Salutes!

Future Feminist by Melissa Brewer Flickr/creative commons

Quick salute to record 400,000 People's Climate Marchers who turned out, yesterday. More about that, tomorrow, with an Op-Ed on what's gone down today in Lower Manhattan many of these activists showed up to Flood Wall Street calling for corporate environmental responsibility. Naysayers who think that big marches don't bring about real change fail to understand there is a pluralistic revolution already underway that will change the world whether they like it or not, divesting the world away from corporate rape of the world's natural resources. Today, we are pausing to give kudos to our ...

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Climate March This Sunday, Be Counted!

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. . . [T]he largest rally for an environmental cause in US history is happening this Sunday, September 21, in Manhattan. More than 100,000 people are planning to join a historic march for climate action two days before President Obama and world leaders attend a Climate Summit at the United Nations. (The Nation's "The People's Climate Weekend: A Guide) There may only a few people left who haven't heard about this weekend's momentous People's Climate March, taking place in New York City and other major cities across the world. If you haven't signed up to participate ...

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Op-Ed: Culturally Inept Policing Schools Criminals

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In our grassroots work in Washington, DC, 3 years ago, we discovered a sad reality that persists. Police training and code, cultural competency training, with additional Special Orders pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) people, and the country's most long-standing and extensive human rights protections for the LGBT community were not enough to rid the police force of homophobes and transphobes. While there are many good policemen, this substantial group cannot not be persuaded to put their personal feelings second to enforcing the law, actually doing their jobs. In fact, some are perpetrators of crimes against the communities they were assigned ...

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A Women’s Problem Is A Men’s Issue

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Years ago we used to tell a joke: What does PMS stand for? No, not Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, so often derided by men, but Putting up with Men's Shit.

Domestic violence is a story as old as time, but for the first time in history women and men around the world are positioned to change the status quo. Our 24/7 worldwide communication bequeaths a global plurality heretofore unknown. This new connectedness is finally exposing civilization's dark love affair with sexual oppression and racism to more and more people. This new clarity enables graphic symbols, both good (Michael Brown) and bad ( Read More

The Sexual Freedom Project: Don’t Yuck Somebody’s Yum

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 (También en Español) Members of Kent State University's 40 year old Pride organization muse on some of their organized meetings focusing on fetishes -- a way for people to map their desire in a safe place and apart from their own sexual identify and/or gender orientation. How does anonymity influence our fantasies or real life experiences? Have you had similar safe, judgment-free opportunities to talk with others about your own sexuality and gender expression, at home, school, work, church, or elsewhere? And what were your impression of the results, and will you share them with us? Make a video, write a poem, ...

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Everyone Needs Examples, Including Bad Examples

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When we wrote, where Where Did All This F*cking Evil Sh%t Come From? and recently, Right-wingnuts Bless Progressives, and in other posts, including practically everything we've written about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, it was to offer a rational explanation of why we are faced, constantly bombarded, with negativity, and why this provides an array of opportunities for good. I know this sounds rather counter-intuitive, and understand why when bad things happen to good people it can become a source of frustration and helplessness, but these reactions ...

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TODAY: Actions You Can Take to Assure Net Neutrality

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We may be experiencing the last few days when we can be sure that the Internet will remain free from the control of mega-corporations at the expense of the little guy. Sites such as Comcast and AT&T could be getting fast lanes, the cost of which would be borne by you the consumer. Other websites, the ones you love, would be relegated to die on the vine in slow lanes. But there are things you can do over the next few days to make the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassifies broadband providers as common carriers under Title II ...

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Take Action On Wednesday for Net Neutrality

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One of the most consequential decisions Washington is set to make in 2014 won't come out of the White House, Congress, or any of the nation's boardrooms, but rather from a nondescript federal building along the city's southwest waterfront. It's here, in the offices of the Federal Communications Commission, that the fate of the Internet will be decided. (via The Huffingnton Post) A court ruling earlier this year throwing out earlier rules led the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) to vote 3-2 to debate the issue again, a time to put all the issues on the table but not without ...

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StrikeFastFood Protesters Walk Out, Get Arrested, Succeed

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Yesterday, we urged you to find a fast food workers walkout and show your support, even be willing to get arrested to make sure this message is heard loud and clear. Today, courtesy of strikefastfood.org, the results are in. StrikeFastFood has been working since 2012 to change the conversation about income inequality, demanding $15 per hour and the right to form unions for collective bargaining. These activists have given birth to an international movement for all minimum wage workers, spreading to 150 cities and 33 countries on 6 continents. Low wage workers in more than 150 cities ...

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Support Tomorrow’s WalkOuts To Raise Wages

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Home healthcare workers are joining fast food workers, tomorrow, for walkouts in over 100 cities across America. You can help by coming out to support these actions against mega corporations such as McDonalds and Walmart who enslave workers with poverty wages and stolen wages. Fast-food workers often have to rely on food stamps to feed their families. This means that the corporations they work for freely rely on your tax dollars to pick up the slack. These companies also notoriously steal workers' wages by such practices as making workers wait around before starting their shifts to maintain efficiency ratios and/or ...

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