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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free Occupy Online Training

An invitation from Democracy for America:
This Thursday night at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific we'll be speaking with activists who've been on the ground for more than a month participating in decision making and actions at #OccupyWallStreet, #OccupyMilwaukee, #OccupyMadison, #OccupyAtlanta and #OccupyOakland.
I'd really like you to be a part of it and hear what they have to say.
That's why this Thursday, we're bringing back DFA Live for a special free online training so you can hear what's happening right now and learn how to organize an #occupy action near you -- directly from the activists who've been in the thick of it since the beginning.
Click here to
Sign up to attend the call this Thursday right now.

The conference call is free and will start promptly at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT. Once you've signed up, our phone system will call you just a few minutes before start time. So make sure you give us the number you'll want to use to participate and then don't forget to take our call this Thursday.
Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the Occupy Wall Street movement. DFA members have been deeply involved in sustaining local occupations, but we sure aren't the only ones. Many of us have a lot to learn about how we can get involved.

Find out what's really happening on the ground -- directly from activists occupying everywhere from New York to Oakland, from Atlanta to Madison. And if there isn't an occupation in your area, this call will help you learn how to plan your own action. Activists who have occupied public space for more than a month will show you know how to do it yourself!
I hope you can join us on the call.
In solidarity, 

-Ruby Reid, Online Training Organizer
Democracy for America

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