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From Salon:

“RadFems'” openly discriminate against the transgendered while clinging to a reactionary definition of sex

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

This article originally appeared on Jacobin.


I’m an endangered species. Nearly half of people like me attempt suicide. Hundreds of us are murdered annually and, worldwide, that rate is only increasing. Those of us who have a job and a place to live often lose them both; too many of us can’t acquire either in the first place. What I am is a transgender woman, one of the lucky ones.

I’m lucky because I’m white, and because I have employment, housing and health insurance. I can’t get too comfortable, though, because every few days, a tragic headline reminds me of how fragile we are as a group: “Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Passes,” “Transgender Inmates At Risk,” “Transgender Woman Shot.” The world is not kind to us and the news never lets me forget that sobering fact.

In some bizarre alternate reality, however, I’m seen as a villain who invades “real” women’s spaces and perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes. A small but vocal band of activists known as “Radfems” see transgender women like myself as a blight on the feminist movement, but — because their views are not representative of the feminist movement as a whole — many trans*-inclusive feminists refer to them as TERFs, or Trans*-Exclusionary Radical Feminists.

The chief TERF figurehead is a Maryland attorney named Catherine Brennan who once served as a liaison on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. In July of 2012, a petition circulated to have Brennan removed from that position because, to put it mildly, she flatly rejected the “Gender Identity” half of her job description.

Apart from a sordid internet history of harassing, misgendering, and mocking trans* people, Brennan co-authored a letter with Elizabeth Hungerford to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to argue against — yes, against — legal protections based on “gender identity or expression.” In so doing, Brennan has effectively allied herself with those on the Right who viciously deter trans* folks’ attempts to secure employment, housing and safe public spaces.

Since vacating the American Bar Association liaison position, Brennan has continued to spread her anti-trans* viewpoints at the annual Radfem conference. Every year, the Radfems gather in a “women-only” space to promulgate their politics of exclusion. Every year, however, conference organizers find it even more difficult to book space as people begin to recognize the Radfems for what they are: a hate group.

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See Jacobin for the original article: CounterPunch and the War on Transgender People

Original Counter Punch article: The Left Hand of Darkness

From Socialist Worker:

Jacobin needs our support

Bhaskar Sunkara
July 15, 2013

On July 10, the left-wing magazine Jacobin published an article by Samantha Allen titled CounterPunch and the War on Transgender People,” which challenged a strand of radical feminism whose proponents, in Allen’s words, see a transgender woman as someone who “invades ‘real’ women’s spaces and perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes,” and who acts “as a blight on the feminist movement.”

In particular, Allen singled out Catherine Brennan as a leading proponent of trans-exclusive radical feminism–to the extent that Brennan has argued “against legal protections based on ‘gender identity or expression,'” according to Allen. Allen also cited the CounterPunch website for publishing an article by Julian Vigo that defended Brennan and condescendingly attacked transgender activists for daring to criticize those who consider them a “blight.”

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara recently announced that Brennan, in response to Allen’s article, has reportedly begun legal action against the magazine–and that Jacobin is raising funds for a legal defense. Here, we reprint his call to contribute to Jacobin’s legal defense–and hope readers will support it.

Dear readers,

This week we were pleased to publish a wonderful essay by Samantha Allen on “CounterPunch and the War on Transgender People.” It’s a moving piece that brings to life the type of discrimination that trans* people experience on a daily basis.

In the piece, Allen laments the fact that portions of the Left, including some self-described feminists, are still bullying this vulnerable population. What’s more, these reactionary voices are even finding outlets in some of our best publications, like CounterPunch. As Allen writes, “…pundits of both liberal and radical varieties can demonize us, ignore us, and question our legitimacy because they can get away with it.”

As is the case with many other issues–and largely due to a lack of time and resources–Jacobin hasn’t provided a very good counterweight to these tendencies. That’s why we were so proud to publish Allen’s piece, and it’s one of the many reasons we stand behind it without reservation.

But not everyone is so pleased with its publication. Catherine Brennan, whose views are critiqued in the essay as being transphobic, has instructed her lawyer David Diggs to prepare litigation against Jacobin magazine.

Any money raised in the next few weeks will be held in escrow and reserved for a long overdue legal defense fund. Our payment pages are all secure and encrypted, but for those who prefer they can donate via PayPal to

Your generosity is vital and appreciated. It will help safeguard our writers and our publication and enable us to continue what I believe to be valuable work.

First published at Jacobin Magazine.

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Cathy Brennan the Phyllis Schlafly of our time

From Daily Kos:

Horace Boothroyd III
Thu Jul 11, 2013

Phyllis Schlafly did extensive damage to the Feminist movement in the 1970’s but associating Feminism with Lesbianism. This resulted in scaring mainstream Feminists away, who at that time were for the most part suburban housewives tired of being treated like chattel.

Today’s divide and conquer proponent is Cathy Brennan a woman that identifies as a radical Feminist but vociferously opposes the exsistance of Transgender women as Feminists of any stripe. She is a Feminist separatist to the nth degree. And blatantly calls Transgenter Women rapists or worse at every opportunity.

As a Transgender Man I consider myself a Jedi Level Feminist, as I have seized patriarchy. In attempting to educate Radfems, including Roseanne Barr, about the caustic nature of the divisiveness inherent in excluding Transgender Women from Feminism Brennan herself referred to me on Twitter as a Transgender rapist, and then subsequently blocked me. So much for educating.

What better way to enact the politics of division than to focus on a group that society deems as less than?

