Have a Subversive Weekend!

If you're looking for a little subversive diversion this weekend, I have a few suggestions:

  • Get motivated! Listen to Michael Moore's speech at San Francisco State University, recorded this Monday. You'll laugh so hard you may just be inspired to stop watching the World Series and do something! (Go Marlins!?)
  • Get informed! Subscribe to the FREE email dispatch from TomPaine.com and you'll find out that George Bush has passive solar and geothermal heating and cooling at his Crawford Ranch. If renewable energy is good enough for him, why isn't it good enough for the rest of us?
  • Speak out! There are battles being waged in Congress right now. Contact your elected officials and let them know where you stand. Make a phone call or write a letter. Believe it or not, they do pay attention. Just look at the recent passed legislation lifting the travel ban on Cuba. (Let's stop Bush from vetoing this.) Politicians tend to be timid, so hold them accountable and get them to do what's right.
  • Put your money where your mouth is! Give your money (and your time) to a non-profit, or a deserving political candidate. Switch your long distance phone service to Working Assets, which donates its profits to charity. Invest in a socially responsible mutual fund. Try spending some of your money supporting local businesses, instead of corporate chains.

Enjoy your weekend!