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George Bush Leona Lewis sing Bleeding Love to Jenna Bush (tags)

From sadist to proud papa in under 60 seconds.

Former Christian Music Star Performs at Palm Springs Queer Pride (tags)

Blayne Bell lost his lucrative career in Christian music and broadcasting when his former partner "outed" him to the dean at Abilene Christian University in 2001. He's gone from making up to $200,000 per year to working at a Starbucks in Palm Springs, but as an openly Gay man he's happier than he's ever been. He's performing at the Palm Springs LGBT Pride event Saturday, November 3.

Dixie Chicks Iran Iraq War Grammy Win Over Burning George Bush (tags)

When the student is ready the teacher will appear.

Dixie Chicks' less-than-full house (tags)

Let’s thank the Dixie Chicks for mixing work and politics and exposing George W. Bush for what he is, a tyrant, war criminal, and worst President in history.

NBC Rejects Chics: What's Up With That? (tags)

The Dixie Chicks, that is. This isn’t the first time that big media companies have barred them from the airwaves, but it is the first time that NBC and the new CW network have. It appears that once again the Dixie Chicks have exhibited public disapproval of the Bush administration and once again the media have answered by censoring them. This bodes ill for the future of free speech, at least what’s left of it in America. © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

Dixie Chicks Headed This Way (tags)

Headed this way - - the legendary Dixie Chicks.

Ralph Nader: “Americans Need Moral Courage!” (tags)

Ralph Nader spoke at a campaign rally, in Baltimore, MD, on behalf of Kevin Zeese, who’s running as an Independent for a U.S. Senate seat. Nader called his former press secretary, “a great candidate.” An activist’s activist, Nader said a vast majority of Americans need a dose of “moral courage.” They have allowed “a few,” to rule over the many. “Democracy,” Nader said, “isn’t a slogan. People need to get motivated, show up and get organized.”

Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns (tags)

Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns

Willie Nelson's new song (tags)

Willie, like the Dixie Chicks, is speaking his mind about this president and this war.

A plea to the trolls for accurate criticism (tags)

It was inevitable to read the news anywhere on the net today without being bombarded by ignorent snarling coming from the "Send the Dixie Chicks to Guantanamo" crowd.

Is America Fascist? (tags)

It is no coincidence that the neo-cons are worried about comparisons between their policies and those of Hitler

New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)

New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.

PROtest PLANS Could MAKE Long, HOT, TEXas SUMmer FOR Bush (tags)

"Secret" maps of Texas "White House" and Camp David hideouts to aid protests. Texas posses will try to deny the Constitutional right to protest as they did last August. Here's how to hold peaceful protests against old "Shock and Awe" anyway.

Money + Media = Mind Manipulation (tags)

During the election of 2000, Katherine Harris, the Florida secretary of state under Jeb Bush, ordered the removal of 90,000 names from the voter roles because they were convicted felons; but not really. These people were Black. The eliminated voters’ race appears on the disqualifying list that was obtained and reported by Greg Palast in The Guardian. The story ran in Europe, South America and Canada. Palast maintains that he published the story within weeks of the election, but it did not appear until seven months after the election in the Washington Post.

Radio Under Fire Over Free-Speech Clampdown (tags)

WASHINGTON (Billboard) - Natalie Maines' controversial comments about President Bush are echoing ever louder in Congress and starting to rattle windows in the radio industry.

The New Domestic Order: What Has Changed, Why It Changed, and How It Matters (tags)

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Where are the Right-Wing Artists? (tags)

Conservatives and libertarians expect their artists to be supported by the market, but that attitude ill serves the creation of a conservative or libertarian culture... the common perception in Hollywood is that Conservatives are "bigots"

DefenseWatch "The Voice of the Grunt": Loyalty to the Country Always (tags)

Like the Dixie Chicks, the Irish people aren’t afraid to sound off. Forever mindful of their hard fight for liberty, they don’t take freedom of speech for granted. And their stand-up-and-be-counted electronic media regularly – and righteously – go for their politicians’ jugular veins with a vengeance seldom seen in the USA these days. I suspect the reason for the difference is Corporate America’s control over our airways; the big guys are now shamelessly riding the same corrupting pork train as most Washington-based power players.

