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  • Organizers planning for 1 million protesters at Democratic Convention

    07/05/2016 9:57:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Philadelphia will Bern. The City of Brotherly Love is expecting up to 200,000 protesters at this month’s Democratic National Convention, the Philadelphia mayor’s office told The Post. Protest organizers, however, say they are planning for 1 million protesters. “It’s becoming more and more realistic as the days go on,” said the chief organizer, Billy Taylor, 31, who holds permits for three-quarters of the permitted protesters. Taylor, a local owner of a landscape business and a committed Bernie Sanders supporter, said the protest’s goals are to get rid of the chair of the Democratic Party, abolish superdelegates, implement same-day voter registration...
  • Hacked messages of #BlackLivesMatter leader reveal Obama admin’s plan for ‘summer of chaos’ ...

    07/06/2016 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 66 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 6 July 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is coordinating with Democratic activists to so disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions that martial law will be declared. That’s the stunning discovery revealed in a series of direct messages between three activists. On Friday, June 10, 2016, someone hacked into the Twitter account of #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) leader and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. McKesson later confirmed the hack to The Baltimore Sun. On June 11, 2016, a Twitterer who calls himself The Saint (@TheSaintNegro) tweeted a direct-message conversation on June 10 between KcKesson and another BLM leader Johnetta Elzie (Netta), in...
  • Repulsive: Richard Trumka's Hyper-Political 9/11 Essay

    09/10/2011 12:29:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/9/11 | Guy Benson
    As you read this 9/11 "memorial" missive to rank-and-file union members, bear in mind that its author -- AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka -- was an honored presidential guest at last night's campaign rally disguised as a "jobs speech." This is much, much more offensive than Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s juvenile "SOB's" slur on Monday. Without further ado, I present top White House ally Richard Trumka's reflections on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 (emphasis mine): All of us will remember the horror and anguish we experienced 10 years ago. Whether we lost loved ones ourselves—family members, union brothers and sisters—or...
  • Inside the Madhouse: Firsthand Account of Chicago Shutdown from Trump Supporter

    03/12/2016 9:24:52 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12 Mar, 2016 | Name Removed for Safety
    Breitbart News received an email and images from a Donald Trump supporter who was at the event and saw firsthand how the shutdown of Donald Trump’s Chicago rally happened. We have removed their name out of concern for their safety. I was very excited to go and headed up to Chicago and arrived at the event around 2:00 pm. Parking in the garage next to the event, I walked over and was directed by police a different way due to the crowds of protesters that were right outside. I had to walk to the other side of the large parking...
  • Migrants are at it again; throwing stones on policemen on the Macedonian-Greek border!

    11/28/2015 12:19:36 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 23 replies
    Here's some footage from today's clashes between the Macedonian police and the supposed "Syrian" migrants.
  • The Permanent Protest: How Obama is bankrolling a nonstop protest against invented outrage

    11/16/2015 8:29:11 AM PST · by betty boop · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 14, 2015 | Paul Sperry
    Barack Obama's presidency has been pockmarked by rioting, looting and protests. That's no coincidence. It's what the former community organizer sought from Day One. And it's just going to get worse before he leaves office. The senseless protests we're seeing break out on the campuses of the University of Missouri, Yale and other colleges, as well as on bridges and highway overpasses and outside police stations, are precisely the kind of thing Obama was trained to organize while attending leftist agitation schools founded by Chicago communist Saul Alinsky. He learned to a fare-thee-well how to "rub raw the sores of...
  • Ahmed Mohamed’s family hires lawyers to sue for inventor son’s rights

    09/27/2015 4:52:20 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 102 replies ^ | September 24, 2015
    The parents of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim boy who was detained for bringing his homemade clock to school, have retained legal counsel to sue over religious persecution. Mohamed, who is the son of a Muslim immigrant from Sudan, was arrested earlier this month after his clock was mistaken for a bomb by a teacher at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. The boy was led out of school in handcuffs, sparking outrage on social media and attracting the attention of President Barack Obama, who later invited the boy to the White House. “We should inspire more kids like you...
  • Happy New Year, Mr. Soros

    12/31/2007 1:45:17 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 12 replies · 357+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 31, 2007 | George H. Wittman
    The pictures shown on television in August and September '07 were clear, despite the efforts of the Burmese police to restrict coverage: Hundreds of saffron-robed Buddhist monks marched in front of an even larger number of mostly young men. Repeatedly they were challenged by security forces and dispersed, first with batons, then tear gas and rubber bullets, and finally gunfire. -- snip -- As it turns out, George Soros and his Open Society Institute contracted with professional trainers to instruct Burmese dissidents. -- snip -- According to the Soros mentality and political theory, the invasion of Iraq to depose the...
  • At What Point Do We Call Schools Orphanages?

