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Joanne Boyer is founder and editor of Wisdom Voices Press and www.WisdomVoices.com. Her first book is "Wisdom of Progressive Voices." Joanne has worked in professional communications for more than 30 years. Her career includes being the first woman sports writer for several daily newspapers in the 1970s. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she resides in Minneapolis with her husband, also an author.

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Medicare Turns 50: Let's Celebrate and Expand Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
After Medicare Celebrations End, Let's Push Harder for Single Payer There are many reasons to celebrate as Medicare turns 50 this week. Yet it's a time to ask why we still don't have a "Medicare For All" single payer health care delivery system in this country and how the "for profit" insurance companies continue to make it impossible for many to access health care.

Iowa State: Just one example of land grant colleges Friday, February 20, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Forgetting Our Land Grant Colleges History: Public Higher Education Does Work We have forgotten that our Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln knew that federal and state supported public education was the lifeblood of the nation. We look back on the founding of the time-honored tradition of the land grant colleges. We ask those who think the world began with them, who do you think educated those who educated those who educated you?

The Wisconsin Idea now faces extinction Friday, January 30, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'The Boundaries Of The University Shall Be The Boundaries Of The State': A Lesson Wisconsin and Scott Walker Forgot Once the crown jewel of public universities, the University of Wisconsin stands on the brink of ruin as Scott Walker does the bidding of the Koch Brothers to privatize public education in the Badger State.

Where do you find hope? Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hope: A Duty, Not A Nicety We asked where do you find hope? We heard from several folks and found our own. Where do you see hope for the year ahead?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'The goal is to have one party that's worth a damn' Mike McCabe's new book, Blue Jeans In High Places: The Coming Makeover Of American Politics, offers ways to break out of the political entrapment of our current two-party system. "I came to the conclusion that this is a moment that cries out for some political game changers." As he describes, we have one party that's scary and another that is scared.

Workers demand economic justice for a living wage. Thursday, July 24, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Grass Roots Fight For A Living Wage Jennifer Epps-Addison, Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now offers hope for a future that includes a living wage for U.S. workers.

Single Payer Remains The Best Answer Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who's Talking Single Payer? You'd Be Surprised At The Depth and Breadth So you think the push for single payer has slowed after ACA implementation? Well, you'd be wrong. Take a look at all the different groups and people pushing for the only real answer to our fractured health care system.

Sen. Joseph Ransdell (1914) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (2014) Friday, June 20, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Much Has Changed In 100 Years? 100 years ago we were arguing about the same social and political topics as we are today. The more things change, the more they stay the same? And through it all there have been proud progressive voices to counter those who spoke of fear and absolute truths. Find out more about the person who said, "The truest ambition is so to employ life as to be of the greatest service to others." Take that Ayn Rand.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar with MPP's Roxanne Abbas Monday, March 10, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Minnesota Peace Project: A Model For All 50 States The Minnesota Peace Project is the quintessential grass-roots organization that works diligently with its state’s Congressional delegation to help affect change and move us to a more peaceful and non-violent world. Peace is a non-partisan issue and the group has effectively used the art of listening as they work with Democratic and Republican representatives.

Protesting the XLP in frozen Minnesota. Thursday, February 6, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Protesting Keystone: We Do It Because It Is The Right Thing To Do Will the Keystone Pipeline vigils stop construction of the pipeline? We don't know. What we do know is that doing nothing is not an option. We protest because it's the right thing to do.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Building A 21st Century Progressive Infrastructure "My bet is on the American people," says David Bender, political director of ProgressiveVoices.com, a new platform for building a 21st century progressive infrastructure. Few have walked the long and winding progressive road for as long as Bender. He should know if it's a good bet.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The ACA, Pope Francis, and Me: The Road To Single Payer How will we ultimately define the success of the ACA? If it moves us to a single payer system to include those as Francis calls "on the fringe" then it will haven't meant something for us as a country.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
My Junk Insurance Policy Cancelled? I Jumped For Joy Those who made the most noise over junk insurance policy cancellations did not understand what those policies really are. I was cancelled and I jumped for joy.

