I’ll be rolling in the the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon again this year, and I hope you’ll support me by making a donation on my fundraising page. I’m raising funds for the Carolina Abortion Fund because I know fortunate I was to be able to have an abortion 25 years ago. If my family and […]
A few weeks ago as many of us were patriotically wishing a happy birthday to the United States of America, a coalition of organizations including the ACLU and EFF launched a Declaration of Internet Freedom. I love how simple they kept it, while also encouraging engagement with the statement in a variety of online communities. The declaration is below, in text as well as the obligatory infographic format.
Happy Thanksgiving! I try to emphasize the gratitude part of this holiday and less of the consumption of turkey and everything else in sight. Don’t forget tomorrow is Buy Nothing Day – a great time to reconnect with your community and avoid the throngs who are beginning their yuletide season by buying lots of crap […]
I started a new group on Change.org to defeat Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 Senate race. Please join and donate! Also check out the nascent http://WhereIsLiddy.com and follow http://BlueNC.com/tags/dole for updates. Note: Too bad Change won’t let me make a widget for this group or this fundraiser.
Another great online strategy from Amnesty International: to counter growing censorship and repression of Internet speech, they have created http://Irrepressible.info where you can sign a pledge for Internet freedom and get your own badge to dynamically display censored content on your own blog. Por ejemplo: They also have a public API! (They do lose points […]
As Brian said: America is so lucky to have had a human like Dr. Martin Luther King born among us. His work reaches way into the future and teaches us still. I’m confident many many future generations will benefit from his work. When I listen to his speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence […]
I was disgusted to learn that the web site martinlutherking-dot-org is an effort to discredit the man who tried to so hard to heal this nation’s sick, racist soul. Fortunately, bloggers are fighting back! To participate in this effort to Google bomb Dr. King back to reality just copy the text suggested here, and feel […]
I know I can’t be the only one. Following on the success of BarCamps around the world, where geeks get together to share information and build community in a collaborative “unconference” format, folks are organizing RootsCamps for progressive organizers to debrief the 2006 election and talk about next steps. My colleague Andrew Hoppin and I […]
What better place for such a protest than the city where the Greensboro Four sparked a nationwide sit-in movement for integration? Four openly gay college students wouldn’t take no for an answer Thursday morning when they were refused enlistment into the Army. The students conducted a sit-in at the Greensboro Army Recruitment Center. Three of […]
Inspired the by the latest Yes Men actions – see their parody websites for Haliiburton and the WTO – Alexandra Samuel has decided to release the full text of her PhD disseration on Hacktivism and the Future of Political Participation. Is this ever timely! The paper’s conclusion “pulls it all back together and reflects on […]