    05/04/2015 9:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2015 | Joy Pullmann, managing editor
    Schools that do everything parents should are not schools. They're orphanages. The city fathers of Buffalo, New York are considering what they call “public boarding schools,” “where students as young as first or second grade would be assured proper meals, uniforms, after-school tutoring and activities.” “We have teachers and union leaders telling us, ‘The problem is with the homes; these kids are in dysfunctional homes,'” Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino told the Huffington Post. The “Buffalo Institute of Growth would supplement a college-style academic schedule with life skills and social activities that would keep students on campus seven days...
  • The Counter Jihad Report

    03/16/2015 9:02:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    PJMedia/Counter Jihad Report | 3-16-2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man once hailed as “one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the country” was sentenced to death today in an Egyptian court after being found guilty on charges of inciting murder. Dr. Salah Soltan, a senior member of the international Muslim Brotherhood, lived and worked in the U.S. for more than a decade. He is still listed as a member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) on their organizational brochure. Al-Ahram reports: A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday...
  • Obama: Extremists Have "Legitimate Grievances" (He Does Not Get It)

    02/18/2015 4:30:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies ^ | February 18, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As the White House kicks off day-two of a summit on combating generic violent extremism, President Obama has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Our fight against violent extremism." While the administration has overtly refused to specifically name "Islamic" terror, the piece finally acknowledges (albeit inadvertently) the regular existence of violence inside Islam. Still, Islamic extremism isn't specifically named and won't be during the three-day conference at the White House this week. The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack...
  • Affirmative Action Looting

    11/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/25/2014 | Steven Plaut
    It should properly be called “Affirmative Action Looting.” Having lectured the world for decades that American blacks should not be expected to obey the law or conform to the standards of behavior applicable to others, that black crime is a protest against social injustices, that blacks cannot succeed because of white skin privilege and never mind that there is a black president, the liberal establishment might as well be torching they buildings and cars in Missouri all by itself. The liberals have “Tawana Brawleyed” themselves into oblivion. They seriously believed that a grand jury could be bullied into indicting an...
  • A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere (Book review & article)

    09/15/2014 2:59:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | September 14, 2014 | Peter Dreier
    Fred Ross's change-making Axioms for Organizers is updated for the Internet age, and for a new generation battling discrimination and police brutality.Most residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have probably never heard of Fred Ross, Sr., but they could use his help now. Ferguson's population is two-thirds African American, but the mayor, almost all members of the city council and school board, and 95 percent of the police department is white, and in last year's municipal election only 7 percent of blacks came to the polls. Ross—perhaps the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history—had a successful career mobilizing people...
  • Religious Progressives’ Future

    05/05/2014 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Brookings Institute, a center-left think tank, Washington Post contributor E.J. Dionne, theological professor Gary Dorrien, and Columbia University professor Dorian Warren discussed the future of religious progressives in American society and how it could influence community organizing. “The Romney coalition is actually made up, a religious make-up that is even more white and Christian of Americans over 65 years old” while the “Obama coalition [has] more religiously unaffiliated [voters] …[a] higher proportion of non-white Christians…much closer to the younger cohort.” He claimed, “The Obama coalition is much more diverse.” Yet, Dionne admitted, “Only 13% of Democrats are religious...
  • (Video) Chicago Black Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The Big Let Down

    01/29/2014 5:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    RebelPundit ^ | January 29, 2014 | Rebel Pundit
    Last night in Chicago, black grassroots activists reacted to President Obama’s State of the Union address at Wallace’s Catfish Corner–and it wasn’t pretty. J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign said, “This state of the union was the same ol’ same ol’, a bunch of talk and rhetoric to give favor to a dying economy in America–and the reason why our economy is dying is the President’s approach is always to place blame…It’s not the 1 percent problem, it’s not the 99 percent problem, it’s an American problem, and the problem is patronage, nepotism and cronyism. Joe Watkins, Founder of...
  • Community Organizing for Right Wingers: Using Alinsky’s Rules Against Them

