Time to make the scanners disappear?
To absolutely no one’s surprise, the mainstream media last week ignored a legitimate grassroots protest against the TSA’s allegedly invasive full-body scanners.
Oh sure, there were whispers of
National Opt-Out Week here and there. The trade publication Government Security News reported them, although it left readers with the impression that this action would fizzle. A lone op-ed in a New Jersey newspaper recognized the protest and supported it.
Read more “Is this the beginning of the end for the TSA’s full-body scanners?”
I‘ve been covering the TSA for more than a decade, and as you can imagine, I’ve seen the agency do some strange things. I wrote about a few recent incidents last week.
nothing compared with the behavior of the TSA protesters.
Read more “TSA Watch: Why underwear protests really embarrass you”
When I was in New York last week, I decided to drop by Wall Street to see the protests. I wasn’t impressed.
I’d heard that Bill O’Reilly called them crackhead anarchists, but as I walked by Zuccotti Park, I saw neither crackheads nor anarchists. Instead, I was reminded of the random and pointless protests I witnessed as a college student in Berkeley. Those actions amounted to nothing except maybe disturbing the peace.
But word that the actions had spread to other cities, and just yesterday, of a
massive protest in Times Square, made me take another look at these activists and their cause.
Read more “Is it time to “occupy” the travel industry?”
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington is a popular tourist destination, but on this Memorial Day weekend, it was also the scene of a memorable protest that’s worth paying attention to.
recently ruled that expressive dancing was in a category with picketing, speech making, and marching – a banned activity at national memorials.
Several protesters decided to challenge the decision on Saturday afternoon with a protest organized through social media (here’s the
Facebook page, the Twitter hashtag and blog.)
Read more “DC dance protest ends with arrests, cries of “This is a police state!””
Agnes Levy is scheduled to take a Thailand tour with Overseas Adventure Travel. But she doesn’t want to go. It might have something to do with the State Department warnings or the recent reports of violence.
Problem is, her tour operator won’t let her switch to a different trip.
Read more ““This isn’t the right time for people to be going to Thailand””