I missed posting on Bastille day, but there are some upcoming uprisings it’s not too late to take part in.
Right now Disability Rights folks are camping out on the traffic island at Adeline and Russell in Berkeley, protesting Schwartzenegger’s cuts to homecare. This Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Michael Parenti and Country Joe McDonald will help the campers celebrate their one-month anniversary and raise some money. C’mon down!
A little more lead time on this one:
                    NAACP president announces Oct. 2 march on Washington
The Kansas City Star
July 12, 2010

NAACP members will march in Washington, D.C., in October to draw attention to social problems that have intensified during the recession, the organization’s president said Monday night.

At the NAACP’s 101st annual convention at Bartle Hall, Benjamin Todd Jealous asked the country to join the NAACP on Oct. 2 to rebut division that he said the tea party has created and to fight together against ills such as foreclosures, joblessness, failed schools, urban violence and racism. 

“Fire up the troops of hope, unity and justice in this nation,” Jealous said. “This fall, we are going to lead a great and mighty army that looks like America.”

Audience members held signs with the title of the movement, “One Nation,” along with “Revive,” “Organize” and “10-2-10.”

A month before the November election, marchers will demand the change they voted for when Barack Obama was elected, Jealous said. They will keep their senators accountable to regulate lenders, create jobs and stop moving money out of education and into wars and prisons.

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As the daughter of one of the organizers of the Ford Hunger Marches during the Great Depression, I say “It’s about time!”
©2010 by Nancy Schimmel
Nancy Schimmel
P.S. You can do this without even getting up: Tell Obama to choose Elizabeth Warren to be the Wall Street watchdog we need so badly, not some banker's pet.
Friday, July 16, 2010 - 01:06 PM
Something's wrong with my blogging program, iWeb, so I can't upload new posts till it's fixed and I haven't gotten around to doing that. But I just realized I can still add a comment to explain my absence from the blogging scene. I'm still here, still writing, but have to get down to the Apple store to get this straightened out and there always seems to be something else to do.
Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 09:16 AM
Wednesday France celebrated La Fête Nationale, le 14 juillet, which we call Bastille Day, commemorating the uprising that breached the notorious prison.
Friday, July 16, 2010