    06/17/2013 5:58:44 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 17, 2013 | John Risselada
    I think it is kind of interesting that the IRS needs to arm itself with the kind of weapons our government is trying to vilify us for owning. What are they going to do? Force us to buy health care from one of the Presidents exchanges at gun point? What are they afraid of? If what they are doing is honorable, truthful and in line with the ideals of a constitutional republic then surely they would have nothing to fear. Why does the IRS need these high powered rifles? I spent the day asking various people this question and the...
  • Turkey protests: Clashes rage in Istanbul's Besiktas (REVOLT AGAINST ISLAMISM)

    06/03/2013 12:04:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/3/2013 | bbc
    Turkish protestors have clashed with police in Istanbul overnight, in some of the worst violence since unrest erupted three days ago. Protesters in Beskitas district tore up paving stones to build barricades, and police responded with tear gas and water cannon. The violence was sparked by plans to build on a city park but have broadened into nationwide anti-government unrest. Protesters say the Turkish government is becoming increasingly authoritarian. They fear Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) is trying to impose conservative Islamic values on the officially secular country and infringe on their personal freedoms. correspondents...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?

    10/23/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT · by Columbo · 9 replies
    Reform CCHD Now ^ | 10/23/2012 | Reform CCHD Now coalition
    GAMALIEL FOUNDATION DECEIVES CATHOLIC FUNDING AGENCY The Reform CCHD Now Coalition (RCN) Uncovers Fraud and Deception By Network of Grantees Receiving Catholic Funds WASHINGTON, DC – The 24 member Reform CCHD Now Coalition (RCN) released its latest report on organizations receiving funds from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The 2012 report reveals that one of the CCHD’s longest-running grant recipients, the Gamaliel Foundation, attempted to deceive the CCHD regarding its relationship with an organization promoting homosexuality. Beginning in 2010, RCN has investigated organizations receiving funds from the CCHD, reporting on grantees that promote abortion, homosexuality, birth control and...
  • Taxpayer watchdog calls on IRS to probe re-branded Texas ACORN branch

    07/19/2012 4:41:28 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 1 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The former Texas ACORN chapter has a new name and a scheme to collect donations and divert them for political use in a way that abuses tax laws governing charitable organizations, according to a Washington-based public interest group. Cause of Action, a nonprofit taxpayer watchdog, charged in a letter to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that the tax-exempt Texas Organizing Project (TOP), formed from the ashes of scandal-ridden ACORN, is using money funneled to it by a closely associated group called the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund for political activity. The fund gave nearly 80 percent of its...
  • Obama campaign website yanks BET videos following The DC’s reporting

    04/05/2012 10:25:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign website has removed several videos that pitched alarmist messages to African-American voters, following reporting by The Daily Caller and the Fox News Channel. In one video that the campaign yanked from the “African-Americans for Obama” section of its website Tuesday, actress Tatyana Ali seemed to predict that a second Obama term would bring a host of benefits to African-Americans once the president no longer had to concern himself with campaigning.
  • Still the Alinsky Playbook

    03/27/2012 1:09:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 27, 2012 | John Fund
    [Snippets -- read it ALL] ....Born in 1909, Alinsky was a left-wing activist with a streak of ruthless political realism. After studying criminology at the University of Chicago, he went into union organizing, and found it too tame. His “approach to social justice,” in the words of the Washington Post, would come to rely instead on “generating conflict to mobilize the dispossessed.”.... ....His most enduring influence may have been to inspire the National Education Association to become a political powerhouse. Sam Lambert, the executive secretary of the NEA in 1967, when it hired Alinsky as a political trainer, boasted that...
  • Kony 2012 And The Explosion In Social Media

    03/09/2012 7:11:05 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 66 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-09-12 | Gerry Ashley
    Imagine you come upon a child under 10 years old who, along with his friends, is in obvious distress. Now imagine, when you ask that child what you can do to help him, he turns to you and says, with all seriousness, “It is better if you can kill us…” What in the name of all that is holy could cause a child that young so much stress and fear in his life, that given a choice, he would have you kill him as an act of kindness? Meet Jacob, the unsuspecting star of Youtube’s most viral video to date...

