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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said,

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred is a wedge disguised to attack our civilization.”

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MUSICVID Sanders’ Campaign Song? Beatles ‘Revolution’

Romney Has Contempt For Mythical 47%, POTUS JFK Took Responsibility For Real 91%

“Harry Truman once said, ‘There are 14 or 15 million Americans who have the resources to have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, and that the interests of the great mass of the other people — the 150 or 160 million — is the responsibility of the President of the United States, and I propose to fulfill it.’”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, speaking in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the Convention of the United Auto Workers on May 8, 1962.

This passage was featured in the Charles Guggenheim documentary that was, until recently, shown to visitors to the John F. Kennedy museum.

Laura (L) and Amanda kiss after being married in an illegal same-sex wedding ceremony in central Melbourne August 1, 2009. across Australia on Saturday as the governing Labor Party voted against changing its ban on gay marriage. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Laura (L) and Amanda kiss after being married in an illegal same-sex wedding ceremony in central Melbourne August 1, 2009. Gay activists staged mock weddings across Australia on Saturday as the governing Labor Party voted against changing its ban on gay marriage. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Gay couple Ethan Collings (L), 32, and his spouse Stephen Abate, 36, hug as they celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary in West Hollywood, California, June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Gay couple Ethan Collings (L), 32, and his spouse Stephen Abate, 36, hug as they celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary in West Hollywood, California, June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Same-gender couple kissing publicly as protest

Two guys lock lips while skirmish line of helmet-ready cops and video cameras surround them. That's some seriously fucking dangerous behavior (love?)!

Help honor Sen. Ted Kennedy; sign petition to pass ‘The Kennedy Bill’ version of health care reform

We’re over 23,000 signatures. Can you help us reach 40,000 by Monday?

Help Honor Ted Kennedy!

I just signed this petition to honor Ted Kennedy, which will be delivered to senators on Monday, August 31:

“Ted Kennedy was a courageous champion for health care reform his entire life. In his honor, name the reform bill that passed Kennedy’s health committee ‘The Kennedy Bill’ — then pass it, and nothing less, through the Senate.”

Will you sign the petition? You can sign here.

Thanks.

Be part of a new study: ‘LGBT Families: the new minority?’ Closes Aug 30

A cross-post from the Anarchist Academics Listserv by way of OFF/Beat.

See end of post for the questionnaire and an abstract of the study.

The study has been translated to English.

Hi all!

We’re doing a research about alternative families, LGBTQ, anarchist, squatters, single parents ….

We will present the results in October in Jjubljana in Slovina.

Please spread our Questionnaire on Mailing-Lists for people who could be interested.

We need the answers by August 30, 2009.

Thanks a lot!
Utta, Hannes and Mate

Questionnaire

QUEER/ALTERNATIVE FAMILIES

IN LIBERTARIAN SOCIO-POLITICAL CONTEXTS

Dear Participants,

Here are questions for our interview on LGBT/alternative families in libertarian socio-political context. Please note that this is narrative and open interview and that these questions are only guidelines/directions of our general interests. But since we see you as equal participant of this project feel free to change and intervene how is it best for you.

Once more, thank you very much for your time and effort to help us. We send you warm greetings…

Love, peace and anarchy,

Hannes, Mate and Utta

NAME/NICKNAME:

San Diego holds kiss-in Wed., July 22, at Mormon temple in solidarity with Salt Lake City gay, het couples’ 2 kiss-in protests

San Diego group plans ‘Kiss-In’ protest at big Mormon temple
By 365gay.com and The Associated Press
Jul 21 2009
(Edited)

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: San Diego Mormon Temple
Street: 7474 Charmant Drive
City: San Diego, CA 92122
Please RSVP here.

An equal rights group in San Diego plans to stage a mass kissing demonstration outside the San Diego Mormon temple as a show of support for a gay couple insulted, man-handled and handcuffed in Utah by “temple police” and cited by Salt Lake City Police for trespassing after sharing a kiss on so-called “temple property”.

The Empowering Spirits Foundation says the “kiss-in” is intended as a peaceful rally to encourage dialogue between Mormons and the gay community.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. at an enormous Mormon temple on a hill overlooking the freeway near La Jolla, Calif.

Two “kiss-in” protests have already been held, including both opposite-gender and same-gender couples, since Matt Aune and Derek Jones were cited on July 9 for trespassing on property still called Main Street Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City, the sale of which (along with all public easements onto the formerly, still visually, public property) to the Mormon religion the Mormon-majority city council of Salt Lake City inappropriately orchestrated, and the Mormon-majority courts in Utah upheld.

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