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VOTE!

6 Nov

End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy!

9 Apr

Join Move to Amend to Declare Our Independence from Corporate Rule in communities across the nation.  Let’s educate our fellow citizens about the corporate threat to our democracy, and get them engaged in the movement to take back our country!

Move to Amend holds monthly Take Action Webinars from 4-5:30pm (Pacific Time) – and the next one is tomorrow, TUESDAY, APRIL 10th.  To register and learn more about how you can participate in an online video conference, click on the link below.

http://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EB53D6848646

The meetings are designed to learn about organizing tools, campaign opportunities, and to get tips and ideas for events and creative ways to educate your community about Corporate Personhood.  (For example, 4th of July is a great time to spread the word and expand the movement – dress as corporate judges and corporate “persons” and dance and sing about the takeover of our democracy in your local 4th of July parade!)

Find more tips and ideas at http://www.MoveToAmend.org.  Americans of all political persuasions are fed up! 

It’s beautiful.

5 Apr

Tonight we’re off to Brooklyn’s Powerhouse Arena for the book release party for Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution. Assembled by Andrew Boyd, it has enough contributors to make your head spin. A must for any burgeoning creative change maker. While you’re buying it, check out the other great reads from OR Books.

The party starts in Oklahoma

10 Mar

Today kicks off the Woody Guthrie Centennial, in his birthplace of Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a daytime conference and a nighttime all-star concert. Events keep going the rest of the year, posted here. Happy 100, Woody.

On the woes of interplanetary outsourcing

29 Feb

Joe’s Pub in NYC is putting up Ethan Lipton’s “No Place to Go” between March 14th and April 8th; set as Lipton’s company is relocated to another planet, it is described as a “musical ode to the unemployed”. Check out a song from it below:

An ungovernable art show

22 Feb

The New Museum in New York City recently opened their latest Triennial, called “The Ungovernables“, an exhibition that “takes its inspiration from the concept of ‘ungovernability’ and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly ‘natives’ to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. The Ungovernables is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation.” Judy Berman at Flavorpill writes of one of the most compelling qualities of the show, in that it  “after a year that began with Arab Spring and ended with the global Occupy movement, this [focuses] on young people from around the world and their various ‘urgencies,’ while acknowledging that their particular concerns are only beginning to coalesce”.

If you’re in New York, it seems very worthwhile a visit.

Woody by Shepard

16 Feb

From our friends at the Woody Guthrie Archives, check out the new print designed by Shepard Fairey.

We bet the romantic-industrial complex doesn’t even know we exist…

14 Feb

On this day of all things heart-shaped and/or fluffy, a look at the economics of Valentine’s Day, courtesy of Feministing’s Samhita Mukhophadyay (writing in The Nation).

(image courtesy of Ben Kling)

Join the great Internet Blackout of 2012

18 Jan

Today only. You can find out more, sign a petition, find your Congressional representatives phone number and get a handy toolkit, or all through our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who also give a good description of why action is important.

Invest in Main Street, Not Wall Street!

7 Jan

OWS encouraged individuals to take matters into their own hands and move their money on November 5th, 2011 out of  the “Bix Six” banks (Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo) and instead, use community banks or credit unions.  

11/05/11 has passed, but it’s the New Year!, and there’s no time like the present to make a resolution to move at least one account (if you have more than one) to a local bank.  To learn more, check out “The Move Your Money” project at 

http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/

There you can find local banks or credit unions in your neighborhood, and learn more about the foundation in general (co-founded by Arianna Huffington).  According to Moebs Services (an economic research firm), more than 4 million accounts have already been moved out of big banks in the past year!

Join the movement, and make the next big bankers’ “fat bonus” check a little bit slimmer.  (Slimmer…  Hmm, that could be a resolution too! 🙂