September 23: Activist Check-In

September 23: Activist Check-In

I’m starting to think that I’m in the movie, Groundhogs day. Why you ask? Well, another unarmed person of color was shot and killed by the police. This time in Tulsa Oklahoma. Just as we were digesting that news, North Carolina police shot a disabled man...
September 16: Activist Check-In

September 16: Activist Check-In

Hi Everyone! I am so happy to have you back for another week of the Activist Check-in. Before we go into this week’s activities, I would like to thank everyone who took time from their busy scheduled to vote on Tuesday. Your vote made a difference and we saw some big...
ADVENTURES OF ACTIVISM IN BUDAPEST-ENTRY NUMBER 4

ADVENTURES OF ACTIVISM IN BUDAPEST-ENTRY NUMBER 4

So at this point in my travels in Hungary I have gone from Budapest (which I likened to NYC), to Balatonfured (which I liken to the Hudson Valley Resort spots where Citizen Action has had many a staff meeting) and on to Pecs (pronounced Page) which I liken to a really...
A Nationwide Moral Revival

A Nationwide Moral Revival

A Nationwide Moral Revival September 12, 2016 | Albany, NY More than 100 clergy, activists, labor leaders, and concerned people from every corner of New York State gathered at the Capitol in Albany on Monday for a “Moral Day of Action.” In solidarity with...
September 9: Activist Check-In

September 9: Activist Check-In

September has arrived, and it didn’t come alone. Next week’s primaries will remind us that winter (NY State legislative Session)  is coming, but before it gets here we can use the primaries to elect some progressive candidates into office. We have plenty of...
ADVENTURES OF ACTIVISM IN BUDAPEST-ENTRY NUMBER 3

ADVENTURES OF ACTIVISM IN BUDAPEST-ENTRY NUMBER 3

Today I had a conversation with an American who moved to Slovakia about 15 years ago, and it really got me thinking.  He talked about the great disappointments: We discussed the UK and United States, brexit, the rise of Trump and the need for the Black Lives Matter...

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