Tag Archive: activism

Apr 15

"This is for the ones standing up to the system"

I interpret the “it” in this song as our republic and the “head cornerstone” as the Constitution.</p Cornerstone by the Have Nots This is for the ones standing up to the system Yeah you know who you are, stay on point with the mission Look to the left, the right, it all seems the same …

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Aug 13

No Open Government in Pittsburgh

Recently I highlighted a grassroots effort to make Pittsburgh's government more open to public scrutiny – or return it to that state, as the case happens to be. Sadly, that effort has met with failure. "Pittsburghers won't have a chance to vote for an 'open government' referendum on Nov. 8, but they will be able …

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Aug 23

AstroTurf Activism

Cut-and-Paste Propaganda Infiltrates Opinion Pages By Paul Farhi Reader, beware! Some of America’s newspapers have become unwitting conduits for campaign propaganda. Thanks to some nifty Internet technology, the campaigns of President Bush and John F. Kerry are making it easy for their supporters to pass off the campaigns’ talking points as just another concerned citizen’s …

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Aug 18

Mission Creep

When I attended the United for Peace and Justice anti-war rally in Pittsburgh at the beginning of ’03, I was annoyed and frustrated by the horrendous mission creep there. I was there to stop what I felt was an unjust war (we can argue that point later) and intrusive laws that threatened liberty in the …

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Jun 18

Local Unrest

The fight over Communion has taken on local significance for me. Protesters urge bishop to deny communion to pro-abortion legislatorsThursday, June 17, 2004By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A dozen people picketed the Downtown headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh yesterday, calling on Bishop Donald Wuerl to deny communion to Catholic legislators who support legal …

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