Friday, August 7, 2015

Activism around the 28 Pages: A Plan for Fall 2015

Rough Notes toward a Strategy Document: 
Activism around the 28 Pages: A Plan for Fall 2015

Co-Written by Les Jamieson, Director of
and Sander Hicks, activist.

We want to envision short, medium and long term phases, identify what's easily feasible and identify what may be larger scale but worth shooting for. This document will attempt to organize some of our goals, and thoughts.

Short Term Goals (with immediate donations from within our circle)

Make a short video appeal (work with John Kirby or my guy Alex?) 

Launch a GoFundMe Campaign (based on our comparative research on different crowd-funding platforms.)

Hire publicist for this fund-raising campaign, assemble a team of publicity volunteers, too.

Create a good looking brochure, or printed material outlining the case, and the cause.

Update current website with a slideshow and “In the News” section.

Hire interns.

Organize volunteer base. Find office space (or rent some cheap from Sander, or Sander can donate some at his offices/woodshop at 52-05 Flushing Ave, in Maspeth/Bushwick)

Contract with social networking guru as a consultant or head of a team
Create a few videos for cable access. (I've got one storyboard already)
Funding for Facebook, Twitter, and maybe even Google ads to attract people to site

Funding for web banners on well traveled sites like Coast2Coast. Identify more sites.

Advertise on Google AdWords, possibly.

Social Media: Use Youtube, FB, Twitter, web banners and such. 
Reach out to sympathetic podcasts.

DC Presence: start to create a “grassroots” lobbying effort to get people to come to DC and visit their CongressMember. 

Work on DC Strategy: Maybe another thing we need to identify early on is a strategy and a list of all the members of Congress, and try to figure out exactly how many we would need to to support us to get to get HR 14 to pass. 

Sander and Les plan to travel to DC 9/11 truth, to set up a campaign there with the existing 9/11 Truth group. Meet with George Ripley and Jeff Long and the others and set up a official lobbying effort. 

Look up the Members of Congress who supported Curt Weldon's effort to get public hearings on Able Danger. That said, I think it would be good to go to DC and visit with the staff from the offices of Jones, Lynch, Massie, and Rand Paul to learn about their experiences so far. Then we could meet with the local DC activists as you suggest to help plan a lobbying effort.

Les J. Salary: 

To implement what we've come up with, $500 a week in the initial phase would be helpful. Then once the foundation is built and there's an expansion of responsibilities, it should go up to what a professional social change organization would pay.

Reach out to activists and possible fellow supporters.

In our continuing teleconferences, Les and Sander and others decided to open up diplomatic channels from our group, to Pope Francis, who is a robust progressive, and peace-Pope. Sander’s open letter to the Pope is here: 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

White Collar Crime to Headline School Benefit

White Collar Crime to Headline Tomorrow, Friday, at Union Hall, in Park Slope, BK
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY


White Collar Crime, Maplewood, Charles Bissell of The Wrens, Palomar, The Big Bright, Emmanuel May Pazavekmi

Fri, June 19, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm  

Hey Y'all - our new record "Wars Undeclared" is finished and is going to press soon. Lots of new songs, and new ideas. Please come out to this show - for the kids and parents of PS 154.

Everyone of the bands has at least one parent of a kid at PS 154. Our old friends Palomar will be doing their indie rock hits from the 90's.

Check out a Free Download of our new song "Living In a Van" - yes, that's right people, in under one minute tten seconds you get the whole cross-country tour, Sander's bouts with GEICO, the ISO, LA, Soft Skull Press, Buddhism, drugs, couch-surfing, homelessness, and finally....finding a home. In a van.

More info Here.

6:30 Doors
7pm Emmanuel May Pazavekmi 
7:45 The Big Bright
8:30 Palomar (Classic) 
9:15 Charles Bissell from the Wrens
10:00 Maplewood
10:45 White Collar Crime
11:45 --dismissal!--

Here are some pix from the photo shoot we did with Erika Luckert for our new record, Wars Undeclared.

And also, below, the lyrics to our song "Living in a Van."

Living in a Van
Kicked off of GEICO
kicked out of the ISO
Evicted from Bushwick
I moved to WeHo
But there was no work in LA
so I could not stay
I got high 
and chanted at SGI
Got a book deal 
from Soft Skull
but it didn’t pay well
got back on Craigslist
typing out my last wish
600 bucks for a used Dodge Ram
now I got a new plan
how hard could it be man?
let’s try
Living in a Van
Living in a Van
Living in a Van
don’t tell me I got no plan
I got a plan
back off man
I got a plan it’s called
Living in a Van
Living in a Van
Living in a Van
Don’t need AA man
I got my own program
it’s called
Living in a Van

Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Jeb Bush Mini-Documentary

I will be in Berkeley, tonight, Feb 5, at the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance Meeting,

speaking about Jeb Bush and the truth we are all called towards. Info below.

Did you know? Another Bush is running for President!

This is a video on YouTube you have to watch, and forward to all your friends.

The Bush Family History –
All the material the U.S. corporate media won't tell you. For the first time in one short 26 minute video.

Author and publisher Sander Hicks hands in a comprehensive overview of the history of the Bush Family, specifically Jeb Bush, and their crimes in Iran/Contra, 9/11, and other "shadow government" operations.

This is a movie designed to energize and inspire all people who believe in truth, peace, and freedom. It’s essential we share this information, as Jeb Bush begins to plot his ascent to the U.S. Presidency.  Telling the truth will change the course of time.
A new 26 minute crash course on the Bush Family – now on YouTube!

Click Now and Be the First to Educate Your Friends! 

Sander Hicks to appear at event tonight:

Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance Meeting,
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fireside Room, BFUU, 1606 Bonita, Berkeley, CA
Our first Thursday meeting. The agenda is usually set between 7 and 7:30 pm and the meeting usually starts at7:30 pm. The room is not wheelchair accessible, but the public is welcome. The room is part of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist complex that has held many outstanding social justice forums. Entrance is on Bonita, go through the gate and up the stairs. It is not wheelchair accessible.
There are many buses (the 25 runs on MLKJr.) and on Shattuck. Get off near Cedar (Bonita runs parallel to Shattuck and MLKJr.) It is between the North Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley BART Stations- about a 12 to 15 minute flat easy walk from those stations.