The Tampa Bay Action Group (TBAG), a decentralized collective of anarchists strewn throughout the urban and swampy reaches of Florida, is committed to making 2012 and the RNC in Tampa a truly catastrophic celebration of liberty and joy. here
To provide obedient dogs to disabled veterans of all war eras, to help them overcome their invisible disabilities in order to become more productive and functional members of society, while informing the public of the need for Service Dogs in addition to Seeing Eye dogs. here
Will You Help Us Hit Our Goal? We're trying to raise $1,000 in one time donations, or $500 in Change Makes Change partnerships to cover our table, an ad in the program, and stipends to cover admission for the hard working PDA volunteers who will staff the show.
Organizer's Conference for Coalition to March Against the RNC
After speaking with several attendees, I realized that although this would be a protest against the Republican National Committee, most of the organizers in this room would be just as happy protesting the Democratic National Committee. This was most unexpected! But as the website for Resist the RNC states, "Both parties are intricately tied to corporate rule, war, economic injustice, and profess freedom and democracy but crack down on dissent." The desire to claim power for the 99% permeated the room. The following question was put to the group: if you could change just one thing about the world, what would you change? Each attendee answered in their own way. The answers were full of hope and idealism.
Calling the status of democracy in the Sunshine State “fragile at best,” the United Nations met in emergency session today to declare Florida a rogue state.The actions by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to purge the voter rolls in his state might have inspired the vote by the U.N., The vote means the U.N. could soon dispatch a team of observers to Florida, led by diplomats from such democracies as Egypt and Libya. here
Terry Jones Hangs Obama Effigy Outside Florida Church
The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., has hanged an effigy of President Barack Obama from a gallows on its front lawn, a move DWOC pastor Terry Jones said was in response to Obama's recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, as well as his stance on abortion and what Jones called his "appeasing of radical Islam." here
The Tampa Bay Times compares Scott’s defiance of the Justice Department’s request to stop purging voter rolls to George Wallace preventing blacks from registering at the University of Mississippi. here
If there were any lingering questions that Gov. Rick Scott's motivation for purging voters, this should put it to rest. Former Secretary of State Kurt Browning, who worked with Scott on cooking up the purge (and is no stranger to voter suppression, having kicked minority and Democratic voters off the lists in 2008), has close ties to an astroturf group funded by, you guessed it, David and Charles Koch. The guys who have committed hundreds of millions to defeat Barack Obama in November. here