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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, 2000-2008" (Columbus, Free Press) and a member of the Election Integrity movement since 2001. Her original website, WordsUnLtd.com, first entered the blogosphere in 2003. She recently became a senior editor for Opednews.com. She has in the past taught college and worked as a full-time as well as freelance reporter. She has been a peace and election integrity activist since 1999. Her undergraduate and graduate educational background are in Spanish, classical philology, and historical and comparative linguistics. Her biography is most recently listed in "Who's Who in America" 2019 and in 2018 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Who's Who.

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Statehood for DC Mural by Cesar Maxit, Washington, DC, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The National Justice Roundtable: A Unified Progressive Movement Kicks Off An unprecedented galaxy of progressive leaders, experts, organizers, and activists convened for the inaugural edition of the National Justice Roundtable on August 30 via Zoom. The roundtable's four foci were DC statehood, election protection issues, the environment, and poverty/homelessness.
Series: Reviews (96 Articles, 123010 views), Election Integrity (94 Articles, 146392 views), rallies and demonstrations, mostly in DC (4 Articles, 4359 views) (View All Series)
the Parthenon, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 26, 2021
The Demise of Classics Departments? What's Next? Exploration of the ultimate implications of a debate over the future of classics and classics departments in academe. What comes next?
Series: Ruminations (7 Articles, 8871 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views), activism in action (31 Articles, 51677 views) (View All Series)
Martin Luther King Jr Word Cloud, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2021
Thoughts on MLK Day 2021: Is There Hope? Thoughts for MLK Day tomorrow: Hope vs. fear, an old dichotomy.
Series: Ruminations (7 Articles, 8871 views), activism in action (31 Articles, 51677 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views) (View All Series)
Donald Trump flag--yesterday's was less colorful., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2021
Infamy Yet Again on 1/6/21: Envying the Dead Reactions to the hideous events of the another Day That Will Live in Infamy. Brought to us by the administration that will live in infamy.
Series: rallies and demonstrations, mostly in DC (4 Articles, 4359 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 74162 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views) (View All Series)
Christmas reflections, From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2020
At Christmas Holiday thoughts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Series: Ruminations (7 Articles, 8871 views), Holidays (21 Articles, 19327 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views) (View All Series)
Moments of madness keep things interesting, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 26, 2020
Madness Sown by Fake News Thank God for democracy. Can we keep it here? The principles of election integrity are being exploited and parodied.
These leaflets greeted me at the front door yesterday. Go, Dems!, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2020
I Voted! My first time standing in line to vote among a solid block of Republicans. Amazement, despair, and absurdity.
The Kneeling Fireman, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 13, 2020
Poem written on 9/11/2001 Indescribable. One of my colleagues requested that I submit this.
Series: Ruminations (7 Articles, 8871 views)
VOTE!!!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2020
538: PA will be the tipping point* and all eyes on Philly! A nationally known elections expert, Professor Nat Persily of Stanford, spoke to a thousand Zoom attendees Sunday night "on the challenges of holding an election in the midst of a pandemic; the real obstacles that will prevent people from being able to vote this fall."
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 74162 views), activism in action (31 Articles, 51677 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views) (View All Series)
Women are finally being recognized for their inestimable contributions to positive developments in our culture!, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2020
Star-Studded Panel at Netroots Nation Conference Analyzes Woman Power vis-a-vis E2020 Inspiring all of us with truths we ignore at our peril, this star-studded women's rights panel was outstanding at the Netroots Nation Conference on Friday, August 14.
Series: activism in action (31 Articles, 51677 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views) (View All Series)
Facts about Languages, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
From the Brain to the Ballot Box: Drew Westen on Effective Political Messaging At today's Netroots Nation virtual conference, Drew Westen, professor of psychology at Emory University and well-received author, spoke about effective political messaging and what Democrats must do to improve their present practices.
