One important tool which defines modern activism is the use of social media for organizing and building solidarity. While social media does little unless paired with “meatspace” direct action, it can be a powerful tool for motivating people, reporting on live events, and building intersectionality. When arrests first occurred at Occupy Austin, we heard from activists in Egypt who had staged an impromptu protest at the US Embassy.
|By: Kit OConnell Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:15 pm|
|By: Peterr Saturday September 28, 2013 11:30 am|
These are good times for those who practice wingnuttery and those who observe them, as there is plenty of wingnuttery on display. Sadly, this exacts a cost, either in the idiotic policies and practices foisted upon society (see almost anything enacted at the urging of the NRA), or in the time and energy that must be wasted to beat back these idiocies (see Krugman, Paul “the Shrill One”). No, popcorn is not an option. It’s no surprise, then, that my thoughts have been turning to Charles Pierce.
Yours should too.
|By: BevW Saturday July 27, 2013 1:59 pm|
Today’s salon is a mid-year get together with you to discuss what is on your mind, what books you liked, what are you reading now, and what books are you looking forward to. For a quick refresher drop by FDLBookSalon.com and check out the right hand column for all the previous salons.
|By: Elliott Sunday July 7, 2013 2:00 am|
If you had John McCain on CBS in your blogpool, you’re a winner!
|By: Elliott Sunday June 30, 2013 2:00 am|
Topics today are what you’d expect, immigration, DOMA and Prop 8, but not much specifically on the Voting Rights case out of Texas. A little bit NSA coverage, Julian Assange will be on with George Stephanopoulos.
Texas state Senator Wendy Davis is booked on several shows today, although on its website ABC in particular is rather dismissive, referring to “her fifteen minutes of fame.” Would they have said that about a male up-and-comer? Kit O’Connell was there in the chamber for the filibuster Tuesday night.
|By: Elliott Sunday June 23, 2013 2:00 am|
Special note today, look for a segment on Pam Spaulding and Pam’s House Blend at the end of Melissa Harris-Perry today.
|By: Elliott Sunday June 16, 2013 2:00 am|
Happy Father’s Day.
FDL Book Salon is Plane Queer, Gaius Publius and Kagro X will be Virtually Speaking, and Movie Night Monday is My Neighbourhood. Participate.
|By: Elliott Sunday June 9, 2013 1:45 am|
Good Morning. Found this video at Wired, it shows the terrain beneath the ice of Antarctica. Check out the most detailed map of a continent never truly seen by human eyes: the de-iced surface of Antarctica. By virtually peeling back the frozen ice sheet and studying the land beneath, researchers can get a better sense [...]
|By: Elliott Saturday June 8, 2013 4:00 am|
What do you read on the beach – how trashy are your novels ;) ?