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Help women chose their own futures

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

Posted in action, rants

I stand for a free and open Internet.

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.

Posted in action, Advocacy 2.0, nptech, politics, rants

Don’t shop tomorrow

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

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Start stopping Dole

I started a new group on to defeat Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 Senate race. Please join and donate! Also check out the nascent and follow for updates. Note: Too bad Change won’t let me make a

Posted in action, Advocacy 2.0, nptech, politics, rants

Irrepressible content

Another great online strategy from Amnesty International: to counter growing censorship and repression of Internet speech, they have created where you can sign a pledge for Internet freedom and get your own badge to dynamically display censored content on

Posted in action, nptech, politics, rants


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

Posted in action, politics, rants

Will the real Dr. Martin Luther King please stand up

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

Posted in action, politics, rants

Calling all geeky politicos…

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

Posted in action, Netroots, nptech, rants, Second Life

Greensboro keeping the faith

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

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Hacktivism paper released

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.

Posted in action, nptech, rants


ruby+izzy on NYE

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