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 Talk, talk, talk: “People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.”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
Today and tomorrow from Noon to 4 pm, Witness Against Torture is holding a vigil outside the White House to call for the closing of Guantanamo and an end to the practice of indefinite detention without criminal charges. If you’re in Washington DC and can
The Secular Coalition for America informs us by e-mail yesterday that when it sought to have a humanist celebrant included at Mayor Vincent Gray’s first inaugural event, “One City … Praying Together,” they were denied. Representatives of American religious groups were given seats at the
UPDATE, 12/15/2010: Thanks to the resourceful Ross, we know now that this protest has been postponed and will probably happen some time later this year. In a handful of places on the web there’s a banner announcing a protest in Washington DC on January 15
The IRS requires Section 527 political organizations to report in itemized form any contributions they receive when such contributions surpass $200 for a calendar year. A Section 527 organization’s expenditures must be reported in itemized form if more than $500 in a calendar year is
The Unity12 Task Force, also simply known as Unity12, has nominal homes distributed across the country: Jim Jonas, administrator for a variety of Unity12-related websites, registers those websites in Denver, Colorado. Unity12’s ballot access efforts are being run by an agency out of California. Kahlil
In the 2008 presidential election cycle, the well-connected Unity08 corporation declared that it would run the nation’s first-ever online presidential nomination in order to run its very own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Unity08, peppered with lobbyists and media consultants,
Los Angeles Tops in Magnitude of Green Buildings, Not Surprisingly. What Surprises are there in the Energy Star listings?
A New Scientist article this month reports surprise that Los Angeles would top this year’s EPA list of metropolitan areas with green Energy Star buildings: WHICH US city is the greenest of all, in terms of numbers of energy-efficient commercial buildings? The surprising answer is
In a roll-call vote yesterday, the U.S. Senate ended the federally-mandated voucher program for Washington DC called the “DC Opportunity Scholarships.” In this voucher program, public money was taken out of public schools and given to private schools — 82% of which were religious schools
As the first same-sex marriages in Washington, DC are performed today, God unleashes His Mighty Judgment. At least that’s what multiple fundamentalist Christian preachers have told us should happen. But His Judgment seems awfully mild for March: 62 degrees and sunshine. Well, you go, YHWH!