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I work in the Communications Dept. of SEIU Local 1021, where I manage the social media network and edit the weekly e-newsletter, the 1021 NewsWire. SwordsandPens is my personal account.

Real Name: Randy Lyman

Location: Oakland, CA

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Twitter: @SwordsandPens


Diaries published: 7 (24 days since last diary on Wed May 06, 2015 at 10:09 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 33 (8 days since last comment on Fri May 22, 2015 at 10:09 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 91

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: "Take Back the Capitol" has begun, 17 comments, 49 recommends

People Following SwordsandPens: 4

SwordsandPens's Most Recent Diaries:

"The time will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today." — August Spies, one of eight men convicted of the Haymarket Square bombing, moments before he was ...
by SwordsandPens
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 10:09 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
A few days ago, a Facebook (and actual) friend of mine asked what I thought about a story and photo showing the Pacific Ocean irradiated from Japan to Hawaii as a result of the nuclear “incident”
by SwordsandPens
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
[Fourth and final part of my reporting from Take Back the Capitol] Take Back the Captol closed out its week of actions today with a rousing dinner celebration and inspirational live performance ...
by SwordsandPens
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 05:34 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I experienced a humorous example of mixed messaging while marching down K Street today – Day 3 of Take Back the Capitol. Literally at the same time, right next to me, march organizers were ...
by SwordsandPens
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 08:40 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Here's the video of yesterday's visits to the Illinois delegations: Thank you to Stand Up Chicago for the video and for being here. While occupying Kirk'...
by SwordsandPens
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 07:10 AM PST with 5 Recommends
[Technical note: The editing box doesn't work on the rental laptop I'm using at the Media Center, so I have to include full URLs instead of using the link tool.] The state of Illinois makes a lot ...
by SwordsandPens
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 05:03 PM PST with 12 Recommends

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