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Today I had a lunch meeting in Berkeley with an Occupy Oakland activist for whom I have a lot of respect. I know him to be someone truly committed to addressing and combating injustices and abuses ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 312 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:18 AM PST with 103 Recommends
Sometimes I try different types of meditation. I have quite a few books about it, including one by the Dalai Lama himself, "How to Practice - The Way to a Meaningful Life." Those who practice ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 354 comments on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 12:08 AM PST with 123 Recommends
I'm sure you've read about how right wing propaganda outfits set up and supported by people like the billionaire Koch brothers spend hundreds of millions of dollars to move their agenda forward... ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 113 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 11:46 PM PST with 26 Recommends
When artists address social justice struggles in times of deception and oppression, is that a sign that a tipping point is near? When activists stand up against injustice, form coalitions, and ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM PST with 6 Recommends
During several years now (since the mid-90's) I've had a certain understanding about what it would take to address the social dysfunction caused by the ascendancy and entrenchment of the corporate ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 11:33 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
From the New York Daily News in 2011 - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mubarak-stepping-egypt-president-quits-hands-power-military-gallery-1.15484 Egyptian politics are, ultimately, not the ...
by effdot
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:26 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Ironically, CNN is presenting this new revolution as anti-Obama. What kind of crazy world is it that the best our foreign policy can do is support the Muslim Brotherhood against the vast majority ...
by BlueDragon
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 01:15 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
When Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered an omnibus anti-abortion bill for over 10 hours, she single-handedly lit a fire under the progressive movement in Texas. Quite frankly, ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 02:13 PM PDT with 152 Recommends
As the global revolution against the increasingly supra-national ruling elites continues to spread like wildfire, Brazil is quickly becoming a hopeful example of what happens when the people awaken ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 333 comments on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM PDT with 210 Recommends
First, I salute and extend my most sincere thanks to all social justice activists around the country, and around the world. I pay homage to good-hearted, decent people who advocate for the poor, ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 07:46 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
We're almost there folks. The righteous outrage by an increasingly aware population is about to burst through. Of course, my advice is that we get going now because I believe that there is still a ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 81 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I'm a agitator. That means that when I see blatant injustice in society I don't only oppose it or criticize it, but I also want to see people rise up against it in mass. Over ten years ago I was ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 11:43 PM PST with 26 Recommends
So they passed this awful mining bill just now. They made it about jobs. It's not. I'm the son of a developer. I'm pro development. I'm pro business. I'm even pro mining. But I'm against this ...
by Odysseas
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 08:27 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Reese Erlich shares a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called “...
by MakingContact
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 09:59 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
A short diary, just a heads-up as to what we're dealing with when we turn our faces into the headwinds of Republican/conservative/fascist/anti-American opposition to health care. FreedomWorks, that ...
by Black Max
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 07:06 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
We might feel like we suffered a defeat but it is by no means an end. Just another beginning. We are part of a larger struggle and the world is still watching us. They need to be able to look to ...
by Odysseas
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 07:55 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Jeez guys.. Quit gnashing teeth and pulling out hair! WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING! Before you get all obscenely jaded, realize 3 things: 1) Yo! Wake up! Lehman won! Yes, we didn't get everything ...
by Odysseas
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 06:07 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Remember to shine Remember? Remember when you first walked into the uprising.. The chanting and cheering and singing That Shook your body with its strength That Made your heart beat thud in your ...
by Odysseas
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The latest Marquette Law School poll showed walker leading by 6%. But if you look at the poll, there are strong suggestions it might be significantly oversampling right-wingers (for whatever reason).
by Odysseas
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat May 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I'm so unbelievably sick of occupy acting like it has a monopoly on the terminology they kind of coined (really just adopted). You can't claim to be the 99%, then say that 98% of the 99% can't use ...
by Odysseas
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 04:22 PM PDT with 8 Recommends