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Forum Post: As the World Turns … Everywhere the cry of “No more!” Wear a white ribbon to support a Just World!

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 10, 2011, 11:49 a.m. EST by qazxsw123 (238)
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from Wikileaks to the Arab Spring to the summer of protests in Israel to the Spain's indignados to OWS to the Russia Without Putin movement

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/world/europe/thousands-protest-in-moscow-russia-in-defiance-of-putin.html?_r=1&hp “[Protest] included liberals, nationalists and communists, but could best be described as the urban middle class, a group that has grown richer and larger during the Putin era. An hour into the event, police estimated the crowd at 25,000, which would make it the largest antigovernment action since the fall of the Soviet Union.”



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[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20608) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

. . . . and it's clickable . . .

If bleed we must then bleed we shall,

and upon their heads will rest that stain.

May that thread that permeates the universe

and binds us together in peace and in love

guide and protect all, and let us take great pride:

we are a secular nation. We are a progressive nation.

. . . . . . . . . We are not afraid. . . . . . . . . .




[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 2 years ago

That's the idea. What OWS and its ancestors gave to those Russians today (via social media, blogs, etc.,) is a taste for this:

"Throughout the gray afternoon, as the snow turned to hail and back to snow, people talked politics, and talked about them intelligently, with nuance, with substance, with facts and figures and names. It was a far cry from the conventional wisdom, often Kremlin-sponsored, of Russians’ apathy and disgust for politics. Today, it turned out that no one’s been apathetic, that everyone has been reading and watching and following. Today was just the first time that all of these people came out and discovered each other’s existence."

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/12/snow-revolution-moscow.html#ixzz1gA3dsN4D

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

How about a little rock anthem for not taking it anymore.


[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 2 years ago

fun video, OK lyrics, thanks!

[-] 1 points by fandango (241) 2 years ago

Except for wrapping gifts, I don't do ribbons.

[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 2 years ago

I hear you, but white is such a nice color ...

[-] 0 points by fandango (241) 2 years ago

Actually, white is the absence of color.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Actually, I believe black is the absence of color. While white is all colors of the spectrum combined.

Since the impression of white is obtained by three summations of light intensity across the visible spectrum, the number of combinations of light wavelengths that produce the sensation of white is practically infinite.~ wiki

[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 2 years ago

I (and Wiki) stand corrected.

White is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive cone cells in the human eye in nearly equal amounts and with high brightness compared to the surroundings. A white visual stimulation will be void of hue and grayness.[1]

White light can be generated in many ways. The sun is such a source, electric incandescence is another. Modern light sources are fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diodes. An object whose surface reflects back most of the light it receives and does not alter its color will appear white, unless it has very high specular reflection.

Since white is the extreme end of the visual spectrum (in terms of both hue and shade), and since white objects - such as clouds, snow and flowers - appear often in nature, it has frequent symbolism. Human culture has many references to white, often related to purity and cleanness, whilst the high contrast between white and black is often used to represent opposite extremes.