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Seattle Washington:15th Annual Christmas Day Drug War Vigil at King County Jail

Seattle Washington:15th Annual Christmas Day Drug War Vigil at King County Jail

This year marks the 15th year that Washington state activists have been holding a Christmas Vigil at the King County Jail. Every year since 2000, activists in Washington have gathered outside the King County jailhouse in a vigil to draw attention to the tens of thousands of non-violent drug offenders who are incarcerated unjustly and […]

#UNACCEPTABLE : No Safe Access to Medical Marijuana Means Seizures for Sick Kids

#UNACCEPTABLE : No Safe Access to Medical Marijuana Means Seizures for Sick Kids

This past Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, activists gathered out from of the Public Health Department in Boston, Massachusetts to express their frustration with the state’s inaction regarding the voter-approved medical marijuana law. Dozens of citizens with signs marched, chanted, and gave speeches demanding immediate action on the part of the state. Two years after medical […]

What Would Jesus Do?  Probably Not Protest Marijuana Dispensaries

What Would Jesus Do? Probably Not Protest Marijuana Dispensaries

In a very un-Christlike display, Mount Calvary Christian Center, a Seattle church run by pastor Reggie Witherspoon, descended on the newly opened Uncle Ike’s dispensary yesterday. The shop, which has been open since Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, is apparently too close to their church for comfort, and they’re throwing the whole “love your neighbor as […]

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Don’t Shoot: Foam Sword Protest to Protest Police Murders in Utah

Supporters of two dead young people from Utah, Danielle Willard and Darrien Hunt (along with supporters of Matthew Stewart, who was killed by a raid in his own home are organizing two protests in Utah to bring attention to these needless police murders. The protests are sponsored by Utah Ghost-Crew.  , they state on the […]

Global Peace Meditation This Friday; Pre-Registration Open

Global Peace Meditation This Friday; Pre-Registration Open

Unify.org is once again organizing a Global Peace Meditation this year, and it is scheduled to take place this Friday! The focus of the event will be sending positive intentions to the world, with the hope that the global focus on peace will help manifest more peace and compassion on our little blue planet. On […]

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

PHOTO CREDIT: Sabrina Fendrick/NORML • You don’t have a sitter for 420 festivities while working at the High Times Cannabis Cup for the NORML Women’s Alliance booth because the one you found got entered into the extract competition that same weekend. • There are no clean shirts in the dresser except manly square cut promo cannabis leaf t-shirts […]

Phelps and Me: Infiltrating the Westboro Baptist Church

Phelps and Me: Infiltrating the Westboro Baptist Church

Maybe it was ego, hubris, or a general lack of respect that led me to believe that it would be possible to infiltrate the inner sanctum of Fred Phelps and his family. I suspect in my mind it was as innocent as running away to a circus for a day. In actuality, it was more […]

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

IMAGE: “Old Liberty Bell” by James Cremer, 1821-1893 This past Wednesday, I was humbled and honored to lay witness to a matter of no less significance to the course of history than was The Boston Tea Party itself. In Federal Court in Philadelphia, across the street from The Liberty Bell, True American Hero Activist Chris […]

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

Diane Fornbacher (above) Seattle Hempfest 2012 backstage before speaking PHOTO Credit: Sharon Ravert I’ve done hundreds of speeches, vigils, interviews, protests and presentations. Though I am told I am fairly decent at public speaking, I never cease getting nervous before engaging an audience. It’s all a mixture of being around many people in public, wanting […]

Governor Scott Walker Has Had 120 Arrested In Three Weeks For Singing

Governor Scott Walker Has Had 120 Arrested In Three Weeks For Singing

PHOTO: Jenna Pope Photography Governor Scott Walker has repeatedly suppressed opposition or dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol, and is allowing heavy-handed tactics to continue to be used against peaceful protestors. Every weekday since the Winter/Spring 2011 protests against Walker’s Act 10, there has been an opportunity for Wisconsin citizens to air grievances within the […]