    11/16/2011 3:47:58 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Consulate of Japan in the United States (New York City) Website ^ | 16 November 2011 | Consulate of Japan in New York (in Japanese)
    Here is the link to the just-issued-warning to Japanese residents and visitors in New York City by their Consulate to stay away from those "Occupy" people. LINK
  • “Rules for Radicals – A Guide for Conservatives“ - could be interesting

    11/10/2011 7:35:18 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 26 replies
    alinskydefeater blog ^ | 10-30-11 | alinskydefeater
    Learn who Alinsky was and why he matters. Expanded coverage of how to counteract each of the tactics. Should you use these methods? Why the most popular tactics are not the most effective. General tips to make you better on twitter and Facebook along with methods to combat Alinsky tactics in social media. Methods to win arguments with Liberals, ways to drive them nuts, and how to keep them from driving you nuts. How to spot Obama for America (OFA) and not waste your time with them. Recognizing the Left’s big players and how they influence others. A full chapter...
  • Barack Obama: Let's Reclaim the Post-9/11 Unity (by Community Organizing!)

    09/11/2011 10:00:17 AM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    White House ^ | 9/9/2011 | Barack Hussein Obama
    Ten Septembers have come and gone since that awful morning. But on this 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are summoned once more to honor those we lost by keeping our country strong and true to their memory. Over the coming days, we will remember nearly 3,000 innocent victims — fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters who were simply going about their daily lives on a beautiful Tuesday morning. And we'll talk to our children about what happened on that day, and what's happened since. Like every American, I'll never forget how I heard the terrible...
  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary By Packaging Meals…

    09/10/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 10, 2011 | Weaselzipper
    <p>Supposed to commemorate this?</p>
  • Book Review: Gingrich calls president 'radical threat to traditional America'

    06/25/2011 2:47:46 PM PDT · by MuscledUpEnforcer · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 25, 2011 | World Net Daily
    Says it was mistake to mock community organizing background
  • Father's Day Message from Michelle Obama

    06/19/2011 11:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Barack Obama Website ^ | June 19, 2011 | Michelle Obama
    As families around the country get together to celebrate fathers today, I'm thinking about dads like Alex. Alex is the father of two boys and two girls, ages six to 13. During the week, he works the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift as a front-desk supervisor at a Seattle hotel. After work and on the weekends, he devotes his time to a summer organizing program that's giving more than 1,500 first-time organizers the training they need to help build this movement in their communities. He says he hopes this organizing work will help teach his kids the power one...
  • Superman's Dead: Happy Memorial Day

    05/30/2011 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 4 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 30 May 2011 | Silverfiddle
    America has become the despised superhero Among nations, we really are a superhero.  We assimilate immigrants like no other nation, we come to the aid of everybody, destroy dictators and kill bad guys...  Our frightful military prowess is unrivaled. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished We've earned nothing but hatred for our efforts.  We are Batman, fighting nihilistic Jokers but pissing everybody off in the process.  They level charges of torture, illegal prisons and habitually bombing Muslim wedding parties and killing innocent civilians. We are excoriated for invading Iraq and Afghanistan...  by the same crowd that urges us to kill Khadaffi...
  • Can New e-Book Series Help Spread Tea Party Message?

    04/27/2011 10:45:30 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing
    The Blaze ^ | April 26th | Emily Esfahani Smith
    “The Tea Party is the most exciting political movement of my lifetime,” Bellow recently told CNN. “I say that as someone who was around during the 60s and was in many ways a product of that decade.” The mission of “Voices of the Tea Party,” in the words of Broadside Books’ website, is to connect readers and writers to those “citizen activists” Bellow mentioned: Readers and writers alike can thereby join important national discussion within this ever-expanding community of citizen activists who have dedicated themselves to securing the movements’ core values of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets....
  • Workers of the World Unite: The American Left’s Role in Leading Mid-East Regime Change

    02/25/2011 12:24:20 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 31st | Laborunionreport
    As the world watches Egypt crumble into chaos, with over 100 dead and 2000 injured, the Obama administration continues to be somewhat and rather curiously ambivalent. On the one hand, on Friday, Vice President Biden came to the defense of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, saying that he shouldn’t step aside. Yet, on the same day, the Telegraph (ala Wikileaks) reported that the U.S. had planned "regime change" for the "past three years" while both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton demand that internet be restored to the Egyptian protesters. This morning, Secretary of State Clinton again clarified the United...
  • Obama taps Jon Bon Jovi for new advisory board

    12/14/2010 2:05:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | December 14, 2010 | Ed O'Keefe
    Looks like all those years of performing for Democratic candidates has paid off: President Obama is tapping rocker Jon Bon Jovi to serve on a new presidential advisory council. The White House announced Tuesday that Bon Jovi (or is it just Jovi?) will join the new 25-member White House Council for Community Solutions, a panel established to provide advice on "the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs."(continued)
  • Is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Experiencing a 'Schism' Over CCHD?

