Not a moment, but a movement.

The day before the Reverend Dr. William Barber II spoke at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Reverend Curtis Gatewood, community organizer with the HKonJ/Moral Monday’s movement in North Carolina, spoke with Eric Schubring and Fightingbob.com founder Ed Garvey on WOJB community radio. Scroll down on the WOJB website to find the recording and give [...]

Tens of thousands attend ” Moral March on Raleigh “

According to the North Carolina NAACP’s estimates, somewhere between 80,000 to 100,000 people marched in Raleigh on Saturday in protest of policies passed last year by a GOP controlled legislature and Republican Governor Pat McCrory. From the Al Jazeera America report:

” Thousands of people opposing Republican policies in North Carolina marched in Raleigh on [...]

Kshama Sawant responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

You gotta love the sheer moxie and courage of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who took it upon herself last night to give the socialist response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

 

Moral Mondays and the Solidarity Sing Along

During the super-heated comment exchange that occurred last summer when I posted several blogs here calling on participants of the Solidarity Sing Along to get a permit, one commenter likened the Sing Along to North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement and demanded to know if I would tell folks in North Carolina to get a permit [...]

UW Flexible Option and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp!

The University of Wisconsin System is about to roll out its Flexible Option degree program that will allow working adults and other non-traditional college students a chance to earn a college degree online. Although an online program, the fees for the Flexible Option program could still run more than $20,000 according to an article in [...]

While People Kill People, So Do Guns

The headline was extracted from an opinion piece in the Sunday December 15, 2013 print edition of the New York Times written by Nicholas D. Kristoff titled: “The Killer Who Supports Gun Control”.

The piece quotes from a blog written by a convicted murderer named John Lennon (yes his real name but no relation to [...]

Pope Francis’ ideas on social & economic justice rattle “compassionate” conservatives

Over at Politico, Katie Glueck has a great article on how Pope Francis’ desire for greater economic equality and less of a focus on wealth has rattled some within the Republican Party. For years, Catholic leaders’ staunch and very public opposition to abortion, gay marriage and the contraception-related provisions of Obamacare made them natural allies [...]

Wisconsin’s Incarceration Problem

President Obama pardoned 13 people last week and commuted the sentences of eight others. Each of these commuted sentences was related to violations concerning crack cocaine. President Obama was able to do so by invoking the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Prior to the passage of the FSA, possession of crack cocaine held a far [...]

Supervisor Bowen To Hold News Conference On Living Wage

From Facebook:

Supervisor David Bowen, with other members of the County Board and community, will hold a news conference on living wage Monday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the rotunda of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Supervisor Bowen has introduced a living wage resolution that would impact employees of companies that do business with Milwaukee [...]

WHY LATINOS NEED TO REGISTER AND VOTE

There has been some press lately about Governor Walker’s attempts to reach out to Hispanic voters…and the significance of the first Republican Latina being elected to the state legislature…all despite the fact the Republican sponsored Voter ID bills will disenfranchise Latino voters as well as African Americans and other minorities. But in my inbox tonight, [...]

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