lag4peace: Don’t Iraq Iran

Tomorrow a large coalition of activists is organizing a series of events in Second Life to raise awareness about preventing a war with Iran. I’m really excited about it and I will be there most of the day helping out as a media contact. This event also inspired me to add some Iran info to …

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Why I’m fasting tomorrow

Because it’s not enough to vote in November. Because it’s not enough to write letters to Congress. Because it’s not enough to march in the streets of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Washington. Because it’s not enough to reduce my consumption of fossil fuels and boycott businesses that support the war and the Republican party. …

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Virtual registration of real voters

Since you read my blog religiously (what? you don’t???) you know that I have been facilitating weekly meetings of the SL Netroots group that emerged from RootsCamp in Second Life back in November. In January, this group put on Avatars Against the War, bringing over 100 people to a peace protest held at Second Life’s …

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Nonprofit Commons gala opening tomorrow

The Nonprofit Commons is an island in Second Life that houses 32 virtual offices and meeting space for NGOs. They’ve been up and running for a month or so, but tomorrow will the be their gala mixed-reality opening celebration. I recommend showing up early before it gets too crowded. (It shouldn’t be too hard to …

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Progressive/nonprofit guide to Second Life

I just compiled this list of resources for a colleague and thought it might be helpful for others: Nonprofit Commons – http://www.nonprofitcommons.org Weekly meetings (Friday at 8:30 am PST) for their community of 32 nonprofit offices and other orgs, manged by TechSoup.org. Commonwealth Island – http://commonwealth.wikispaces.com A natural-themed home for progressive advocacy groups, especially environmental …

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