Yoast Wordpress Tutorial:

WordPress is one of the best, if not the best content management systems when it comes to SEO. That being said, spending time on your WordPress SEO might seem like a waste of time, it most definitely is not. Optimizing your site to the best practices outlined in this article will help you improve your rankings, gain more subscribers and have a better website in general.

General Assembly Remodel Discussion

This is an open discussion regarding the General Assembly process currently in place for Occupy. The goal is to modify that process so that it is both more accessible to the public, as well as more effective for the movement.

Wordpress SEO Tutorial

"This article has been kept up to date with the best practices for WordPress SEO since early 2008 and the release of WordPress 2.5, the most recent update was on March 28th, 2012, with WordPress version 3.3.1 being the most current release. The goal of this article is to let all the info of all the different articles I wrote about the topic, here and on other sites, fall into one big piece: the final WordPress SEO tutorial."

Black Latino Legislative Caucus

"The Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus is an association of Black and Latino state legislators who have pooled their political skills and experiences in order to facilitate the development and power of people of color throughout Massachusetts. This is accomplished by voter registration drives, newsletter circulation, press conferences, open forums and workshops, speaker services, support for community groups, and activities for non-elected members and youth. Marvin L. Venay, Executive Director."- BLLC

Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities

"It shall be the duty of the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities to consider all matters concerning mental health and public health issues involving children, child nutrition, homelessness and homeless shelters, public welfare, children, handicapped children and adults (generally), mental retardation, and such other matters as may be referred." 

Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) 

"The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. We serve the commonwealth's one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications. The Coalition involves an active membership of over 130 organizations, including community-based groups, social service organizations, ethnic associations, schools, refugee resettlement agencies, health centers and hospitals, religious institutions, unions, and law firms, as well as thousands of individual members, contributors, and allies." - MIRA

American Immigration Lawyers Association

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees." - AILA

Northern Light Productions 

"Northern Light Productions has been engaged in non-fiction motion picture production for more than 25 years. Today, we are admired for our creative excellence and technical innovation as designers and producers of museum media environments, interactive exhibits, and feature programming for television and theatrical release." - NLP

Joint Committee on Education

"It shall be the duty of the committee on Education to consider all matters concerning education (through grade 12) and such other matters as may be referred."

Boston branch NAACP

"The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination." - Boston NAACP

Justice for Humanity

"Justice For Humanity began in 2011 with the goal of assisting persecuted Christians living in eastern Africa. In our very first year, we successfuly planted a new church in the African country of Djibouti where refugees from Eritrea can now worship in relative safety." 

Black and Pink

"Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."

House Committe on Bills in the Third Reading

"It shall be the duty of the committee on Bills in the Third Reading to consider all bills and resolves prior to their final reading, and examine, correct and recommend such amendments as may be necessary concerning duplication, grammatical errors, constitutionality, etc. The committee shall consider all amendments received from the Senate. The committee shall also act in relation to resolutions and proposals, and any other matters referred thereto."

Boston GLASS

"We are a drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25. We're a safe space to hang out , make new friends, and just relax."


"MassEquality works to ensure that every lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person in Massachusetts is protected from cradle to grave—with equal rights and opportunities in school, in marriage and family life, at work and in retirement."

Brookview House

"Brookview House is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. With sites in Roxbury and Dorchester, we provide a safe, community setting with customized services to give homeless moms and kids the help and skills they need to succeed."

"OWS, Occupy Wall Street, LMNOP, LMNOPI, Lmnopie, Street Art, Graffiti, Stencil, Spray Paint, Wheatpaste, Portraits, Activism, Streets, Sleep on Wallstreet, ART......"


       "We represent Black Boston, centrally Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan but really all through the other burroughs and suburbs to wherever Black people are found in our extended midst"

       "UNregular Radio is just that. We are unregular, unconventional, and uncensored. UNregular Radio is reality radio with straight up talk and a tell-it-like-it-is attitude that you wont find on any terrestrial radio station. Provocative at times, and a little rough around the edges - our diverse programming caters to thousands of listeners each day ranging from blocks of pure music to comedy, relationship discussions, news, sports, and general pop-culture."

Boston Phoenix:

       "The Boston Phoenix was started in 1966 as a four-page arts-and-entertainment alternative newsweekly. Today, it is one of the largest publications of its kind in the country. The Phoenix is nationally known for its award-winning, incisive journalism and publishes the most comprehensive arts-and-entertainment listings of any paper in New England."

Elizabeth Stone House

        "The mission of the Elizabeth Stone House is to serve homeless families and individuals in a goal-oriented, outcome-driven service environment by resolving the issues that made them homeless - domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness - so that they can attain and maintain permanent housing, personal safety, and economic stability." - Elizabeth Stone House

Casa Myrna 

       " Casa Myrna provides Boston's most comprehensive range of programs to address and end domestic and dating violence."  

Occupy Boston:

Q: What are you protesting?
A: "Most people who support Occupy Boston call for reforming Wall Street and removing special interest from government, but there no one single issue or demand that summarizes our movement. People are dissatisfied with how our country is being run and want fundamental, lasting change of many kinds."

NOFA: Northeast Organic Farming Association

"The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of over 5,000 farmers, gardeners, landscape professionals and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment. 

