Did Michele Bachmann really apologize for her YES vote on the Patriot Act? Unfortunately not: that was an April Fools’ Day joke. But Rep. Bachmann really did appear, along with Representatives Allen West and Mike Pence, before a crowd of about 300 assembled in Washington
Regular reader and Pennsylvania Green Party activist Ross Levin asked me to share a letter he received from his member of Congress, Representative Allyson Schwartz. Ross had asked Rep. Schwartz to explain why she had repeatedly supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act without any reforms
WEDNESDAY: Watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Patriot Act at 1:30 PM THURSDAY: Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee mark up a bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act at 10:00 AM SATURDAY: Join us at the Patriot Act PROTEST at NOON on the West
Here at Irregular Times, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the Patriot Act over the last week as the House and then the Senate. Talk, talk, talk: “People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.” “What happened in
The John Stewart Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear is featuring corporate spokesman Sam Waterston, who promoted the lobbyist power grab project of Unity08. What kind of “sanity” is he working to “restore”?
People attending the Jon Stewart rally can watch the rally on television and still be there.
When I got to the Mall, I could barely see the Capitol dome. Blaring lights from the set being erected for John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear were getting in the way of my ability to see the U.S. Congress.
It’s appropriate that Jon Stewart is promoting his Rally To Restore Sanity on Facebook, where activism has been reduced to clicking a button that says “like”, and then moving on to send someone a hug or go play Farmville.
Writing from the scene, where I’ve seen it myself: This week, anti-gay activist Randall Terry called for a demonstration to descend on Mt. Vernon Square in Washington, DC, where President Barack Obama is set to deliver a speech to the Human Rights Campaign. His message:
One of the worst experiences of a typical national march is the rally beforehand. Social movement leaders who’ve called you to Washington, DC to march know they have you, so they typically plan rallies ahead of time, rallies with speakers who drone on and on
Ohio State Representative Ted Celeste made an appearance before a crowd of hundreds of Ohioans in front of the Statehouse building at noon today. In his speech, he reiterated the importance of a robust public library system in the state. A transcription of his remarks: