Posts Tagged ‘protest’

All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)

December 23, 2018

“All I Want is Truth (for Christmas),” written and performed by Laura Burhenn with her band The Mynabirds.

Laura Burhenn @ TEDx

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All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)

December 9, 2017

“All I Want is Truth (for Christmas),” written and performed by Laura Burhenn with her band The Mynabirds.

Laura Burhenn @ TEDx

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Big Savings!

November 24, 2017

Big Savings!

The Friday after Thanksgiving or ”Black Friday“ is reserved by global corporations for whipping Americans into a frenzy of over-consumption.  Millions camp out and line up for hours hoping for bargains. Most end up buying things they don’t need at prices they can’t afford.

Save big today. Don’t buy a single thing. If you want to spend something, spend the day with friends and family. Spend time at the library; borrow a book and spend time reading it. Spend time making something. You’re not what you buy. You’re not a “consumer.” You’re a human being.

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Thanksgiving Greetings from William S. Burroughs

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Greetings from William S. Burroughs
A holiday poem from Williams S. Burroughs: “Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons …”
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All I Want For Christmas

December 17, 2016

“All I Want For Christmas,” written and performed by Macy Gray, with the help of some young friends. A topical 2015 recording.

Lyrics here.

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When Will We Be Paid?

December 4, 2016

“When Will We Be Paid?” written by Randall Stewart, recorded by the Staples Singers in 1969. Prince and Angie Stone” recorded a version, released on a fairly obscure CD. This concise call for reparations is said to have been inspired by a passage written by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Big Savings!

November 25, 2016

Big Savings!

The Friday after Thanksgiving or ”Black Friday“ is reserved by global corporations for whipping Americans into a frenzy of over-consumption.  Millions camp out and line up for hours hoping for bargains. Most end up buying things they don’t need at prices they can’t afford.

Save big today. Don’t buy a single thing. If you want to spend something, spend the day with friends and family. Spend time at the library; borrow a book and spend time reading it. Spend time making something. You’re not what you buy. You’re not a “consumer.” You’re a human being.

More:

“Buy Nothing Day,” AdBusters

“Buy Nothing Day,” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“The scientific explanation of why people kill each other over TVs on Black Friday,” Laurence Ashworth, Reuters

“5 Great Reasons to Celebrate International Buy Nothing Day Instead of Black Friday,” Amy Mendosa, TIME

“Anti-Black Friday Movements Gain Traction With Patagonia Clothing Swap,” Meagan Clark, International Business Times

“A Brief History of Black Friday,” Ethan Trex, Mental Floss

“Annual ‘Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange’ bucks consumerism,” Michelle R. Smith, AP via Providence Journal

“Great Ways to Spend Black Friday Not at the Mall,” Brad Tuttle,CNN Money

“Fight Black Friday by joining a Buy Nothing group,” Lisa Hyma,Grist

“Websites promote Buy Nothing Day,” Kevin O’Neil, Scranton Times-Tribune

“Buy Nothing Day 2014: Black Friday Anti-Consumerism Backlash Facts and History,” Lydia Smith, International Business Times

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What It Means

October 19, 2016

“What It Means,” written by Patterson Hood and recorded by him with Drive-By Truckers.

“And that guy who killed that kid down in Florida standing ground
Is free to beat up on his girlfriend and wave his brand-new gun around.”

Drive-By Truckers website

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Gyrocopter Jockey Gets Jail Time for Buzzing the Capitol

April 26, 2016

Gyrocopter Jockey Gets Jail Time for Buzzing the Capitol

Last fall Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his gyrocopter into DC restricted airspace and landed on the Capitol lawn. Dressed in his mail carrier uniform, had letters addressed to each member of Congress protesting campaign finance laws. Immediately arrested, he soon pleaded guilty to flying his gyrocopter without a license into DC’s restricted airspace.

Mr. Hughes was dismissed from the US Postal Service for his unauthorized airmail delivery. Last Thursday he was sentenced to 120 days in federal prison. That’s a pretty light sentence for threatening Congress with a … a…. Wait.  What the heck is a gyrocopter?

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All I Want For Christmas

December 24, 2015

“All I Want For Christmas,” written and performed by Macy Gray, with the help of some young friends. A topical 2015 recording.

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