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NYC Free Speech? NYPD demand all protest signs be taken down in 15 minutes

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 engage in acts of free speech? What happened to […]

Repeal the Patriot Act Protest: March 12 at Noon in DC

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“People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.”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 Egypt needs to happen in America.” “I’m down for a […]

All Welcome to the Undisclosed Event

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 Demonstration, Undisclosed Location, 12:30 pm to 12:35 pm, Youth Lead […]

Smooch Your Sweetie for Love Equality at the Great Nationwide KissIn

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 eagerness to make a counter-statement in favor of the freedom […]

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 Barack Obama’s visit is organized will take place beginning at […]

Arrest Bush, You Weren't New Enough for the Media to Cover

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, ready to interview all the people who didn’t come to […]

Three Failed Progressive Demonstrations at the Inauguration

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 was elected President, and hold a sign reminding the new […]

Crushes to get into Inaugural Route

At Constitution & 14th, people were being crushed against fences, the crowd was so thick. […]

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 […]

Obama AG Pick Expresses Regret About FISA Amendments Act — that it was not passed sooner

In the Senate confirmation yesterday of Obama Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona asked Holder about his legal opinion regarding the FISA Amendments Act. This FISA Amendments Act, for those of you joining in late, is the law passed in July of 2008 that permits a president to order spying on […]