Monthly Archives: October 2012

Commuters!! To the Bikes!!!(updated)

Day two of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the lack of official talk about the recovery of the New York subway system is getting a bit annoying. You might recall that I reported a few days ago that state and federal authorities had estimated a worst-case scenario would leave the subways and other critical […]

Hurricane Sandy and the days to come

Yes. I rode out Hurricane Sandy. First, let me get personal. I’m in one of the highest places (geographically speaking) in Brooklyn. I’m okay, my lights never went off, there was no flooding in my building. I woke up to text messages from my day job and was assured that no, I wasn’t expected to […]

“Ban Fracking–keep America Poor”

This was what another cyclist yelled at me as he passed (I’m sporting this sticker on my helmet). It happened earlier today, when I was getting in a last bike ride in Prospect Park before Hurricane Sandy makes its much heralded visit. ┬áMy response was on the lame side (“ban fracking–keep water drinkable”). I’ve written […]

The Northwest Pacific Grand Jury–more about the Seattle 3

Okay, last night on Sex and Politics, I spoke about the case of the Seattle 3–Matt Duran, Katherine ‘Kteeo’ Olejnik, and Leah Plante. They were all imprisoned in a federal lockup for refusing to testify to a grand jury–Matt and Kteeo are still in lockup. The Puget Sound Anarchist Website has been following the case, […]

Tune into WBCR Thursday for Sex and Politics

Tune into Sex And Politics Thursday night for my weekly segment about Occupy. I’ll be taking a close look at the case of the Seattle 3 grand jury resisters, as well as a preview of some of the upcoming events for Occupy the Elections. The show jumps off at 7, I should be behind a […]

It’s official–George W Bush is a War Criminal

In Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, George W Bush was convicted of war crimes in absentia last May. Funny it didn’t receive much official press, though some progressive websites reported it. I found out about it because CNN has a feature called “I report” and someone had posted it there. Perhaps the rest of the news media […]

The Presidential Campaign and Occupy

Lots of fireworks at WBCR last night, when the crew for Sex And Politics had a mini-debate starting at 5:15 around the issues of foreign policy that were going to be the topics for the last Presidential Debate later that evening. We had a really lively discussion about women’s rights and birth control, and my […]

Update on the Transform Now Plowshares

So for those of you who missed my original post back in August, these three peace activists broke into the Y12 nuclear weapons production plant in Oak Ridge Tennessee last July and put up signs for peace and poured blood in front of the factory. There’s a whole Website devoted to them here. These three […]

The Drone Strike questions that won’t be asked at Monday’s debate

There’s value to following foreign news outlets in order to gain some international perspective on our issues. Since many US media outlets simply won’t touch truly controversial stories, those among us who want to find real news must frequently look abroad. That’s why US residents who want some insight into American war politics should look […]

Update on Seattle Grand Jury Arrestees

I recently wrote about Leah Plante, one of the three anarchists recently locked in federal prison for refusing to talk to a grand jury about Occupy. I’m pleased to report that Leah was just freed. I’m chagrined to report that I’ve given short shrift to the two people arrested before her for the same ‘crime’ […]