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In the 1970s the conflict over British rule in Northern Ireland was heated in sentiment and violent in many encounters. There were many songs written in support of Irish independence. In the ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Those of us advocating for fundamental social change can't simply think real hard and write a proclamation which will convince vast numbers of people to join the cause. We can't just announce a ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
In headlines for petitions, articles and elsewhere I keep hearing progressives say "Republicans did this..." or "Make Republicans do this..." When I write about regressive policies being proposed ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The attacks on "big government" have created an atmosphere, a meme, has activated certain frames... It's too widespread with too little effective push-back. Here are a couple of quotes from Pres. ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 08:07 AM PST with 1 Recommend
1) People aren't as rational or make their choices as consciously as we have liked to believe in the past. Scientists have found when people have to make a choice, there is first activity in the ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:39 AM PST with 10 Recommends
There are quite a few people interested in social change who are reluctant to choose the words they use based on which words elicit what response. To some, they only associate this kind of word ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Just heard of a death in my family. Before traveling & having less time for Daily Kos, here are links to some other people's diaries on wording, framing, etc. I haven't had a chance yet to read ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM PST with 1 Recommend
We're constantly bombarded with wording that favors the rich. The major media is full of it and most major politicians speak it. You get it in ads and public relations materials. You'll hear it ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:05 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Part of the reason why our opponents tend to be better at using words to their advantage is that they spend big money on talented mercenary writers. They know how to do verbal gymnastics to make ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:57 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Back in the 1980's or 1990's there was a major public opinion poll asking women what they thought about "women's issues". They asked women whether they considered themselves to be feminists. Most ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:59 AM PST with 0 Recommends
First, thanks for the comments and suggestion of books & advice I got after the last article. Suggestions on other diaries would also be appreciated. Framing What We Say Using cognitive science, ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:57 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A central element of this column will be the need to carefully choose our words to effectively convey messages for fundamental social change. This column won't claim I have all the answers on how ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:56 PM PST with 4 Recommends
My first diary, well, here goes. Whether prop 8 passes and discrimination is written into the California constitution, or it fails miserably and we secure two victories in California (Obama and ...
by Sajun777
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 02:38 AM PDT with 0 Recommends