Donna Smith of Health Care For All Colorado Friday, October 4, 2013 (27 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Doing The Work For The Real Health Care Victory: Single Payer While Republicans shut down the government over the Affordable Health Care, there are many still working for the real prize: Single Payer for the U.S.

Single Payer remains the only real pathway to health care for everyone. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
While Republicans Threaten To Defund It, The ACA Takes Us Closer To Single Payer The ACA will save me money on one hand. But our for-profit health care delivery system still rules the day. Why do we tolerate a system that rates our lives like Olympic medals (bronze, silver, and gold). Let's start the push to move the ACA toward single payer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Excuse Me, But We Are Talking About Saving People's Lives The Affordable Care Act is not the single-payer system we really need, but it will save people's lives -- maybe even min.

Two American Families cut to the heart of our jobs crisis Friday, July 12, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Embracing Moral Mondays 7 Days A Week Bill Moyers' Frontline feature "Two American Families" hit a little too close to home: I grew up in one of the neighborhoods features. What was the bedrock of American middle class life has been destroyed intentionally by policies and politicians of both parties. Where is the moral outrage from "We The People?"

Single Payer remains the only real pathway to health care for everyone. Wednesday, June 5, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
January 1, 2014: What Will Working Your Way To ACA Implementation Look Like? We're six months away from full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. What will that process look like for people like me without meaningful health insurance coverage? I plan to blog about the experience. Let's find out what it looks like together.

Jim Wallis asks us to expand our concept of 'Who is my neighbor?' Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind Sojourners editor Jim Wallis' newest book asks us to consider an ancient concept called the common good in order to help with the political, environmental, and social ills of our day. As we face terrifying news about climate change what more do we need to understand the concept of interconnectedness and the common good?

The Robin Hood Tax Monday, April 15, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Are Not Broke: Ellison Reintroduces The Robin Hood Tax We need to change the conversation. We, as a country, are not broke. There are many things we can do to change the inequality dynamics facing us today -- that don't involve preying on the marginalized. The Robin Hood Tax is one simple solution.

Gaylord Nelson overlooking Wisconsin's St. Croix River Tuesday, April 2, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Different Are Today's Environmental Issues? What Would Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson Say? Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson awakened our environmental conscience in the 1970s. What would he say about our state of affairs today? To get some insights, we connected with Nelson biographer Bill Christofferson.

Mike Malloy Talks To His Audience In Minneapolis Monday, March 25, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Night For Truth Seeking And Hope Mike Malloy has been raising Cain his entire professional career. His voice and commentary have helped to keep truth in our political discussions of today. This past weekend he reflected a bit on hope for the future.

Back To Work Budget Monday, March 18, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Back To Work Budget: Learn More About It And Advocate For It The Progressive Caucus has introduced the Back To Work Budget -- full of common sense and things the American people want. Learn more and then call your congressional representative to support it.

Cindy Young from Campaign For A Healthy California Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Single Payer: Labor Leads The Way To The Only Real Health Care Crisis Solution The Affordable HealthCare Act takes us a baby step toward turning the corner on the health care crisis in this country. Single Payer -- Everyone In. Nobody Out remains the answer. Labor keeps pushing us toward it.

Sister Patty Chappell Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Working To Keep Peace In The Conversation Sister Patricia Chappell, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA continues the day-in and day-out work of talking peace to a world bent on war and violence.

Labor Campaign and PDA push for single payer Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Single Payer: The Only Real Answer The Affordable Healthcare Act is a baby step toward the finish line of real health care reform in this country. Single payer remains the only real solution.

Our nation is crying out, "Help Me" Saturday, December 15, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Are Crying Out "Help Me': A Look At Nonviolence As An Alternative The Connecticut tragedy is but another reminder our national soul is suffering deeply. A look at one of this country's most vocal advocates for peace and nonviolence may hold a key to healing.

Keystone pipeline demonstrations Tuesday, December 4, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Shout Out To We The People The progressive voice of the American people became louder and stronger in 2012. Examples abound everywhere and on every topic from voting rights to workers rights. We salute the American people -- with several examples -- of how individuals and organizations are fighting back and reclaiming our proud progressive past.

