Good Behavior without Permission Slips

Dave Scotese was interviewed by Ernest Hancock on “Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock”. Dave talked about rejection of the government of fear and emphasis on living together as good people without any “permission slip” from authorities. Personally, I know that Dave recognizes and stresses that most people can be trusted to do the right…

Saudi General Egged and Called a Terrorist by Protesters in London

Britain’s government is openly accomplice in Saudi killings of Yemenis over the past 2 years. But one daring citizen stood up to a Saudi general visiting UK and tried to put the general under citizen’s arrest. This past Thursday, Sam Walton, a peace activist advocating human rights and protesting Saudi atrocities in Yemen, intercepted a…

International Women’s Day or Day Without a Woman?

What happened yesterday under the banner of Day Without a Woman seems to have turned the spirit of activism into a comedic street show as women decided to go on a strike in dozens of countries. March 08, 2017 was International Women’s Day. So we expected women to celebrate their achievements in personal, social, economic,…

Too Much Protesting

by Bob Branco People have protested for centuries. I’ve done it myself. However, I believe that the only time we should protest is if we expect something back, such as a pay raise, additional human rights, or anything else that’s tangible. Special interest groups, labor unions, and grass roots groups protest a lot, but their…

Whitewashing Abe Style

by Max Skinwood Activism, racism, difference of opinion, ability, personal preferences? Where does it stop? We have seen it in the case of Scarlett Johansson when she was cast as the Major in the film version of Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell. Was it, as producer Steven Paul says, changing the character could have…

VA: Niko, the Death-Row Dog, Gets Stay of Execution

Niko, the Staffordshire Terrier in Albemarle County, Virginia, has been granted a stay of execution until January 18, 2017, according to an update of support for Niko—Prayers for Niko/Kino Strong. Niko’s mom posted “There has been a STAY!!! Thank you GOD!” on the page yesterday after a court hearing on whether to allow more time…

The Employee Rights Everyone Should Fight to Protect

by Daniel Bell Businesses are a hugely important part of society. They employ communities and contribute to the wealth and prosperity of the nation. We would like to believe that most employers take their responsibility to their people seriously. But there are some who aren’t as gracious in command as others. Here, we’ll look at…

Legal Status and Effectiveness of Online Petitioning

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry Online petitions are quickly becoming very popular, such petitions sometimes can be referred to as e-petitions, or cyber-petitions. Online activism and social networking make it very easy for people to get involved that would normally feel they did not have a real voice. Yet several questions often arise on just how…