Surrealist.org News Archive
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Surrealist.org is one of the oldest continuous political blogs on the Internet.
Surrealist.org News Newest Posts - 2017
Surrealist.org News Archive: all of 2016
The presidential election (blog ends November 11, due to existential difficulties)
Surrealist.org News Archive: all of 2015
Continued civil disorder and gun violence, and the Surrealist vision for peace in times of turmoil.
Surrealist.org News Archive: 2014-2015
Reflections on news events from 2014 into 2015, including police brutality.
Peace Blog Archive: 2012-2014
Tracking the news from the 2012 mid-term elections to the run-up to the 2014 mid-terms.
Peace Blog Archive: 2009-2012
Insights on the news, including the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Notes to the Future Archive: 2008-2009
Reflections on the election of President Barack Obama.
Pray for Peace News Archive: 2001-2008
Posts from the Bush years are offline, awaiting possible consolidation into a book. The posts total approximately a thousand printed pages (offline).
Guestbook Archive: 1999-2005
When the Internet first opened up, everyone had guestbooks. Reading over these old posts, I noticed that people posted real comments. Even if they wanted to share their website, it was usually relevant to my site. In the 2000s, when I had a Wordpress site, my spam filter gave me daily attempts from spammers trying to exploit the blog, posting a brief comment like, "great site," followed by their URL for a junk spammer site. I appreciate the old guestbooks for the real posts and comments people sent me. Click here to start from 1999 and work up the page. Enjoy.Pray for Peace News Archive: 1996-2001
Selected articles on the subject of marijuana legalization. The original newsletter covered other subjects, but marijuana was the primary focus. The rest of the newsletter archives are currently off line.
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This publication originally started under the name Pray for Peace News in 1996. Our motto was: "Pray for Peace—End the War on Drugs." We started the newsletter to get all the legalization activists on the same wave length, and we distributed it by USPS to a mailing list of people and organizations we found in High Times and other sources.
As time went on, we phased out the mailed newsletter, distributing it by email instead. Later, it became a web blog at surrealist.org. In 2001, the publication got a new name, Surrealist.org News, and a new focus: the presidency of George W. Bush. Since 2008 it has focused on a surrealist's interpretation of world events.
Surrealist.org News became a WordPress blog in 2010, but at the end of May 2014, the WordPress page disappeared unceremoniously when I moved Surrealist.org to a new domain host. I had a copy of all the content, so that is now posted above (see pages that contain 2010-2014). Even if I could locate the old WordPress blog and link back to it, it is so much easier to just write the posts by hand. I have used BBEdit for Mac to write html since 1998.
Pray for Peace News Archive: 2001-2008 - I wrote a lot of angry blog posts during the Bush Administration. Although I printed the pages out with the intention of turning the material into a book, at this point, it feels too painful to reread. Can you blame me? It is probably too soon too reconsider the Bush years, therefore the 2001-2008 pages only exist on an external harddrive in a heap. If I can ever do the book, I plan to call it The Pray for Peace Notebook. It could take a long time until I feel peaceful about the Bush years, but I will work on that later.
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