Like Schlafly before her Brennan is losing momentum in her efforts to paint Transgender Women as nothing more than men in dresses. The following editorial in Salon calls her and her ilk out for the hate mongering disguised as Feminism she is really selling.

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What Really Happened When OutServe-SLDN Came Undone

From The Advocate:

Allyson Robinson’s departure from military rights group Outserve-SLDN was messy, shrouded in speculation, and leaves behind questions about the organization’s future.

BY Sunnivie Brydum
July 30 2013

When the first out transgender executive director of a national LGBT organization was asked to resign after less than a year in her post, some activists were quick to suspect anti-trans bias at work. Other observers immediately ruled bias out, citing a financial crisis within the organization.

Weeks later, there is no evidence of explicit transphobia surrounding Allyson Robinson’s June ouster at LGBT military advocacy group OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. What happened is a bit more nuanced, based on interviews and documents made available to The Advocate.

Members and observers acknowledged that OutServe-SLDN faced a serious financial crisis, as external donations dropped precipitously after the 2011 repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Several members clarified that allegations the organization was bankrupt are untrue, but sources inside the group confirm that OutServe-SLDN had struggled to meet its payroll in the weeks leading up to the June 22 meeting and had begun quietly laying off nonessential staff and working to minimize its overhead. The organization’s 11 full- and part-time employees on payroll had been reduced to six full-time employees and one part-time worker by June 2012.

OutServe-SLDN’s financial woes were likely compounded by a culture clash between OutServe and SLDN, which formally merged in early 2012. OutServe was a digital group of activists working together to raise the voices of gay and lesbian soldiers serving in silence under DADT, while SLDN looked more like a traditional, brick-and-mortar advocacy organization. Without the common, unifying enemy of DADT, the mission of both OutServe and SLDN became less clear. While Robinson was elected to the group’s top spot by a nearly unanimous vote last October, personality conflicts ever since between the new executive director and high-ranking board members were quite familiar to those inside the organization.

On June 22, a regularly scheduled board meeting for OutServe-SLDN took an unexpected and public turn when an email from board member Sue Fulton that proposed asking for Robinson’s resignation was inadvertently sent to the broader membership, and subsequently leaked to various media outlets, including Buzzfeed, The Bilerico Project, and AmericaBlog. In the following weeks, OutServe-SLDN scrambled to do damage control on subsequent reports that speculated about Robinson’s ouster being a result of systematic transphobia. Both Buzzfeed and Bilerico posited the theory that Robinson’s removal was sparked by anti-trans bias, with the latter publishing an article on July 10 asking if the OutServe-SLDN scenario was “LGB Transphobia Rearing Its Ugly Head?” Other reports from Bilerico and Buzzfeed accused former co-chair Josh Seefried of leading a coup against Robinson, whose star was rising, arguably overshadowing Seefried.

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The Humanity of Private Manning: My Experience As a Defense Witness

From Huffington Post:


It’s been weeks since I testified at the court-martial of Private Bradley Manning, and I still don’t know how to explain to anyone what that experience was like. I don’t even know how to feel about what I saw there.

Everything seemed simple before, and now it’s really not. It used to be easy to take a bird’s-eye view of the entire situation. I saw it as some abstract network of people, events, morals, responsibilities, laws, consequences, past, future, the connections between them, and some process of justice or historical consensus that would resolve all this in favor of one definitive outcome or another. It was easy to talk about what Manning did, debate the ethical and legal character of his actions, and calmly contemplate what should happen next.

That was my attitude going into this – there were facts, they would eventually add up to an answer, and I didn’t need to give much thought to anything beyond that. For me, the facts were simple: I had spoken with Manning online for several months in 2009, after he took an interest in my fledgling YouTube channel, and long before his leaks of classified material. His defense team believed our conversations could show that Manning cared about his country and wanted to protect people, contrary to the government’s assertions that he had recklessly placed America and its troops at risk. And so I was called by the defense to testify about what Manning said to me: that he felt he had a great duty to people, and wanted to make sure everyone made it home to their families.

Flying out to Baltimore was disorienting; I hadn’t been apart from my fiancee and our kids for over a year, and now I was on my own in a city I’d never visited before. Still, I took it in stride and tried to think of it as something that was going to happen, something I’d get through no matter how it went, and then it would be over – the same things I would always tell myself before a dental appointment. As if this were no more than some temporary discomfort or inconvenience to my life. I drew on the same strategy I used when nervous about flying, or transitioning, or coming out to my family: pretending that all of this was completely normal to me. Of course, having to pretend meant that it very much was not, but I tried not to think about that.

“Miss McNamara?” Sgt. Valesko, clean-shaven and wearing a sports jersey, recognized me at the baggage claim and introduced himself. He carried my bags outside, where Sgt. Daley was waiting to drive me to my hotel. I joked about the fact that I was quite literally getting a ride in a black government van. As they showed me some landmarks around the area – Costco, Olive Garden, and a high-security prison – we all got to know each other. Daley told me about growing up in Shreveport, attending a superhero-themed wedding in Seattle, and shattering his wrist in a motorcycle accident; I showed him the thick five-inch surgical scar on my abdomen. They thought it was great. It was surprisingly easy to talk to them – they were very friendly, and it really put me at ease, even when I was still struggling to get a handle on everything that was happening.

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BuzzFeed: Lauren McNamara, Trans Activist And Witness For The Defense Of Private Bradley Manning

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Bradley Manning cleared of ‘aiding the enemy’ but guilty of most other charges

From The Guardian UK:

• Pfc. Manning convicted of multiple Espionage Act violations
• Acquitted of most serious ‘aiding the enemy’ charge
• Army private faces maximum jail sentence of 136 years

at Fort Meade
The Guardian, Tuesday 30 July 2013

Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of 136 years in military jail after he was convicted on Tuesday of most charges on which he stood trial.

