Tuesday 19 August 2014

The activism business comprises of associations

The activism business comprises of associations and people occupied with activism. Activism is frequently done full-time, as a feature of an association's center business. Numerous associations in the activism business are either non benefit associations or non-administrative associations. Most extremist associations don't make merchandise. 

The term activism industry has regularly been utilized to allude to outsourced raising money operations. Then again, extremist associations take part in different exercises also. Campaigning, or the impacting of choices made by government, is an alternate lobbyist strategy. Numerous gatherings, including law offices, have assigned staff doled out particularly for campaigning purposes. 

One of its most punctual huge usage was realized by Egyptians against the British occupation in the 1919 Revolution. Common defiance is one of the numerous ways individuals have defied what they regard to be out of line laws. It has been utilized within numerous peaceful safety developments in India (Gandhi's battles for freedom from the British Empire), in Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution and in East Germany to remove their socialist governments, in South Africa in the battle against politically-sanctioned racial segregation, in the American Civil Rights Movement, in the Singing Revolution to bring autonomy to the Baltic nations from the Soviet Union, as of late with the 2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia and the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, in addition to different developments around the world 

Dwindle Block in the book Community: The Structure of Belonging states "The connection that restores group is one of probability, liberality, and blessings, as opposed to one of critical thinking, apprehension, and requital." This setting permits another discussion to occur. It obliges its nationals to act genuine by deciding to possess and activity their energy as opposed to appointing to others what is to the greatest advantage of that group. Focus must be comprehensive for all the pioneers as well as every single resident of that group. 

A bland, far reaching term alluding to activities and methodologies looking to adjust the different attributes and appearances of vicious clash by tending to the underlying drivers of a specific clash over the long haul. It expects to convert negative dangerous clash into positive helpful clash and arrangements with structural, behavioral and attitudinal parts of clash. The term alludes to both the methodology and the finishing of the procedure. As being what is indicated, it fuses the exercises of methodologies, for example, clash aversion and clash determination and goes more distant than clash settlement or peace making. 

The term has been utilized at any rate since November 1995, however past records have erroneously asserted that the term was authored in 1996 by a Cult of the Dead Cow part known as "Omega". Nonetheless, like its root word hack, hacktivism is an uncertain term (machine hacking is fixed to a few implications). 

Endeavors to restore a prior, purer manifestation of Christianity are frequently a reaction to denominationalism. As Rubel Shelly put it, "he rationale behind all rebuilding developments is to tear down the dividers of partition by a come back to the act of the first, crucial and general peculiarities of the Christian religion." Different gatherings have attempted to execute the restorationist vision in distinctive courses; case in point, some have concentrated on the structure and practice of the congregation, others on the moral life of the congregation, and others on the immediate knowledge of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.:635–638 The relative significance given to the reclamation perfect, and the degree to which the full reclamation of the early church is accepted to have been accomplished, likewise differs between gathering

Friday 22 February 2013

Jon Monday

Jon Monday always had an interest in Audio/Visual technology. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s and 1960s he had the opportunity to put those interests into practice. Starting in the 6th grade he was a member of the camera club and ran the film projectors for school. He served in the Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, with a specialty in advanced electronics and was a licensed film projectionist. 

Later, while living in Berkeley with his future wife Anna, he started a psychedelic light show company, working at local concert venues, including the Fillmore, behind some of the great bands of the San Francisco era such as Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Country Joe and the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and the Steve Miller Blues Band. During that time he also invented a two-color strobe light (alternating red and blue light) that was a hit at the concerts and was sold at local head shops. In 1970 Jon and Anna moved to Venice, California and landed a job with guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma Records – at first as the company’s only employee, and as the company grew, became its General Manager. 

Takoma was known for its innovative artists and was an early leader of independent record labels. Jon’s efforts included variously producing and engineering, as well as art direction, promotion, sales and marketing of unique and highly acclaimed albums from such artists as George Winston, Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Canned Heat and Mike Bloomfield. He also designed, built, and ran Takoma Studios, a sixteen-track recording studio that was able to record concerts from the stage of McCabes Guitar Shop located two doors away. Artists using Takoma Studios included Laudon Wainwright III, Peter Rowan, Norman Blake, Michael Bloomfield, the Chambers Brothers, and Maria Muldaur.

