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Help nominate a woman to chair the FCC

Here is a simple action you can take to help Bring Back Progressive Radio to the NW. I just signed the petition “The President Should Nominate a Woman to be Chair of the Federal Communications Commission” on The petition is hosted by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, Founders, The Women’s Media Center. It’s […]

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Play the Tax Evaders game

Tax Evaders is a national project involving artists, game designers, researchers, protest groups, grassroots organizations and concerned citizens. We’d like thank our allies: Citizen Engagement Lab, The Other 98%, US Uncut The Yes Lab, The Overpass Light Brigades, Americans for Tax Fairness, Public Research Interest Group, and Occupy Wall St.

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Talkless in Seattle: listeners bid good night to Emerald City’s liberal voice

Greetings, Seattle radiophiles! Here we are in a vast metropolitan area teeming with liberal activists and awash in humanitarian causes, while known as merely a so-so “sports town,” except when the Hawks, Mariners or Sonics (oops, looks like we lost that one!) are at the top of the standings. But wait, what’s this? CBS has […]

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Battle over the facts concerning Chuck Hagel

I have been engaged in an ongoing edit war concerning the Wikipedia article on Chuck Hagel, whose name is being mentioned as a possible nominee for Secretary of Defense.  Hagel is coming under criticism from Republicans and neocons who are unhappy with Hagel’s statements such as “[t]he Defense Department, I think in many ways, has […]

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All tactics diminish in effectivness with continued use

I got to thinking about an old piece of Saul Alinsky advice after reading the article cited below. Alinsky said that if you were sitting in at corporate offices and started running into comfortable chairs and snacks set out for the protesters, it was time to switch to a new tactic. Lots of other examples. […]

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Austin's Picks: Autonomy Alliance

“It’s a scary time to be involved with radical class struggle. But was it ever any other way?” Austin Kelly suggests you scan this one from         An interview conducted with two members of St Louis libertarian group, Autonomy Alliance. While in St. Louis, I was lucky enough to stay with […]

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Politics and Entertainment!

M & I are working on two campaigns for the regular election. The first is Thomas Bjorgen’s run for the Court of Appeals. Tom would simply make a superb judge and I think it’s going to happen. I am certainly going to work to make it happen. The second campaign we are pounding on is […]

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Political Fables for a Political Year

The WA Post has back to back stories in my digest this morning that I found interesting. In the first story, the Government Accountability Office found that the Republican’s budget showdown over the debt limit coast the county 1.3 billion dollars last year. That is money that we could have used somewhere else in my […]