Nobody with a fun name like Hickenlooper should be such a Fascistloser. But, alas, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado is going far over the top, not content simply to pepper spray and shoot projectiles at political demonstrators but going so far as to issue
At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away. What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and
Here at Irregular Times, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the Patriot Act over the last week as the House and then the Senate. Talk, talk, talk: “People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.” “What happened in
The National Equality March will be held on October 11, 2009 in Washington DC, advocating equal protection under law for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. The organizers of the march have announced an action to be held the day before. Here’s the announcement: Peaceful
David Badash and David Mailloux of the Great Nationwide Kiss-In note three recent incidents in Texas and Utah in which same-sex couples were harassed or detained by security guards or police officers for simply smooching in public. The pair don’t just declaim; they declare their
Logistical Details of Obama Event at Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio 10:30 AM on March 6 2009
The following are some logistical details regarding the presence of President Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio on Friday March 6, 2009. Sources include the Columbus Dispatch and calls to the Office of the Mayor of Columbus, Michael Coleman. Time: The police academy graduation around which
During my walk in to the Inauguration on January 20, 2009 I was accompanied by a journalist from one of the country’s national newspapers. She’d called me in advance and asked to come along, and she ended up right with me on the parade route,
Three demonstrations by progressives were planned for Inauguration Day, 2009. Three of them failed. The first, planned by me, grew out of the simple desire back in October of 2008 to be able to stand on the Inaugural Parade route in January, no matter who
At Constitution & 14th, people were being crushed against fences, the crowd was so thick.
A video podcast report from Jim, on Pennsylvania Avenue for Inauguration Day.
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