What we witnessed in Wisconsin yesterday something that extraordinary from my perspective as political strategist. People are wondering why Gov. Scott Walker won the election and avoided a recall. We have heard and seen so many people protesting Walker’s administration for over a year. So how come Gov. Walker won? From my perspective, it [...]
I recently attended the 19th Dealing with Difference Institute Conference on the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, where I was invited to speak on “Contemporary Social Justice Movements” with an emphasis on the Occupy Movement. After my presentation I was approached by two individuals who live in the same town as I [...]
I have been thinking about President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. As much as I want to stand up and cheer for him I really have to do it with reservations. As an LGBTQA activist I have to pose the question to the president: Why are you making such a statement at this juncture versus [...]
Towards the end of 2010 radio shows and TV shows hosts asked: where is the next third party? When are we going to see another party go against the Republicans and Democrats? I do not understand these questions, because there are many third parties in our nation.
From the Green Party to the Constitution Party, to the [...]
Let’s not be fooled that the 2010 midterm election was a preview of the rise of theRepublican Party. As we’ve all witnessed the Republican primary season taking numerous twists and turns, they still have a few problems. These include but are not limited to, the decline of the Tea Party, the current leadership within the Republican National [...]
1. Human rights must be taken absolutely seriously. Every single person is entitled to dignity and human rights. No application needed. No exclusions at all. This is our highest priority.
2. We must radically reinvent contemporary democracy. Current systems are deeply corrupt and not responsive to the needs of people. Representatives chosen by money and [...]
I spent Friday morning sitting on a wooden bench in a fourth-floor courtroom in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. I was waiting to be sentenced for “disturbing the peace” and “refusing to obey a lawful order” during an Occupy demonstration in front of Goldman Sachs in November.
Those sentenced before me constituted the [...]
On June 5, 2011 Champaign police choked a 20 year old African-American man in the back seat of a squad car while he was in handcuffs. His crime? Asking why he had been stopped, roughed up, and pepper sprayed while walking in campus town.
For the Left, the big news of the New Hampshire primary has been greeted with an embarrassed silence. For there the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, for example “Progressive” Democrats of America, failed completely to put forward a candidate for peace. This failure was not unexpected since the candidate of the progressives was and [...]
by John Jacobsen
Since its explosion onto the political scene in September, Occupy Wall Street has taken our nation by storm; it has led stirring marches, an attempted general strike, occupations of banks and abandoned buildings, disruptions of political speeches and press events, and a massive West Coast shut down of major port terminals.
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