    11/20/2010 5:57:24 AM PST · by gocatholic · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Lisa Graas ^ | 11/19/2010 | Lisa Graas
    A troubling headline at the Cincinnati Enquirer: Schism develops over Catholic campaignA 'schism' is a clear break in the Church as a response to heresy. 'Heresy' is a clear rejection of a dogma of the Church. Rich Leonardi, of Ten Reasons, is quoted: "The groups funded are consistently highly political and always political in one direction." And... "You end up with these very hard left groups with a very partisan agenda." Does that indicate a charge of 'heresy'? It's debatable. Tony Stieritz, director of social action at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, whose office Mr. Leonardi claims "sponsored a talk by a...
  • The Catholic Left Have Themselves to Blame for Besmirching of Term “Social Justice”

    11/12/2010 10:40:19 PM PST · by gocatholic ^ | 11/10/2010 | Lisa Graas
    At LifeSiteNews there’s an intriguing report about happenings within the Chicago office of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development [CCHD]. I recommend the article in full, but would like to make a few observations. Rey Flores did a lot to reform Chicago CCHD. I appreciate the good reforms he made there and wish he had not been fired from his job. Having said that, it is not okay to continue to fund community organizing such as the protests against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (See here for my report at NewsRealBlog on that.) I was told by more than one friend within...
  • How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation

    06/02/2010 1:56:19 PM PDT · by unspun · 14 replies · 356+ views
    The Steady Drip ^ | February 23, 2009 | Sam Sewell
    How to Create a Crisis and Steal a NationBy Aristotle the Hun, The Rev. Big Goon and Good Shepherd Sam Note: It will quickly be obvious to the reader why details have been obscured, omitted or fictionalized in this narrative of events that began nearly forty years ago. "Se non è vero, è ben trovato." Even small children know how to get what they want by creating a crisis. Witness any “temper tantrum.” My wife and I teach parenting skills. One of our sayings which we recommend to parents when dealing with a child’s “crisis strategy” is: “Poor planning...
  • We’ve Changed Our Name New England, But We’re Still … ACORN

    05/12/2010 6:00:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 315+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Like Freddie or a bad penny, they just won’t go away. Despite numerous federal investigations and a series of videos that exposed unethical behavior (among them, one showing ACORN employees facilitating under age prostitution) … these “Community” organizers, aka Obama Get Out The Vote Campaign, ACORN has just rebranded itself … and yes, here in New England too. Apart from Communities United, ACORN chapters in 12 states have reorganized themselves into 11 new organizations. The largest appear to be Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York Communities for Change, and New England United for Justice (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island).
  • 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...
  • Family source: Alabama killer: "far-left political extremist 'obsessed' with President Obama"

    02/20/2010 7:57:41 AM PST · by ETL · 33 replies · 1,169+ views
    several sources (links included)
    "A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was "obsessed" with President Obama to the point of being off-putting."--Boston Herald, February 15, 2010 'Oddball' portrait of Amy Bishop emerges: "The woman accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama in Huntsville was a suspect in a 1993 attempted mail bombing, according to a report by The Boston Globe. The report broke the day after it was learned that Bishop fatally shot her brother in Braintree in 1986. More than fifteen years ago,...
  • The Decline of Organizing in the Obama Era (Lovin' the irony)

    02/08/2010 4:39:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 278+ views
    Beyond Chron - The Voice of the Rest ^ | February 8, 2010 | Randy Shaw
    Since the election of our first ex-community organizer as President, organizing for progressive change has declined. The reasons range from sharply reduced funding for organizers, to complacency after Democrats’ sweeping 2008 victories, to labor unions being forced to focus on protecting current workers from contract givebacks rather than organizing new members. The net result is that grassroots organizing – which prioritizes face-to-face contacts with the unconverted, empowers people rather than simply asking them to fulfill a task, and builds local coalitions for pressure campaigns targeting politicians – is being replaced by less effective e-mail mobilizations and other short-cuts. As the...
  • Atlanta mayor's race headed for recount

    12/02/2009 8:44:47 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/3/09 | Matthew Bigg
    A race for mayor of Atlanta headed for a recount on Wednesday after a knife-edge election that exposed a racial fault line running through the biggest city in the U.S. Southeast. Former state Senator Kasim Reed declared victory overnight when official results from the runoff vote showed him beating city councilwoman Mary Norwood by 758 votes out of 83,000 cast. But Norwood declined to concede defeat and is almost certain to demand a recount under rules that permit one when less than 1 percent of votes cast separates the candidates. Norwood, who led an initial round of voting November 3,...
  • Downtown warehouse sold to Community Advocates - United Way & tax money buy community organizers HQ

