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Entries Tagged as 'Protests and Crackdowns'

Martin Luther King, Jr., Glenn Beck, and the “Ground Zero Mosque” #blogboost

August 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments · censorship, Democracy, Diversity, Peace and War, propaganda, Protests and Crackdowns, Shel's Personal Life

I think Beck and Palin are despicable. I also think they have every right to hold their gathering of the lunatic fringe. And I’m aware that I’ve taken plenty of stands over my career for which others would paint me as “lunatic fringe.” Some of them are now mainstream, such as aiming for zero waste, repurposing rooftop space into food and energy collectors, and getting the heck off fossil and nuclear power sources—but they sure weren’t 30 or 40 years ago. I would not have granted then, and don’t grant now, the right of others to tell me how to think, and I don’t claim that same privilege against others whom I disagree with. The right to try to convince them, certainly—but NEVER to dictate what is or is not acceptable thought.

I remember holding a lone protest in front of the local courthouse when the U.S. bombed Lybia. The first day, I got a lot of middle fingers and angry shouts.

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Wall Street Reform + Oil Cap + Gay Marriage

July 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Business Ethics, Democracy, Energy & Sustainability, General Commentary, media-general, Politics, Protests and Crackdowns, Social and Economic Justice, Socially Responsible Investing


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Recapping a Rough Week for Progressives

January 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Politics, Protests and Crackdowns


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TSA Subpoenaed My Friend For Telling the Truth

December 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · censorship, Ethics in Government, Protests and Crackdowns, Transparency vs. Secrecy


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Shocking! Tweet Led to Outrageous Civil Rights Violation

October 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Democracy, Ethics in Government, Protests and Crackdowns


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