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- Led by Dr. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis
- Endorsed by Dr. Cornell West, Chris Hedges
- Mission Statement: “Clamoring for Change is a space that seeks to bring together people who are interested in effecting meaningful societal change regarding important social issues. We hope to help reduce societal polarization and promote civil dialogue by building a community of people with diverse views, opinions, and ideas, who are willing to share, listen, and learn—people who not only want to bring about change but who are also open to experiencing change themselves.
I was first attracted to it when I read by the blog’s originator Dr. Guy Nave, a professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. That article pertained to what I have always thought is one of the most interesting moments in American history.
That is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and how that legacy has been subverted and ‘cleansed’ by mass media to essentially ignore the last year of his life. On April 4, 1967 he significantly and heroically broadened the scope of his movement from racism, equal opportunity and poverty to include the issues of US militarism and extreme materialism.
On that day he gave his ‘’ speech at Riverside Church in New York City, one of the highlights of which was his statement that the United States is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” He was assassinated exactly one year later, and 4 days after Lyndon Johnson had announced . It was clear that Dr. King’s message was beginning to get traction with the political left, and gain the attention of a very large segment of the American people.
The suppliers of the military-industrial complex knew that they were about to lose control.
- “...no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.”
- Absolute, hands-down best blogger on the net.
- Helping to defend community rights against corporate takeover of services and infrastructure
- Super-cheap way to support the environment on Earth Day or any other day.
- For some reason, Obama has empowered the FBI to crack down on legal and peaceful anti-war demonstrators. Patrick Fitzgerald, the guy who got the Bush Admin off the hook in the Plame affair, that went after Blago boy after he threatened to quit doing business with BoA is leading the way. This initiative flies in the face of everything we thought Obama stood for and also by the way the Constitution’s First and Fourth Amendments. Stop FBI fights Obama’s aggressive anti-American initiative. Click on their ‘About’ link for a quick synopsis of their reason for coming into being.
- Easy to access facts about what products and countries are involved in the use of slave and child-slave labor. Slavery in third world countries is rampant and a large share of it is child-slavery. And though you may find the idea abhorrent, we all buy into it every day
- Fighting domestic violence and human trafficking
- Alliance To End Slavery and Trafficking
- Burmese exile/resistance website. Best source for finding out what’s really going on there.
New book from Robert Reich outlines how disparity in incomes by 2007 had raised the portion going to the richest 1% to the same level that existed just before the 1929 meltdown. The rest of us were denied the income necessary to purchase the goods that we produced. Worker productivity had been increasing for almost 100 years, but worker take home pay has remained stagnant at 1970 levels. That’s always a recipe for economic decline. One of the Reich’s recommendations: improved Medicare for all - Single Payer.
- Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United vs. FEC