Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 192 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

What’s the Answer to Obama not Answering Petitions? A Petition!

You may be aware that Barack Obama started an Official White House Petitions Website two years ago and promised to issue an official response to any petition that surpassed 100,000 signatures.

You may also be aware that the Obama administration has let a number of successful petitions on the site languish for hundreds of days [...]

202 Days After Meeting Threshold for a Response, Snowden Petition Still Ignored by Obama

On June 22 2013, the the official petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures in the Obama White House’s We The People petition website. If a petition can gain a hundred thousand signatures, the Obama administration has pledged that “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy [...]

Going from Gray to a Rainbow in Istanbul

As you may know, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has over the past few years been instituting policies that restrict civil liberties in Turkey, that prevent the Turkish people from freely assembling to air their grievances, and that have thereby fomented further resistance by free-minded people there.

Over the past year in Turkey, anti-authoritarian [...]

Protests Against Working Conditions At WalMart set to Erupt on Black Friday, Nov. 29

How bad is it working at WalMart? It’s so bad that you can work there full-time and still need food stamps to feed your family.

You don’t have to participate in the WalMart system. You don’t have to support it. You don’t have to just complain about it. You can oppose it.

On Black Friday [...]

Guy Fawkes Protest Mask Graphics For Printing

It has come to our attention, through our coverage of the Million Mask March, that there are many protesters aligned with the mysterious hacker group Anonymous who are in search of Guy Fawkes masks to wear to street protests. As a service to those protesters, and in the spirit of hacksterism, we are offering the [...]

The Ideas Of The Million Mask March

If the heroic join you, and the honest support you, what role is there in your protest movement for the confused, who are watching you, and noting that something seems to be going on, but don’t want to be co-opted by a movement that may end up supporting questionable political ideals and tactics? [...]

Geovanni’s Anonymous Speech to the Million Mask March on November 5 2013

This morning, a speech by the pseudonymous Geovanni B will be read at scores of the nearly 450 protest locations of the Million Mask March.

I’m posting it here.

I don’t agree with it all.

But in the face of the utter news blackout in the leadup to the Million Mask March, I think you [...]

The Night Before The Million Mask March, One Newspaper In Eureka Lets in a Guest Op-Ed. That’s all. Nothing Else.

One night before the Million Mask March, taking place in 443 locations, who knows about this event?

You might think, considering that there have been 110 news articles on “Twerking” over the past week alone, that the Million Mask March might generate some interest from America’s “professional” news media.

You’d be wrong. Following up on [...]

Million Mask March: 424 Protests in Dozens of Nations. Why No Major Media Coverage?

If you knew there were more than 400 simultaneous protests being planned worldwide for November 5 2013, would you consider that a matter worthy of a news report?

Is this wave of protests in Europe worth a blurb in the newspaper?

How about these November 5 protests planned across the United States?

[...]

The Weight of Inaction is Inactivating

You may notice that over the last few days, I haven’t been really been posting substantively. Big changes are afoot in the worlds of surveillance and campaign finance. American hunger is set to grow as food stamp cuts kick in without an expansion of jobs for the hungry to fill. Faced with these changes, I’m [...]

Improve this Surveillance Chant Sheet

When I was at the national protest against massive unconstitutional surveillance two days ago, organizers were handing out a piece of paper titled “CHANT SHEET.” These were the chants we were supposed to practice and use during the march:

They say wire tap / We say fight back You say land of the free? I [...]