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March 31, 2007

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i.a.t.

what's your take on moveon.org? is that a counterexample?

Sally Wilde

I don't think it is, unfortunately. I say unfortunately, because I would like nothing more than to be mistaken about this.

My own experiences with Moveon.org have felt "episodic," one e-mail summons after another following this pattern: Here's this issue; sign this petition and click here; and oh, by the way, if you want to have a house party, here are the Moveon.org members in your area.

But who decided that this would be the issue and on what basis? What's the strategy that led to this tactic and who gets to shape that strategy?

The ActionForum, the one location on the Moveon.org website where deliberation among members might happen, is "on vacation" during this final push to the election "to conserve technology bandwidth." We're told that it will return after the election. But what good would that do? Won't it then be too late to deliberate with fellow Moveon.org members about the election?

As you can tell, I'm not a big fan of McActivism. You might win a battle or two, but in the end you will lose the war.

chris esposto

Albert, I am one of the students who did papers on your site for jon. I go to Rutgers and I was hoping you could post some or all of our reports. i am interested on others feedback.
Thankx
christopher

Albert

Chris, please e-mail courtesy_telephone (at) yahoo (dot) com and let us know which report you mean.

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