Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads:
SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS.
(a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from […]
As you may have noticed, over on the right-hand side of this page Irregular Times maintains a list of upcoming political protest events. Although we occasionally despair at the uphill odds faced by popular protests to overcome the organized machinations of wealth and power, we believe strongly in the right and responsibility of dissent. When […]
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As you may be aware, one year and one month ago the U.S. government halted publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. This publication — which was available free of charge on the Internet via the U.S. Census Bureau — brought together thousands and thousands of pieces of information from across the federal […]
Every time someone takes home one of our liberal sweat-free made in the USA shirts, we set aside a dollar to donate to a good political cause within the United States. This month, our donation goes to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Conservative columnists and politicians are spending a lot of time lately […]
[Note: the following open letter has been sent this morning to Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine in e-mail form, one of the avenues by which the IRS explicitly recognizes official requests for information may take place.]
Dear Mr. Levine,
The following is an open letter which is directed to you and also published […]
Yesterday, I despaired a bit that old social movement tactics didn’t seem to be working any more. New Media Rights and the Tactical Technology Collective have gotten creative, coming out with a list of 10 tactics for turning information into activism:
1. mobilise people 2. witness and record 3. visualise your message 4. amplify personal […]
Every time you buy one of our sweatshop-free t-shirts at Skreened, we donate a dollar to a group that promotes progressive politics in America. Our latest donation goes to the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and releasing information about various government activities and shenanigans as broadly as possible and in the most […]
This bill would encourage citizen interaction with U.S. Representatives, and increase general trust in Congress, allowing people to be sure that important laws will not be passed before voters have some chance to make their opinions known. The law would also give members of Congress themselves the time that they need to actually read the legislation that they are being asked to vote upon. […]