Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Go on the Offense


A message from MoveOn.org:
In a few short weeks everything's changed. America is finally talking about how our economy is rigged to advantage the wealthiest 1% over the rest of us.
Thanks to the bravery of the protesters down on Wall Street, real change is now possible. So we all need to drop what we're doing and go on offense.
In addition to providing all the support we can to #OccupyWallStreet, at MoveOn we're scrambling to launch a huge campaign to make Wall Street pay. We're organizing mass meetings in hundreds of cities. We've hired filmmakers to tell the stories that the mainstream media are ignoring. We're turning up the heat on the banks by helping people move their money. And we're helping organize two major national days of protest in November.
Together, we can make sure this momentum keeps building. But this all takes money—for materials, coordination, tech, and supporting thousands of volunteers. This is the moment.
The tide is turning. We have to capitalize on this momentum now—because those standing with Wall Street and the 1% won't stay quiet for long. Here are just a few of the things we're doing:
  • Building tools to help you, along with cities, pension funds, and universities, take money out of the banks that crashed our economy and keep profiting by hurting the 99% 
  • Participating in a massive "Make Wall Street Pay" global day of action for November 5, where we all put those tools to move our money to use 
  • Empowering people to hold teach-ins in their communities to tell their friends and neighbors the story of how our economy came to favor the 1% over the 99%
  • Working with partners to organize a massive day of action on November 17 before the congressional Super Committee's deadline, to make sure Washington creates Jobs Not Cutsand makes the ultra-rich pay 
These are huge undertakings to match a huge moment. Can you chip in $5 now so we don't lose this opportunity?
Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Stefanie, Elena, Peter, and the rest of the MoveOn team

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