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I am a now 20 year old College student. According to PoliticalCompass.org I am an Anarcho-Collectivist which is something I strongly agree with. However I have a strong fascination with electoral politics. I guess I hope that one day they will actually work for the people, instead of the multi-national corporations. And that is a significant part of my crusade. I am against the big corporations that run the media, that own our politicians and that are behind the Military-Industrial complex that keeps us in perpetual war.

I also advocate for an education that makes people independent of the system we currently live in. By teaching them how to grow their own food and by teaching them things like carpentry, sewing and cooking.

Also, as a Lesbian Transgender, I am a strong advocate of ACTUAL LGBT* Rights. The right to marry is important, of course, but so are fair treatment and equal rights of the Trans* community in prisons, when it comes to buying homes and seeking employment and when it comes to adoption (which is something that the entire community is facing discrimination on).

Lastly, I understand and accept my privilege as a middle - class Caucasian and I work everyday to use that privilege to better this world for everyone and not just myself.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Poverty in the LGBT* Community
(2 comments) Poverty is a global issue caused by overpopulation and perpetuated by a lack of proper education and a dependency on currency-based systems. This piece discusses the particular problem poverty presents to the LGBT community.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Beyond Politics: Equality and Safety for the LGBT* Community in Prisons
The LGBT* community is facing gross inequality in prisons. This inequality is discussed in this article.

Saturday, July 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Beyond Politics: LGBT Workplace Discrimination
A piece on the current catastrophe of workplace discrimination that people face based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Why ENDA won't work and why we must move beyond politics.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Beyond Politics: Bullying
(2 comments) This goes beyond politics. Bullying in schools can lead to life-long battles with depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses, and all too often suicide. It's time to stop turning a blind eye. It's time for people to do the right thing.

Saturday, June 23, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The 2012 Presidential Election
(1 comments) This piece expresses the frustration with the two party system perpetuated and bought by big banks and big corporations and asks for people to come together and coalesce for something other than the duopoly.

Friday, June 22, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Jill Stein: (Presumptive) 2012 Green Party Presidential Nominee
(5 comments) This piece discusses the platform and the credentials of the presumptive 2012 Green Party Presidential Nominee, Doctor Jill Stein.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Brief Introduction to the Green Party
(8 comments) In this article, I introduce the history and platform of the Green Party.

Monday, June 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Food and Drug Administration: A Healthy Part of the Government or Another Bureaucratic Mess?
In this article I discuss the history, the corruption and the failure of the FDA.

Sunday, June 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's Progressive Credentials: The LGBT* Community
(2 comments) In this article I discuss the Progressive Credentials of President Barack Obama in relation to how his policies have affected the LGBT* community.

Thursday, June 14, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Obama's Progressive Credentials - The Middle and Working Class
In this article I discuss President Obama's Progressive Credentials in regard to the Middle and Working class.

Monday, June 11, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
An Introduction to The Constitution Party
In this article I discuss the Constitution Party in an effort to educate the voter about Viable Third Parties.

Sunday, June 10, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Brief Introduction to the Libertarian Party
(2 comments) In this article I introduce the Libertarian party's history and platform in an effort to educate voters about Viable third parties.