Occupy the World, Part II: The Occupation →
The brilliance of occupation lies in the fact that while the pen may be mightier than the sword, it often lacks a certain loudness that requires public attention. The simple fact is that without people camping out in tents and gathering en masse, the plight of the 99% will go unnoticed or unattended. This is clear from our history. What served, in part, as a catalyst to change policies ...
Occupy the World, Part I: The Spark and the Voice →
Tax the rich. Forgive student loan debt. Create jobs. These are not concrete plans of action for sure. They are ideas that people can coalesce around right now. That’s what the movement needs. There are plenty of things to criticize in any movement. And in the coming months I hope we can talk about the the methods (the ability (or lack thereof) of people in the 99% to speak up for...
WE ♥ LISA SIMPSON zine contributors needed
retardgirl: I’m making a zine dedicated to Lisa Simpson & Feminism because I think she is such a great role model ♥ So I’m looking for contributors who’d like to share their memories and experiences of Lisa’s time on our screens. I’m mainly looking for writing, but art is totally fine too! Send your submissions to email@example.com - DEADLINE 6th November
Getting in the Soup Kitchen
Political action is important. The Occupy protests are going strong and sending a message that people are unwilling to tolerate the status quo. Given that the status quo has been the degradation of the middle class and any hope in this country of making a decent living and having a secure life, these are important conversations that need to be had. At the same time, political action is only...
This is More Personal: Get Your Advocacy On! Save... →
thisismorepersonal: Today, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill - HR358 - that will restrict access to pregnancy termination services severely. Basically, hospitals and doctors will be able to deny a woman abortion services even if her life is in danger. We, more than nearly any other community, know…