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US Ineptitude On Egypt Highlights America’s Liberty Hypocrisy

In Egypt, a democratically-elected government has been overthrown in a military coup d’etat, and though the U.S. government is required by its own law to withdraw support from Egypt, it does nothing. How could the United States lead a credible international protest against the power grab by Egypt’s military, though, when right here in the [...]

As Congress Reauthorizes FISA, Evidence Shows Anti-Terrorism Authority Used to Stop Protests Against Banks

As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Senate is poised to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act today with little debate. In effect since 2008, the FISA Amendments Act supersedes the 4th Amendment right of the people against unreasonable search and seizure by granting the U.S. Government power to search through and seize people’s communications and other [...]

3 Big Protests Loom for the end of Summer 2012: DNC, RNC, NYC

Some people schedule their summers around expensive megaconcerts. Some people schedule their summers around beach parties. Some people schedule their summers around protest. If you’re in the last category, here’s your heads-up for the end of Summer 2012:

Big protest #1: March on the Republican National Convention, Tampa FL, August 27-30

Big protest #2: March [...]

As Massive Occupy Protest Takes Times Square, New York Times Covers Van Cliburn Piano Sale

A massive protest by Occupy Wall Street is underway.

Photo: ArckiiART

The New York Times (you know, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”) refuses to cover it anywhere on its front page, where over a hundred other news headlines sit.

Photo: OccupyWallStNYC

Among the stories the New York Times decides is “fit [...]

Say Yes to the Future, No to Bank-Run America: Protest in Times Square May 15

I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.

I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York [...]

May Flowers: Occupy Protests sprout vibrantly on May 1, in 127 Cities across 46 States

Call it the American Spring. Call it the 99% Resurgent. Call it what you will, protest is popping up all over tomorrow, May 1, in 127 cities across 46 states of the Union.

The following list is nabbed shamelessly from Occupy Wall Streetvisit that original page.

May Day Actions in the Occupy Movement, 2012

Birmingham, [...]

The People’s Gong Coming To Wall Street This Afternoon

They kicked Occupy Wall Street out of Zuccotti Park. Occupy Wall Street is still in Zuccotti Park.

Today, Occupy Wall Street is beginning a series of marches that will lead up to a massive May Day protest. Today’s march will go from Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Plaza by the protesters) to the New York Stock [...]

Criminalizing Dissent: 5087 Arrests of Occupy Protesters Confirmed… and Counting

“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Number of people confirmed to have been arrested in America, most for nothing more [...]

Shirt Sale Donations: Village Enterprise Fund and the ACLU

When we started selling shirts to help cover the costs of running the Irregular Times website, we decided to print only on shirts that are made in the USA because, despite all the attempts to erode worker rights, American textile workers still have better wages, more rights and more workplace protections than workers in overseas [...]

Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street for the 99%, Occupy West 50th Street for the 1%

November 15, 2011: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlaws the occupation of Zuccotti Park by protesters who have peaceably assembled to engage in political speech and to petition for the redress of grievances (see U.S. Constitution Amendment I). American citizens who remain are arrested. American journalists are forbidden to observe the eviction. Journalists are [...]

Bloomberg and NYPD shut down Free Press to shut down Assembly and Dissent in New York City

Journalist Ryan Devereaux of the radio news show Democracy Now! has been reporting on the forcible clearing and trashing of the occupation of Zuccotti Park early this morning in New York City. According to Devereaux, the NYPD not only has been denying Americans their right to assembly and protest, they’ve been quashing the freedoms of [...]