March 21, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As we recently noted [ The Fire This Summer- Revolution in America] a new consortium of anarchist/progressive/Marxist activists [Democracy Spring] is threatening to disrupt the electoral process as the nation heads towards the polling booths this coming November.
Democracy Spring's website doesn't offer very much in the way of information such as organizational structure, steering committees, advisors and the like but it does make the grandiose claim that it will essentially shut the country down starting mid April with acts of civil disobedience.
The website does boast that it has about 115 partners in the effort.
In anticipation of the threatened street actions we thought that it might be of interest to our readers to highlight some of those organizations:
Rise99 MO, verbatim:
"THE FIVE PHASES:
Phase I - Present - April 2016
Build the movement through forming teams, doing trainings, and developing leaders. Promote the Grand Strategy and articulate a reform agenda to establish political equality for all.
Phase II - April 2016 - September 2016
Intervene in the 2016 elections through mass civil disobedience to create a national crisis and a popular mandate for fundamental reform.
Phase III - September 2016 - December 2016
Mobilize voters to elect representatives and a President committed to enact the mandate. Unite the movement around the reform agenda.
Phase IV - January 2017 - December 2017
Demand that Congress, the President, and state legislatures honor the mandate and enact the reform agenda by a specified deadline. Escalate to mass civil disobedience and noncooperation if the demand is not met on time.
Phase V - January 2017 - November 2018
Monitor and enforce implementation of the reform agenda, through further escalation if necessary."
The group has issued a vague but obviously non-negotiable set of demands which it claims will be enforced by gridlocking the political process, establishing in the midst of the ensuing civil turmoil an alternative government including representatives and a president and somehow pushing aside the existent governmental structure with a "popular committee," a technique straight out of the 1871 Paris Commune which was deeply influenced by Marxist ideology.
According to the plan, the degree to which the public acquiesces to the new regime will be determined by a non-specified monitoring process and it seems if acceptance is below the group's expectations that public actions beyond civil disobedience will forcefully establish the new order.
Analysis: The group's name is derivative, having grown out of the Occupy Movement and a host of splinter subgroups which claim to represent the "99%," supposedly those whom the fat cat !% ers have "ripped off."
Politically, 99Rise is a revolutionary Marxist organization with an unknown, but assumed small, number of active members. Groups like this exist as part of the left's overall effort to make it appear much larger than it actually is. You might have 100 organizations endorsing a project but the actual number of warm bodies that impressive number implies is more than likely a relative handful of malcontents.
Translation, primarily leftist bluster, organized in mom's basement. Signs of acute indoctrination at institutions of higher learning, excessive consumption of Red Bull and entirely too much time on their hands.
Democracy Spring's full roster of supporters.
15 Now Philly
100 Grannies for a Livable Future
African American Ministers in Action
American Ethical Union
American Family Voices
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Big Apple Coffee Party
Brave New Films
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for the Working Poor
Citizen Action NY
Coffee Party USA
Columbus Campaign for Arms Control
Conscious Elders Network
Democracy for America
Democratic Socialists of America
Dolores Huerta Foundation
East Coast Cannabis Coalition (ECCC)
East Point Peace Academy
Elders Climate Action
Energy Action Coalition
Food & Water Watch
Franciscan Action Network
Friends of the Earth
Georgetown Law Students for Bernie Sanders
Get Money Out - Maryland
Human Earth Animal Liberation (HEAL)
Institute for Policy Studies
Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC)
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Jewish Voice for Peace
Just Foreign Policy
Leadership Development Initiative
March Against Corruption
March Against Monsanto
Maryland Committee to Amend
Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN)
Money Out! People In!
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
National People’s Action
Network of Spiritual Progressives/ Tikkun Magazine
New Hampshire Rebellion
Oil Change International
Office of the Americas
PA United to Amend
Pay 2 Play
People Demanding Action
People for Bernie
People for the American Way
People Over Politics
People's Empowerment Project
Pride at Work-New York City/Long Island
Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
Progressive Democrats of America
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
Small Planet Institute
Social Security Works
South Central Wisconsin United To Amend
Stop Police Terror Project DC
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County
United Native Americans
United for Peace and Justice
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
United States Student Association (USSA)
United We Dream
U.S. Climate Plan
Ursulines of Tildonk for Justice & Peace
We are Woman
We the People Massachusetts
Working Families Party
World Beyond War
Youth Jobs Coalition / We Have a Future
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