Triumph of Kleptocracy & Death of Reason (tags)

"The great danger of the lynch-mob terror-bubble we find ourselves trapped in, as the Germans under the Nazi regime were, is losing touch with the rest of the world..This is no longer our government, but has been stolen from us by country-sized corporations and their henchmen." from Slingshot 2003

Am I still An Unpatriotic Traitor? (tags)

Am I still an Unpatriotic Traitor? That's what you called me when I said let the inspections play out, let them continue. But no, you said "enough was enough". You told me Saddam was building this apocalyptic arsenal. He had VX and Sarin and Anthrax and Mustard Gas and Salmonella and The Cooties. You told me was capable of launching a biological attack at the drop of a hat. You told me he presented a clear and imminent threat to my security. You told me to gift-wrap my house in Saran-wrap and Duct Tape.

A Personal Chronicle of a Season of ‘Better to Laugh than Cry” Antiwar Activism. (tags)

Here is one NY-RTS' memories of the recent past- a memory of the particular groups anti-war activism.-- To be published on-line in the Journal of Aesthetics and protest. (print issue #2 to be released in late June, early July)

A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)

In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.

Dressed Like Dixie Chicks Protesters to Hit Clear Channel the *Poster Child *for FCC Dereg (tags)

On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.

Dixie Chicks vs. Serena Williams (tags)

Where's the outrage!?!

An Open Letter to Lieutenant Layne McDowell (tags)

After the Dixie Chicks decided to do the unholy - express shame - one of our brave and bold fired off a letter to them talking about freedom of speech while simultaneously declaring his intent to participate in censorhip. Of course, Clear Channel put it up on a zillion radio web sites. Here's a rebuttal.

Airwaves abuzz with Hollywood blacklist; no secrets this time (tags)

"Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, whose anti-war comments got a Baseball Hall of Fame event in honor of Bull Durham's 15th anniversary canceled. And please don't forget the Dixie Chicks. All of a sudden, making contrary or outre political comments isn't only not OK, it's a punishable offense."

Libertarians disturbed by 'leftists who hate America' (tags)

As Libertarian Party news editor, I too am disturbed that Libertarians are linked with leftists who hate America, and who would cheerfully repeal the freedoms we work so hard to defend.

ABC News Primetime interview: Country music group holds its own against right-wing attack (tags)

All in all, the Dixie Chicks held up well against the crude attempts by interviewer Diane Sawyer to browbeat them and convince them, as well as the viewing audience, that the vast majority of Americans consider any opposition to President Bush and the Iraq war tantamount to treason.

Dixie Chickens, Hackers & Co. (tags)

Adventures in free speech.

Dixie Chicks strip - image is the message (tags)

per usual, the "headline" level of interaction with news/debate in American is about as far away from substance as one can get

Today Show Goes Dark On Tim Robbins (tags)

A conversation about free speech. An anchor asking reasonable questions. A guest responding in equally reasonable tones. No attempt to close out the discussion - to say "Well thank you Tim". This was not a filibuster. Robbins was not hogging the spotlight. Someone in the control room simply decided that it was time to pull the plug.

William Mandel, American Dissident (tags)

"If you think that I am going to cooperate with this collection of Judases, of men who sit there in violation of the United States Constitution, if you think I will cooperate with you in any manner whatsoever, you are insane!" From William Mandel’s 1960 testimony before HUAC

I Should not be allowed to say the following things about America (tags)

As Americans, we have a right to question our government and its actions. However, while there is a time to criticize, there is also a time to follow in complacent silence. And that time is now.

Dixie Chicks Number 1 Without a Bullet (tags)

So much for the A--holes who argue that their Pro-War Pro-Death view is the view of all Country Music Listeners. Another lie exposed.

WHEN DUCT–TAPE ISN’T ENOUGH (tags)

Commentary above the myopic Hollywood anti-war movement and suggestions for defanging it.

clear channel boycott (tags)

Boycott Clear Channel!

Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush (tags)

Monday, March 17, 2003: A Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush on the Eve of War

Who is Paying for the Pro-War Rallies. (tags)

The Pro-War rallies are a contrived artifice of a few big Media Conglomerates pulling together a bunch of suckers and picking up the tab so it makes it easy for the Suckers to attend. Clear Channel has even been paying for professionally made signs.

Shame on You, Mr. Moore! Shame on You! (tags)

It should not be good enough for anyone who wants to create an antiwar movement that could actually stop a war.

Dixie Chicks attacked by right wingers! (tags)

When Country Western singers start taking heat for opposing Bush... you know we're in trouble.

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