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My website is I chose that name because, so far, the term 'civic engagement' comes closest to describing the gist of my endeavors.

Here is the Wikipedia definition for civic engagement: "individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern."

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 3, 2010
You say you want a revolution... Some of the activists at the most recent protests against the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq call for revolution. At points throughout the anti-war rally the crowd chanted, "Shut it down! Shut it down!" It's not clear whether that call for shutting down the empire was heard by anyone in the White House across the street.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2010
Globalization and the US Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq At the most recent anti-war protest in Washington, D.C., Joe Lombardo, a member of the National Assembly, gave a speech that linked globalization with the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The world still can't wait, says activist against US Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Debra Sweet, national director for The World Can't Wait, calls for continued activism to stop the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 26, 2010
A Conversation with an Ordinary Activist Against US Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Instead of a sentence or two from an ordinary activist involved with this event, the entire article is a conversation with that person. Readers' to comment makes up for the bias of a one-source article.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
The Clean Water Protection Act and Mountain Top Removal Mining Activists seek a legislative way to end mountain top removal mining by generating support on Capitol Hill for the Clean Water Protection Act.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2010
A Class- Conscious Strategy For Ending Mountain Top Removal Mining? Appalachian activist Judy Bonds addresses the question: Can the activists fighting to stop mountain top removal mining find common cause with the workers in that industry along the lines of class solidarity ?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 1, 2010
Knowing our enemies and knowing ourselves: What does Al Qaeda Want ? It's patriotic to shake off the spell of our national myths and our nation's propaganda.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
My response to The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism) People who seek to sweepingly discredit environmentalists seem to expect their audiences to believe that Global Warming is the only concern that greenies have.