Colonel Denise Lind, the military judge presiding over the court martial of the US soldier, delivered her verdict in curt and pointed language. “Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty,” she repeated over and over, as the reality of a prolonged prison sentence for Manning – on top of the three years he has already spent in detention – dawned.

The one ray of light in an otherwise bleak outcome for Manning was that he was found not guilty of the single most serious charge against him – that he knowingly “aided the enemy”, in practice al-Qaida, by disclosing information to the WikiLeaks website that in turn made it accessible to all users including enemy groups.

Lind’s decision to avoid setting a precedent by applying the swingeing “aiding the enemy” charge to an official leaker will invoke a sigh of relief from news organisations and civil liberties groups who had feared a guilty verdict would send a chill across public interest journalism.

The judge also found Manning not guilty of having leaked an encrypted copy of a video of a US air strike in the Farah province of Aghanistan in which many civilians died. Manning’s defence team had argued vociferously that he was not the source of this video, though the soldier did admit to the later disclosure of an unencrypted version of the video and related documents.

Lind also accepted Manning’s version of several of the key dates in the WikiLeaks disclosures, and took some of the edge from other less serious charges. But the overriding toughness of the verdict remains: the soldier was found guilty in their entirety of 17 out of the 22 counts against him, and of an amended version of four others.

The guilty verdicts included seven out of the eight counts brought under the Espionage Act. On these counts, Manning was accused of leaking the Afghan and Iraq war logs, embassy cables and Guantánamo files “with reason to believe such information could be used to the injury of the US or the advantage of any foreign nation”. The 1917 act has previously been reserved largely for those who engage in spying as opposed to leaking; the seven convictions under the act are likely to be seen as a major stepping up of the US government’s harsh crackdown on whistleblowing.

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The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning: A Conviction of Love in Action

From Common Dreams:

by Norman Solomon

The sun rose with a moral verdict on Bradley Manning well before the military judge could proclaim his guilt. The human verdict would necessarily clash with the proclamation from the judicial bench.

In lockstep with administrators of the nation’s war services, judgment day arrived on Tuesday to exact official retribution. After unforgiveable actions, the defendant’s culpability weighed heavy.

“Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house,” another defendant, Fr. Daniel Berrigan, wrote about another action that resulted in a federal trial, 45 years earlier, scarcely a dozen miles from the Fort Meade courtroom where Bradley Manning faced prosecution for his own fracture of good order.

“We could not, so help us God, do otherwise,” wrote Berrigan, one of the nine people who, one day in May 1968 while the Vietnam War raged on, removed several hundred files from a U.S. draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned them with napalm in the parking lot. “For we are sick at heart…”

On the surface, many differences protrude between those nine draft-files-burning radical Catholics and Bradley Manning. But I wonder. Ten souls saw cruelties of war and could no longer just watch.

“I prefer a painful truth over any blissful fantasy,” Manning wrote in an online chat. Minutes later he added: “I think I’ve been traumatized too much by reality, to care about consequences of shattering the fantasy.” And he also wrote: “I want people to see the truth … regardless of who they are … because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.”

Those words came seven weeks after the world was able to watch the “Collateral Murder” video that Manning had provided to WikiLeaks. And those words came just days before military police arrived to arrest him on May 29, 2010.

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What Bradley Manning’s Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System

From Huffington Post:


Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That’s the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of “aiding the enemy.” That’s ’cause who he was aiding was us, the American people. And we’re not the enemy. Right?

Manning now faces a potential maximum sentence of 136 years in jail. When his sentence is announced tomorrow, we’ll all get a good idea of how seriously the U.S. military takes different crimes. When you hear about how long Manning – now 25 years old – will be in prison, compare it to sentences received by other soldiers:

Col. Thomas M. Pappas, the senior military intelligence officer at Abu Ghraib and the senior officer present the night of the murder of Iraqi prisoner Manadel al-Jamadi, received no jail time. But he was reprimanded and fined $8,000. (Pappas was heard to say about al-Jamadi, “I’m not going down for this alone.”)

Sgt. Sabrina Harman, the woman famously seen giving a thumbs-up next to al-Jamadi’s body and in another photo smiling next to naked, hooded Iraqis stacked on each other in Abu Ghraib, was sentenced to six months for maltreating detainees.

Spec. Armin Cruz was sentenced to eight months for abusing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and covering up the abuse.

Spc. Steven Ribordy was sentenced to eight months for being accessory to the murder of four Iraqi prisoners who were “bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a canal” in Baghdad in 2007.

Spc. Belmor Ramos was sentenced to seven months for conspiracy to commit murder in the same case.

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I am Bradley Manning

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Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial

From Wikileaks:

30 July 2013, 19:30 UTC

Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ’espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years.

The ’aiding the enemy’ charge has fallen away. It was only included, it seems, to make calling journalism ’espionage’ seem reasonable. It is not.

Bradley Manning’s alleged disclosures have exposed war crimes, sparked revolutions, and induced democratic reform. He is the quintessential whistleblower.

This is the first ever espionage conviction against a whistleblower. It is a dangerous precedent and an example of national security extremism. It is a short sighted judgment that can not be tolerated and must be reversed. It can never be that conveying true information to the public is ’espionage’.

President Obama has initiated more espionage proceedings against whistleblowers and publishers than all previous presidents combined.

