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New York Liberty

New York Liberty

Update: The full live-tweet-all eight hours of wild libertarian action-is up on my Twitter account. Check it out here. Although I’m sure my libertarian readers are already aware of this, the third annual Liberty Fest will be held in SoHo at  Work In Progress this Saturday. Put together by Gigi Bowman, Ian Cioffi and Steven...
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Slice Out Hunger

Slice Out Hunger

One of the great organizations helping to feed the hungry in New York is City Harvest. Later today it will be the beneficiary of New York’s Biggest Pizza Party, as pizzerias from across the city, including my personal favorite, Di Fara, offer up delicious slices at St. Anthony’s Church.
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The Paradox of the PMOI

The Paradox of the PMOI

One simple word which encapsulates the sum of the aspirations harbored by Iranians throughout the world, both those in exile and those living, and suffering, in the land of their birth. It was one of the demands invoked repeatedly throughout the pro-democracy demonstrations which took place last week at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. These protests were held against...
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Horatius at the Bridge (SION Conference: Part IV)

Horatius at the Bridge (SION Conference: Part IV)

The first gathering of the Stop Islamization of Nations Congress took place on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the city-and nation-targeted by pan-Islamic jihadists on that clear September day. Considering the deeply-rooted religious and ideological convictions that were  to serve as the fulcrum of those massacres, it was only fitting that...
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Reclaiming Liberty: SION Conference (Part I)

Reclaiming Liberty: SION Conference (Part I)

Note:  Video footage, including a rousing speech made by the legendary Pamela Geller, as well as a moving speech by 9/11 mother Nelly Braginskaya, at Atlas Shrugs. Also, additional photos and footage provided by the indefatigable photo-blogger Urban Infidel.  If  there was a single, overarching theme to the first Stop the Islamization of Nations Congress, it was just...
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Freedom To Think

Freedom To Think

Update: My full live-tweet of the SION Conference is online! Read it here.  Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the catastrophic attacks upon the Pentagon and World Trade Center, as well as the thwarted assault aimed at the U.S. Capitol, which led to the loss of thousands of lives and introduced millions of Americans...
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Provoking Putin

Provoking Putin

The conviction of and two year prison sentence leveled against anti-clerical, anti-authoritarian riot grrl punk-rock band Pussy Riot should not have come as a surprise to those who have been following the periodic show trials initiated by the Putin regime in order to quell swelling domestic discontent and internal protests. In spite of the inevitability...
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Petty Tyranny

Petty Tyranny

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I attended yesterday’s small, yet spirited, rally against the decision by the Board of Health-at Chairman Bloomberg’s urging-to prohibit the sale of sugary drinks above 16 ounces at restaurants and food carts throughout New York City. There were many civically-minded New Yorkers in the crowd-such as the man...
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Nanny State Blowback

Nanny State Blowback

The man above, Eric Moore, was one of several dozen New Yorkers who participated in the Million Gulp March, a full-throated rejection of Michael Bloomberg’s imperial decree forbidding the sale of large, caffeinated beverages, yesterday afternoon.  I’ll post some thoughts-and photos-of  this very interesting example of liberty activism very soon. Until then, enjoy my...
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The Human Pipeline

The Human Pipeline

This website has extensively chronicled one of the most pernicious byproducts of our dysfunctional system of mass immigration and lax border security. Namely, the scourge of human trafficking. A recent BBC investigative report has once again revealed the pervasive nature of this 21st century incarnation of involuntary servitude. The fact that women from remote regions of...
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