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Bernie Sanders Brings Honest Talk On NSA Spying To Vermont

This weekend, Senator Bernard Sanders organized a town hall meeting to discuss what he called “an issue of huge consequence”: The system of electronic spying on Americans set up by the military’s National Security Agency – the NSA.

The meeting featured David Cole, professor at the Georgetown University Law School, and Heidi Boghosian, head of [...]

Krampusnacht The Quietest

If you’re like me, your life is already overflowing with holly-jolly. I fear that, if I have to hear Mariah Carey sing to me about what she wants for Christmas one more time, I will spend the rest of December in a soundproof underground bunker.

I enjoy a view of the open sky, so I [...]

Billionaire Creates Fake Campus Activism Organization Called Up To Us

Peter G. Peterson is not what most people would describe as college age. Nonetheless, he has the chutzpah to by running a campus activist organization called Up To Us. If it’s really Up To Us college students, then how come senior citizen Peter G. Peterson is running the show, and why won’t he pay the students doing his astroturf dirty work for him? [...]

Video from the October 26 Anti-Surveillance Rally in Washington DC

It wasn’t the largest DC protest I’ve ever been to, but it was easily the most diverse: anti-authoritarian, pro-constitution civil liberties people and groups from all corners of the political tetrahedron were in evidence at today’s Stop Watching Us march and demonstration against the massive, unconstitutional government surveillance of our communications, whereabouts, associations and activities.

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Are Oarfish Discoveries A Warning Of Deep Sea Distress?

Oarfish are said to be harmless to humans. They’re toothless, and they eat little shrimp, so it’s not likely that people could get a dangerous bite from an oarfish, especially a foundering specimen weakening in shallow water. However… [...]

How Scary Would You Become To Escape NSA Spies?

The very fact that we’re being observed by spies dramatically limits the trajectories we can take. [...]

Boycott Fast Food Today To Support Striking Fast Food Workers

Workers in fast food restaurants are paid such low wages that they typically need government assistance programs, even when they work full time. Today this economic injustice is being protested by fast food workers, who will go on strike in over 35 cities today.

You can support the strikers, by participating in a boycott of [...]

No, Pelosi, The Real Problem Is NOT Outsourcing National Security

Netroots Nation was this weekend, and many attendees there grasped the historical moment and engaged in just the sort of talking back to Democratic politicians that I had hoped for. [...]

Support An Obama Vs. Snowden Public Debate!

A petition in the official White House system calls for Barack Obama engage in a public, one-hour debate with Edward Snowden, the man who exposed the Obama Administration’s abusive, unconstitutional electronic search and seizure program. [...]

Green Shadow Cabinet Blasts Obama For Secret Courts

While Democratic voters have consistently worked to avoid awareness of Barack Obama’s continuation of George W. Bush’s NSA electronic spying programs that are targeted against Americans, independent progressives have done their best to hold Obama’s feet to the fire. The Green Party’s Shahid Buttar is contributing to this effort, slamming Barack Obama for allowing secret courts to subvert justice in the shadows. [...]

Fledging Titmice

Though there are many problems in the world, not everything is falling apart. For six titmice who had been growing in a hole in a maple tree outside my home, things are looking much brighter today.