Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Clown Archive

This weekend (9/28–9/29) I performed my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB AND GOD at the Figment Festival in Washington DC. For those of you who don’t know, the play is based on the actions of one Father Carl Kabat. On Good Friday 1994 (which fell on April Fool’s day), Kabat dressed in a […]

You will never retire

One of the things that happens with FaceBook (besides the fact that they don’t pay taxes) is that the people you choose as friends act as a sort of filter for your news. You might know this by accidentally logging onto FB as someone else. I was at a cybercafe recently, and the person using the […]

Sentencing for Transform Now Plowshares rescheduled: Now Jan 28, 2014

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
Judge Amul Thapar has reset the sentencing date for Megan, Michael and Greg at the request of the defense attorneys. All three are currently scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. They remain incarcerated at the Irwin County Detention facility in Ocilla,…

General Petraeus, War Crimes and culpability

We had a lively discussion (code for ‘I seriously lost my temper’) a few weeks ago on Sex and Politics. I thought we’d be discussing the proposed bombing of Syria, but the topic was General David Petraeus. For those of you not keeping up, he has been hired to teach at CUNY, and there are significant […]

Tonight on Sex and Politics: Father Carl Kabat

Tonight on Sex and Politics radio, I’ll be speaking to Father Carl Kabat. Kabat is a longtime Plowshares activist –the Plowshares take literally the admonition in Isaiah to ‘turn swords into plowshares’. He was part of the first Plowshares action in King of Prussia Pennsylvania in 1980. We’ll be talking to Kabat about his lifetime […]

What is really at stake in Syria? Natural gas or Sarin?

Fair warning–the links on chemical weapons include some graphic photographs.  I’ve always suspected that our moral outrage about Syria’s alleged use of poison gas against its own people was not the real reason the US is spoiling for a fight in that part of the world. Let’s face it, the US has very little justification […]

How to Stop the Empire–at Zuccotti Park on S17

It looks like I’ll be performing HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB at Zuccotti Park next Tuesday afternoon as part of the Second Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (known to the insiders as ‘S17’). There are plenty of ways to get involved, but know that I’ll be down there for all […]