In 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama ran on a platform that praised whistleblowing as an act of courage and patriotism. That platform has been comprehensively betrayed. His campaign document described whistleblowers as watchdogs when government abuses its authority. It was removed from the internet last week.

Throughout the proceedings there has been a conspicuous absence: the absence of any victim. The prosecution did not present evidence that – or even claim that – a single person came to harm as a result of Bradley Manning’s disclosures. The government never claimed Mr. Manning was working for a foreign power.

The only ’victim’ was the US government’s wounded pride, but the abuse of this fine young man was never the way to restore it. Rather, the abuse of Bradley Manning has left the world with a sense of disgust at how low the Obama administration has fallen. It is not a sign of strength, but of weakness.

The judge has allowed the prosecution to substantially alter the charges after both the defense and the prosecution had rested their cases, permitted the prosecution 141 witnesses and extensive secret testimony. The government kept Bradley Manning in a cage, stripped him naked and isolated him in order to crack him, an act formally condemned by the United Nations Special Rapporteur for torture. This was never a fair trial.

The Obama administration has been chipping away democratic freedoms in the United States. With today’s verdict, Obama has hacked off much more. The administration is intent on deterring and silencing whistleblowers, intent on weakening freedom of the press.

The US first amendment states that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”. What part of ’no’ does Barack Obama fail to comprehend?

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Edward Snowden’s not the story. The fate of the internet is

From The Guardian UK:

The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US firms’ cloud services cannot be trusted

The Observer, Saturday 27 July 2013

Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story. The story is what he has revealed about the hidden wiring of our networked world. This insight seems to have escaped most of the world’s mainstream media, for reasons that escape me but would not have surprised Evelyn Waugh, whose contempt for journalists was one of his few endearing characteristics. The obvious explanations are: incorrigible ignorance; the imperative to personalise stories; or gullibility in swallowing US government spin, which brands Snowden as a spy rather than a whistleblower.

In a way, it doesn’t matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. So as a public service, let us summarise what Snowden has achieved thus far.

Without him, we would not know how the National Security Agency (NSA) had been able to access the emails, Facebook accounts and videos of citizens across the world; or how it had secretly acquired the phone records of millions of Americans; or how, through a secret court, it has been able to bend nine US internet companies to its demands for access to their users’ data.

Similarly, without Snowden, we would not be debating whether the US government should have turned surveillance into a huge, privatised business, offering data-mining contracts to private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton and, in the process, high-level security clearance to thousands of people who shouldn’t have it. Nor would there be – finally – a serious debate between Europe (excluding the UK, which in these matters is just an overseas franchise of the US) and the United States about where the proper balance between freedom and security lies.

These are pretty significant outcomes and they’re just the first-order consequences of Snowden’s activities. As far as most of our mass media are concerned, though, they have gone largely unremarked. Instead, we have been fed a constant stream of journalistic pap – speculation about Snowden’s travel plans, asylum requests, state of mind, physical appearance, etc. The “human interest” angle has trumped the real story, which is what the NSA revelations tell us about how our networked world actually works and the direction in which it is heading.

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So, Jennifer is like the rest of us and Nicky “Komodo Dragon” aka “Poopy Pants” is a RadFem Ally

I kind of knew Nicky (KomodoDragon) was phony from the get go.  Hence my attacking Phony Intersex Trolls in the first few months of this Blog’s existence.

I’ve always found the mentally disturbed transphobes who claim they are really intersex to be an interesting gang, suitable for some serious psychiatric study.  So disturbed in comparison to ordinary normal TS/TG folks.

I wonder if the RadFems are aware of their “Intersex” ally’s violent tendencies?

This piece is from Dana Lane Taylor:

By Dana Lane Taylor
July 23, 2013

Reposted with permission

So, it seems Jennifer has lived the life a lot of us who identify as transsexual and/or transgender. A lot in our community(ies) can certainly relate to her story. However, what I don’t understand is what criteria Jennifer uses to “judge others” or to give her “diagnosis” pertaining to other trans* women. For example, I was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder at the University of Pennsylvania and have been treated for it ever since. However, Jennifer calls me basically a crossdresser. Or someone who gets turned on by a women’s clothing fetish. Even though I am being treated by a doctor and prescribed HRT including estrogen and progesterone. I successfully transitioned at work though I am still planning my GRS in December of 2014. That part doesn’t really matter though as their are women who either are perfectly fine with their genitals they were born with or cannot afford surgery.

Obviously Jennifer has no power over my own existence and I am certainly glad she doesn’t.  It would be pure hell and I am sure I wouldn’t survive it. The same thing as those radical feminists who would deny our right to exist and live our lives how we need to live them.

So, Jennifer did actually identify as a crossdresser at one point only later to find out she was actually transsexual. Again, a lot of trans women can identify with that. In my case, however, I never identified as a crossdresser though I did participate in some crossdressing forums before I came out. It was a place that really helped me learn about the differences between crossdressers and transsexuals.  I am not going to lay out my full story of how I came to terms with being transsexual, at least for now. The important thing is that I found out what was “wrong” with me my entire life and have pretty much fixed what was broken, for the most part.

Jennifer mentions she did post a lot of posts on USENET and if you go back and look at those groups you will see she was doing the same thing back then. Instigating drama where everyone ends up turning against her. There is no shortage of those who got fed up with her abuse and called her out.

I am curious if Jennifer will ever be able to overcome her hate. Perhaps internalized transphobia (which describes me in my TS Separatist days) is the problem. Who knows. I do hope she will one day do some soul searching. If she doesn’t, she will end up living the rest of her life as a miserable isolated woman.