Bobby Kennedy Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
He spoke for the disaffected, the impoverished, and the excluded Today is Bobby Kennedy's birthday. For those of us who grew up in the 1960s when our country was torn by inequality and war, he offered us hope that we could think outside of ourselves and that peace was far more profitable than war. In his honor, we remember him today.

Vote No in Minnesota Friday, November 2, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
ALEC: Alive and Well and Pushing Voter Suppression In Minnesota Minnesota now faces "cut and paste" ALEC voter suppression legislation being embedded with permanent ink in our state constitution. It's another ballot amendment that has national implications.

Paul and Sheila Wellstone Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Paul Wellstone: 10 Years Later, Oh How He Is Missed Paul Wellstone's brilliant progressive voice was silenced in a plane crash 10 years ago this month. We should never forget (and thanks to Wellstone Action his legacy lives on) his belief that government could positively impact people's lives.

Voter Suppression Runs Rampant Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Breadth and Depth of Voter Suppression Should Scare Us All The assault on voting rights is unlike anything this country has seen in generations. Citizens United squeezes democracy on one end and voter suppression on the other. Will democracy survive?

Voter ID: It's harder than you think to get an ID Friday, September 14, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
So You Think It's Easty To Get An ID Card? Think Again Read here about what it's like for someone whose life is not just like yours to try and get an ID. We have become so insular these days that we have forgotten what it's like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.

Corporate money in elections is killing democracy Monday, August 20, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Movement Afoot To Eradicate Citizens United Move To Amend's Midwest Barnstorming Tour is generating enthusiasm to do the work of eliminating Citizens United from our lives. Similar to all social movements, there's much work to be done.

Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Really Paul Ryan? You Chose Ayn Rand Over Dorothy Day? How is it that Paul Ryan loves to talk about his Catholicism and yet chose to embrace the teachings of atheist Ayn Rand over that of Dorothy Day?

Leading the Nuns On The Bus Tour Friday, August 3, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nuns On The Bus: Reflecting Back, Looking Ahead, Working For Justice Sister Simone Campbell, the driving force behind the Nuns On The Bus Tour, calls Paul Ryan's budget an unpatriotic lie.

Roy Bourgeois:  We are not made for war Monday, July 16, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Are Not Made For War The work for peace never ends. Those who attended the Peacestock gathering this past weekend were reminded of this by two great voices who speak for no more war -- Father Ray Bourgeois and David Swanson.

The lie of voter fraud is now on billboards Tuesday, July 10, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Minnesota Be Next To Succumb To The Lie Of Voter Fraud Minnesota now faces a constitutional amendment with voter photo ID because the Land of 10,000 Lakes has a Democratic governor who would has and would veto such a law. The unending lie of voter fraud continues in another format.

Wendell Potter: So much more than a retired insurance executive Tuesday, July 3, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
After The Ruling: Continuing To Speak Truth To Power The Supreme Court has ruled, but the for-profit health care industry continues to apply its "deadly spin" as to how people will benefit from this first step in putting people instead of profits first in health care.

Single Payer Remains The Best Answer Friday, June 22, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Food For Thought As We Await The Supreme Court Ruling Will single payer -- the people's choice -- ever become a reality? As we await the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Health Care Act, a few insights from Wendell Potter on the work ahead.

Health Care for All Minnesota Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Single Payer: Moving Forward In The States Single payer remains the only common sense solution to our health care crisis -- no matter what the Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act. The states continue to move forward. Vermont was first. Will Minnesota be next?

David Swanson Thursday, June 7, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Helping To Soothe Your Post-Wisconsin Hangover David Swanson minces no words -- activism is a daily struggle, not marked by one election cycle. However, he cautions that we are in uncharted waters with this newest form of legalized campaign bribery.

Friday night in Madison Monday, June 4, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Wisconsin's Final Recall Hours: From Jackson Browne to Get Out And Vote Tuesday will hopefully bring an end to Scott Walker and his Wisconsin-tradition busting. It won't be easy. Those who grab power through lies and deceit never go quietly into the night. Can the people take back democracy or are we headed toward oligarchy?