NOFA has chapters in ConnecticutMassachusettsNew HampshireNew JerseyNew YorkRhode Island and Vermont."

NOFA: Mass

"NOFA/Mass is a community including farmers, gardeners, landscapers and consumers working to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet."

Occupy Monsanto

"Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world's food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide."

Organic Consumers

"The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 76 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
Current Campaign - 


"We are an honestly green and grass rooted effort to create awareness about the dangers of lawn herbicides and other pesticides. We educate ourselves and others about sustainable, organic land and lawn care and permaculture practices. The Leah Collective's sister organization, The Leah Advocacy Group, advocates for earth-changing legislation.

The Leah Collective is a group of concerned educators, parents and kids, land care professionals, health care practitioners, researchers, environmentalists, farmers, artists and film makers who care deeply about our children, our pets, and the future of our Planet!"

Occupy The Banks

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is The People versus The Banks." Lord Acton. Historian. Politician. Writer. 1834-1902. Bankster Occupied Britain. ;)"

MAMLEO Food Drive Drop Off

61 Columbia Rd
Boston,MA 02121
Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Socializing for Justice:

       "Socializing for Justice (SoJust) is all about building a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston based on the Philosophy of Abundance. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL JUSTICE. We host events twice a month to meet each other and make connections. No Program. No Speaker. Just Us. Newcomers always welcomed!"


       "ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building our community through music and the arts. A core belief is that music is the most powerful means of developing adolescent self-identity. Our award-winning music and creative technology programming is designed to equip youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through community events, ZUMIX provides access to top-quality arts experiences for a low-income, under-served neighborhood." - Zumix

Vida Urbana (City Life)

       "City Life/Vida Urbana is a 38-year-old bilingual, community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy." - Vida Urbana

Boston Offline:

Great resource for goings on in the Boston area, and ways to get involved.

More Than Words

       "More Than Words (MTW) is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business." - MTW

Boston Blogs:

A listing of blogs in the Boston area, feeds through Universal Hub

Pine Street Inn

       "The mission of Pine Street Inn is to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Pine Street Inn is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization." - Pine Street Inn

Occupy Cape Cod:

Calendar for Occupy Cape Code Events


       "NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty." -NORML

NORML Women's Alliance

       "The NORML Women’s Alliance is a nonpartisan coalition of socially and geographically diverse women who believe that marijuana prohibition is a self-destructive and hypocritical policy that undermines the American family, sends a mixed and false message to our young people, and destroys the cherished principles of personal liberty and local self-government...." -NWA


        "The mission of The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws (NORML), is to build a consensus for a more moral and rational public policy regarding all uses of the cannabis plant." - MassCann

HBGC - Hispanic Black Gay Coalition

"HBGC (Hispanic Black Gay Coalition) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and  Latino/a LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009 to unite and give a voice to LGBTQ individuals of color, we work to inspire and empower Latino/a, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ identified individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.

HBGC (Hispanic Black Gay Coalition) es una Organización en Boston dedicada a server y unir a la comunidad LGBTQ Afro Americana y Latina. Trabajamos para inspirar y fortalecer individuos de la comunidad, LGBTQ Afro Americana y Latinos, para mejorar sus vidas a través del activismo, educación,  y consejeria."- HBGC

Veterans For Peace:

       "Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985 by military veterans opposed to the Reagan administration's war against the people of Central America. It includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, other conflicts and periods in between."

Boston Cares

Check volunteer opportunities in and around the Boston area.

Free Mass Media: 

        "FreeMassMedia is an Alternative Media Street Team delivering the best of Boston's news and entertainment that is simply not on Mainstream Media's radar. "

Mike Cann is a former athlete, medical marijuana user, and co-host at Two Hotheads on Cannabis.

The Roving House: 

       "… maybe that is the calloused to marketing pessimism in me speaking, but what I do know is that if he was correct it will be more than certainly be an ugly charade in the hands of the media and current market, but further and more importantly the duty of the networked, aware, organized and empathetic of society to expand and enlarge the activist/protest community, which is limited in it’s ability to change in that it is designed to bring attention to perceived and obvious wrongs, not offer solutions; those interested in creating a genuinely fairer society will need to start getting together, to be there..."

Formal Guide to Consensus:

       "We invite you to use these four documents as a model. If you are starting an organization, association, committee or small business you can use these four generic founding documents as a guide. They can help provide focus and direction. By useing Formal Consensus to complete the content of each document you can provide a sound foundation for your organization or business."

Food Not Bombs Publishing
7304 Carroll Ave #136
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Food Not Bombs:

       "Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan or vegetarian food with the public without restriction in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment. Each group is independent and invites everyone to participate in making decisions for their local chapter using the consensus process. Food Not Bombs is dedicated to taking nonviolent direct action to change society so no one is forced to stand in line to eat at a soup kitchen expressing a commitment to the fact that food is a right and not a privilege. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend another dollar on war?"   -Food Not Bombs

ASCII by Jason Scott: Follow on twitter @textfiles

       "Jason Scott's weblog of computer history, punditry and trivia, from the creator of the BBS Documentary, GET LAMP, and proprietor of the family of sites."


       "TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize."

About EFF

"From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights."

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