Trans in the Red States

Via The American Prospect Michelle and her daughter M.J. sit in a coffee shop in a Wyoming strip mall, just over the border from their small town in Colorado. M.J., an eighth-grader, shyly sips her iced mocha and speaks with the “likes” endemic to junior-high hallways. Michelle talks with a…

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Sometimes Life Is Beautiful

Via Hatewatch (thanks Gabe!) Two years after glorifying the border vigilante movement in Minutemen: Battle to Secure America’s Borders, a book he co-authored with Minuteman Project leader Jim Gilchrist, right-wing propagandist and conspiracy hound Jerome Corsi found himself being deported—from Kenya. Immigration agents in Nairobi detained Corsi earlier today because,…

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RNC – Adding Injury to Insult

Day three of the RNC and what has gone on during the convention is neither surprising or unusual, but intensely disappointing none-the-less. Perhaps saddest of all is the case of the St. Paul 8, a group of people who have been “arrested and charged with second-degree furtherance of terrorism, conspiracy…

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Amy Goodman Arrested During RNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2008 ST. PAUL, MN Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here. Goodman was arrested while attempting to free…

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Support Sean Tevis

Sean Tevis is running for State Representative in Kansas against the super effed up Arlen Siegfried. He’s an Information Architect who seems to have some reasonably progressive views that don’t seem too abhorrent. He is looking for just 3000 people to donate $8.34 each. The current representative is an anti-choice,…

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As It Should Be! Sue ‘Em!

Thank goodness, both the ACLU and the EFF have filed suit in reaction to the passing of the overreaching and illegal wiretapping FISA bill. More here, here and here. Extra bummer? Obama voted for the bill. . Think Rosa Clemente would have supported it? Thank you as always, BoingBoing

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FISA=Spying

Today congress is set to pass the FISA Amendments act of 2008 bill, which will make it legal to wiretap anyone in America without a warrant. This includes your e-mails &  telephone conversations (landlines and cell) but also includes other kinds of tapping. BoingBoing posted a great video called “What…

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