Wisconsin voters celebrated in January 2012 Sunday, May 20, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Will Wisconsin's Marathon Race End? Keep those positive vibes to the universe going. Wisconsin voters can turn the tide. Are you ready to celebrate or head for your hidey hole?

Planet Earth Friday, April 20, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Earth Day 2012: A Message From The Cosmos An important reminder on Earth Day, or any day -- that we are all connected to all other living things.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold DVD Thursday, April 12, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'A Community To Which We Belong' The Aldo Leopold Foundation introduces an American conservation icon to a 21st century audience.

Thomas Linzey Thursday, April 5, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'We're beginning to awake from our (environmental) slumber' The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which offers free legal advice to communities, is working to move us away from a corporate created system of environmental protection toward one that is ecosystem centered.

Protecting Our Environment Remains A Focus For Many Monday, April 2, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Once Gathered 20 Million Strong To Care For The Planet April provides the chance to look back to when we placed environmental issues at the top of our list and support those who continue that work today.

Individual Mandates?  People want a public option Monday, March 26, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Go Ahead Supreme Court, Make Your Ruling Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the individual mandate and health exchanges, citizens are ready, willing and able to change our broken health care system into something that is "people centric."

Voter Photo ID laws threaten our democracy Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"The real impetus of voter ID laws is partisan" Voter photo ID laws laws are part of comprehensive campaign to deny the vote to millions for partisan gain -- essentially sacrificing the health of our democracy to win elections. So says Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of The Advancement Project. Learn how you can fight back.

Wisconsinites returned to the streets last weekend. Monday, March 12, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
They're Back: Those Wonderful Wisconsinites Won't Give Up Those incredible people in Wisconsin continue to inspire us and show us what democracy looks like. They remembered last weekend by marking the one year anniversary of Gov. Scott Walker's union-stripping legislation. They also looked forward to his recall.

Eugene V. Debs ran for president while in federal prison. Tuesday, February 28, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Remembering The Grandfather Of The Occupy Movement As we await a spring revival of the Occupy Movement, a look back at the life and times of Eugene V. Debs reminds us that the fight for the 99 percent has long been waged.

Voter ID disenfranchises eligible voters Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fraud of 'Voter Fraud' Elections cannot be free and fair unless they are open to every eligible voter. Photo ID requirements erode the integrity of elections. Just why are all these photo ID laws being passed in Republican-controlled legislatures across the country?

John Dear, S.J. Tuesday, February 7, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
John Dear: One Man's Journey To Create A Nonviolent World The road has not been easy for this Nobel Peace Prize-nominated activist. Yet, his commitment to nonviolence and peace is never-ending.

Are we teaching our students to think? Monday, January 30, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are We Teaching Our Kids to Earn -- Or How to Think? What does it mean to be educated? It is as important to prepare the next generation for well-lived lives as well as jobs. Here's a toast to the importance of a Liberal Arts education.

On the Commons Monday, January 23, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We're All In This Together: On the Commons Reinforces the 99 Percent Movement Last week's Internet privacy/access battle was just another example of 'the commons.' On the Commons is an organization dedicated to educating and promoting all that we share.

One of many recall Walker supporters in Madison Tuesday night Thursday, January 19, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Walker Recall: A Victory For Democracy and Fighting Bob LaFollette A resurrection of the progressive movement occurred in Wisconsin. Can the rest of the nation follow suit in order to save our democracy?

Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'I Did Not Want To Be On The Side Of History That Remained Silent' With the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker due soon, it's good to reflect back on the events of a year ago to understand how and why this recall is happening. Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor, one of the "Wisconsin 14 -- remembers back to those historic days in February 2011.

Protesting Citizens United Thursday, December 15, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Too Early To Chill The Champagne? Action Heats Up On Overturning Citizens United Have you noticed all the recent activity surrounding constitutional amendments and overturning Citizens United? Take a look -- there's been a lot going on.

Young Elected Officials Network Monday, December 12, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Next Generation of Progressive Leaders Ever wonder if there is a "next generation" of progressive leaders waiting to have the torch passed to them? Wonder no more. Read about the great work being done by the Young Elected Officials Network and its director, Andrew Gillum.

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