July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
One protest this week highlighted the flood of money and corporate influence into politics. Another highlighted the question of whether, given this flood, the voice of the people can still be heard.
Last week two political actions in downtown Louisville highlighted opposite sides of the same coin. Heads was a protest put on by Occupy Louisville as part of the nationwide Occupy the Courts day of action marking the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision....
November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
Monday morning, on my way to protest John Boehner, Hell suddenly broke loose all around me. I was momentarily surrounded by blaring sirens, arrays of red and blue strobe lights the like of which could have sent every epileptic in the Ohio River Valley into seizures, and a line of long, black, bullet proof SUV's. The guest of honor of our protest, Speaker of the House John Boehner, had arrived.
Toward the end of the cold war, we learned that a deep resentment was percolating through Muscovites. After years of failing to ensure adequate transportation infrastructure for the city, a fast growing phalanx of frustrated Communist Party apparatchiks made the motorcade the city's status...
October 7, 2011 - 1:27pm
Day three of Occupy Louisville began with some 30 citizens waking up on The Belvedere after having spent the night outside to keep the "occupation" continuous. There are no actual demands yet, but the leaderless group has managed to develop a process for self-governance, gotten donations of food, water, and other necessities, and set up a website. In other words... they are well on their way to their goal of creating a protest that, like others in New York, Boston, and nearly every large city in the country, will continue on "until their one demand is met"... whatever that one demand ultimately turns out to be.
Day one of Occupy Louisville turned out to be a day of excitement, adrenaline, radicalism, and confusion. Labor unions, single-payer healthcare supporters, MoveOn members, environmental activists, and scores of people with no affiliations, or affiliated with a wide array of other groups, came...
August 9, 2011 - 8:00am
Citizens will take to the streets Wednesday in Louisville, Lexington, and Jeffersonville, Indiana to tell Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, and Representatives John Yarmuth, Ben Chandler, Todd Young that what America needs now is jobs, not cuts.
July 6, 2011 - 12:11pm
Kentucky progressives have a chance to shape a huge new movement to "Rebuild the American Dream". Will they step up?
There is a major new progressive movement afoot... but whether Kentucky's progressives speak up to help shape it remains to be seen.Rebuild the Dream is a new movement born of the realization in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere that the American Dream is being attacked and apathy is no...