About The Commoner Call

Standing Resolute, Together


“Publicity, discussion, and agitation are necessary
to accomplish any work of lasting benefit.”

– Robert “Fighting Bob” LaFollette


A beyond bizarre 2016 election hacked up a truly dangerous president. With all branches of the government now in the paws of Republicans like Wisconsin’s Rep. Paul “I Got Mine” Ryan the need for information and action is greater than ever. It would be nice to think the mainstream media will fulfill its critical role as the Fourth Estate but, as we witnessed during the election and over the past decades, the mainstream media has been a critical player in the creation of this crisis.

For over six years volunteers at The Daily Call published alternative news and commentary. The DC was a critical link in getting the word out about actions for activists. Shortly before the 2016 election I had to shut the DC down. The Commoner Call, a twice weekly online publication will take its place.

The name comes from the work of Mike McCabe, at Blue Jean Nation.

Mike takes the old horizontal “Right / Left” political paradigm, where we are divided by issues to the advantage of the ruling class, and tips it on a vertical axis. If we view politics from the vertical, a universe where a small enough number of greedy men at the top control more wealth than the bottom 50% of the world we discover, no matter our differences on abortion or taxes, guns or immigration, we commoners all slide to the bottom. Despite our differences on individual issues – when looked at from the vertical – we have far more in common than not. And, best of all, when we look around and then look up, guess what: there are far more of us than them!

And that’s what scares the hell out of the ruling elite and why they stir so much division and suspicion among we commoners.

The Commoner Call will not only be a source for news. It will also be a tool for activism. We believe in principle over party so we will pressure the corrupt Democratic Party elite as much and whenever needed as we will the Republican party facists.

If you have an event to promote, send us a press release. Got an opinion, send us a letter. Got a complaint, drop us a note. We will post Mondays and Thursdays. If there is a special event or an emergency or critical action that needs to be taken we will publish bulletins, as needed. We will be refining the web site as we go along.

There is no charge, membership or subscription for The Commoner Call. There is no paid advertising. Nobody is getting paid a dime. We will take no money. It is all volunteer. That makes us independent.

The Commoner Call is a labor of love … and an act of compassionate defiance in the face of greed and growing tyranny.

Forward news from The Commoner Call to your contacts and get the word out about what is happening to our country. Our original articles, commentary, cartoons and photos are published open source and are free to use with attribution and a link back to www.thecommonercall.org . For any change or modification in Commoner Call content please contact us to discuss it beforehand.

Original political cartoons and other art can be found on The Commoner Call “Lines of Resistance” page. This artwork is available for progressive groups to use in their educational and promotional efforts.

Stay strong and stand with your neighbors and back each other up for the hard times ahead.

In solidarity,

Mark L. Taylor, Editor

The Commoner Call & Lines of Resistance


PS – Mike McCabe explains the vertical reality of Elites vs Commoners in a short video we collaborated on a couple years ago. You can link to it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytetlyVxhlQ


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