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 US Citizens Standing Up: Day of Action, February 26th

WOOT!  We have our EVENT CALENDAR!

99ers can Get Organized, find each other and stand up.
Public Workers in every state can Get Organized.  
Progressives everywhere Get Organized.

We just need a few thousands to join the Kos, Facebook, Twitter movement.

Will you?

Twitter hash tag #USuncutDK

Someone want to set up a Facebook site.  I don't do Facebook.  Thanks.

ease to go diary above to read and recommend.  Thanks

twitter hash tags #USuncutDK

#USuncut

Also, there are some hash tags for cities and states.  You can twitter search for them.

Let's get this Juggernaut moving.

Originally posted to War on Error on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 09:57 AM PST.

Also republished by Citizen Lobbyist USA and Jobs Wages and Community Investment Working Group.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 09:57:47 AM PST

  •  What is USuncut? (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe

    What does that mean?

    Not a joiner or follower, but just curious.

    •  An article in The Nation explains very well (5+ / 0-)

      http://www.thenation.com/...

      It's a take off on a similar group that is having some effect in the UK.  It's sort of a "flash mob" approach to demonstrating against businesses that aren't paying taxes, and drawing a direct relationship to the programs or services being cut from budgets that could be supported by that amount of lost taxes.

      •  OK - thanks (1+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe

        Seems that's the kind of thing the diarist could explain in the diary.

          •  Am I missing something, Catte Nappe (0+ / 0-)

            The second line in the intro is the link to the diary about USuncut.

            Do people know that brown ink is a link?

            It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

            by War on Error on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 04:23:07 PM PST

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            •  What you may be missing (0+ / 0-)

              That link leads to your prior diary.
              Your prior diary links to the USUncut website.
              That website links to The Nation article that tells the story.

              What you have created is along these lines:
              "Let's all get on board with this terrific movement - link to my earlier diary where I tell you that this is a terrific movement (and where I link to the terrific movement's site telling that they got the idea from a story they've linked to about a terrific movement that happened somewhere else)"  Through all those clicks, nobody is getting any information about what this movement is all about, how it works, why it may be more effective than other attempts to generate a movement.
              How much drilling down do you expect people to do to get to the meat of your call to action?

              So far, the clearest explanation of the activity, and reason for effectiveness, is The Nation article. You do not link to that anywhere. And besides just linking to it I think the wish is that you even kind of summarize the concept yourself.

              It's not even clear that you are clear on the UKUncut movement, how it works, why it could be effective here, etc. Just why is it any different from numerous prior efforts  saying "let's start a movement to look out for the little guy" or "announcement - everybody gather on the courthouse square with your signs to object to funding cuts". Because it really is a very different approach.

            •  It's a courtesy (0+ / 0-)

              One shouldn't have to go to a link and read through another piece of writing to figure out what the hell the original diary is about.

              You chose to use an obscure and undefined abbreviation.

              You should define it. Here.

    •  If you click on the link (0+ / 0-)

      as in

      Line # 2 in the intro, you could read all about it.

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 04:22:06 PM PST

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  •  Okay when I saw the name of the group (9+ / 0-)

    Reality Bias came to mind.

    "make sure to put me back in the bed! I don't want to be on the ceiling!"

    by donnamarie on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 10:10:25 AM PST

  •  How a bout a link to the group? (3+ / 0-)

    Maybe republish your earlier diary, and one of these spam diaries there, so people will go there.  Also a diary explaining just what USUncut is would be really useful. The Nation article had a good overview, and your first diary today didn't even link to it. You could capture a handful of quotes form it to outline how it's working in the UK and to show how it might work here.

    In short, your recruiting technique isn't very effective. Somehow "woot, woot, join this group about this site that you don't know anything about....it's terriffic" probably isn't going to get the job done.

  •  okay... kossack Free Chicken and Beer (1+ / 0-)
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    War on Error

    started a dk4 UID and a twitter hashtag on usuncut. And a gmail account. Just fyi in case you wanted to coordinate with him. Or republish diaries into the USuncut group by the user US Uncut.

    So, it looks like there is a dk4 UID named US Uncut.

    And the first diary by US Uncut was on Sunday.

