Twitter Abruptly Resigns From The “Free Speech Wing Of The Free Speech Party”

Happy belated #Jan25 from San Francisco: A new Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the...

Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 women (for the heinous crime of being women), all-too-immediate...

G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

Specter to American Workers: “Drop Dead!”

Well, so much for Arlen Specter’s emancipated testicles: In June 2007, the vote on the Employee Free Choice Act was virtually monolithic: 50 Senators, Democrats, voted for cloture and 48 Republicans against.  I was the only Republican to vote for cloture.  The prospects for the next cloture vote are...

Ask the President: Single. Effing. Payer. NAO.

Sarah posted this at her other pad, and I thought I’d do the same here: As a Canadian for whom universal single-payer coverage is a given, health care is a big one for me. The fact that my American friends have to go through such fucking bullshit regarding their fucking HEALTH CARE? That is on the...

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