Not surprising, as I have clearly upset some very violent men, including both Mr. Taylor, and Mr. Williams.

Wait..WHAT? lol…no fucking way. Someone who admits to physical violence calls me a violent man. Well, I have never been violent to anyone but am a survivor of an attack by a man who crushed my eye socket and collapsed my nasal cavity. Brain fluid leaked out of my nose. No, Jennifer, I am a victim of violence not a perpetrator of it. You have a more violent past than I do. You being the violent one.

And look at this comment on the article by Nicky.

Nicky said…

It just seems to me that Mr. “Cristan” Williams is doing the typical transgender extremist tactics of intimidating, bullying and even threatening physical violence on anyone who disagrees with them. It’s clear that they are using their male behavior. Just like Mr “Dana” Taylor, he’s starting to follow the same path that transgender extremist are doing to people.

What’s clear is that these transgender extremist are getting more dangerous by the day. It’s why I had to get a pistol permit and be allowed to carry a pistol for self defense against these Transgender kooks. They are getting more violent and more extremist to the point that they may end up using their male upbringing, male behavior and male mentality to push their fragile ideology on to people. It could include physical violence to push their ideology.

It’s why people are starting to take notice and these transgender kooks are really showing their true colors to people.

July 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I assure you, he doesn’t own a gun. But if he were to ever get close to me, I hope I am armed with some Lysol. I did a search and found out Nicky had a pastebin posted on him. CREEEEEEEPY!

”’Nick K.D. Chaleunphone”’

”’Nick (Nilavong) Khamhou Dethoudom Chaleunphone a.k.a Nicky”’ (born May 15, 1976) is one of the most bizarre inhabitants on the Internet. Nicky claims to be Intersex, due to being diagnosed with Kallmann Syndrome even though Kallmann Syndrome is a disorder that affects puberty development and there is no medical definition that substantiates his claims. He says that Transsexuals are trying to hijack the Intersex condition to justify their transitions and he has a deep rooted hatred for them and especially for Transsexual Women. Since he was born with normal male genitalia and identifies as a tomboy, it is likely that he is a self-loathing transsexual woman and is doing the very same thing he accuses some Transsexual women of doing, claiming a false Intersex condition to justify his existence. His relentless attacks against the Transgender and Intersex communities have earned him a place on Rational Wiki. There is so much information out there on Chaleunphone, it would take a year to archive it all.

==Aliases== Kamododragoon
Nicky Diaperdragon Razgriz “wild weasel” BIThumper550 RescueRanger21 Cindy Capleton MsKamododragon PJRESCUE Bartman Flyingswordsman Kangaroo Jack Kavsuvb

==Kallmann Syndrome== Wikipedia

”’Kallmann syndrome”’ is a Heredity|genetic condition which results in the failure or non-completion of puberty. It is characterised by hypogonadism and by a total lack of sense of smell (anosmia) or a heavily reduced sense of smell (hyposmia). The term hypogonadism describes a low level of circulating sex related hormones; (testosterone in men and oestrogen and progesterone in women)

Failure to start or fully complete puberty in both men and women
Lack of testicular development in men; size ❤ ml
Primary amenorrhoea or failure to start menstruation in women
Poorly defined secondary sexual characteristics in both men and women.
Infertility Chaleunphone tries to alter Intersex definition on Wikipedia and here

Chaleunphone is being treated for this syndrome with a testosterone patch which indicates he is male. If he was female then he would be taking estrogen for treatment.

==Interesting Findings== Nick’s Resume Some jobs he was there only a month. What a shocker!

Nick identifies as a bisexual male but also identifies as a tomboy. Tomboys have female hormones in their systems yet Nick has male hormones. It is literally impossible for him to be a tomboy.

”A tomboy is a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviors considered typical of the gender role of a boy.”

Nick claims that Kallmann Syndrome is a variation of an intersex condition that has an extra set of XXY chromosomes.

==Favorite Things==
Abena X Plus Diapers
Dunkin Donuts
Plastic Fetish
==Further reading==

===Articles=== Intersex Community unites with Radfems against the Transsexual Empire – The entire Intersex community, minus anyone from the Intersex community, unites with radfems against the evil transsexuals

==Videos== Nicky the Bigot Hilarious. Nicky the Bigot remix Full Diaper? KamodoDraGoon Closed the Goon Account What Intersex is and isnt Nicky unfiltered

==External links==
Kallmann’s syndrome life
Twitter “I’m just your average tomboy who’s trying to be me”
Nicky’s World
Encyclopedia Dramatica
The Nick Chaleunphone Daily
Daily Diapers “Diapered up and sitting in a poopy diapered I pooped into” “Good luck with that because women who are AB/DL are a very small minority and the most of the people who claim to be a woman in here are either trans or men pretending to be a woman ”
Google Plus
Nick’s No Spin zone “I maybe the most vocal person who ever put my words online.” Many porn links here.
Last FM

And where Nick confuses nudity for objectifying nude women. You gotta see this.


lol. Sorry, all I can do is laugh now.


UPDATE 7/24/2013

So, Nicky just threatened me.

Nicky said…

It seems that Mr. “Dana” Lane Taylor, is trying for cyberbullying and cyberharasing. Since he’s from my home state, I know a few people in high places that can put Mr. “Dana” Lane Taylor, in his place. All I have to do his drop his name in front of a curtain person and things can change really fast for Mr. “Dana” Lane Taylor.

