Monthly Archives: October 2012

My show on WBCR–Tune in tonight

This is my fifth installment of the Occupy report on Sex And Politics on WBCR, Brooklyn College radio. It is broadcast live via the internet starting at 7 PM (go here). I usually come on at 7:30. And if you miss it, you can check out the podcast here. There’s a lot to talk about tonight– * The […]

The 9/11 documentary you must see

Most of you who’ve been following this blog (I count in the low two figures, but who knows?) understand that I consider myself a survivor of 9/11. I was 800′ from the South Tower when it fell, and I remember looking UP from the 25th story of the building I was in as the top […]

A War Crime indictment for the use of drone aircraft

This is a follow-up to yesterday. I am simply reporting this news: it is not my post–it’s from Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a website I highly recommend for those who are trying to think of ways to stop the empire. Better yet, it’s a great website for those who are sitting on the fence about […]

Our Nobel Laureate’s drone strikes and the peace activists who protest them

So while the rest of us spent much of the week arguing about the debates between two of the five candidates for the presidency (and two of the five candidates for vice president), a court in Missouri sentenced two peace activists for the high crime of interfering with unmanned drone flights out of Whiteman Air […]

Deepwater Horizon. Again.

Disturbing news from the Gulf of Mexico: the Coast Guard (working in conjunction with NOAA and BP) has confirmed that a large and growing sheen of surface oil has appeared over the Macondo drilling site that was the location of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. This is extremely disturbing news, because there is currently no drilling […]

Taxes and bracket creep, oh my!(warning–wonky)

My Buddy Phil Rosenberg put up a really interesting dissection of taxes and such on his website, which you can find here. This was part of a larger debate on the Sex and Politics Radio show about taxes and what gets paid. Long story short: there are  a lot of different taxes collected by different […]

Enough politics! Time for Artsy-Fartsy!!

Okay, I’ve been writing too much about politics lately. This is a site about arts and culture and the Occupy movement, and although I do my best to illuminate that discussion, it occurs to me I should… share something fun. A couple of months ago, I was asked to write a Subway Monologue for the […]

California Roiled by high gas prices

From the Huffington Post, news that California governor Jerry Brown has tried to provide a break to California drivers by letting them go to winter-blend gas a few weeks early. Summer-blend gas is less polluting, but is in extremely short supply after a refinery fire and other problems reduced supply. Sunday’s price ($4.655), like Saturday’s, was […]

Peak Oil! Spectra, Dumpster Diving and seven year old predictions!!

In yesterday’s post I made some arguments about the resource arguments for veganism and changing the ways that we produce and use food. In the course of producing yesterday’s post on Dumpster Diving, I had revisited a number of different websites and documentaries to find support for the arguments for the practice of taking people’s wasted food. […]

The Dumpster Divers!!

So I’m minding my own business walking home from an evening meeting in Park Slope and who should I meet by accident than my bud Kathleen Stansell. For those of you following her on WBCR these days, you’ll know that Kathleen has been leaning toward a different flavor of activism–food activism as exemplified in the […]