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Democracy Happens, but VPs of Paramilitary Corporations Don't Have to Like (or Accept) It

A Blackwater vice president, Brian Bonfiglio, on the high-turnout (59 percent) local election for an advisory Planning Board that saw victories of between 63 and 71 percent for opponents of Blackwater's proposed military training camp, removing all five members that had supported it of .

“I feel bad that people that I believe were serving the community were removed based on political influences.”

You bad 299 people out of 507 voting, each and every one of you is a political influence. And every red, white, and blue blooded American hates political influences.

How is the Daily Tribune reporter Anne Krueger able to report this (in "Vote Unlikely To Deter Blackwater") with a straight face?

Linux Phone Platform Specifications Released

LiPS (Linux Phone Standards Forum) specification released
backed by some European companies
http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/11/2121229

Sean Penn endorses Dennis Kucinich, and indicts the media

Sean Penn endorses Dennis Kucinich in inimitable fashion, and indicts the media a bit

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/12/07/5692/

Free Speech TV Our Web campaign press releases

Basic point: go to http://freespeech.org/ourweb, join http://community.freespeech.org, and while you're there don't forget to visit anchor community member http://coanews.org

Echoing Green application

2007-2008 Application Cycle for Echoing Green Fellowship:

Each year, Echoing Green awards 20 two-year fellowships to entrepreneurs creating new social change organizations. Fellows receive up to $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable organizations.

This is a great opportunity for PWGD to launch our open, democratic network of communication and collaboration.

See the questions with our answers (and notes mercifully hidden).

People Who Give a Damn

From the Articles of Organization filed with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the purpose of People Who Give a Damn, Inc., is to engage in the following activities:

  1. To build, fund, and promote the technical and physical infrastructure needed to connect people who care about making their own or others' lives better in one or many ways,
  2. To educate the public about tools to help people meet, co-ordinate, and act together,
  3. To foster and support democratic decision-making,

The Long View

[NOTE: I want to make this a blog post on http://pbs.org/idealab -- anything I have to add to it?]

George Salzman wrote:

Ironic spreading of hatred and fear

Paul Campos
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2007/nov/27/campos-americas-worst-...

on Tom Tancredo's latest ad:

"There are consequences to open borders beyond the 20 million aliens who have come to take our jobs," a voice intones. "Islamic terrorists now freely roam U.S. soil, jihadists who froth with hate, here to do as they have in London, Spain, Russia. The price we pay for spineless politicians who refuse to defend our borders against those who come to kill."

The only legal immigrants: O'odham against the border wall

The grassroots organization O'odham Voice Against the Wall has denounced the ongoing genocide of the O'odham people in the United States and Mexico, where the border wall and development has resulted in the digging up of graves and the final resting places of their ancestors.

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2007/11/25/133417/40

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