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Practical Action: Reset the Net June 5

A coalition of activist groups, including Fight For the Future, CODE PINK and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee have announced June 5 as Reset the Net day. This is a very practical action day with a teach-in/do-in aspect to it. As you can read here, the plan is that on June 5, individuals and [...]

Republican Legislative Services Commission Clamps Down on First Amendment in North Carolina

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”

– First Amendment to the United States Constitution

The North Carolina Legislature’s Legislative Service Commission, controlled by Republicans, has hastily passed a new rule that prohibits North Carolina citizens from opening their mouths [...]

Guantanamo Day of Protest May 23: Let’s Spread the Word.

A consortium of groups has declared May 23 as a “Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention.” In the United States alone, actions will be carried out in 22 cities. Follow the links below to find out more. Where there are no web pages, I’ll add as much information as I can [...]

Sanders Challenges Americans To Drop Their Political Apathy

“Given the enormous problems facing our country, the fact that we are moving toward an oligarchic society and the fact that we are not addressing the planetary crisis of climate change, it is unacceptable for anybody to throw their hands up in despair and turn away from the political process. Historically in this country, people [...]

Political Protest Open Thread (Share the Outrage)

As you may have noticed, over on the right-hand side of this page Irregular Times maintains a list of upcoming political protest events. Although we occasionally despair at the uphill odds faced by popular protests to overcome the organized machinations of wealth and power, we believe strongly in the right and responsibility of dissent. When [...]

The Rally to Restore Sanity, Chipped

Three and a half years after, what do you think?

Shame On Senator Feinstein

A genuine grassroots coalition of 24 organizations and over two thousand individuals from California has come together to sign an open letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, deploring her consistent support for abusive government programs that use electronic communications networks to spy on Americans. The coalition, calling itself Shame On Feinstein, expresses “concern and outrage”, and [...]

Can We Fight NSA Surveillance with Graphics on Web Pages and Data Mining?

Today, Peregrin Wood wrote about the odd anti-surveillance event for February 11, 2014 called The Day We Fight Back. Peregrin found it odd that people would call for a nationwide day bringing honor to someone who committed suicide a year before. To tell you the truth, I’ve been checking out The Day We Fight Back [...]

Can We Fight NSA Surveillance By Honoring Suicide?

When I first came upon the Day We Fight Back web site, I wondered why hadn’t heard about the idea before. A national day of activism to oppose Big Brother sounds like just the sort of thing people would want to talk about, right?

The Day We Fight Back is February 11 – this coming [...]

Suspicious Person Alert: Code Pink Action to Spy on Dianne Feinstein February 11

Whatever else you may think of the activist group Code Pink, they are very rarely boring. In a typical display of theatrical artistic flair, Code Pink has announced that it will be conducting surveillance at the San Francisco house of a Politically Important Person (SPIP), Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein is one of the most [...]

Not Morgellons

I will send money Pushed by light To one twentieth of a new storefront Or to five minutes of a billable hour Or to a sixtieth of a new well I will spend time Twenty minutes on a letter to shaking heads Or four hours on data bouillion Or two days for headed for a [...]