Monthly Archives: July 2015

More heroes for unheroic times

Have you seen this picture? Probably not. Translated from the FB page for Greenpeace Argentina (I’ve helped clean up the English, which suffered from auto-translation problems): You don’t know them, but today they risked their lives for your future and that of the entire planet. These seven of the 13 activists from Greenpeace USA spent 40 hours hanging from […]

The clown play at Tompkins Square Park–August 8

Unless things change drastically, I will be performing my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD at Tompkins Square Park in NYC on August 8 at 1 PM. This is part of a War Resisters League commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A CLOWN, A […]

Near Term Human Extinction 101

I have had a number of wonderful/sad/bittersweet/ conversations with people over the past few months regarding the probability of near term human extinction as a result of climate disruption. One of the problems for people who haven’t followed the discussions from people who understand near term human extinction  is that the threads don’t fit together easily. Dr. […]

War Wimps and Donald Trump

The world has now been bombarded with the ‘debate’ over presidential aspirant Donald Trump’s trashing of the Vietnam war record of John McCain. That fight (for me at least) was a sideshow. Should military men be celebrated for their suffering? I think their sacrifice should be acknowledged. OTOH, as is argued in some places, McCain’s […]

Hostage Capitalism, the ACA and RIP Medical Debt

(a CBS promo for a story about RIP Medical Debt) I don’t wish to join the conventional chorus of nay-sayers about ‘Obamacare’ (formally the ACA), but results are in after the Supreme Court upheld the law a few weeks ago, and it ain’t pretty. It appears that the insurance companies are jacking up insurance rates some […]

Demand police accountability!

On my radio show, I had spoken to Danette Chavis on more than one occasion regarding the Eric Garner case and the larger issue of lack of police accountability when people (usually people of color, but not always) die or are severely injured in the course of ‘normal’ events. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the […]

“Faster than Previously Expected”–a fun Google Game!

The above is Kevin Hester. He’s a longtime activist out of Kiwi Land, and he has been instrumental in getting out the message about climate calamity (specifically near term extinction) in his part of the world. Back in March, he conducted a little experiment on the old Google Machine. He typed something into Google’s search block […]