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Doug Ireland writes the blog, Direland.
Honduran Gay Activist Walter Trochez Assassinated
Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: Direland
The best-known LGBT activist in Honduras was assassinated on Sunday after speaking out against homophobic crimes and killings by the forces behind the coup there.
A National Treasure -- The Memoirs of Gay Rights Pioneer Martin Duberman
Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: Gay City News
Father of gay studies programs in universities, Duberman was early to embrace the nascent, post-Stonewall gay liberation movement and join its militant ranks.
Gay + Iraqi = Dead
Posted on: Jan 31, 2007, Source: TomPaine.com
The U.N. has finally recognized that there is a widespread purge being carried out against Iraq's GLBT community.
Kill the Messenger: The Tragic Life of Gary Webb
Posted on: Oct 12, 2006, Source: In These Times
Gary Webb, the legendary journalist who scooped the big papers and found himself punished for it, teaches the lesson that it's often dangerous to speak truth to power.
A Time to Impeach
Posted on: Dec 19, 2005, Source: Direland
President Bush may find himself in deep trouble after ordering and defending illegal wiretaps of U.S. citizens -- a crime for which Richard Nixon was nearly impeached.
Why is France Burning?
Posted on: Nov 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet
With 30-year-old roots and a familiar story, the riots should be about as shocking as the outcome of an Egyptian election.
The Dangers of Being Young, Gay and Iranian
Posted on: Sep 26, 2005, Source: Gay City News
A torture victim provides a frightening first-hand account of the Islamic Republic of Iran's extensive anti-gay crackdown.
The New Blacklist
Posted on: Jun 12, 2005, Source: LA Weekly
The Christian right has launched a series of boycotts and pressure campaigns aimed at corporate America -- and at its sponsorship of entertainment, programs and activities they don't like.
Trembling Before Madonna
Posted on: Mar 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Is Madonna betraying the gay community over her adherence to Kabbalah? Boy George says so, loudly.
Is the Doctor In?
Posted on: Jan 20, 2005, Source: LA Weekly
Despite some rabid opposition, Howard Dean becomes the man to beat in the race for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Posted on: Sep 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Ben Barnes' revelations on 60 Minutes have shaken the White House, but CBS' timidity has kept us from learning about the dirty politics Bush learned in Alabama.
McGreevey Was Out Before He Came Out
Posted on: Aug 19, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
There's more to New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's resignation than the shame of an affair.
Posted on: Jul 22, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
Despite a lot of talk about torture being "un-American," Congress is quietly keeping alive the School of the Americas, our country's infamous torture-training school.
Posted on: Jun 24, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
New guidelines from Bush's Centers for Disease Control gut HIV-prevention education, and cause outrage and anguish among leaders in the AIDS community.
The Cheney Connection
Posted on: Jun 20, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
Tracing the Halliburton money trail to Nigeria.
Tea Leaves and Exit Polls
Posted on: Mar 2, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com
Dems, don't start measuring curtains for the Oval Office just yet. Those who think Kerry has an easy coast toward November haven't taken a look at the big picture.
The Campaign Doctor
Posted on: Feb 12, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
Bob Shrum is Sen. John Kerry's pricey Washington hired gun and master of the slash-and-burn negative campaign ad. But can he beat Karl Rove?
Posted on: Mar 18, 2003, Source: TomPaine.com
Bush’s speech brought the world to the most dangerous moment in its history since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
Saving Iraq For 2004
Posted on: Sep 8, 2002, Source: In These Times
The Bush administration may not attack Baghdad now, but reserve the Saddam card for the next presidential elections.
France Takes a Right Turn
Posted on: Apr 28, 2002, Source: In These Times
The rise of neo-fascist Le Pen in France offers a simple lesson: when a left-wing government institutes right-wing policies, it clears the way for extremists.
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