After the Restore the Fourth Rallies: What Next?

By: Sunday July 7, 2013 4:00 pm

If nothing else, the nationwide “Restore the Fourth” rallies on July 4 caused a resurgence in interest in the 4th amendment as measured by internet searches for “Fourth Amendment.”` See this graph, which shows that according to Google Trends, in late June interest in the Fourth Amendment had fallen to less than 20% of what it had been when the surveillance issue first broke, but went back up to 80% on July 4.

Of course a more conventional way to measure impact is by media presence.


My Arrest at the Port of Houston

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 6:30 pm

A year ago, I was arrested and put in jail, shivering, coughing, and frightened, and worried that I would miss a statistics exam. It’s funny to think about, because the past year has rushed by so quickly that I didn’t even realize it had been a full year until I logged onto Facebook and read a fellow occupier’s post.

Looking back, it’s been a wild ride.

Election Boycott Movement Declares Itself the Enemy of the Green Party GOTV Campaign

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:26 am

Nobody could have predicted that Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate would be accused of being running dog wannabe-lackeys of the corporate oligarchy.

Interview With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein: Governing as an Organizer-in-Chief

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 5:00 pm

When Eugene Debs ran for the country’s highest office in 1912 as a Socialist Party candidate, he considered the election to be of the “profoundest interest to the working class and the country” but lamented the fact that in the campaign there were “but two parties and but one issue.”

Interview with Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein: Transforming a ‘Breaking Point’ into a ‘Tipping Point’

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:10 pm

Yesterday, The Dissenter began its effort to highlight the importance of third party politics. Especially given the fact that President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney could care less about talking about the rule of law and transparency while on the campaign trail, the candidacy of Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson was highlighted through an extensive interview. Next we interview Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for Prfesident.

Green Party’s Jill Stein: Romney Is a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing, Obama Is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (video)

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein sits down with RT America to discuss the current state of the nation and the systemic forces that work against all efforts for real progressive reform. The video proceeds the following transcript highlights:

Stein & Honkala Arrested at a Fannie Mae Sit-In Over Foreclosures

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 7:30 am

On the same day that their campaign overcame insurmountable odds and qualified for the Pennsylvania ballot, Stein & Honkala were out in direct action in protest over the foreclosure crisis.

Occupy Los Angeles: Totally Awesome!

By: Saturday October 1, 2011 5:20 pm

Los Angeles knows how to throw a demonstration: Prop 8′s demos were great, Chanology was epic, and May Day 2007 made world news and changed the LAPD riot repsonse. So I was expecting some goodness re: OccupyLA, even though–form their Facebook page, things seemed a little disorganized–like camping at City Hall despite sprinklers going off at 8pm, no porta-potties, fear mongering that we’d all get pepper-sprayed, questions about access for the disabled and worries about what to wear (sunblock goes with everything!).

Well, kudos to the General Assembly to pulling it off.

“Promote a Spoiler” Strategy Will Continue Until We Adopt a Better Election System

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 5:45 pm

The unfortunate consequence of a broken election system that discourages greater choice is that it can result in the election of individuals who don’t best represent the will of the voters. Politico is reporting that Democrats are banking on conservative third-party candidates on the ballot to help them win plurality victories.

Tomorrow’s German Election Could Signal Political Shift to the Left

By: Saturday May 8, 2010 9:00 am

Britain’s elections have center stage right now, but there is a rumbling in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia that could have even greater consequences. With the precarious state of European finances and the German government’s role in it all, tomorrow’s parliamentary elections in North Rhine-Westphalia could shift the political momentum away from the bankers and business leaders of the political right and toward the trade unions and workers of Germany’s political left.

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