Stories by Doug Ireland

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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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007, Source:

The U.N. has finally recognized that there is a widespread purge being carried out against Iraq's GLBT community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is Madonna betraying the gay community over her adherence to Kabbalah? Boy George says so, loudly.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

Tracing the Halliburton money trail to Nigeria.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2004, Source:

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.

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:

Bush’s speech brought the world to the most dangerous moment in its history since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.

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.

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.