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Fifty years ago, the notorious Bull Connor ordered white firemen to turn their high pressure firehoses on the demonstrators once again. But this time, on this day, they refused. How did this happen?
by samdiener
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat May 05, 2012 at 06:58 AM PDT with 124 Recommends
In the current fiscal year (FY2012), the government estimates that $716.3 billion will be spent on the military. Adjusted for inflation, this is 69% more than the amount spent in FY2000. As the ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 09:38 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Which works better: pre-figurative movement or electoral politics (or both)? Who is more important: rebels or citizens (or both)? What should we do when a new social movement begins to wane? Since ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 04:53 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Three thoughts: 1. Much of the criticism of OWS is of the "this is not enough" variety which is really not very helpful. The powerful Seattle demonstration against the WTO in 1999, supported by ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
President Obama's speech last night described the killing of Osama bin Laden ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon May 02, 2011 at 02:35 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Michael Nagler tells this story: "One of my close friends, David Hartsough, who is white, was sitting in with a small group of civil rights activists at a segregated lunch counter in Virginia in ...
by David Swanson
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:27 AM PST with 6 Recommends
In the current year (FY2011), the government estimates that $761 billion will be spent on the military. This is more than two and a half times as much as the $295 billion spent in FY2000 (85% more ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM PST with 10 Recommends
More than half of our income taxes this year will go to the military. The charts below (click for larger versions) show how our income tax dollars were spent in the year just completed — ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:14 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Military recruiters have a quota, or what they call a "mission," specifying how many people they're expected to enlist each month. When they don't reach their quotas, they're often pressured ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 08:29 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Obama's stated position is that the blockade of Gaza must be eased. Currently Israel is severely restricting humanitarian aid to over 1 million people that puts many at risk for malnutrition. This ...
by Tom J
Comment Count 95 comments on Mon Jun 29, 2009 at 08:03 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
I have been thinking, what can people do to get the message across to legislators and their owners in the business community that the United States is facing a crisis in health care that is not ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 08:40 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Income tax returns are due next Wednesday, April 15. Where do our tax dollars go? The charts below (click for full page versions) show estimates of how our income tax dollars were spent in FY2008, ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 12:51 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
This is the 6th installment Utopia/ Dystopia . In this episode DJ gets an unwelcome lesson in hygiene. The ...
by TPau
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 10:21 AM PST with 3 Recommends
In Minnesota last weekend, in the days before the 2008 Republican National Convention began, the police raided at least four buildings housing nonviolent protesters in preemptive attacks designed to ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 07:22 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Tuesday is the last day for paying your taxes. Please let your friends know that a very large percentage of their taxes will be going to pay for the US military. You can back this up with the graphs ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 09:32 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Massive federal deficits, not enough money for social programs. Where have all our tax dollars gone? The charts below (click for full page versions) show how our income tax dollars were spent in ...
by RandomNonviolence
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 01:08 PM PDT with 51 Recommends