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Were there Socialists at the National Equality March?

Do robins feel comfortable wearing orange? It isn’t a national march without the nice people handing out the Socialist Worker. This young woman hails from Boston, and she’s planning to head to Copley Square this Saturday for a protest against the war in Afghanistan.

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My Letter to the Editor Success on Patriot Act Abuse. Try Your Own.

At the beginning of this month, frustrated that newspapers were not covering the significant Patriot Act reauthorization meetings in the U.S. Senate, I decided to do what I could to get the message out myself. I already do my bit online, writing articles that I hope people will search for and choose to read. I [...]

Two Step Bug Proofing in Maine

What would she rather wear a net and insect repellant than, though? Would she rather do this than eat circus peanuts? [...]

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 [...]

Irregular Times Is Not Cutting Its Staff

It’s up to those who have retained the flexibility of smallness to do their part by writing the small stories that never have gotten coverage in the big presses. [...]

Christians Riot Over Offensive Images of Jesus with a Cigarette and Beer. The Problem is Fundamentalism.

When some Muslims in some nations staged riots during the 2005-2006 debacle surrounding the publication of images of Mohammed, right-wing politicians used the riots to decry the emergence of “islamofascism” in widely cut-and-pasted opinion pieces around the internet and in print newspapers as well. Right-wing newspaper columnist Cal Thomas delivered a typical judgment:

Jews and [...]

Newspaper Strike Called on Bush Torture Blackout

Democrats.com has a full list of all the American papers providing coverage of the story that President George W. Bush has confessed to personally approving a U.S. Government conspiracy to commit torture. Here’s the list as of April 17:

Brattleboro (Vt.) ReformerKansas City StarSeattle Post-IntelligencerTuscaloosa (Ala.) News

If your newspaper is not on this [...]

Letter to the Editor of the New York Times on Torture Coverage

My letter to the editor of the New York Times on the paper’s complete lack of coverage of the president’s torture conspiracy admission:

To the Editor:

On Thursday, the Times dedicated 19 square inches to a photograph of dancing nuns. In the 1990s, the Times dedicated countless pages to coverage of a president’s sex act. [...]