2. March, 2003 - Time to Hoist the Black Flag?
- Lysistrata is a 2300+ year old anti-war comedy by Aristaphones. The Lysistrata Project is an event–performances and readings of the play will take place on 03⁄03⁄03 in 807 locations in 49 countries (the count keeps going up).
There are 16 readings in the Twin Cities followed by a procession from the Theater Garage (711 W. Franklin Ave) to Beyond Lysistrata: A Concert for Peace and Justice at The Historic Pantages Theater. Admission to the concert is $10 and money raised supports Move On. [Jim]
- On the other side of the war question is LiberateIraq. The freedomdogs have some pictures of them distributing posters. When I hear someone say
Free Iraq (or
Free Tibet), I always think of it as a special offer.
Hurry! Quantities are limited! [some guy]
- When Cops Play Soldier, Protesters Become the Enemy describes how police dealt with protesters on February 15th.
But protest organizers, lawyers, and scores of demonstrators say they witnessed problems that run far deeper—and that are far more troubling—than the rudeness, overzealouness, and occasional violence from individual officers that often surface at demonstrations in New York City. They see a pattern—and even a policy—of civil liberties infringements that does not bode well for a democracy, especially in a time of unpopular war. Also check out the related articles cited at the end. [endwar]
- Feds Testing Air Passengers Check System has more on CAPPS II, including some comments on why profiling doesn’t work:
I had some air-travel planned for May. I’m currently rethinking it and wondering if I shouldn’t just drive and avoid the TSA entirely. [endwar]
The whole track record of profiling is a very poor to mixed one, Hudson said, noting profiles of the Unabomber and the Washington-area snipers were wrong.
- Is John Ashcroft Out of Control? It sure seems like it. But he’s probably not the only one in government who’s trying to turn this country into a police state. [scripting]
- The current police-state atmosphere has got me thinking more about H. L. Mencken’s take on The Land of the Free.
Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek.
Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:53:30.