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  • Community Organizing 2.0: 'Climate Community Activism'

    03/20/2010 12:12:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 369+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2010 | Peter Wilson
    The Cambridge, Massachusetts Climate Emergency Congress (CEC) is more than a grassroots group of out-of-touch leftists. Rather, it is a casebook study of a new movement of "climate community activism" that pushes sustainability issues in municipal governments. It is a worldwide movement that bears watching. The largest player in this movement was founded in 1990 to fight ozone pollution under the name "International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives." It is now known as the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI is a global organization of 1,124 municipalities and regional organizations. The Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative is also a major force in...
  • Michelle Antoinette (Obama) and the Don’t-Go-To-The-Mall Administration

    05/01/2009 9:19:27 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 43 replies · 2,021+ views
    Red State.com ^ | Friday, May 1st at 10:19AM EDT | Posted by Dan McLaughlin
    Michelle Obama, February 2008: Obama explains that she and her husband made the choice to give up lucrative jobs in favor of community service. “We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we’re asking young people to do,” she tells the women. “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then...
  • Paris, Texas Race Relations Dialouge Turns Into Dispute

    02/04/2009 6:25:18 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 30 replies · 1,094+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/1/09 | Howard Witt
    February 3, 2009 Paris, Texas, race relations dialogue turns into dispute Black, white residents vent, share views with help of Justice Department mediators By Howard Witt | Tribune correspondent February 1, 2009 PARIS, Texas — Ten days into a new American era, a hundred white and black citizens of this deeply polarized east Texas town tried their hand at the kind of racial reconciliation heralded by the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, gathering for a frank community dialogue on the long-taboo topic of race. Things didn't go so well. The black speakers at Thursday night's meeting, led by two...
  • Obama's 'Blue Wall' Locks in Democratic Gains

    01/25/2009 8:08:27 PM PST · by Publius804 · 14 replies · 1,003+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | January 25, 2009 | David A. Patten
    Obama's 'Blue Wall' Locks in Democratic Gains Led by President Obama, Democrats are leveraging the nation’s economic crisis and the aura of inaugural goodwill to build a “blue political wall” — new constituencies dependent on expanding government programs — that could lock in 2008 Democratic political gains for decades to come. Unless Republicans act to counter those initiatives, pundits and pollsters warn, they could find themselves on an extended vacation from power in Washington. The combination of former Rep. Rahm Emanuel, described by former Bush adviser Karl Rove as a “sharp-edged partisan,” and President Obama’s strategic mindset, could spell big...
  • Here's Our Booth at Farmers' Market (Pasadena, CA)

    10/11/2008 3:41:23 PM PDT · by bboop · 36 replies · 1,288+ views
    self ^ | 10.11.08 | self
    Here's our booth at the Farmers' Market. Bboop in green top + feisty friends. Maverick poster in background.