Six activists from Greenpeace have boarded the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig in the Pacific Ocean, and are camped out on the underside of the gigantic vessel as it moves north. The oil rig has received the go-ahead to begin drilling for crude oil in
Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney General, has been blocked from progressing to a confirmation vote by a handful of Republican members of the U.S. Senate for nearly 150 days. While Lynch’s vote is being held up, current Attorney
On the left-hand side of the Irregular Times website, I try to list upcoming protests that I know about. Today, as you can see, I don’t know much. Here’s my list. March from NYC to DC to protest racial discrimination in policing kicks off on
Fight For The Future joined Popular Resistance to protest Ron Wyden’s support for “fast track” negotiation powers for the President of the United States in arranging for free trade agreements such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Yasha Levine is writing a book, titled Surveillance Valley, that will describe the involvement of Silicon Valley giants such as Google in the federal government’s regime of electronic surveillance against the American people
If colleges and universities, who claim to offer us paths to self-improvement, continue to provide exploitation instead, an advanced degree may soon come to be regarded as the mark of a fool rather than as a sign of wisdom. Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day.
Women have no right to control their own bodies. Workers have no right to earn enough to live on. Children have no right to eat. Unprivileged citizens have no right to vote. People of color have no right to organize. Same-sex couples have no right
Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue. Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor
Moral Mondays have become a North Carolina tradition. With the spring of every new year and the convening of the North Carolina State Legislature, citizens who support reproductive rights, the freedom to marry, the right to vote, public financing of elections, citizen control, public schools, health
This afternoon, large crowds of protesters are gathering outside a fundraiser for Congressman Steve Scalise – one of the top three Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. Why? Steve Scalise is a raging racist. We already knew this: – Steve Scalise attended a
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States of America begins its business, with the opening session of the House of Representatives. Yes, already. One voice in the U.S. House will be especially conspicuous in its absence: That of New Jersey’s Rush Holt, who has