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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 [...]

Update: Anarchist Protest at Inauguration in DC Moves Forward

An update to yesterday’s post:

Substantive plans for an anarchist protest at the January 20, 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama are moving forward at Come Out 2009, with a January 5 strategy meeting in the works and the following statement of purpose:

For all those disillusioned with our country’s electoral system, who believe government “of [...]

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 [...]

The Difference between an Intolerant and a Liberal Position on the Rick Warren Kerfuffle

Intolerant position: Rick Warren does not have the right to speak at the Inauguration of Barack Obama, and his name must be withdrawn. Fie! Withdraw in shame, Rick Warren! Go live in a hole!

Liberal position: Rick Warren has the right to say whatever he wants, and if Barack Obama wants to invite him to [...]

Sharing Fundamentalism: A Purpose-Driven Assassination

What kind of moral values does this Inaugural Pastor Rick Warren invoke when he’s not invocating? December 4, 2008:

Sean Hannity: Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, wants to wipe Israel off the map, is seeking nuclear weapons.

Rick Warren: Yes.

Sean Hannity: I think we need to take him out.

Rick Warren: Yes.

Sean Hannity: Am [...]

Barack Obama Explains Why Holocaust Denier Should Help Lead the Inauguration

In a packed news conference on Thursday, December 18, President-Elect Barack Obama was asked by a reporter to explain his decision to have Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad deliver God’s invocation at his Inauguration — despite Ahmadinejad’s declarations that the Holocaust is a myth and public chants of “Death to Israel.” A transcript follows:

Reporter: Good [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Washington, DC Inaugural Demonstration Is Unleashed

At most times, a protest in Washington, DC needs people to come out in large numbers to attract the attention of the broadcast media through which, let’s face it, most Americans gain their sense of what’s going on in America. Small protests in DC at most times are ignored. Large protests aren’t easy to pull [...]

National Park Service Changes Its Tune on DC Inaugural Protest

This morning, I called the National Park Service — twice — for information on obtaining a permit for a demonstration at the Washington, DC Inauguration Parade on January 20, 2009. On multiple points, the information I obtained today was quite different than the information I’d received earlier from people at the very same number. I [...]

Washington, DC Inauguration Protest Planning Thread on Forum

I’ve started up a thread in the forum in which I’ll describe as transparently as possible the process of trying to get a permit from the National Park Service for a pro-constitution DC demonstration on Inauguration Day, January 20 2009. The Park Service confirms they have received my application as of October 22. I’ll be [...]