July 23, 2013 at 9:10 PM

His talk about guns is pretty disturbing to me. I doubt very seriously he owns a gun as he would likely not be able to pass any test to get one. At least I hope. Does anyone know if he has one or if I should worry about his threats?

Nicky said…

I see now Mr. “Dana” Lane Taylor is scared because he’s afraid of people defending themselves, which is clearly a Right in the US Consitution under the 2nd amendment. Mr. “Dana” Lane Taylor is scared of Radical feminist, lesbian women, Biological Women and Intersex people for standing up and defending themselves. He’s scared because some people like me have a pistol permit to carry a pistol and have weapons for self defense. It’s why you are seeing his scared comments here cause he’s afraid of people standing up and defending themselves.

It’s very typical of Transgender kooks/extremist such as Mr. “Dana” Lane Taylor, Mr. “Cristan” Williams and Mr. “Autumn” Sandeen to bully, harass, intimidate and threaten anyone who disagrees with their fallacy. They use their male behavior and male upbringing to intimidate anyone who disagree with them. Because of them, people have to take the step of arming themselves with a pistol and have a legal pistol permit to defend themselves. These Transgender kooks/extremist have brought it on to themselves and have forced people to defend themselves legally.

That’s why Jennifer, I would just watch your back around these transgender kooks/extremist. They can be very violent and potentially unstable when you disagree with them.


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End The Doctrine of At Will Employment

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013


I’m glad to see a few other working class activists besides myself finally beginning to speak out about the need for a struggle to put an end to “At-Will Employment” although we need to put an end to “At-Will Hiring and At-Will Firing” which would assure fairness and non-discrimination when it comes to both hiring and firing.

It is bad enough employers have the “right” to exploit the labor of workers; employers shouldn’t have the “right” to determine who should work and who shouldn’t work based on any forms of discrimination— be it age, sex, racial, political thinking & ideology or whether workers are engaged in union organizing activities, drives & campaigns.

Class collaboration among the top circles of leaders of organized labor has prevented a campaign to repeal “At-will hiring and At-will firing” since these labor “leaders” believe employers have more rights than workers and they are for going along to get along with employers which has proven to be detrimental to union organizing as the declining membership in unions proves.

When I introduced a resolution to repeal “At-Will Hiring and At-Will Firing” at the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party’s State Convention in Duluth, it was then Minnesota AFL-CIO President Ray Waldron and his little toady, Mark Froemke, who organized opposition to the resolution— more organizing than either of these labor-fakers have done in their entire lives. This resolution was defeated by about a 70% majority vote which tells us a great deal about the commitment of the Democratic Party for justice for working people; and, it tells us a great deal about why organized labor, while doing the bidding of employers, can’t organize Wal-mart, Marvin Windows and Doors, Arctic Cat, Polaris, Digi-Key or any of the other large non-union employers in Minnesota… there is even the huge Northshore mining operation that Cleveland Cliffs operates that the huge United Steel Workers Union hasn’t been able to organize because all the rank-and-file organizers keep getting fired because of “At-Will.” Then there was the failed Canal Park organizing fiasco where organized labor couldn’t even organize a couple hotels… again, because of “At-Will Employment.”

Not one single Democratic Party politician has had the moral or political courage to take on the repeal of “At-Will Employment.” What does this tell us about the Democratic Party and labor?

When I first brought forward Precinct Caucus resolutions to repeal “At-Will Employment” here in Minnesota I was told by every single sitting member of the DFL Caucus in the State Legislature that the obstacle was Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty. Well, now there is a Democratic Party super-majority with a billionaire Democratic governor supported by the Rockefellers claiming to be sympathetic to organized labor and the State Senate leader is Tom Bakk who claims to be a leader of the Building and Construction Trades unions and working people can’t even get a hearing on the repeal of “At-will hiring and At-will firing.” Of course, these same labor loving Democrats left Minnesota’s Minimum Wage at $6.25 an hour, too; below the Minimum Wages of Mississippi and even North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Not one single labor “leader” from Change To Win or AFL-CIO unions in Minnesota has brought forward the need to repeal “At-will hiring; At-will firing;” why not? Because they fear a struggle with employers and their Democratic Party partners over this issue.

Unless At-will hiring and At-will firing are both confronted at the same time I doubt we can successfully replace At Will Employment with “Just Cause” because workers of color, women and the youth understand that they will remain the last hired and never get jobs in the first place… this is why for over 40 years I have pushed the idea that we need to challenge the “rights” of employers over hiring and firing. Here in Minnesota, fair employment hiring could take place through the Minnesota Workforce Centers with these government centers matching workers to employment opportunities; why would any employer not want to get employees through these centers which employ professionals? One reason only— employers want complete control over workers and their work-forces.

The repeal of “At-will hiring; At-will firing” is all about justice and democracy… it is all about workers, who are human beings, forced by economic circumstances and an unjust economic system being entitled to human rights.

The “Doctrine of At Will Employment” has to go— it is a thoroughly reactionary concept dating back to the days of the emerging industrial industrial revolution when employers believed they had the “right” to treat workers like shit.

Here is an interesting perspective deserving of wide discussion:

The United States is alone among industrialized countries in allowing workers to be considered “at will” employees and dismissed for any reason – justified or not, unless protected by a union contract or individual agreement. Labor should seize the opportunity to champion the passage of “just cause” standards into state laws. It’s a labor law reform proposal that will appeal to all workers while putting employers on the defensive.
July 30, 2013 4:03 pm

The next collective bargaining battleground is likely to be the job security provisions of union contracts, including the “just cause” clause.

