Archive for the 'Citizen Action' Category

1,000,000 + Voters Want Walker Out: On Wisconsin!

Filed under: Citizen Action | Labor / Unions | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2012 @ 5:17:17 PM
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The sheer number of signatures being filed – nearly as many as the total votes cast for Walker in November 2010, and almost twice as (many as) those needed to … [Keep reading >>]

Adaptive Authoritarianism…

Filed under: Asia | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 7:05:35 AM
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Interesting blog post at New York Review of Books by Ian Johnson, on the recent Wukan resistance of Beijing rule.  I’ve been following events from afar, with interest.  What series … [Keep reading >>]

Women In Their Thousands March in Cairo

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 12/20/2011 @ 1:19:22 PM
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Democracy is many things, and not just ballots cast.  The sense that we matter, that we are stake-holders in the society we live in, is a foundation stone.  That sense, … [Keep reading >>]

Another Brooklyn Bridge For Sale? In Beijing…

Filed under: Asia | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 11/10/2011 @ 3:46:59 PM
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The headline that caught my attention in a small inside piece was this:
 Beijing’s air quality center opens its doors to the public for the first time since its establishment in … [Keep reading >>]

Occupy Oakland Draws Thousands

Filed under: Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 11/2/2011 @ 1:00:54 PM

Jim Hirst calls in from Oakland to say there are thousands in the streets of Oakland, with a large presence of kids and families. Police are no where to be … [Keep reading >>]

High Networth Pickets of Obama in SF

Filed under: Citizen Action | Civil Liberties | Democrats — by Will Kirkland 10/26/2011 @ 1:06:25 PM
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…some of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors gathered Tuesday – not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest … [Keep reading >>]

50 Years Later The Infamous Night the Seine Turned Red is Remembered

Filed under: Citizen Action | Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/17/2011 @ 11:52:02 PM
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Monday night, October 17, was our last night in Paris, and as it happen, my birthday.  Near the end of the must-do boat tour of the Seine after dark, we … [Keep reading >>]

Occupy Wall Street

Filed under: Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 10/16/2011 @ 1:43:15 AM

Perhaps a lot of you have seen this in Common Dreams. I pass it on, passed on to me in my final days of a Paris visit.

Occupy Wall Street: The … [Keep reading >>]

Occupy Wall Street followed in Europe

Filed under: Citizen Action | Economy — by Will Kirkland 10/14/2011 @ 2:48:14 AM

The New York Times “Deal Book” appears in the Herald Tribune, including this piece on the on-going Occupy Wall Street actions:
The Stanford Daily published an op-ed piece on Tuesday entitled … [Keep reading >>]

Nobel Peace Prize: Overdue Recognition of Women

Filed under: Africa | Citizen Action | Nonviolent Action — by Will Kirkland 10/8/2011 @ 7:49:38 AM
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What a great thing to read in the lead article in the International Herald Tribune today, covering the page above the fold with a photo of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of … [Keep reading >>]

Angry At the Right People

Filed under: Action! | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 10/8/2011 @ 7:05:54 AM
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Paul Krugman, in the New York Times and across the ocean in the Herald Tribune:

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, but we may, at long last, … [Keep reading >>]

Demonstrations on Wall Street

Filed under: Citizen Action | Economy — by Will Kirkland 10/2/2011 @ 12:28:44 AM
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The demonstrations on Wall Street are being covered in the Italian and Spanish press.

I manifestanti protestano da due settimane contro le logiche dell’alta finanza e le politiche adottate dall’amministrazione Obama … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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