Tag Archives: Activism

Work for peace

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fiercebuddhist:

A very brave statement. Let us all be so compassionate.

Originally posted on The Jizo Chronicles:

Last week, I became a war tax resister. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and finally this spring my actions aligned with my intentions and I sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:

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Attacks on your Civil Rights

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This week the cities that have Occupations such as New York, Oakland, UC Berkeley, and others have taken action to try and stop the movement.
I have composed a Haiku in response.

Raids on Civil Rights!
Mace, Nightsticks, Dogs, Guns, Handcuffs
will not stop the Truth.

Non-Violence Resistance

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On October 22nd 2011 a group of hackers gave the International Association of Chiefs of Police as taste of their own medicine hacking their records and releasing information.

The Resistance starts
People fight back. Police hacked
The system must change

Sen Bernie Sanders says GOP plan is “Totally absurd”

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I think that Sen Sanders is one of our legislators who is actually saying it like it is. Senator Reid, President Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party need to stand up to the Tealiban. I thought this country had a policy of not negotiating with terrorists! That is exactly what Sen Boehner and the Tealiban act like. They are holding our Country hostage, in 2012 “We the People” will take charge and vote them out.

A letter to American Protesters from a Aussie Conservative.

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Fellow Activists,

What follows is a letter from a person on FaceBook. After you have read it you might want to contact him at his FB_Page. I thank him for telling me what others think of our actions. It is obvious that our voices are being heard so keep up that great work.

Dear Protesters,

your thinly veiled disguise as political motivationists is a blatant sham, made evident by your consistent use of force, blatant and unmitigated destruction of property and vandalism, and almost total ignorance of the issues typically at hand. You are an utter disgrace to both the concept of protest and the country you inhabit.   It becomes very clear when the issue you feign interest in falls by the wayside to smashing up banks and other representations of “The institution”.  It is there that all of your supposed interest in “The facts” and “The issues” drop like the proverbial sheet over the eyes, revealing your true nature.  Middle class, idiot youth whose only wish is to throw a brick or two, only to be seen doing so and for those onlookers think you stand for something.  The irony is, you stand for nothing, and possibly never have.  You need to be well read and intelligent to stand for something.  You are neither.  You want all the contention and attention, without doing the hard work and finding out what the fuck you are talking about.  You don’t read books, you don’t investigate claims, you hear one hippie say “The man is bad, man” and that’s all you need to hear.  To steal and slightly modify a line from the film “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”, do you know what you’d see if you were to look up ‘cretin’ in the dictionary?  The definition of the word ‘cretin’, which you fucking are.

By all rights you should be made to clean up every inch of paint, pay for all costs to windows smashed and cars scratched, and then have the actual shit beaten out of you. Don’t even dare pretend you have some moral high ground, as your compass on morality has been due south since the early 90’s.  You are merely a new face for anarchism, only with added naivety.  I hope the police smack you about as harshly as they’ve done to the people who didn’t deserve it, back when protest was actually a method of free speech and stood for something.  It’s possibly the only way cowards like you will get the fucking message.

Sincerely,

Dave R Gallacher.

PBS’s Mr. Rogers speaks with compassion to Senate.

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In 1969, Mr. Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. He spoke in defense of funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon. Where is the next Mr. Rogers? Would Senator Boehner and others even listen to him now? Mr. Rogers speaks with such love and kindness in his delivery that during his speech the tone of the senate changes from one of anger to a tone of understanding and willingness to listen. I urge everyone to speak up, ask Congress the Senate and the President to listen to “We the People” with an open heart.

Full Speech from Jobs with Justice and US UnCut Rally with Montage.

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April’s “First Friday” Jobs with Justice and US UnCut Video

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Video of the Jobs with Justice and US UnCut “First Friday” There are four speakers but the video is only 3 minutes. Take those few minutes to learn about Jobs with Justice and US Uncut. I start at 1:30 into it.

US UnCut Chicago’s Bank of America on April 2nd Photo’s

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Today US UnCut Chicago went to voice its displeasure with Bank of America the tax dodgers. Next week we will team up with AFL-CIO, Jobs With Justice for a nationwide protest. In Chicago, statewide events and mobilizations will culminate in a “We Are One” rally on **Saturday, April 9th at 1 PM in Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St.

Please plan to join this rally with “thousands” of your brothers and sisters from community and labor organizations.*

The Illinois AFL-CIO and the Chicago Federation and allies across the state will be gathering for this statewide massive rally in support of workers and workers’ rights! Following the events in Madison and in response to copycat legislation being introduced in other states, we are mobilizing to let our elected officials know that here in Illinois support workers’ rights and organized labor!

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“First Friday” Rally Photo’s

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Photo’s from Aprils “First Friday” Rally.

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