Instead of waiting for such an attack, labor should seize the opportunity to champion the passage of “just cause” standards into state laws. It’s a labor law reform proposal that will appeal to all workers while putting employers on the defensive.

It’s long overdue.

The United States is alone among industrialized countries in allowing workers to be considered “at will” employees and dismissed for any reason – justified or not, unless protected by a union contract or individual agreement. Governments such as France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom require employers to have a “just cause” to dismiss non-probationary employees. Just cause appeals to basic fairness, just as due process does in court. Workers who believe they have been fired unfairly have the opportunity to contest their dismissals before various types of industrial tribunals. In the U.S., such recourse is available only to public employees with civil service protection and/or union-represented workers with access to a negotiated grievance/arbitration procedure.

At-will employees have no job security: they can be fired for a mistake, an argument with a supervisor, a critical comment about the enterprise or management, taking a sick day, a complaint about working conditions or pay, or involvement in outside political campaigns – all activities that just-cause protected workers can take part in without worry.

One state has passed a law: The Montana Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act was passed in 1987. Applicable to non-union non-probationary employees, it prohibits discharges without good cause, allows workers to sue for up to four years of back pay, and provides a method for workers to recover attorneys’ fees. Despite fear-mongering by opponents, the Big Sky state’s robust economic growth has not been affected. Statutes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands also prohibit termination without the slightly more ambiguous “good cause.”

Winning state “just cause” legislation would certainly not be easy. But building a movement to win it offers union leaders and activists an opportunity to champion an issue that would benefit all workers and also help union growth. Short of winning state legislation, local unions, Central Labor Councils and workers’ centers could seek to enforce a community “just cause” standard through workers’ rights boards and / or strategically applied public pressure on employers.

A “just cause for all” campaign could engage working people at many different levels. One can imagine communities declaring certain areas “just cause zones” while other activists could be involved using the proposed legislation as a “litmus test” for politicians to gain labor support in electoral campaigns. Still others could be involved in holding hearings on the importance of achieving a “just cause for all” standard and lobbying for resolutions with their city councils.

Some union leaders have voiced concerns that winning just cause for all could make the main reason workers join unions irrelevant. However, if just cause campaigns succeed, workers will have more security to participate in union campaigns. Union leaders and organizers will be able to make the point that they are experts at enforcing just cause protections and can provide representation at hearings etc.

Even if campaigns for just cause do not succeed, millions of non-union workers will learn about the concept (especially if campaigns are based on ballot referendums) and the increased security it could bring to their lives. By popularizing the just cause concept, more workers may respond by thinking, “If we can’t get this important protection through legislation, let’s get it by forming a union!”

Meanwhile, when employers seek to roll back the just cause articles in our contracts, union members won’t be in the same position we were with the attacks on health care and defined benefit pensions. Instead, we will have laid important groundwork to fend off the employers’ attack by building broader public support for union job security provisions.

Imagine the labor movement leading a $50 to $100 million campaign over the next five years to win just cause protections for all workers in eight to ten states where grassroots movements have shown a desire to pursue it. Employers (and their political handmaidens) would be on the defensive. Most likely they would spend five or ten times more than our side to defend the “freedom to fire.” By over-reaching, it would actually help us raise more awareness about the importance of having just cause job protections.

A major Just Cause for All campaign would make labor a champion of the 99 percent and spur more workers to form unions. The sooner we get started the better!

Rand Wilson is currently on the staff of SEIU Local 888 in Boston. Wilson was the founding director of Massachusetts Jobs with Justice and has been active in community-labor coalition building for more than 30 years. This article is adapted from a forth-coming article in Democratic Left.

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Bradley Manning Awaits Verdict After Trial Ends With Prosecution “Smears” & Harsh Gov’t Secrecy

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Bradley Manning judge to release verdict on Tuesday in WikiLeaks trial

From The Guardian UK:

Army private faces sentence of life in military custody with no chance of parole if convicted on ‘aiding the enemy’ charge

in New York, Monday 29 July 2013

Bradley Manning, the self-confessed source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of US state secrets, will learn his fate on Tuesday when a military judge announces her verdict in the most high-profile prosecution of an official leaker in at least a generation.

The army private faces a possible sentence of life in military custody with no chance of parole should Colonel Denise Lind find him guilty of the most serious charge – that he knowingly “aided the enemy” by transmitting intelligence to WikiLeaks.

In the course of the eight-week trial, which ended on Friday, the US government sought to create a new precedent by arguing that Manning knew he was helping al-Qaida when he released more than 700,000 documents to the anti-secrecy website.

The verdict will be issued at 1pm ET by Lind sitting alone in the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland, in the absence of a jury – an arrangement made at Manning’s own request. The soldier’s decision to put his faith in a military judge, rather than in a panel of his peers – the military equivalent of a jury – was a big legal gamble whose merits will become clear when the verdict comes in.

In another huge legal roll of the dice, Manning decided to plead guilty to a lesser version of 10 of the 21 counts of which he is accused, carrying a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in military jail. He did so with nothing in return in the form of a plea bargain, a highly unusual step in criminal proceedings.

The outcome of the trial has huge potential ramifications, not just for Manning personally but for the wider health of investigative journalism in the United States. Leading media experts have warned that a guilty verdict on the most serious charges could send a devastating chill across news outlets by frightening away potential official leakers.

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Why Did 83 Democrats Vote to Continue NSA Surveillance?

From In These Times:

This time, we can’t blame the Republicans.

