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Is War Worth Protesting Now That It's Obama's War?

There are other towns that are protesting on the event of the the six year anniversary of the Iraq War. Why shouldn’t mine? [...]

Progressive Caucus, Populist Caucus: Progressiver Than Thou?

Late last month, second-term congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa announced the formation of the Populist Caucus in the 111th Congress, a group organized around advocacy for the following principles:

Creating Good Jobs and a Secure Retirement: Creating and retaining good-paying jobs in America, providing fair wages, proper benefits, a level playing field at the negotiating [...]

Deep Rooted Peace By Schlap T-Shirt

Whoever Schlap is, she or he has a great way of interweaving images and ideas. I like it.

Why Not Support the Department of Peace?

If Dennis Kucinich really wants a Department of Peace, and isn’t just trying to make a statement, then he needs to withdraw his legislation, cut it down to bare essentials, and introduce it again. [...]

Cold Perseverance: Columbus Anti-War Vigil, December 21 2008 (Video)

On Sunday, December 21 in Columbus Ohio, it was a mere 9 degrees out and the wind was blowing at enough of a clip to shove the wind chill below zero. And yet five hardy souls stood at the corner of 15th Avenue and High Street as they have every week for five long years [...]

On the Roof Against War In Bristol

Activism against weapons merchant Raytheon in Bristol, UK. Is it just me, or do these Brits have a bit more activist backbone than we Americans these days? [...]

Post-Election Best-Selling Political Buttons and Stickers (That Aren’t About Barack Obama)

After the election of Barack Obama on November 4, people understandably ordered a large number of Obama buttons, magnets, bumper stickers and such in celebration. But if we cancel out that wave, what other hopes and concerns and angers are people feeling the need to express? To provide some glimmers of an indication, here’s a [...]

Post-Election Best-Selling Political Buttons and Stickers (That Aren't About Barack Obama)

After the election of Barack Obama on November 4, people understandably ordered a large number of Obama buttons, magnets, bumper stickers and such in celebration. But if we cancel out that wave, what other hopes and concerns and angers are people feeling the need to express? To provide some glimmers of an indication, here’s a [...]

Condoleeza Rice To Nudge For Peace Again

Agence France-Presse gave a curious headline yesterday: Rice to make yet another push for peace in Middle East. Rice, in their article, is not the wetland grain, but rather Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

When I read that headline, I thought about it for a minute. I concentrated. I tried to remember – when exactly [...]

Spark for National Protest on November 5, 2008? Columbus, Ohio Rally Planned

It’s a little tiny spark, and I have no idea whether it will catch and start a fire. But it is a spark nonetheless. A group called Columbus for Peace that has no apparent web presence has called for Ohioans to converge on the State Capitol Building at the corner of High Street and Broad [...]

Latest Slogan for McCain and Palin is Alcoholic: This Time Will Be Different!

Last night, I encountered the latest McCain-Palin slogan on their campaign website:

Peregrin Wood has already covered the creepy cult-like aspects of the phrase “Country First.” But what about “Reform, Prosperity, Peace?”

Reform? Under the rule of George W. Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress, consumer protections were dismantled, civil liberties squashed, lobbyists hugged, ethics [...]