    10/14/2009 6:42:56 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/14/09 | Tom Daykin
    A three-story downtown warehouse, initially planned as a condo conversion project, is being sold to a local nonprofit agency for its new headquarters. An investors group organized by Dave Jorgensen, a partner in VJS Construction Services, is selling the 45,000-square-foot building at 728 N. James Lovell St. to Community Advocates Inc. for $1.8 million, said Joe Volk, the agency's executive director. Community Advocates, which helps the poor deal with tenant-landlord disputes, problems with obtaining health care, and other basic needs, plans to renovate the building for its headquarters, Volk said Tuesday. The project will consolidate the group's main office, now...
  • Organized Against Labor (Mark Levin Against Academia Promoting Ideology on the Public Dime)

    10/12/2009 12:09:28 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 4 replies · 633+ views
    MarkLevinFan ^ | October 12, 2009 | Sgt Tim writes: In the last few years, a conservative legal organization [Ed. -- Mark Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation] has filed complaints and extensive information requests to at least 11 colleges and universities with regard to labor centers that conduct research about and offer programs for unions. ... The [American Association of University Professors'] statement questioned the basis for the Landmark actions and said that the association was trying to undercut the labor centers by waging an ideological attack on them. Further, the statement noted that colleges and universities have a range of offerings for different organizations in society, and that...
  • Can You Say Brook(en)?

    10/09/2009 12:08:09 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 190+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 9, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Can You Say Brook(en)? by: Bethany Stotts, October 09, 2009 What type of degree prepares students for community organizing? The California-based Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center adds another clue as to the type of training received by community activists of a left-leaning demeanor. Students with a Saybrook Human Science degree “may design a unique transdisciplinary plan to focus on individual academic and professional goals,” states the school website. “Graduates have studied such diverse topics as gender and violence; metaphysics and altered states of consciousness; alternative health; popular media and culture; technology; architecture; the meaning of sports; bio-ethics and...
  • Taxpayer Funded Filters Activists to ACORN

    09/18/2009 1:02:44 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 12 replies · 2,026+ views ^ | 17 Sep 2009 | Dana Loesch
    The Obama Administration has placed a large premium on what it calls “national service.” It has launched a website,, that is reported to act as a clearing house for Americans eager to “give back” to their communities. Unfortunately, Americans looking for an opportunity to volunteer may get something they weren’t expecting. By typing “ACORN” into the search field entitled “What interests you” at, you’re transported to where you can choose from a list of volunteer opportunities, including “healthcare activist.” This particular “volunteer” opportunity is with the Tuscon ACORN office: ________________________________________________ Also, Obama has set up, the...
  • Who Wrote the Stimulus Bill? Apollo

    08/26/2009 1:01:59 PM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies · 3,338+ views
    wordpress ^ | august 4, 2009 | Romanticpoet
    UPDATE! 8/4/09 The Apollo Alliance has now ADMITTED that they wrote the Stimulus Bill AND the Cap and Trade Bill. It will only be a matter of time before America learns THEY wrote the Healthcare Bill too!
  • "Rules for Conservative Radicals,” a New Book, Released Today

    09/01/2009 5:27:03 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 12 replies · 596+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 1, 2009 | The Capitalist
    As the Health Care Reform Town Hall meetings and Tea Parties heat up and the August Congressional summer session winds down, conservatives finally have a play book to help them gain traction on the slippery slope to socialism that they feel this country appears to be heading. “Rules for Conservative Radicals,” written by Michael Patrick Leahy ( takes the Alinsky viewpoints expressed in “Rules for Radicals,” and puts a moral, ethical, conservative spin on them.
  • Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

    08/24/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 199 replies · 10,739+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 24,2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but...
  • Will Obamacare Make You Go To ACORN For A "Weekly Weigh-in?"

    08/18/2009 7:05:52 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 584+ views
    CNEWS/The Lid ^ | 8/18/09 | The Lid
    Last month House Republicans released a report telling us something we all know, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN) has been engaging schemes to use misuse taxpayer money to support a partisan political agenda. The executive summary of the report includes this charge. "Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan agenda and to manipulate the American electorate," The report accuses ACORN of fraudulent activities, widespread corruption and calls for a...