Occupy Global Flash Mob! Encourage others to join the fun of Occupy Events!

Some members of the Occupy Portland event are attempting to orchestrate a flash mob (possibly to the song "I will Survive" since it is well known and applies well to the theme) to promote the Occupy Together movements across the world. Could there be a funner way to advocate for human rights? Why not? Let's have some fun in light of some serious issues.

The hardest question is: "What do you want?"

Pick almost any activist at random and ask: “What do you want the ideal society to be?” and the likely answer will be a list of what he or she doesn’t want. Here are some responses I’ve been getting to this question:

• I want the banks to stop screwing us over!
• I want to see those corrupt politicians in jail
• I want the government to stop cutting public services

Social Awakening

Social Awakening

“No country can be well governed unless it’s citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, they are nothing more”. – Mark Twain

Breaking news! Occupy Detroit is in trouble!

Breaking News! Occupy Detroit is in trouble.

The media department at Occupy Detroit has just released word that Detroit's Mayor David Bing has had signs posted stating that Grand Circus Park, the staging point for Occupy Detroit will be closed at 10PM, and that any violators of this will be ticketed. Word has recently been received that all of the Occupy Campers in Detroit will be forcibly removed by Monday if they do not leave the park. Occupy Detroit's legal team has called an emergency General Assembly meeting to decide how the group will react to this situation.

The False Left-Right Paradigm vs. A Resource-Based Economy

The False Left-Right Paradigm vs. A Resource-Based Economy

Those who criticize the so-called “capitalist” economic ideal are often pejoratively branded as “socialist” or “communist”, as though these were the only alternatives to an unregulated free market. This assumes that the only options for societal operation exist within a restricted political paradigm, somewhere between “left” and “right” wing. A Resource-Based Economy (RBE) shatters this narrow frame of reference to far extend the perspective of how Socio-Economics can be defined.

First, some definitions:

"Occupy Detroit" was cold, wet, and miserable. And I miss it already!

So I had a free weekend and decided to check out the “Occupy” movement in Detroit Michigan, about thirty minutes from my home in Chesterfield. It was cold, wet, and miserable. And I miss it already. I dragged some friends along with me Friday the 28th of October to check out the movement in Detroit. I got into some wonderful conversations and met some wonderful people. One of those conversations you can see on video, or listen to the audio version.

Zeitgeist Media Festival Vancouver

A look at the Vancouver Zeitgeist Media Festival!

Watch on YouTube!

The two day event started with our attendance to the Davie Day Festival on Saturday September 10th. This was our 3rd year attending this massive event!

We Are Not a Club

We Are Not a Club

We are not a club.... we are not looking for club members.
Or.... now you started your chapter.... what next?

As this question has come up quite a bit I felt that I would try to address it. Actually, it is probably one of the most asked questions.

A Different Look at the Ballot

A train of thought transmits upon those who believe in it its explicit and implicit ideas. The first are the main characteristics which define most of the ideology and are normally static. These concepts are the ones upon all the members agree in order to be apart of a given organization. The implicit ideas though, develop naturally from the main premises but vary according to the individual.

Survey The People

I recently took a job with a company that does surveys over the phone. We call people and ask them if they care to take a short survey--sometimes they are political sometimes they are public opinion and sometimes they have been regarding an issue in the news--maybe even a specific company and their reputation.