Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to fight the empire by getting media attention

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it get on the CNN ticker? You might know the name Marni Halasa–she’s been featured in news stories about Occupy Wall Street and her protest tactics have been written about in the NY Times. I’ve interviewed her twice on radio. She’s a performance […]

Lies we tell ourselves about climate change

There’s an article I’ve been looking at recently from Resilience dot org, and it weighs in heavily against Liberals–yes LIBERALS–about  the issue of global warming. Resilience is the website put up by people who are in the Peak Oil movement. The theory of Peak Oil has taken an undeserved shellacking of late, what with presidential bromides about […]

The Red Nose campaign–whitewash for tax cheats?

Are any of you seeing lots of these ads? If you spend time online or waiting to buy groceries at Walgreens, or you watch a lot of NBC TV, you’re getting bombarded. Walgreens, NBC and Comic Relief are all onboard for this charity event, ostensibly to benefit poor children in the US (there’s also mention of […]

The fight for $15–bring on the briar-hoppers

How the people of my father’s social network looked on the UAW membership in Ohio–the briar-hoppers. This is a post about the fight for a $15 an hour wage for people working in Fast Food. Apologies for taking a long detour to get there.  My dad was a snob. You do not need to get me […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam welcomes Chris Lowe

I was pleased to get a chance to talk to Chris Lowe, a songwriter and performer here in NYC. Chris studied guitar with the famous Dave Van Ronk, and he has been a resident of downtown NYC for decades. We got to listen to some of his songs, and talk about whether Greenwich Village is […]

93 million out of the workforce

There has been much jubilation over the latest unemployment report, which shows that the economy had grown by 223,000 jobs last month. Market analysts and economists were watching the April numbers closely, after an anemic 126,000 jobs added in March had to be ‘adjusted’ down to 85,000 jobs. Remember that anything below 150,000 new jobs […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio–the E word

This week, people who are following issues with ‘climate change’ were treated to numerous articles reporting that atmospheric levels of c02 seem to be fixed levels of 400 parts per million. But there was almost no reporting on what 400 ppm of carbon means to the atmosphere–or prospects for continued life on the planet. The […]