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My mom died because she was too poor to afford a doctor

While Congress debates a rollback of the ACA, I wrote my mom's story as a reminder that health care isn't just a line item on a budget spreadsheet.
posted by missjenny on Sep 23, 2017 - 11 comments

In Their Own Words: LGBTQ Asia Responds to Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

An in-depth exploration of pan-Asian responses to Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling, interviewing 42 LGBTQ people and activists from all across Asia, published on Autostraddle! [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 4, 2017 - 0 comments

"Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life"

It is with the greatest pleasure that I share with you Radical Technologies, the book referred to here, and for so much of which I'm indebted to conversations that have happened here. [more inside]
posted by adamgreenfield on Jul 17, 2017 - 8 comments

Sad Birthday Trump Protest

On Wednesday, June 13th, Rise and Resist will be delivering Trump's birthday present to Trump Tower in NYC - one way plane tickets to Russia. Sign his birthday card now, and tell him why you want him out of the Presidency, and out of the country. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 11, 2017 - 0 comments

Progressive Massachusetts Legislator Scorecard

I created an interface to help you learn more about your Massachusetts state senator and house rep based on their past votes and bill cosponsorships. The app uses data collected by the organization Progressive Massachusetts and was developed in cooperation with them. I'm hoping it helps MA residents assess their state reps based on their legislative records, rather than their rhetoric. [more inside]
posted by loquacious crouton on Apr 12, 2017 - 1 comment

Red Flags "Read-In"

Reading for Change! April 2nd event will be online, everywhere. [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on Mar 28, 2017 - 1 comment

Falsehoods-to-Bullshit

I mentioned this idea in a politics thread and decided to throw it together. This replaces "falsehood(s)" with "bullshit" on any web page. As a bonus, it replaces "false" with "full-of-shit." It makes the news a bit more readable. Screenshot
posted by rouftop on Mar 26, 2017 - 1 comment

What The $!#&@! Do They Need Now?

A point-and-click game about the recent US Travel/Muslim Bans, made as part of Indie Train Jam 2017. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 25, 2017 - 0 comments

The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike

This is a (longish) short story about brand strategy and revolution, published by Fireside. Deeply informed by being nose-deep in the never-ending election/political threads since, what, July? ...Content warning for contemporary politics.
posted by Andrhia on Feb 21, 2017 - 3 comments

What Can I Do? A Guide to Doing, Not Despairing

A short, illustrated guide to things you can do to make the world better and take care of yourself now that Everything Is Terrible. I created it as a way to get myself out of a deep politics-related funk earlier this month.
posted by heurtebise on Feb 10, 2017 - 2 comments

Learning How To Scream Again: Promoting Leftism for Artists and Writers

The culmination of a lot of conversation I've had with fellow artists, designers, and writers. How do we effectively sell Leftist ideology ? How did we get here? What does a new left art look like? What should it's goals be? What's the best way to achieve them?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 9, 2017 - 0 comments

Town Hall Project Map

I found out about the Town Hall Project from this question on ask. The data in the spreadsheet are amazing, but it can be pretty hard to get the most relevant data out of a spreadsheet. I made a couple hacked together maps to help with that question, but then decided to actually make a real thing as a learning exercise and to hopefully help other people out. [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Feb 9, 2017 - 5 comments

Fight Fire With Phire

The current political cycle is terrible! But I am terrible at not being a news and politics junkie! Since I'm not going to get a break from it, I thought I'd put together this newsletter digest so you don't have to drown in it, too.
posted by Phire on Feb 7, 2017 - 2 comments

You are personally inconvenienced by a protest action you support. How should you react?

Just a short and sweet Medium post (my first). My family was briefly stuck in the Seatac airport terminal during last weekend's protests over Trump's Muslim ban. I put together some thoughts about crowd dynamics, and what you can do to support a protest action you didn't necessarily intend to be swept up in.
posted by duffell on Feb 5, 2017 - 1 comment

The Internet's Biggest Corporate Crime Database in danger of going offline

Back when we started the KNOWMORE.ORG project in 2005, we posted about it here, Excited young pups that we were. In the time in between we educated hundreds of thousands of readers over the last decade, covered the entire Global Fortune 500 and then some, and rated each company for Worker's Rights, Environmental Concerns, Human Rights, Political Influence and Business Ethics. We created an award winning browser plug-in, helped remove Dov Charney from American Apparel, and did it all on volunteer hours and DIY fundraising before crowdsourcing existed. Sadly, pending a crowdsourcing appeal, the site is in danger of closing down this April. [more inside]
posted by bernard@knowmore on Feb 5, 2017 - 2 comments

Volk Art

Twitter header images of Trump supporters [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Feb 5, 2017 - 1 comment

