Everywhere we turn, it seems, there are news stories and reports (both real and… alternative) that make our blood boil and our hearts break. Everywhere we turn in our blogging communities, we find writers and poets expressing these feelings of anger and sorrow. We, the editors of Dissident Murmurs, invite everyone to submit posts here that speak to your disquiet with the world around us. Perhaps, if enough people speak up, this background murmur of discontent will grow to a roar which commands those in power to pay attention to something beyond themselves and their special interest funding sources. It is our hope that speaking truth to power will compel them to listen.