Monthly Archives: October 2012

Occupy Wall Street, Robert Rafsky, and ACT UP

Very few people reading this page remember a man named Robert Rafsky, whose 15 minutes of fame passed before many of today’s activists were out of diapers. One of the activists in the early days of ACT UP, he became momentarily famous in 1992 for getting in Bill Clinton’s face during the New York Primary and […]

Anger Rising–Spain, Greece embrace S29; Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin in solidarity

  Those of you who saw my blog post on the 27th know that I wrote about big street demonstrations in Madrid on the 25th. Well, you’d be hard-pressed to know it, but all weekend there were big street protests against ‘austerity’ in the Euro Zone. Here was the call to action in Spain. On […]