Tear Gas and Mace in St. Paul

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Flickr turned up lots of pictures of tear gas and its effects in St. Paul last week. Hat tip to Sue Salinger for all of the photos in this post. From Chad Davis again (featured previously in this post), here's the tear gas itself. He says it was being used on ...

Police in St. Paul

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Over 800 people were arrested in St. Paul during the Republican convention last week: protesters (some violent), journalists, and apparently innocent bystanders. There were also a few pre-emptive raids. Some people felt a general air of intimidation, which is reflected in these photos. Darin Barry from Northern California likes to photograph ...

Homeland-Security Street Art

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Hat tip to Sarolta Cump for all of these Homeland-Security finds. Some of the photos were taken before the presidential race got going, but they present issues that have very much carried through into the campaign. First: John Ryan Brubaker from Portland, Oregon, captured this street commentary a couple of ...

Neither McCain Nor Obama Means Change

Posted by Katherine | Monday, July 28th, 2008

PJ Chmiel from Louisville, Kentucky, is a vegan graphic/web designer who'd like to make his own clothes someday. He was rooting for Kucinich, but now he'd be happy with a choice of Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney. He thinks the two-party system is "bullshit" and has no love for McCain ...

Happy 4th of July (Soul of America)

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Jellykka (Angelica Oung) explains that her inspiration for this song came from the Patriot Act, US-Mexico border issues, and Guantanamo. She had the idea, she says, a couple of years ago but had to "get some guitar skillz" before she could write it. She aimed for "a song that tied ...

Obama to Support FISA Bill

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

On Friday, Barack Obama declared that he supports the FISA bill wending its way through Congress. This is the bill that essentially allows the government more leeway to wiretap and gives the telecom companies immunity for handing records to the Bush administration. Many Democratic voters seem unhappy. Erich Rauchway is ...