The Carnation Revolution

With Occupied and Moral Mondays, we need a revilement American Revolution with a new Constitution. We need a Revolution with aims and a purpose, not just another fist waving session.
1. We must reinvigorate what Occupied Wall Street Started.
2. We must get our people elected, Kshama Sawant and other have proved The alternative Parties elected can only bring change.
3. We must get elected on all levels to change ballot access s restrictions and have more of our people elected.
4. We must Install programs for Social and Economic Justice. Rent Control, State Health insurgencies, etc

During the Carnation Revolution, the military coup in Lisbon on April 25, 1974, power was taken by a military junta, the National Salvation Junta, and Portugal went through a turbulent period, commonly called the Continuing Revolutionary Process (Portuguese: Processo Revolucionário em Curso, or PREC) that lasted until 25 November 1975, the day of a pro-communist coup followed by a successful counter-coup by pro-democracy moderates, marked by constant friction between liberal-democratic forces and leftist/communist political parties. After a year, the first free election was carried out on 25 April 1975 in order to write a new Constitution that would replace the Constitution of 1933 which prevailed during the Estado Novo period. In 1976, another election was held and the first Constitutional government, led by the centre-left socialist Mário Soares, assumed office. They achieved results. We need results.

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête nationale (French pronunciation: ​[fɛːt nasjɔˈnal]; The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (French pronunciation: ​[lə.ka.tɔʁz.ʒɥiˈjɛ]; the fourteenth of July).

The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789,[1][2] as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France.

Fake Revolutions:Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War.[2] The expression was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children.[6] The term later became generalized as a modern reference to the hippie movement and the so-called counterculture of drugs, psychedelic music, psychedelic art and social permissiveness.
The Hippies had no credibility and where alienating, The New Left born out of this era had done much damage to the movement. Everyone broke off into competing interests groups and no respect for the working class.

We do not need a movement of pundits and philosophers, but a working class movement that entertains a fair and equitable system with Social and Economic justice for all and the Bill of Democratic Rights and Human Rights commission.Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and liberties.

Supporting the ACLU, here is a comment from there website:Voting is the cornerstone of democracy. It is the fundamental right upon which all of our civil liberties rest. The ACLU Voting Rights Project works to protect and expand Americans’ freedom to vote through legislation, litigation, and voter education.

The ACLU works to protect and expand the freedom to vote through litigation, legislation, and voter education. The overarching goals of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project are: to ensure that all eligible voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted; to make voting as easy and accessible as possible; and to make sure that all votes are counted equally.

The ACLU is currently litigating voter suppression and minority vote dilution cases in over a dozen states, from coast to coast, in every region of the country. We are the only civil rights organization committed to defending the voting rights of all Americans, with legislative and litigation capacity in all 50 states.

Three principles guide our work: (1) all Americans should be able to vote; (2) voting should be free and easy; and (3) all votes should count equally.

The ACLU Voting Rights Project’s top priorities are: fighting statewide voter suppression; promoting electoral reforms to increase access to registration and the ballot for the historically disenfranchised; and eradicating racial discrimination in voting under the Voting Rights Act.

And All Candidates and Parties/Independents should have ballot access with ease.

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  1. Quite aside from “democracy,” motherhood, truth, justice and the moral arc of the universe, the Portuguese Left I recall was mostly grouped around Colonel Carvalho, the organizer of the April 25th Movement. A year and a half after the overthrow of the dictatorship, there was certainly reason to fear for the Revolution and some Leftists joined with the communist party in the November 25th 1975 coup attempt; but for the Left, the possible election- to say nothing of a coup- was a nightmare. The collapse of the coup was said to have resulted from Carvalho’s refusal to collaborate with the stalinoids.

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