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Breaking News: 60 Americans Arrested On Torture-Related Charges

In a fast-breaking news development, federal law enforcement officials have arrested 60 Americans for their participation in torture-related activities.

Coming after months of assurances by President Barack Obama that no one would face criminal charges for their participation in U.S. government torture or the conspiracy by the U.S. government to commit torture, this news comes [...]

Why Was Anti-FISA Demonstration at the Inauguration Banned?

When I arrived at the southwest corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue early on the morning of January 20, 2009, I looked expectantly across the street to the northwest corner of 9th & Pennsylvania, where I expected to see Ben Masel holding a “Stop Government Spying” banner. Masel is a veteran inaugural protester on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Transcript: Permit Negotiation with the National Park Service for a Political Demonstration at the 2009 Inauguration in Washington, DC

The following is a transcription of a permit negotiation with the National Park Service Capitol Division, a regular part of the process for getting a political demonstration of more than 25 people to be approved by the bureau that controls public access to these federal lands. Recording of the conversation was explicitly agreed to by [...]

Confirmed on Audio: Yes You Can Demonstrate at the Inauguration Without a A Permit

Back in October, I called the National Park Service Capital Division, the governmental body with regulatory jurisdiction over the allocation of space for the Inauguration. At the time I was told by the Park Service staffer I spoke with that if a citizen were to carry a sign to the January 20, 2009 Inaugural Parade [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route "On Path to Approval." Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route “On Path to Approval.” Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inauguration Protest Planning Slowed by National Park Service

As you may know, I am working to organize an Inauguration Day political demonstration for January 20, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Avenue Inaugural Parade route. The plan is for citizens to bear signs along the parade route calling for President-Elect Barack Obama to uphold the Oath of Office he will take that day to “preserve, [...]