I have had the pleasure this week to work with Jane Hamsher and Lt. Dan Choi, DADT activist and superstar occupier! I have been booking travel and organizing events for Dan at 5 different occupations across the country, from Delaware to Fairbanks, AK.
|By: Ryan Cook Monday February 27, 2012 6:15 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday February 27, 2012 10:45 am|
Lt. Dan Choi is on his way to Occupy Atlanta’s new encampment in front of AT&T headquarters right now. He’ll be in Atlanta for the next 3 days to celebrate the tent that Atlanta won for their outstanding local activism from Occupy Supply. Today also kicks off our FDL Membership drive. The annual contributions of our members pays for the salaries and benefits of our employees who do the organizational work, and that’s how we were able to use 100% of the money we raise through Occupy Supply to get supplies to occupiers who needed them.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday February 18, 2012 11:45 am|
I’m at Occupy Delaware (Wilmington) today to put up the command post tent that Occupy Philadelphia won in the Occupy Supply contest to reward excellence in community activism. Occupy Philadelphia is giving the tent to Occupy Delaware, who has invited occupiers that have been evicted to come live at their encampment.
Occupy Philadelphia will be livestreaming the event, which will be broadcast here (video above). Thanks to everyone for making this possible, and if you can’t make it down to Occupy Delaware, we hope you can join in virtually.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday February 17, 2012 12:30 pm|
Please join me at Occupy Wilmington, Delaware this Saturday for a tent-raising party with DADT activist Lt. Dan Choi, Captain Ray Lewis, members of Occupy Philadelphia and many others .
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday February 7, 2012 2:50 pm|
Kevin Baron, a wizard at Freedom of Information Act requests, has generously agreed to give a webinar presentation tomorrow night for Occupy Supply on how to submit FOIA requests regarding the government’s actions against occupations across the country — and more importantly, what to do when the government won’t comply.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday February 2, 2012 10:10 am|
There were 157 occupations nominated in Occupy Supply’s contest to reward outstanding local occupy activism. After a preliminary round of voting, 20 now proceed to the finals.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday October 12, 2011 6:40 pm|
Lt. Dan Choi spoke at Cal State Northridge Tuesday night for National Coming Out Day. Wow. Wow. Wow. His speech took us from the Triangle of Death in Iraq to his parents’ home in Orange County, California and back again, through his falling in love for the first time at age 27 to his split with his Southern Baptist parents; heart wrenching stories, witty asides, skillful humor and pop culture references, and more . . .
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday October 12, 2011 7:40 am|
Tuesday October 11 was National Coming Out Day, and on his way to speak at Cal State University Northridge, Lt. Dan Choi stopped by Occupy LA. While he was there he ran into activist friends and when lunch arrived he jumped to help carry pans of food to the tented cafeteria. Lt. Choi was asked to do a livestream broadcast with his friend and fellow activist Arturo, and gave several spontaneous interviews.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 8, 2011 12:30 pm|
How did the Secret Service and Department of Interior know about the protest ahead of time? Dan and the other members of the White House 13 did not disclose publicly that they would be taking part in this action.
Dan and his lawyers tried to compel the government to produce the Secret Service’s emails and other documents that would indicate the government was singling out Choi for punishment, but AUSA George maintained that it was not relevant to the case of whether or not Dan broke the law by chaining himself to the White House fence. Judge Facciola ruled in Dan’s favor and demanded the government turn over the documents, prompting George to seek a delay while she prepares a writ of mandamus. Dan will return to court in a few weeks after a decision has been made on the writ.
|By: Ryan Cook Friday August 26, 2011 8:40 am|
I just finished compiling all the great questions and sending out answers to guests of the conference call last week with Lt. Dan Choi.
What a riveting and passionate event!