Environment

Backbone Community Solar Project Is Ready for Investors!

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Backbone Community Solar Project Is Ready for Investors! RSVP for Investor Information Meetings Check out VashonCommunitySolar.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Dear Backbone Members, The Backbone Community Solar Project (“Backbone CSP”) is a local laboratory project of the Backbone Campaign. Today, we are deeply proud to announce that the Backbone Community Solar Project is ready for […]

Activism Education Politics Socialism for the rich

Twitter Bomb – Tweet for Congressional Action on Student Debt NOW

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Aug. 17 “Twitter Bomb” to Force Action on Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 Watch Video – TWEET – Appreciate! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE – Take Action, Tweet This Now: @RepJohnkline we need #StudentLoan relief NOW! Please #ListenToTheMillion. tip @digg StudentDebtCrisis.org Beginning TODAY, Friday, August 17, Student Debt Crisis will launch a twitter bomb targeting Rep. […]

Activism Banks Economic Justice Foreclosures Homelessness Politics Protests

S.A.F.E. & The Be Fair Pirates Declare Seattle an Eviction Free Zone

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For Immediate Release: August 4, 2012 S.A.F.E. & THE BE-FAIR PIRATES DECLARE SEATTLE AN ‘EVICTION FREE ZONE’ Contact: Bill Moyer, Executive Director, Backbone Campaign 206-356-9980 Contact: Joshua Farris, Grassroots Organizer, SAFE 206-913-3423 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Washington-based Backbone Campaign and SAFE, Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction, introduced a swarthy new crew of pirates to Seattle Friday afternoon. […]

Activism Economic Justice

BeFair Pirates Headed to Seafair to make Ed DeMarco Walk the Plank

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BeFair Pirates Take Action Against Foreclosures & Evictions Time for DeMarco to Walk the Plank, Declare America an Eviction Free Zone and Bail Out America with Universal Principal Reduction. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For immediate release August 3, 2012 Seafair BeFair Pirates Take Action Against Foreclosures & Evictions   Contact: Joshua Farris, 206-913-3423 info@SAFEinSeattle.org Contact: Bill Moyer, […]

Accountability Activism Politics

Trainer Roster & Schedule – Localize This! 2012 Starts Sunday

Trainer Roster, Schedule Summary & Participant Profile Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Localize This! Register TODAY for all or part Full Schedule HERE Sunday 7/29: Creative Tactics (climbing, art, etc) and Organizing preview, Long Term Strategy webcast. Monday 7/30: Cultural Competence, Grand Strategy, Campaign Design, NVDA, Art & Creative Tactics, Projection as Protest Tuesday 7/31: […]

Activism Economic Justice Education Protests

Challenge Congress to Pass a Student Debt Jubilee, H.R. 4170

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Backbone Campaign is partnering with RootsAction for an online effort to get the word out for a Student Debt Jubilee and free higher education. Today’s action alert featuring our imagery and the policy direction of Backbone Campaign’s Student Debt Jubilee Fellows Kyle McCarthy and Natalia Abrams was sent to over 135,000 people.  And yes, […]

Activism Economic Justice Education Occupy Movement Protests

Student Debt Jubilee & Why Higher Education Ought to be Free

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Student Debt Jubilee & Why Higher Education Ought to be Free, Part Two Tuesday, July 17th, 8:30pm EST/5:30 Pacific RSVP for instructions for participating in this webcast. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RSVP now for instructions for how to participate in this webcast. Last December, the Backbone Campaign hosted our 84th Conversation with the Cabinet podcast entitled Student […]

Activism Politics Washington State Politics

Localize This! Action camp: Vashon Island — Creative Tactics for Land & Sea

Localize This! Artful Activism – Strategy, Creative Tactics & Community Organizing Intensive Vashon Island, WA July 29 – Aug. 4, 2012 Join us this year July 29-Aug 4 at Localize This! Online updates can’t compare to hanging out with the amazing network of action oriented activists and organizers from around the country who gather each […]

Activism Environment

Northwest Extraction Resistance Workshop: Spokane, June 8 & 9

Northwest Extraction Resistance Workshop Spokane, WA June 8 & 9, 2012 Workshop Location: Salem Lutheran Church Youth Center 1428 West Broadway Avenue, Spokane, Washington Workshop Schedule & Registration form HERE. Donate to support this effort HERE. Backbone is partnering with our Rising Tide, Forest Ethics and other allies to produce a workshop in Spokane, WA […]