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ACTIVISTS: 10 Disruptors: People Who Really Shook Up the System in 2013


Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, activists, interesting, goodnews, society, politics, culture, world, rights, government, humans )

Cal
- 264 days ago - alternet.org
In a bleak year filled with bad news, people from Edward Snowden to Elizabeth Warren were brave enough to shake up the establishment.



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Ben Oscarsito (339)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 6:52 am
Right; -Now, let's shake up the (corrupted) "System" like never before in 2014!
 

Natasha Salgado (522)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 7:20 am
We so need more shakers+disturbers...maybe in the new year! Thx Cal
 

Edo R. (71)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 7:25 am
Thanks for sharing, Cal!
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 7:46 am
Thank you Cal
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 8:46 am
These are the well known movers and shakers. But remember, each one of us has a responsibility to pull our lives and our Nations into a better place. It requires joining forces with others that are wanting to do the same, requires talking to more people for a lot of people are still clueless....if they only watch the Corporate media they are not getting everything. Tell them to go into the internet and if they are not sure where to look give them some sites to check into. You can even direct them to C2 as we have a wealth of news information presented on here daily.

Be informed......pay attention to who you are voting for......if they are progressive then help them become the elected person. Find something you can do to get their name out there, make phone calls, leave booklets at the doors, donate time in whichever way is needed. Between elections, keep yourself informed and inform others and be active in your communities. Grassroots movements are that......starting where you live and working up.

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

“We keep expecting elected officials will do the right thing, and the fact is they never do unless they’re pushed.” Rocky Anderson The Justice Party

So push......and support those like Elizabeth Warren who are there pushing now.
 

Ben Oscarsito (339)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 9:08 am
Comfort the disturbed - Disturb the comfortable!
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 9:39 am
So nice to see some attention paid to good people. I love AlterNet's articles on the most outrageous things said by the right in any given week, but an article like this is heartwarming. I agree with Dandelion that most anyone can do something, and I think probably the most important thing in 2014 will be getting out the vote. Start now to help people get whatever ID their state finds acceptable. As it gets closer, help those whose employers (usually illegally) don't give them time off to vote. That may involve planning for absentee ballots. On Election Day, give or find rides for the transportation-challenged. Getting out the vote is more than cheerleading.
 

SusanAWAYaWEEK Allen (221)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 11:25 am
Noted and shared.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 11:41 am
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 1:51 pm
Ben O. says it all. Thank you.
 

Chrissie H. (19)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 1:56 pm
Noted. Thank you for sharing.
 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 2:07 pm
A great list, and what Sharon and Joanne added is also significant, getting involved in the smallest aspect of politics, from city councils, assemblymen and attending the events that may make changes in gerrymandering and assisting the freedom to vote (whether if means fighting against suppression, or helping people to vote), these are the unsung heroes - we may all be a part of!
 

jan b. (3)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 4:15 pm
I personally wouldn't put Eliz Warren and Snowden in one sentence when referring to bravery. Snowden took an OATH also, not to be taken lightly....he is not a whistleblower but a traitor who cost taxpayers 21 million dollars in loss of security measures . We must be careful when picking hero's that's all I'm saying.
We can pass along information that the media will not tackle......and that can be contribution and some is done here on Care2
 

Victoria Oakey (115)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 5:36 pm
Noted. Thank goodness for these good people interested in the truth. Thank you.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 7:34 pm
These people are the real Super Heros
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 11:50 pm
More power to them. May their trends continue for 2014. Thanks Cal
 

John S. (304)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 1:04 am
noted
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 2:50 am
We need more activists and many more demonstrations.

Love
 

Arlene C. (130)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 6:30 am
Félicitations
 

Winn Adams (192)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 12:48 pm
Think globally and act locally . . . we all can do something.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 1:19 pm
Thanks Cal--let's encourage more of it.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 1:51 pm
noted, thanks
 

Judith C. (110)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 4:35 pm
Thank you for the informative news facts.
 

Franck R. (52)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 7:38 pm
Noted
 

. (0)
Friday January 3, 2014, 3:43 am
Anything that shakes up the status quo, is good. The world seems to be devolving because of greed and corruption. We need to push harder to ensure that these people are held accountable and won't keep steamrolling over the rest ot us. Our voices will be heard!!!!!
 

Carlene V. (203)
Friday January 3, 2014, 7:13 am
People like Warren are an much needed voice. We need to do all we can to get more people like her in our political system.

On Snowden, heck no! To me he is a traitor, wanted the limelight and now is stuck. I hope he never comes back here we don't need people who put our security at risk.
 
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