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Video: Celebration on the Inaugural Parade Route, January 20, 2009

Kool and the Gang join celebrants outside the Department of Justice waiting for the inauguration ceremonies and parade to commence, January 20, 2009 at 10:20 am:

People kept moving after the music turned off: with wind chill in the teens, you had to move to stay warm, and most of us had already been [...]

Why Was Anti-FISA Demonstration at the Inauguration Banned?

When I arrived at the southwest corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue early on the morning of January 20, 2009, I looked expectantly across the street to the northwest corner of 9th & Pennsylvania, where I expected to see Ben Masel holding a “Stop Government Spying” banner. Masel is a veteran inaugural protester on [...]

On the Ground Inaugural Report

A video podcast report from Jim, on Pennsylvania Avenue for Inauguration Day. [...]

Constitution Signs to Print and Carry to the Inauguration 1-20-09

Since the DC Metro became the only motorized way to get into the Obama Inauguration for people who can’t hire a limo or bus, its 18×18 inch sign restriction has become the de facto limit on free speech for January 20, 2009.

Ay, well. If homeland security gives you lemons, make lemonade. Here are [...]

Map of Progressive Inauguration Activism in on January 20, 2009

In Washington, DC on the Inauguration Day, I’m aware of three progressive activist events that look forward into the administration of Barack Obama. Here they are, laid out on a map:

1. All-Day Progressive Presence in McPherson Square (just north of the White House), with heated tents… important for a day that looks to [...]

Confirmed: Pro-Constitution Inauguration Demonstration, 1-20-09, On the Inaugural Parade Route Outside the Department of Justice

I’ll be writing more, much more about this in the days to come, but here’s quick word: I have just received official permit approval from the National Park Service for a political demonstration on the January 20, 2009 Inaugural Parade Route. You’re invited to participate in a pro-constitution Oath of Office rally where citizens will [...]

Secret Service Issues Restrictions for 2009 Inauguration and Inaugural Parade

The U.S. Secret Service, now part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has issued its guidelines containing restrictions for people who plan to attend the January 20, 2009 Inauguration of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States and for those who wish to watch or protest at the subsequent Inaugural Parade [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route “On Path to Approval.” Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route "On Path to Approval." Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

Announcement: Protect the Constitution Rally in DC on Inauguration Day

After a bit more than a month of planning, I’m ready to announce an “Oath of Office” Demonstration for Inauguration Day:

Date: 1-20-09, Inauguration Day

Time: Officially, starting at 12 noon. Realistically, get there as early as you can. We stay for the duration of the Inaugural Parade.

Place: On Pennsylvania Avenue, where the Inaugural [...]

1-20-09 Inauguration Day Demonstration for Constitution on Track; Advice on Permit Negotiations?

As you may know, I have been working to organize a political demonstration on the Pennsylvania Avenue inaugural parade route to occur on January 20, 2009, Inauguration Day for our new president, Barack Obama. The plan for the demonstration is simple: people will independently assemble at the designated location on Pennsylvania Avenue before the Inaugural [...]