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National Occupation of Washington DC Set to Begin Today — Watch for What Happens Next

NOW DC, a national occupation bringing together representatives from various area occupations, is scheduled to begin today, March 30 2012. What goes down will be an indication of the strength of the Occupy movement. […]

Don’t Believe It? How to See Eddie Izzard for Free in Washington DC March 24

What would you pay to see comedian Eddie Izzard?

What if I told you you didn’t have to pay a thing?

Don’t believe it? Well, your disbelief is kind of the entire point.

Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance let us know about the deal today:

Eddie Izzard will be flying to Washington DC […]

Report: Inside the DC Beltway, Inequality is Even More Striking than Outside

Washington, DC has the 2nd highest average income among its richest 20% of all of America’s 50 largest cities. But the income of DC’s poorest 20% is far below the 50-largest-city average. The capital city of the United States of America is place of sky-high income inequality.

So finds the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in […]

Talk about J16 Occupy the Dream and J17 Occupy Congress Grows in Decentralized Grassroots Fashion

… while Americans Elect twitter talk apparently jumps the shark, dominated. […]

Think the Occupation Movement is Bereft of Ideas and Goals? Read This.

It is true that the Occupy Wall Street demonstration took a frustratingly long time to articulate a set of demands. But the claim that the occupation movement has no direction is false. You don’t have to look far to find a clear, specific, detailed and sourced articulation of a political agenda for the movement. Courtesy […]

Faith Based Pagan Cluster at the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC

I don’t think this is what George W. Bush and Barack Obama meant by “Faith-Based Initiatives,” but it’s there nonetheless in Freedom Plaza.


Americans Elect Internet Vote for President? Consider how it worked in DC 2010

Apart from the various considerations of political ideology, influence and process regarding Americans Elect, there’s the simple matter of technology. Americans Elect plans to use all-internet-voting to nominate a presidential candidate and to broker the selection of the actual president in an Electoral College showdown. Will a binding internet vote be pulled off with accuracy […]

Is there a Peace Rally in Washington DC on July 6 2011?

No, not really.

Sandy writes today from the southern tier of upstate New York to ask:

Would you provide me with more details on the non-violent rally for peace scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2011, in Washington, DC?

Sandy’s question is a legitimate one; if you’ve read the Huffington Post, you’ve been told that […]

Irregular Times Donation from Shirt Proceeds: October 11 Mobilization in DC

As part of our sales of political sweatshop-free t-shirts (proceeds from which go to the upkeep of Irregular Times) we’ve committed to donate a buck to overseas development, and another buck to liberal political causes at home, whenever one of our shirts sells. It’s one way we’re trying to walk our talk.

In light of […]

Walk Through the Solar System on the National Mall

The next time you’re in Washington DC with your family, why not take a walk through the solar system?

It’s not the first to-scale walking model of the solar system in existence (that honor, I think, goes to the Carl Sagan Planet Walk in Ithaca, NY), and it’s not the spiffiest expression of astronomical […]

Allyson Schwartz Delivers Empty, Incorrect Message on the Patriot Act

Regular reader and Pennsylvania Green Party activist Ross Levin asked me to share a letter he received from his member of Congress, Representative Allyson Schwartz. Ross had asked Rep. Schwartz to explain why she had repeatedly supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act without any reforms (voting YES for Patriot Act powers most recently in February […]