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Political Protest Open Thread (Share the Outrage)

As you may have noticed, over on the right-hand side of this page Irregular Times maintains a list of upcoming political protest events. Although we occasionally despair at the uphill odds faced by popular protests to overcome the organized machinations of wealth and power, we believe strongly in the right and responsibility of dissent. When [...]

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 [...]

In Wake of Fracking Spill, Pennsylvania Erupts in Protest

In the wake of a recent spill of thousands of gallons of hydrofracking fluids into the watersheds of Pennsylvania, Marcellus Shale Protest has organized a series of demonstrations to call our leaders’ attention to the public and environmental health dangers of the procedure called “fracking.” To learn more about what fracking is, what role it [...]

Want to Experience Activism with actual Content? Try these Events

You could go to today’s “Rally for Sanity” in Washington, DC that offers the pageantry of a protest but asks its attendants to be quiet and do nothing.

Alternatively, you could attend one of the upcoming political protests listed below. They have the advantage of actually standing for something, but be warned: because these pieces [...]

Protests Against Arizona Immigration Profiling Law Spread Across the United States

The passage last week of SB 1070 has led to the legalization of the nation’s most draconian racial profiling scheme yet. This bill, now signed into law in my former home state of Arizona, would make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant anywhere in the state of Arizona. The Arizona State Legislature has [...]

No Account of Torture Accountability Day

Today I attended a demonstration against Ohio budget cuts to libraries; it has garnered print and video coverage by professional journalists. There were perhaps two hundred people there.

I can’t tell you how many people showed up for demonstrations in eight cities as part of Torture Accountability Day. I can’t tell you because despite multiple [...]

Be Tolerant, You Homo!

That’s a quote. The pre-game show at the Inauguration looks to be entertaining, if yesterday’s protests at the Inaugural concert are any indication.

Welsh Protests Against War

The Brighton EDO factory works with American company ITT to provide bombs, tanks, attack helicopters and unmanned drones that have attacked civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan from the skies. [...]

Palin Protests Popping Up All Over

Protests against Palin from Pennsylvania all the way back to her home in Alaska. [...]

Bugs Are In the Air

An article about the the Delfly, a miniature robotic surveillance device that looks like a dragonfly as it flies. These devices have cameras that send signals to a remote operator sitting at a computer. [...]