In 1979 John Fahey sold Takoma to a joint venture between Chrysalis Records, music business attorney Bill Coben , and producer/manager Denny Bruce. Monday was brought into the new company to continue as its General Manager. During this time albums were released by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, T-Bone Burnett, beat-era poet Charles Bukowski, Doug Sahm, and Maria Muldaur. Eventually, Chrysalis sold Takoma and brought Monday into the main company as a utility player, reporting directly to the president, holding several positions including Director of Marketing, Sales Manager of the Video Division. Responsible for marketing programs & materials and coordinating all departments’ efforts to launch and promote new albums,  working with such artists as Blondie, Pat Benetar, Jethro Tull, Billy Idol, Huey Lewis, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Toni Basil.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Political Activism

Jon Monday enlisted in the army in March 1965. After completing his basic training and courses in advanced electronics, he volunteered to become a paratrooper and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.

As the Vietnam war escalated, Monday turned his attention to becoming a Conscientious Objector, feeling that the war did not reflect the high ideals of America and America's democracy. He refused to participate in the war and eventually he was given a court martial, at which he pointed out that the Nuremberg Trials had established the right and duty of soldiers to object to wars they felt to be illegal and immoral. Monday spent a year in jail and was given a Bad Conduct Discharge. In 1975 Monday was given a full pardon by President Ford, his discharge was changed to a Clemency Discharge, and was awarded a Certificate of Completion by the Selective Service, showing he had fulfilled his duty to his country.

After the start of the Iraq War, Monday joined Veterans For Peace and became active in the San Diego Chapter, giving talks to local colleges, organizing Arlington West memorials, and speaking at anti-war rallies.

In 2004 Monday also became involved with the Fallbrook Democratic Club,becoming a board member and in 2008 was its President. In 2011 he was reelected to the FDC's board as its Vice President for the 2012 term.

Thursday 25 August 2011

Jon Monday

Jon Monday (born in San Jose, California in 1947) is an American producer and distributor of CDs and DVDs across an eclectic range of material such as Swami Prabhavananda, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Huston Smith, Chalmers Johnson, and Charles Bukowski. He is also President of Benchmark Recordings, which owns and distributes the early catalog of The Fabulous Thunderbirds CDs and a live recording of Mike Bloomfield.

Monday got his start in multimedia through his own psychedelic light-show company in the Bay Area in the sixties, providing visuals for concerts by Country Joe and the Fish, Janis Joplin's Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Steve Miller's Blues Band at local Berkeley, California venues and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

In 1970, Monday was hired by John Fahey at Takoma Records in Santa Monica, working with guitar artists such as Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Mike Bloomfield, and Peter Lang. Eventually, he became Takoma's Vice President and General Manager, and also provided art direction, engineering, and/or produced albums by such artists as George Winston, Norman Blake, Peter Rowan, Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Loudon Wainwright III, and Joseph Byrd.

In 1979, Fahey sold Takoma Records to a new company formed by music business attorney Bill Coben, veteran producer/manager Denny Bruce, and Chrysalis Records. Monday continued with the new company as General Manager. During that time, Takoma signed and released albums by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Canned Heat, and T-Bone Burnett.

Eventually Monday was brought into Chrysalis Records as its Director of Marketing, working with Blondie, Jethro Tull, Huey Lewis, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, and Toni Basil.

In 1984, Monday relocated to Silicon Valley and had a 2nd career

 as an executive in various software and high-tech companies, including co-founder (with music research pioneer Larry Heller) and President of MusicWriter, a kiosk-based retail system for the on-site manufacturing and distribution of MIDI files and sheet music. He also held senior management positions or consulted with major 3rd party video game publishers, such as Epyx, Eidos Interactive, and Capcom. He was also Vice President of PlayNet, working with founder Nolan Bushnell.

Monday retired and moved to the San Diego area in 2004 and launched two labels: mondayMEDIA and GemsTone; producing, directing, and distributing original and archival material.

In 2006 Monday brought together many notable recording artists and produced The Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album, which was released on the Takoma Records label, distributed by Fantasy Records. Participating artists included, George Winston, Michael Gulezian, Alex de Grassi, Country Joe McDonald, Peter Lang, Stefan Grossman, Rick Ruskin, and Canned Fish (a one-time collaboration between Canned Heat members Adolfo de la Parra ("Fito") and Larry Taylor, and Country Joe and the Fish member Barry "The Fish" Melton).

Monday is currently working on two feature-length documentaries: Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Radio and an authorized biographical documentary about the life, career, and impact of world religions scholar Huston Smith.

He also maintains an active relationship with Bob Citelli's @Sales & Marketing, a Silicon Valley consulting firm, working with a variety of companies to establish distribution and assist with sales and marketing efforts.