Series: activism in action (31 Articles, 51677 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views) (View All Series)
Oregon ballot return box., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
Protecting our E2020 Votes: Three Progressive SoSs Weigh In For our votes to count this fall, the barriers are many and the fights back spot-on and encouraging. Secretaries of state from three crucial states, Colorado, Michigan, and Connecticut, were ably moderated by Vincent Warren of the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The virtual, interactive panel was held Thursday, August 13 on the first full day of this years Netroots Nation conference.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 74162 views), Election Integrity (94 Articles, 146392 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views) (View All Series)
Whistleblowing, From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2020
2020 Annual Whistleblower Summit Features "Telling Stories Almost Too Big to Hear" An world-class panel assembled and moderated by Andrew Kreig of the Justice-Integrity Project, "Telling Stories Almost Too Big to Hear." Panelists were Charlotte Dennett, Wayne Madsen, Don Siegelman, and William Pepper.
Series: Reviews (96 Articles, 123010 views), International (6 Articles, 10484 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views) (View All Series)
voters, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2020
Notes: Greg Palast Addresses This week's Emergency Election Protection Group on Zoom Notes on This week's (7/20/20) Emergency Election Protection group on Zoom, formed to trade information and strategy on how to save our country from the unspeakable outcome if Trump wins another term
Series: Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 29023 views), Election Integrity (94 Articles, 146392 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views) (View All Series)
NOAM CHOMSKY, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 15, 2020
How Trump Stole 2020: Greg Palast & Noam Chomsky, moderated by Amy Goodman How Trump Stole 2020: Greg Palast & Noam Chomsky, moderated by Amy Goodman A Zoom presentation on Bastille Day with Greg Palast and Noam Chomsky discussing Greg's new book in the context of the quagmire of November 2020 and what we can do to assure a survivable outcome.
Series: politics in general (40 Articles, 74162 views), Greg Palast and environmentalism (19 Articles, 29023 views), Election Integrity (94 Articles, 146392 views) (View All Series)
Cover of the book, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2020
Review: Greg Palast's Forthcoming Blockbuster, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt for America's Vanished Voters A review of Greg Palast's blockbuster "How Trump Stole 2020," counting the ways Election 2020 will be corrupted and instructing us how to fight back and win. The publication date was Bastille Day.
Vote!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Notes on Town Hall via Zoom, Emergency Election Protection 2020 The Emergency Election Protection group, which has held about ten weekly Zoom sessions so far, today consisted of a town hall session led by several long-time and distinguished activists. Public support is vital to achieving their goals, which are really all of ours.
Series: Reviews (96 Articles, 123010 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 74162 views), Election Integrity (94 Articles, 146392 views) (View All Series)
A Doomsday Clock. What time is it? 100 seonds to., From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Chomsky, Up Against a Sociopathic Megalomaniac: What Does This Tell Us about Ourselves? This evening, June 10, Professor Noam Chomsky addressed members of Princeton's Coalition of Peace Action on the occasion of their Fortieth Anniversary Membership Gathering. When one member of the audience asked him what he attributes his longevity (92) to, he answered: "The Bicycle Theory: Keep riding fast and you don't fall off."
Series: discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views), activism in action (31 Articles, 51677 views) (View All Series)
What's left of our flag today?, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 25, 2020
Happy? Memorial Day Ruminations on Memorial Day this tragic year, in response to that third-grade song I learned so many years ago, "What Shall We Do on Memorial Day?"
Series: Ruminations (7 Articles, 8871 views), discrimination (20 Articles, 43536 views)
Folk Art Flag, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The 100 Million Who Don't Vote: Who Are They and Why? NYU's Brennan Center for Justice led a webinar today focused on a groundbreaking study just released by the Knight Foundation, "The 100 Million Project: The Untold Story of American Non-Voters."
Series: Reviews (96 Articles, 123010 views), politics in general (40 Articles, 74162 views), democracy (15 Articles, 34681 views) (View All Series)

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