Tag Archives: democracy

Ryan Kiesel, of ACLU of Oklahoma, speaks during a press conference lead by ACLU and allies dounouncing legislative efforts to silence protestors, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Anti-protest bills could curb freedom of speech or provide protection in Oklahoma

Anti-protest bills could curb freedom of speech or provide protection in Oklahoma

House Bill 1123 would enhance trespassing laws, and House Bill 2128 would hold protesters and individuals or entities that financially aid them liable for property damage.

unnamed

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 26, 2016

As for the need to repent of the “moral failings,” yeah, right, Trump that paragon of virtuous behavior.

Election officials, left, Eva Welch and Mary Austin, at thier station during the election on 7-14-15 at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene.  mh

Registration deadline is looming

Local groups urge those who haven’t registered to exercise their right to vote.

Mickey Dollens walks a neighborhood in District 93 asking for support, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Minority voters have significant impact on upcoming elections

Candidates in upcoming local elections encourage everyone to vote and listen to constituents’ concerns.

unnamed

Letters to the Editor: July 20, 2016

  Open letter To Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: America is a democracy, not a theocracy. We have separation of church and state, which means freedom of religion, freedom from religion, no state-endorsed religion and no religious test. However, bigoted, “Christian” Republicans like you do not understand this and instead either seek to legislate your

Banned in the USA

O. Louis Guglielmi’s Subway Exit (1946) When the topic of artistic censorship is raised, odds are that works cited include Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ or just about anything by Robert Mapplethorpe. The United States government, however, in that golden era of anti-Commie paranoia, arguably did the best job of it by the disbanding and dismantling

Examining Islam

Can a case for democracy be made from a religious Muslim perspective? The question is particularly timely given the recent attacks on the Libyan embassy. Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and columnist, will address the question in a lecture Monday at Oklahoma City University. Akyol, the author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for

The 99 percent

Occupy OKC and the entire Occupy Wall Street movement have started a long-overdue discussion about the inequity of growing wealth disparity and economic injustice, with some OWS supporters even using the label “oligarchy” to describe the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. It’s this type of language that could eventually stick and raise awareness. Along the

The 99 percent

Occupy OKC and the entire Occupy Wall Street movement have started a long-overdue discussion about the inequity of growing wealth disparity and economic injustice, with some OWS supporters even using the label “oligarchy” to describe the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. It’s this type of language that could eventually stick and raise awareness. Along the

Top
WordPress Lightbox