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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 […]

Construction safety and health standards

Written by Lyle Charles The problem with the construction industry is that you are faced with a very strict deadline that you have to meet. In most cases, construction projects are evidenced by a contract or memorandum of agreement wherein any delay in construction beyond the stipulated completion date would result in liquidated damages. In […]

How to deal with construction projects and claims management

Written by Lyle Charles Construction projects can have two outcomes. The first is a smooth-sailing project that gets completed according to schedule. The second is a delayed project that may very well be over budget and with a potential breach of contract making either one of the parties liable. To make sure that your interests […]

Government Regulations in Construction

Written by Lyle Charles There really aren’t any businesses left that aren’t affected by the long arm of the government in some form or another. Regulations continue to grow each year, meaning even if you’ve become accustomed to the ones affecting your particular business, you can still fall victim to new ones, either by way […]

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 […]

What to Look for in a Tax Attorney

With winter just showing up, many people know what’s just around the corner. No, not spring; tax season. They say only two things in life are guaranteed: death and taxes. But the two can be awfully hard to tell apart sometimes, especially when it comes time to prepare your taxes if you’re going at it […]

The Occupy Movement Takes on Student Debt – The New Yorker

The New Yorker The Occupy Movement Takes on Student Debt The New Yorker It can be hard to tell what remains, these days, of the Occupy movement. On the third anniversary of the first protests in New York, activists are fighting one another in court for control of the Twitter handle @OccupyWallStNYC, while the flow of new … Occupy group buys, then cancels nearly $4 million of student debt MSNBC... [Read more]

Ottawa admits to tracking hundreds of protests

OTTAWA—Ottawa has kept tabs on hundreds of demonstrations across Canada and around the world over the last eight years, from peaceful protests to public university lectures to riots. Newly released documents show about 800 public demonstrations and events were observed and reported on by government departments and law enforcement agencies since 2006. Reports were collected centrally by the … More... [Read more]

Three Years Later, What Has Come of Occupy Wall Street? – Huffington Post

RollingStone.com Three Years Later, What Has Come of Occupy Wall Street? Huffington Post the Occupy activists connected with like-minded organizers in social justice and helped paint a portrait of the larger malfeasance plaguing society today: Bankers who had pushed derivatives industry-wide as a credible investment, while knowing they … Five Ways Occupy Wall Street Is Still Fighting RollingStone.com... [Read more]

Exhibit B: Protests Outside Barbican Against 'Racist' Human Zoo Installation

Protests have taken place outside the Barbican theatre in London over its decision to display what demonstrators argue is a “racist” exhibition. The gallery has been under pressure to withdraw the installation Exhibit B – The Human Zoo by South African artist Brett Bailey over claims it displays an “outrageous act of complicit racism” for mere entertainment purposes. Sara... [Read more]

Church, strip club asked to end protests

Ben Hooper COSHOCTON, Ohio, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Officials in an Ohio county are asking a church and a strip club to stop their weekly protests of each other after eight years. See the original post: Church, strip club asked to end protests  Read More →

Black-clad Occupy Central supporters march against Beijing’s universal … – South China Morning Post (subscription)

Black-clad Occupy Central supporters march against Beijing’s universal … South China Morning Post (subscription) Thousands of Occupy Central supporters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, accusing Beijing of breaking its promise that the city can enjoy democracy. Defying the scorching heat, the protesters – many of them dressed in black – marched from … Read More  Read More →

Goodell protests?

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Occupy to Main Stream Media: ‘We Are Replacing You’ – Huffington Post

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You' Huffington Post It is into this void that Occupy (and other activist stalwarts) steps to claim its place. Its “citizen journalists” outnumber the press by a factor of 1000. The worldwide reach afforded the dissident by way of Twitter, Facebook, and even LinkedIn … and more » Read More  Read More →

Why Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy Central’ Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared – The Nation.

The Nation. Why Hong Kong’s ‘ Occupy Central’ Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared The Nation. Three years after Occupy Wall Street burst on the scene in downtown Manhattan, the most vibrant Occupy -style movement is no longer in New York, Oakland, London or Madrid but in Hong Kong. Now, a new phase of the movement, “ Occupy Central,” is about … Big Trouble In Little... [Read more]

Protests about N. Korea flag ahead of Asian Games

Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations flying over South Korean streets following protests about the inclusion of North Korea's flags. The national flags of the 45 countries had flown in Incheon and nine nearby cities since last Friday. North Korea has conducted an unusually high number of rocket and missile test-launches this year, expressing anger over U.S.-South... [Read more]