Martian Immigration Nightmare

An online game specifically made to call out Elon Musk on his collaborationism with the Trump regime. Will you manage to board the Mars rocket, or will you be crushed by an unsympathetic bureaucracy?
posted by Zarkonnen on Feb 1, 2017 - 0 comments

Trump Regime Chrome extension

A Google Chrome extension that replaces mentions of the Trump administration with "Trump Regime," which seems more appropriate.
posted by signalnine on Jan 25, 2017 - 1 comment

One hour a week for political change

I started a new site based around the idea that long-term political involvement is often an overwhelming idea. But if we promise ourselves to do something one hour a week, we could change the world. Aimed at people who are looking for ways to get started in political activism, it currently consists of links to resources about how to find your representatives, and how to contact them effectively, but this is just the start. Over the next few weeks, I hope to build a much more interactive site that gamifies the process, allowing you to form teams, log time and contacts, and find & share new tactics for organizing. There are a ton of progressive resources out there, but getting started and making it a habit can be too daunting for a lot of folks. I hope to change that.
posted by gofargogo on Jan 23, 2017 - 2 comments

Inauguration Livestream

I felt like I should build a little web resource for the big day, and so: inaugurationlivestream.com.
posted by cortex on Jan 19, 2017 - 4 comments

Two Asians talk about all of this shit.

Race Invaders is a podcast hosted by myself and my friend Tim Yang, in which we discuss social justice, politics, culture, and probably more geek shit than is necessary, but we like it. [more inside]
posted by Errant on Jan 4, 2017 - 10 comments

On the Responsibilities of White American Women

Ever since the election, I have been obsessed with the possible reasons that many white American women voted for Trump, and the reasons that many white American feminists continue to not support measures that would be beneficial for queer women and women of color. This essay is the result of that obsession.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Dec 16, 2016 - 0 comments

CallGov.us

CallGov.us is a simple tool for calling your senators and representatives in Congress -- you can create scripts and calls-to-action, track your calls, and share with friends.
posted by anotherthink on Nov 29, 2016 - 4 comments

Homework for US, a listening project.

That last exam was rough. Real talk, America: if we don’t want to fail, we have to do some serious make-up work. [more inside]
posted by Bahro on Nov 20, 2016 - 0 comments

The Trump Mirror

Simple twitter bot that posts insults Trump has lobbed at his opponents. Insults from the NYtimes The 282 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List
posted by CarolynG on Nov 14, 2016 - 0 comments

Politi.lol

A quick single-serving site encouraging people to register to help keep a certain small-handed politician out of the White House.
posted by me3dia on Sep 27, 2016 - 0 comments

Bus to November

A 3000-mile journey across the country by bus, talking to people about theirs lives and the upcoming presidential election. [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 19, 2016 - 0 comments

ringkissers.org

I've been working on a simple timeline of Trump's stated positions and comments, juxtaposed to the endorsement of every politician who's come out in support of him. There's still so many endorsements and Trump statements to add, but I think it's a good start. [more inside]
posted by slagheap on Aug 8, 2016 - 5 comments

You Are Not Helping

A gallery of people being terrible to one another online, in the name of politics. [more inside]
posted by yorick on Aug 8, 2016 - 0 comments

Progressive Left for a United Kingdom

<In the wake of the UK's decision to leave the EU, an early general election may very well be called. We on the left-of-centre need to get our act together and build a progressive alliance in order to defeat the forces on the right. This site is an attempt to start to build an information portal to assist in the process. All comments welcome! [more inside]
posted by cbrody on Jul 8, 2016 - 0 comments

Make Donald Trump say (almost) anything - Mishmasher

In the vein of Talk Obama To Me, we've created a Trump talking machine capable of making gems about Mexico, China, and snake oil. Please enjoy responsibly.
posted by mikhuang on Jun 8, 2016 - 0 comments

Ballotcraft: like fantasy football, but for politics

I've been making a fantasy game but instead of sports, Ballotcraft is entirely about the weird, wonderful, and terrifying world of American politics. Come place bets on who the nominees will be, challenge your friends to see who can best predict the primaries, get super wonky on the forum; we got all you need to go politi-nuts on Ballotcraft! [more inside]
posted by mikhuang on Mar 22, 2016 - 0 comments

Hillary Clinton Voted for the War

Sign up for daily reminders.
posted by roll truck roll on Feb 28, 2016 - 0 comments

This is the worst party I've ever been to.