    I've started an organization called CIVIL USA- Citizens In the Voluntary Insistence of Laws. We, the taxpaying citizens of this nation, are volunteering our time to insist that our corporate citizens follow the law. The law, in this case, being the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    On Saturday, February 26th, myself and about a dozen others are forming a human chain in front of the entrance of a local Bank of America branch. We're going to close the branch and refuse them the opportunity to earn income until Bank of America pays income taxes like everyone else.

    I'm letting my friends in the local media know about the protest so they can be there before we're arrested. I'm organizing this by facebook, twitter and word of mouth. I'm still looking for attorneys friendly to the cause willing to represent us pro bono if Bank of America decides to press charges. I'm also looking for a bail bondsman to help get our bail lowered to an affordable rate. If we're arrested for trespassing, that means a misdemeanor on our record and a potentially hefty fine. We'll likely need financial support so we can keep the protests frequent and well-attended. I'm going about the business of registering with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) organization so I can take donations through a paypal account. I've hosted my first interest meeting and told a dozen old/young, white/black gay/straight Jacksonians about what we plan to do.

    I'm continually inspired by widespread, spontaneous demonstrations in favor of Democracy in Tunisia, Egypt, Ireland, Greece and especially by UK Uncut. I'm attempting to organize a US Uncut protest day on February 26th with the help of friends in other states. I've heard on Twitter of protests being organized in Portland, Maine and in New York City on the same day. The Daily Beast has already contacted me asking about any US Uncut events he can cover in the NY/NJ area.

    On Saturday, February 26th, US Uncut and UK Uncut will stage an international day of protest against the banks who took our tax dollars and haven't paid them back.

    I've started a DKos account, "US Uncut," for diaries pertaining to the cause.

    I've set up an email account, usuncut@gmail.com, to take inquiries and to be the email for the bail fund on paypal. (Private message me if you're interested in donating)

    I've set up a twitter account, follow us at /civilusa. The #usuncut hashtag is added to all of my posts.

    I need the DKos community to lend their support, either by starting movements of their own in their own communities, or by donating funds to existing movements.

    (If you're interested in starting a CIVIL USA/US Uncut movement of your own, I recommend reading these two great pieces from The Nation.)

    Originally posted to Free Chicken and Beer on Mon Feb 07, 2011 at 06:45 PM PST


    Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshall

    by bronte17 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 11:08:08 AM PST

    •  Thanks. (1+ / 0-)
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      bronte17

      I searched for USuncut, the name of the movement, and found nothing, so launched a USuncut group here.

      Whatever, wherever people find a place to get organized is ok with me.

      I will contact US Uncut.

      I stand scolded and humbled.

      But I stand!

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 03:07:34 PM PST

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      •  no, no... don't take it like that (1+ / 0-)
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        War on Error

        my bad... too quick and harsh. Didn't mean it like that at all.

        This concept is so good and I want it to liftoff.

        You did great. With all of it. Ignore my bitchin' and keep on pitchin' the news.

        Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshall

        by bronte17 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 03:57:35 PM PST

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        •  So, ever the collaborator here (1+ / 0-)
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          bronte17

          Let's join each other's group and cross post.

          Could that work?  It might help people find one or the other, hence both if we collaborate.

          It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

          by War on Error on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 04:25:19 PM PST

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          •  Free Chicken and Beer (1+ / 0-)
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            War on Error

            set up the "US Uncut" uid here. You gotta reach out and talk to him. That's his normal kossack uid up there in the sub line... weird I know, but shrug... whatever.

            He's down in Mississippi or Alabama... I forget... one of those deep red states... and he's recently unemployed, but a journalist and savvy. He posts here all the time. Really cool person.

            He already has a group set up to go on Feb 24th way down there in the deep South and he's worried about the police reaction and freeing themselves from the incarceration aftereffects of their efforts.

            Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshall

            by bronte17 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 05:20:22 PM PST

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  •  I think the most important thing (1+ / 0-)
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    War on Error

    about any group is the name.

    You know - Tea Party, SNCC, SLCC (apologies for yoking these things together)...

    Oh wait, did I say the most important thing? I meant the least important thing.

    Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

    by David Kaib on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 11:51:55 AM PST

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