On Wednesday, December 11, award winning folksinger Tom Neilson will perform for the "146 years of peacemaking" benefit concert for the Orange County Peace Coalition and Balance & Accuracy in Journalism. Wes Hare and John Heuer will be sharing their birthday cakes at the Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliot Rd Chapel Hill. The concert starts at 7:00pm.
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Republican legislators have denigrated the Moral Mondays Movement by accusing the movement of being influenced by “outside agitators,” and the clever insult “Moron Mondays.”
The dictionary defines agitator: “one that agitates: one who stirs up public feeling on controversial issues.” Personally, I prefer Jim Hightower’s description. When Hightower was running for office in Texas, he responded to being called an agitator by embracing the label. “An agitator”, Hightower explained, “Is the thing in grandma’s washing machine that stirs the laundry to get the dirt out.”
On Wednesday, January 2 at 7:00pm, the Raleigh City Council will consider the following resolution. Let’s fill the council chambers to demonstrate support for the resolution.
Proclamation calling on Congress to Fund Urgently Needed Services and Infrastructure Repair in Raleigh and Throughout the United States by Bringing Our Troops and War Dollars Home and Reducing Military Spending
Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte brought their “Preserving America’s Strength” roadshow to Fayetteville on July 30. They sounded the alarm that congressional cuts to the defense dept. mandated to begin in January by the 2011 Budget Control Act, would weaken our defenses, cost North Carolina 12,000 jobs, and break faith with our military service members and their families. “A terrible, terrible calamity!” to quote John McCain.
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