• salembard wrote a new diary post: We’re Not Back! We Never Left!

    2012-05-28 21:07:15View | Delete

    Take Charge and Tell the Occupy Story Occupy Writers and Media Coordinators Organize and Use all Aspects of Modern Media to Get the Occupy Story Out. How we write for journals and blogs, publish articles and commentaries, communicate with media editors, use social media, all combine to make the Occupy story available to our audiences. When [...]

  • salembard wrote a new diary post: We’re Not Back! We Never Left!

    2012-05-08 14:48:09View | Delete

    Occupy the State A Review of the Oregon Model for State-Wide, Local, Occupy Groups.   Responding to needs to develop effective lines of communications to serve Occupy groups in Oregon and to develop better contact with mainstream and alternative news media, in true progressive tradition, Oregon is developing models for consensus and team work through [...]

  • Political space offers us a three-dimensional viewpoint of political life., breaking down simple linear distinctions of conservative and liberal. It even goes beyond the political flatland described by economic and social political thought.. Traditional conservatives, neo-conservatives, isolationists, and internationalists, allclaim the pure staff of contemporary conservatism. Recently, another player has entered the stage, the Libertarian, [...]

  • Just why should it matter how we describe our personal politics? After all, the liberal-conservative division seems to satisfy most people,. Or, is the satisfaction merely an induced haze produced by managers of public opinion? Freeing ourselves from manipulation by elites depends on how we define ourselves. It depends on how we associate with others [...]

  • salembard commented on the diary post Diversity of tactics – and uniformity of outcomes by danps.

    2012-02-11 22:29:13View | Delete

    Simply put, Occupy is nonviolent. Period. It is a basic value. Additionally, as Prof Gene Sharp has worked for decades to demonstrate, nonviolent methods of political change are more effective than political violence. If the goal is emotional addiction to destructive behavior, then establishing real democracy over dictatorships and other elites probably is not an [...]

  • salembard wrote a new diary post: Can the Pundits Give Us Some Political Space?

    2012-02-09 23:03:58View | Delete

    For years conventional wisdom crammed the mass of political opinion into a narrow range, linear, and absolutely polarizing. At its worst we must live on a narrow one-way street called Liberal-Conservative Way. Sometimes we may even enter into the mystical realm of flatland, where conservative and liberal values expand to fill social and economic axes, [...]

  • salembard became a registered member

    2012-02-09 21:25:05View | Delete