R. Paul Martin's Web Site

The 2023, Pacifica, and WBAI, elections are underway. By order of the National Elections Supervisor the following announcement is required to be posted on this Web site because this Web site displays, call letters and/or references to station programs. So below is the blurb I'm required to post here. This election is not projected to be over until October 10, 2023, at which time I'll be allowed to remove this bilge.

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Skip right to the Back of the Book page!

The Treasurer's Reports

The Results Are in: The First Bylaws Replacement Has Failed! Details Here.
The Second Bylaws Hijacking Has Failed As Well!

Welcome to my home page. I've opted to keep the graphics to a minimum so you don't have to wait forever for this page to load.

I will, however, give you this following graphic because it's so damned important.

blue ribbon

For most of my life I've been a staunch advocate of what some of us like to call “free speech.” When I first got on line in 1985, I was on various computer Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). I saw the free speech potential there and likened the BBS to the old medium of the “Broadside,” which was a poster, usually very political, used by people like Tom Paine and other colonists who wanted to be free of England. With the explosion of the Internet, and especially of the World Wide Web, this potential has been greatly expanded.

Unfortunately, there are those who dislike free speech. And they have been assaulting the Web for years now, usually claiming to be protecting children. They trotted out the “Communications Decency Act of 1996,” and other, similar legislation since then. In other countries filtering software has been used to restrict access to entire nations of Web sites. I oppose these measures and these people, and others oppose them. The price of free speech is eternal vigilance.

Join the Blue Ribbon Anti-Censorship Campaign!

If you want to see some older statements of mine about these issues look here.

I do a radio program called Back of the Book, which airs on alternate Saturday mornings at 5:00 AM on WBAI-FM 99.5 on your FM dial, broadcasting with 50,000 Watts of effective radiated power from the top of 4 Times Square in New York City, and streaming live at WBAI.ORG.

Want to find out more about WBAI and my connection to it?

For a number of years I was looking around for someone to love. And eventually I found someone!.

Here's my public PGP key updated August 28, 2016.

There are always tag ends. No life is so bereft of connections that it can be entirely encapsulated in a few links. Here are some miscellaneous things related to me that I'm choosing to put up here.

Last update: 2023-09-16 03:32 EDT

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