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Allyson Schwartz Delivers Empty, Incorrect Message on the Patriot Act

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 (voting YES for Patriot Act powers most recently in February [...]

Patriot Act To-Do List: Watch Wednesday, Watch Thursday, PROTEST Saturday

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 side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Let [...]

Repeal the Patriot Act Protest: March 12 at Noon in DC

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“People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.”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 Egypt needs to happen in America.” “I’m down for a [...]

Wall St. and Lobbyist Shill Sam Waterston At Stewart Rally

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”? [...]

Go To The Jon Stewart Rally And Watch It On TV At The Same Time!

People attending the Jon Stewart rally can watch the rally on television and still be there. [...]

Content Of Congressional Campaigns Obscured By John Stewart Rally For ___

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. [...]

What Does The Daily Show Rally Stand For, Other Than Attention For The Daily Show?

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. [...]

Randall Terry Draws Just Two Supporters to His Nationally Declared Anti-Gay Rally

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: God’s Law of the Bible forbids same-sex marriage, and so [...]

Reason #642 to Attend the National Equality March: Rally Comes AFTER the March

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 and on about all sorts of topics related (or worse, [...]

Transcript: Ted Celeste Speaks Out for Ohio Library Funding

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:

Libraries rock!

You know, these are really very difficult [...]

Video: 11 Year Old Speaks Out at the Statehouse to Save Ohio Libraries (June 25, 2009)

A young patron of the public library in Delaware, Ohio came down to the Ohio Statehouse today to explain why she opposes proposed state budget cuts of 50% to the state’s libraries:

Hi, I’m Celie and I like my library. I just love to go down there and pick up a book. It’s just [...]