BY Cole Stangler
July 26, 2013

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of legislators in the House came extraordinarily close to passing an amendment that would have prevented the National Security Agency from collecting bulk data on Americans. The Amash-Conyers amendment would have limited Section 215 of the Patriot Act to apply only to individuals subject to investigation under that law, barring mass surveillance programs like PRISM.

Failing by a 217-205 vote, the amendment earned support from an unlikely coalition of Republicans and Democrats—a group that could perhaps lead future legislative rebellions against the surveillance state.

A majority of Democrats actually supported the amendment, in defiance of party leadership, the White House and the NSA itself, which, in a moment of panic, organized an emergency meeting the day of the vote in which director Keith Alexander personally lobbied against the measure. At the end of the day, 83 Democrats still voted against it.

Most of the “no” votes came from what Glenn Greenwald characterized as the “establishment” wing of the party. These include figures like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), once a fierce critic of the Bush administration’s attack on civil liberties, and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.). Hoyer, who sent out an alarmist and factually incorrect email to House Democrats in his efforts to shoot down the amendment, asserting that it would bar the NSA and other agencies to collect records of people who “may be in communication with terrorist groups.” Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) also voted against the amendment, as did Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel (N.Y.).

But in addition to the more predictable defenders of the White House and the national security state, the “no” camp included support from some Democrats who typically lean left on a number of issues, from the economy to military spending and even civil liberties. With the Amash-Conyers amendment failing by such a close margin, these key Democrats could have helped swing the vote.

Eight of those votes to defend the NSA’s blanket surveillance came from the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), the left flank of the Democratic Party in Congress.

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Lawmakers Protecting NSA Surveillance Are Awash In Defense Contractor Cash

From The Nation:

Lee Fang
on July 28, 2013

Though it failed by a twelve-vote margin, Congressman Justin Amash’s (R-MI) amendment last week to curtail the NSA’s dragnet surveillance efforts reveals new fault lines in the debate over privacy. The roll call for the vote shows that 111 Democrats and ninety four Republicans supported the measure, which was co-sponsored by Amash’s Democratic colleague, John Conyers.

The amendment failed as the White House and NSA director General Keith Alexander personally lobbied lawmakers to oppose the measure. At first glance, a look at the ‘no’ votes seems to suggest an odd coalition of establishment Republicans and Democrats rallying to support the administration’s position. Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican who casts himself as a leader on privacy issues and as a tough opponent of most of President Obama’s domestic policies, voted against the Amash bill. So did minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who, as The Huffington Post reported, previously criticized the section of the Patriot Act enabling large-scale data-mining as a “massive invasion of privacy.”

Why would an anti-Obama Republican and a supposedly pro-privacy Democrat join forces to uphold the NSA’s surveillance policies?

MapLight, the Berkeley-based campaign finance website, has aggregated the numbers and found that lawmakers “voting to continue the NSA’s dragnet surveillance programs received on average 122 percent more money ($41,635) from defense contractors and other defense industry interests than did representatives who voted to end the programs (18,765).” Amash has received a mere $1,400 from industry PACs and individuals.

Profit-driven defense contractors, like Booz Allen Hamilton and Boeing, manage the lion’s share of the government’s surveillance efforts. While it’s unknown at this point if any of the firms involved in the NSA’s domestic spying efforts attempted to influence the vote, the evidence suggests that recipients of defense contractor cash are more likely to vote to support NSA policies.

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Ralph Nader Whos On The Run! Theyre NOT Pursuing The Criminals Theyre After The Right Doers

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Is online privacy a right?

From Salon:

Feds want an Internet skeleton key that would allow surveillance of encrypted content. Will tech companies agree?

Monday, Jul 29, 2013

Keep Calm, and Encrypt — this slogan, a play off Britain’s World War II posters, is the privacy-seeker’s new motto in the age of mass surveillance and data mining. The idea is that even with the expansion of surveillance, some data can still be kept away from eavesdroppers, as long as it is properly encrypted. It is the assumption behind whistleblower Edward Snowden’s insistence on only communicating via encrypted conduits and it is the basis for watchdog groups like the Freedom of the Press Foundation to help reporters learn how to communicate through such conduits with their sources.

Using encryption is clearly a smart move in this Orwellian era. After all, even with the NSA’s impressive codebreaking abilities, secure encryption still works. In fact, when done properly, it works so well to preserve privacy and lock data away from snoops that the government has now kicked off an aggressive campaign to turn the concept of “secure encryption” into an oxymoron.

Specifically, the Obama administration has launched an initiative to force tech companies to give the NSA a set of Internet-wide skeleton keys. The radical move, which would let law enforcement agencies access vast troves of encrypted information, adds significant questions to the ongoing debate over privacy. It begs us to ask not only whether the government has a right to vacuum up millions of Americans’ private data, but also to ask whether the security-conscious among us should even be allowed to retain the right to make data truly secure?

The word “right” is important here — the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution does not only bar unreasonable searches and seizures nor does it only mandate probable cause for searches. In addition to all that, it enshrines “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects.” In the digital age, it shouldn’t be a stretch to assume that such a precept means a basic right to access tools that keep personal property, including data and intellectual property, secure.

That tool is encryption — aka software and hardware that codes data so that it is locked and inaccessible to everyone except those who are specifically given a key. But as CNET’s Declan McCullagh reports, “The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users’ private Web communications from eavesdropping.” Accurately describing the move as “a technological escalation” in the government’s effort to conduct mass surveillance, McCullagh goes on to explain why this is such a big deal:

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Noam Chomsky “Snowden Should Be Honored for Telling Americans What the Government Was Doing”

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