Forum Post: What's New Here? 4.5.13 Political Tools : Contemporary Categories Of OWS.org Popular Issues updated 4.6.13
Posted 2 years ago on April 3, 2013, 9:28 p.m. EST by gsw
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How To PARTICIPATE...... General Info Site .... Bridge to the Ground.....
- In darkness seek light http://gypsyking1.wordpress.com/. http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Richerson/CultEvolcoopPTRSB.pdf
Robin Hood Tax http://robinhoodtax.org/get-involved
http://occupywallst.org/forum/compiling-lists-of-facebook-groups-for-action-noti/#comment-956195 Spread The Word For involvement on Facebook Volunteers
Spread the Word. Get Out. https://movetoamend.org/barnstorming. David Cobb on Move To Amend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLVQAOPBih4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Virtually all of our OWS goals would be achievable IF we severed the link between crapitalism & democracy BY starting with Rick Nolan's HR29 bill in Congress. corporations are not peope & money is not speech OWS site: http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com
Recent Top Commented Posts Last Week or So
Wall st/bankster/corp corruption, prosecution (lack thereof), reform!
Environment, No oil, no nukes, no fracking, no coalGreen tech, no corp water grab, etc.
Debt: student debt, cr card debt, illegal foreclosures strikedebt,
Taxes : Raise on the rich, cut for the working class. http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-rich-people-dont-flee-when-taxes-go-up/
Labor: Union issues, employment crises, jobs pgms, min wage increase, al wage increases, sick pay, outsourcing. etc
Healthcare: Implement public option/single
Occupy: State of the movement, suggestions for future.
- http://occupywallst.org/forum/grow-your-own-food-sign-petitions-pressure-all-pol/ - http://occupywallst.org/forum/end-farm-animal-antibiotics-fight-for-organic-food/
Political reform/recreation: Movetoamend/repeal CU, repeal electoral college, end gerrymandering, Direct democracy, etc
- http://occupywallst.org/forum/doesnt-this-show-that-one-party-cant-win-without-c/ http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html?source=facebook
SOULESS CORPORATION. http://www.icij.org/blog/2013/04/likely-largest-journalism-collaboration-history
JUSTICE PENAL SYSTEM. http://occupywallst.org/forum/private-prisons-incarceration-insanity-the-class-w/
SOCIAL SECURITY http://occupywallst.org/forum/excellent-article-5-huge-myths-about-social-securi/#comment-955742. http://occupywallst.org/forum/social-security-does-not-contribute-to-the-debt-an/#comment-955784
DIRECT DEMOCRACY LINKS and Action Tools
Canadian Direct Democracy http://www.npsnet.com/cdd/ site - links
- Citizens in Charge http://www.citizensincharge.org/learn/about-ir/petitioning-rights-by-state is a citizen-powered advocacy organization that serves in protecting and expanding the initiative and referendum process. The organization works with activists, legislators, media, opinion leaders and voters to protect the initiative and referendum process where it exists in 26 states
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists http://www.icij.org/
New York Times ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/world/europe/vast-hidden-wealth-revealed-in-leaked-records.html?hp&_r=0 37 trillion dollars in offshore Tax Havens
PIRGS http://uspirg.org/topics/democracy U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. ..For decades, we’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.
- The Sunlight Foundation .. one of the best http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/ activist government watchdog sites...Is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. We are committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, indeed redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use. We want to catalyze greater government transparency by engaging individual citizens and communities -- technologists, policy wonks, open government advocates and ordinary citizens –- demanding policies that will enable all of us to hold government accountable. Sunlight Tools Academy http://training.sunlightfoundation.com/
SPN http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Portal:State_Policy_Network ALEC Exposed State Policy Network
- State PIRGS http://www.washpirg.org/ (search state name + pirgs)
- Tax Justice Network http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/front_content.php?idcatart=2&lang=1
. .VIDEO Metonia: Rise Like Lions http://occupywallst.org/forum/rise-like-lions/ .
The Issue Of A National Referendum Process. http://www.iandrinstitute.org/National%20I&R.htm
- ........................... Biblinks http://www.initiativesamendment.org/links.htm
Initiative Amendment Historical Notes http://occupywallst.org/forum/initiative-democracy-pros-cons-can-it-work-in-time/ Discussions
FreeDA: Taking Freedom Into Our Own Hands http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/
Political Information Involvement . GSW, BradB, LeoYo inspired by GypsyKing's Positive Voice, Inclusionman's categories.
Any good sources, tools feel free to send a link.