Flags and Occupy Portland (2011)

By Ted Kaye, revised by Scott Mainwaring Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #31 & #32, Dec ’11 & Feb ’12 Occupy Portland, the protest movement and encampment in downtown Portland, has used flags in interesting ways. Ted Kaye observed a march in late October in which the flags used included USA, Cascadia, Tunisia, and red (IWW) […]

What If There Were No Third Flag Act?

Blog post by Scott Mainwaring On April 4, 1818 the US Congress enacted the following: An Act to establish the flag of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress Assembled, That from and after the fourth day of July next, the flag of […]

World Population Flags

By David W. Ferriday Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #31, December 2011 See also: United Nation News Centre: As world passes 7 billion milestone, UN urges action to meet key challenges.  October 31, 2011. Seven Billion.  National Geographic‘s year-long series on population Human Population Reaches 7 Billion–How Did This Happen and Can It Go On? By David Biello, Scientific […]

The Seal of the State of Jefferson

By Michael Orelove Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #31, December 2011 Kathleen Forrest and I recently drove from Portland to the San Francisco area and passed through the State of Jefferson (parts of southern Oregon and northern California). We carried a flag of the State of Jefferson on their trip.  The flag bears a reproduction of the […]

New Wave: Facts About Flags [book review]

By Ted Kaye Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #31, December 2011 Many of us like to give flag books as gifts to those who don’t yet fully understand why flags appeal to us.  Here’s one that merits a place in the “present drawer”. New Wave is not the typical flag book—a compilation of flags of the world […]

A Flag for All Mankind in the 21st Century

By David W. Ferriday Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #31, December 2011 There are thousands of flags representing many different groups of people around the world.  The United Nations flag and the Olympic flag are the most inclusive.  But there is, I believe, a need for a flag that represents each and every one of us, as […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #31

Issue 31 of our newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid is here, thanks to interim editor  Ted Kaye.  The new issue features: A Flag for All Mankind in the 21st Century (David W. Ferriday) Japanese Battle Standards (Patrick Genna) Remembering John Hood Book Review: New Wave – Facts about Flags (Ted Kaye) The Seal of the State of […]