Phin Upham Most people today remember Jackie Kennedy as the wife of John F. Kennedy, but few outside of New York will remember her prolific career as a preservationist. She’d remarried to a Greek man named Aristotle Onassis, but he passed away seven years later. Because the couple lived in Greece, Jacqueline was severely […]


Dan White and the Twinkie Defense

By Phin Upham Dan White and Harvey Milk clashed frequently, and publicly, over issues that divided the communities of San Francisco. Hardly anti-gay, White had voted pro-gay on several important issues, what seemed to push White over the edge was what he saw as betrayal. Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone both gave White […]


The Relationship Between Marx and the Middle Ages

By Phineas Upham When people think about Karl Marx, most people don’t think about the middle ages as well. That’s a wonder considering how close in thought the two were with regards to usury, or the practice of money lending. The Enlightenment had show us that facts and reason could trump religion. That was important […]


The Formation of the CIA – By Samuel Phineas Upham

This article was written by Samuel Phineas Upham The passage of the National Security Act of 1947 was a restructuring of the United States military to better support the security of Americans. President Truman signed the act into law, inspired by the success of the Office of Strategic Services throughout World War II. OSS was […]


Republicans don’t want women earning as much as men!

Apparently Republicans don’t want women to earn as much as men working the same job. Apparently the Republicans have a problem with women? Any chance the democrats are spreading out this rhetoric in advance of a Hillary Clinton run? I mean Hillary will surely get a huge chunk of the female vote and many of […]




Travellers occupy Hazelwell Park for fourth time in three months – Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Mail Travellers occupy Hazelwell Park for fourth time in three months Birmingham Mail Travellers sparked anger by moving on to a Birmingham park for the FOURTH time since May . A convoy of around a dozen caravans arrived at Hazelwell Park in Stirchley , on Friday. There were reports of the turf being damaged by vehicles and loud music … Read More  Read More →


Occupy the Block leads procession on North Shore for second summer – SILive.com

SILive.com Occupy the Block leads procession on North Shore for second summer SILive.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — For the second year in a row, Occupy the Block led a procession through the North Shore to reflect on the group’s advocacy work this summer. The group is known for manning the streets and reaching out to youths at risk in … Read More  Read More →


From WTO to Occupy: How activism changes the conversation – Crosscut

Crosscut From WTO to Occupy : How activism changes the conversation Crosscut What do massive public actions like the globally significant protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November of 1999 in Seattle really change? A lot. At least that's what three very knowledgeable speakers told a national gathering in … Read More  Read More →


Activists occupy CPS offices over Kingsley Burrell’s death – The Guardian

The Guardian Activists occupy CPS offices over Kingsley Burrell’s death The Guardian She and their mother, Janet Burrell, joined those occupying the CPS offices. Jaddoo told the Guardian the case had been “shrouded in delays” from the outset. He said: “It took 18 months for them to release his body for burial, and four years to get to … Protesters occupy CPS lobby demanding justice... [Read more]


New representation for Stacy residents, regular slate of city business occupy council agenda – ECM Post Review

ECM Post Review New representation for Stacy residents, regular slate of city business occupy council agenda ECM Post Review City Clerk Sharon Payne swears in new Stacy City Council Member Mark Ness. Mark is the third generation to serve on the council in his family and replaces former Council Member Samantha Denney, who has resigned to pursue her education. Photo by … Original post:  New... [Read more]


Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant … – Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant … Crain’s Detroit Business Photo by Larry Vellequette/Automotive News The former Overland plant in June was demolished in 2010, with the exception of this historic smokestack. and more » Read More  Read More →


Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant … – Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant … Crain’s Detroit Business Photo by Larry Vellequette/Automotive News The former Overland plant in June was demolished in 2010, with the exception of this historic smokestack. and more » Read More  Read More →


Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant … – Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant … Crain’s Detroit Business Photo by Larry Vellequette/Automotive News The former Overland plant in June was demolished in 2010, with the exception of this historic smokestack. and more » Read More  Read More →


Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant site in Toledo – Crain’s Detroit Business

Crain’s Detroit Business Detroit Manufacturing Systems to occupy part of former Jeep plant site in Toledo Crain’s Detroit Business Photo by Larry Vellequette/Automotive News The former Overland plant in June was demolished in 2010, with the exception of this historic smokestack. TOLEDO, Ohio — Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC broke ground Wednesday on a 102,000-square-foot …... [Read more]


Move along if you see a protest — or get arrested, NYC says – New York Daily News

New York Daily News Move along if you see a protest — or get arrested, NYC says New York Daily News The city Law Department made the point in relation to Stephen Kass, a Wall Street lawyer collared for talking to Occupy Wall Street protesters outside Zuccotti Park in September 2013. Kass, who was 73 at the time of his arrest, was headed to a cello … and more » Read the rest here:  Move... [Read more]