Photos from the New Hampshire presidential primary. [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Feb 1, 2016 - 4 comments

Erowid Sarah Palin

A Markov Twitter bot remixing Sarah Palin speeches and Erowid trip reports.
posted by signalnine on Jan 26, 2016 - 3 comments

A Reader on Black Revolutionaries in the United States

In the spirit of our previous reader on European Socialism and Communism (volume 1), the Communist Research Cluster has released a reader on Black Revolutionaries in the United States (volume 2). [more inside]
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles on Jan 18, 2016 - 5 comments

Think you can tell a Democrat from a Republican?

You are presented with a bill from 2005-2014, and have to decide if that bill was sponsored by a Democrat or a Republican. Some are obvious, some are tricky, and some are really surprising! [more inside]
posted by hammurderer on Jan 17, 2016 - 7 comments

American History Trump

A friend came up with the idea and I spent a day and a half pulling it off. I think it's both funny and terrifying. Enjoy this little video project.
posted by matt_od on Jan 8, 2016 - 1 comment

FACTHOLE: Entirely true news about politics and technology

Facthole makes other news outlets seem mainstream. Join us for stunning exposes that will literally make you wonder what you are reading.
posted by Cosmo7 on Nov 21, 2015 - 1 comment

Kim Davis: Christian, Martyr, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE!

Vote Kim Davis: Christian America Needs Me!
Kim Davis has launched her Presidential Campaign on Twitter and Facebook. She's holding a campaign fundraiser, standing in a great tradition of civil disobedience, and getting ready for greatness.
posted by andoatnp on Sep 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Countdown to the 2016 US Presidential Election

Countdown to the 2016 US Presidential Election is a daily reminder on Twitter of the number of days until the United States Presidential Election on November 8th, 2016. The election is in 500 days! You can also get an update via Tumblr, Facebook, Google Plus, and Blogger (with the option to subscribe via email or RSS).
posted by andoatnp on Jun 26, 2015 - 0 comments

The New Poor

Been thinking a lot about how Millennials are always written about in the media, how gentrification works, and how student loans are affecting our current economy. Here is the result.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Oct 28, 2014 - 2 comments

Speaker of the House

I think there comes a time in everyone's life when they feel compelled to draw picture after picture of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. I started this blog to catalog my experiments in the medium.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 27, 2014 - 1 comment

Ignoranti

Website and podcast where the hosts confess their ignorance in a range of topics and ask intelligent people to explain things to them. [more inside]
posted by MrMustard on Jun 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Same Rat, Different Hat

The debut record from Out of System Transfer, a neo-old-timey band who sing punk-influenced folk songs about the assassination of William McKinley, hitting cops in the head with a brick, and riding the subway. Their sound has been compared to the Holy Modal Rounders, Mojo Nixon, and Mischief Brew. With physical media sales becoming less viable, it made little sense to get CDs printed (plus, no one in the band even had a working CD player), but it also felt wrong to forego the great potential offered by album covers and liner notes, not to mention the feeling of having a tangible thing for fans to have. Thus, the record was released as a zine, (also bundled with the download as a pdf) with original artwork commissioned for each song by various Brooklyn-based artists. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Feb 14, 2014 - 3 comments

thinkContext: Progressive Browser Extension

thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing. It works by matching the URL of search engine results, sites you visit or text advertising against a database of progressive campaigns. If it finds a match it inserts unobtrusive icons into the browser. Currently it pulls information from a Union Hotel Guide, an Ethical Restaurant Guide, the Stop Rush Limbaugh advertiser database, The Green Pages, the Bechdel Test Movie database, and the B Corporation directory.
posted by thinkcontext on Jan 18, 2014 - 2 comments

A One-PDF History of European Socialism and Communism

Some friends and I compiled a 500-page PDF that does the following (from the Introduction): "We present here a history of twentieth-century communism through primary sources, divided into fourteen chapters arranged in chronological order. Each chapter deals with a historical moment or theoretical debate, and contains an amount of reading appropriate for one week’s time. We hope that this reader will provide the foundation for seminars and reading groups." [more inside]
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles on Jan 14, 2014 - 2 comments

Local mom discovers one weird old tip to stop wars

Prevent intractable wars in the Middle East with this 1 weird old trick. Uses HTML5 geolocation and the Sunlight Labs congress API, which are both pretty rad tools.
posted by ecmendenhall on Sep 5, 2013 - 0 comments

Star Wars is the most deceptive and seductive pro-fascist narrative ever written

I used to be a huge fan of Star Wars, but I can no longer ignore the ugly truth. This is a video of a performance, part comedy, part political analysis of the Star Wars universe, wherein I present my take on the Star Wars mythology. Can you be leftist and pro-monarchy?
posted by ebisudave on Mar 28, 2013 - 4 comments

Shit Old Guys Who Get Us Into Wars Say

I'm building a compendium of videos of warmongering chickenhawks saying stupid shit.
posted by pallen123 on Dec 1, 2012 - 13 comments

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