Thursday, June 01, 2006

Greetings Thom Hartmann Listeners

Welcome to the We Do Not Consent blog. The site is a direct continuation of the writing I have been doing at the GuvWurld blog for the past 2+ years. I recently put out a book that is also called We Do Not Consent, which is a compilation of GuvWurld essays with a Foreword by attorney Paul Lehto. You can download the book as a free .pdf or purchase a hard copy using the Buy Now button on the top right of WDNC blog site.

The approach I take to blogging is what I consider to be advocacy journalism. That means I often write about the work I do for change in the world and I write in a way that promotes these efforts. To judge whether my advocacy journalism is successful, I consider only whether my intended real-world results are produced. The Voter Confidence Resolution is thus far my best example of successful advocacy journalism, though my book and today's appearance on the Thom Hartmann show are catching up fast.

If you are new to GuvWurld, that blog will remain intact for ongoing reference here at WDNC, as will the GuvWurld News Archive, now approaching 5000 articles collected over these past five years, material those posing as the current U.S. government would probably prefer history not record at the start of the 21st century. Perhaps the ideal place to dive in is Blueprint For Peaceful Revolution a strategy paper I wrote last summer which is also the final chapter of the WDNC book.

So thanks, about 10 minutes in advance, to Thom Hartmann for having me on his show today, and for all the readers who will see this as a result. Please use the e-mail sign up form on the top left of the WDNC blog page and you will receive dispatches from me automatically as this blog is updated. Please bear with me today as I'm not sure the feed will be formatted properly.


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We Do Not Consent, Volume 1 (left) and Volume 2 (right), feature essays from Dave Berman's previous blogs, GuvWurld and We Do Not Consent, respectively. Click the covers for FREE e-book versions (.pdf). As of April 2010, paperbacks are temporarily out of print. Click here for the author's bio.

Back Page Quotes

"Give a damn about the world you live in? Give a damn about what you and I both know is one of the most shameful and destructive periods in American history? If so, do something about it. You can start by reading We Do Not Consent."

— Brad Friedman, Creator/Editor,; Co-Founder,

"If in the future we have vital elections, the "no basis for confidence" formulation that GuvWurld is popularizing will have been a historically important development. This is true because by implicitly insisting on verification and checks and balances instead of faith or trust in elections officials or machines as a basis for legitimacy, it encourages healthy transparent elections. It’s also rare that a political formulation approaches scientific certainty, but this formulation is backed up by scientific principles that teach that if you can’t repeat something (such as an election) and verify it by independent means, it doesn’t exist within the realm of what science will accept as established or proven truth."

— Paul Lehto, Attorney at Law, Everett, WA

"Dave Berman has been candid and confrontational in challenging all of us to be "ruthlessly honest" in answering his question, "What would be better?" He encourages us to build consensus definitions of "better," and to match our words with actions every day, even if we do only "the least we can do." Cumulatively and collectively, our actions will bring truth to light."

— Nezzie Wade, Sociology Professor, Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods

"Dave Berman's work is quietly brilliant and powerfully utilitarian. His Voter Confidence Resolution provides a fine, flexible tool whereby any community can reclaim and affirm a right relation to its franchise as a community of voters."

— Elizabeth Ferrari, San Francisco, Green Party of California

"This is an important collection of essays with a strong unitary theme: if you can't prove that you were elected, we can't take you seriously as elected officials. Simple, logical, comprehensive. 'Management' (aka, the 'powers that be') needs to get the message. 'The machines' are not legitimizers, they're an artful dodge and a path to deception. We've had enough...and we most certainly DO NOT consent."

— Michael Collins covers the election fraud beat for "Scoop" Independent Media

"What's special about this book (and it fits because there's nothing more fundamental to Democracy than our vote) is the raising of consciousness. Someone recognizing they have no basis for trusting elections may well ask what else is being taken for granted."

— Eddie Ajamian, Los Angeles, CA

"I urge everyone to read "We Do Not Consent", and distribute it as widely as possible."

— B Robert Franza MD, author of We the People ... Have No Clothes: A Pamphlet for every American