Our friends at Media Mobilizing Project have great insight about how to talk about Political and Popular education. Here's a snapshot of what they have to say about political education:
"By 'political education' we mean the collective process of study, research and analysis that we need to engage in together in order to do this work.
This is not a feel good story.
I must say that it has been truly inspiring to see the out-pouring of community support and Vermonters "get er done" attitude over the past 10 days. Some people have really put in Herculean effort (and are starting to get sick from the mold/toxins as a result). Many have sweat and strained for complete strangers or spent hours and days helping friends in need.
Irene took a toll on many in our communities, the effects of which we are going to be seeing for many months to come. I fear that some families will never fully recover.
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Application, Review, and Reporting Process for Waivers for State Innovation
13 May 2011
Many times in my life, I have heard someone ask “show me what democracy looks like.” Many times I have stood with a crowd of my brothers and sisters — in the streets (or on the lawns) outside the chambers of government — and I have heard “this is what democracy looks like.”
"May Day is International Workers Day, a time of celebration and opposition throughout the world, except in the United States where it began. May Day commemorates the May 1st, 1886 nationwide protest for the eight hour day and the following "Haymarket Affair," a pivotal event in the history of workers' and anarchist movements in which four labor organizers were hanged by the state in Chicago. May Day is also the ancient celebration of Spring and rebirth-the traditional time for planting new seeds in old ground. Celebrate Peoples' History"
This op-ed appeared in the Burlington Free Press on March 10, 2011
On December 13, 2010, in anticipation of its last meeting before the legislature convenes, we gave the Healthcare Reform Commission a copy of our healthcare human rights Assessment Tool, a set of standards that follow directly from the principles of our campaign that were incorporated into Act 128. (That tool is now available online here). We also sent the commission members an email with the message set out below.
Dear Senator Kitchel and Representative Larson and other Healthcare Reform Commission Members: