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The FBI Wants You to Identify These Participatory Democracy Enthusiasts

Speaking as a street activist, I can assure you that any protester who has traveled to a demonstration in Washington DC would have stormed the Capital Building if the opportunity arose instead of being ignored outside it. Especially if the … Continue reading

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This is one of their core beliefs…

Can’t testify about what the Odinist religious services would be like.  Not even curious. But there are people who use Christianity, with and mostly without scriptural authority. Hey, if you’re blaspheming you might as well go the whole courrse, right? … Continue reading

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Attention National Mall: the Oppression of Women Belongs in a Museum

Spotted in DC at the J21 Women’s March. Advocates are marching for a museum to highlight the history of the oppression of women, as a tool to relegate oppression to the past, instead of where Trump’s inauguration wants to take … Continue reading

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Women to DC Patriarchy: You’ll Never Again Have the Comfort of Our Silence

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March on DC with your own protest message, not one dictated by NGOs. Yes, you’ll need a banner and poles.

Organizers of the post-inaugural WOMEN’S MARCH in Washington DC this weekend are telling participants not to bring poles for signs or flags, or even knapsacks. Ha ha ha. As you travel across the country to march, remember who’s making the … Continue reading

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Did the media ignore Democracy Spring because staged arrests are not news? Do 1,200 ceremonial zip-ties matter?

The US corporate media will ignore protest movements when it can, thus the coverage of last week’s DEMOCRACY SPRING demonstrations in Washington DC was scant if not at all. Arrests totalled 1,240 by the event’s finale on Monday and the … Continue reading

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U.S. protest photo of the millennium: post 9/11 Neodemocracy in American

MEDIA BLACKOUT ON 400+ ARRESTS AT WASHINGTON DC #DEMOCRACYSPRING –You don’t have to be there to support the work of these activists. You can help by making others aware of their action. Add your voice and share. They are standing … Continue reading

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“In the footsteps of Martin Luther King”, as if he’d lead a meaningless ask-for-nothing commemoration

Another million pawn march, to nowhere, commemorating the corporate brand of “MLK” sterilized of instructional efficacy, sanitized of King’s ultimate demands: jobs, economic justice, peace. This weekend’s 50th anniversary of the dream speech was the usual reminder that professional organizers … Continue reading

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US and its allies plan to try to force a regime change upon Syria

US and its allies plan to force a regime change upon Syria to help Washington DC and Israel in their plans to defeat Iran and the Palestinians struggling for their rights against the Israeli Jewish Apartheid regime. The Associated Press … Continue reading

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Will occupying the streets Sept 17, Oct 6 and 15 precipitate an American Fall?

“American Fall” would be a pun, yes. A pan-Arabian-like Spring causing the US anti-democracy to tumble, being the objective. The English riots have put a dark spin on what might be Middle America’s reception to popular uprising, but mark the … Continue reading

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Mr Smith goes to #FuckYouWashington

The netizens are revolting. On the eve of US “austerity measures” the Twitterverse is crowdsourcing its ire against the de facto seat of world government. The unprintable hashtag won’t trend on social networks — it’s alleged, even as momentum builds … Continue reading

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Operation Iraqi Freedom To Say And Do Exactly What They’re Told

Apparently the Imperialists weren’t lying when they said they were bringing American-style “freedoms” In Bahrain and in Iraq… where the Iraqi Puppet Government PIGS have used American style Police Tactics to break up demonstrations, including, with the United States “Freedom” … Continue reading

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My WHERE’S WALDO album of DC

Yes, that’s me on the right, in the yellow sweatshirt and red cap, shouldering the Coloradans For Peace standard. These are all photographs tweeted, flickr’d and picassa’d by others, for which my red cap and green shirt served in the … Continue reading

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Photos from DC antiwar actions

WASHINGTON DC- First citation issued to Camp Out Now, unloading Funk The War sound gear on northwest quadrangle of National Mall. My PEACE NOW design for the SDS Funk The War BAD ROMANCE march on Friday. Conclusion of Saturday A.N.S.W.E.R. … Continue reading

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Just flew back from DC, arms tired

I hoped to be sending updates from CAMP OUT NOW at the capitol, but a laptop mishap left me unplugged for the week. Have much to report about Sheehan’s last stand(s), Obama and St Pats, Cynthia McKinney and the ANSWER … Continue reading

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Ten richest counties in America

Seven of them in the Military Industrial Complex/Police State enclaves surrounding Washington DC. Daddy WarBucks Strikes Again. Organized Murder is apparently a very highly paid profession.

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If Camp OUT NOW won’t end the US military corporate empire, will you?

In 2005 Cindy Sheehan staked her tent in Crawford TX until President Bush would deign to meet with her; she didn’t pack it up until she had launched an antiwar movement. From there Sheehan met with world leaders, challenged Nancy … Continue reading

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Camp OUT NOW delayed for St Pats

PEACE OF THE ACTION and Cindy Sheehan had to delay their March 13 start by two days, to accommodate the Washington DC’s St. Patrick’s Day. Parade organizers objected to sharing the National Mall with an antiwar protest encampment. Deja vu? … Continue reading

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Social justice, peace and reparations

Stop U.S. Occupation and War inside U.S. and Abroad! We demand the end of U.S. support for the colonial government of Israel and recognition of all rights of the Palestinian people. We demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. … Continue reading

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Next to the White House

While visiting Washington DC in March, I found it interesting to note the edifices closest to the White House. EAST, WEST The neighbor to the immediate East of the Obama’s White House is the Department of the Treasury. Is that … Continue reading

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Capitalism is Organized Crime

From A.N.S.W.E.R.: –Capitalism is a form of organized crime. The U.S. government is greasing the system’s wheels to ensure that banks and big corporations get trillions in bailout funds. Meanwhile, millions of workers are losing their jobs and homes. Deep … Continue reading

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Roughing it in DC

WASHINGTON DC- We caught the Metro, dragged our bags across the streets and sidewalks, but alright, we haven’t exactly been roughing it. First stop, the Capitol Hilton, from which we can promenade to the White House. It’s a stuffy hotel, … Continue reading

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Warmongers do end run on Vietnam Wall

WASHINGTON DC- Who knew it wasn’t just the Vietnam War veterans who had misgivings about Maya Lin’s design for a memorial? Fair enough it doesn’t celebrate the achievements of our armies. This peripheral statue offers the more conventional bronze tribute. … Continue reading

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Peace flows from the end of a gunboat

WASHINGTON DC- It’s not the “Department of Peace,” to contrast with the Department of Defense, although some detractors point out that we have the State Department for that, but visitors to DC will find in the NW corner of the … Continue reading

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Outside the White House

WASHINGTON DC- Beat cop stands backup for Secret Service

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