Category Anti Nuclear

Hiroshima, 72 years ago today

This is an excerpt from my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD. It’s based on a true story/ A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday 1994 (which also fell on April Fool’s Day that year) while wearing […]

The 20th anniversary of my Peace Play

The latest incarnation of ‘Father Ben, upper left; Ben Roberts as Father Ben in the Netherlands, 1999; The real thing, Father Carl Kabat, pictured prior to his breaking into another nuclear facility, mid 2000’s. Tempus Fugit. The clock goes around and I have reached a sort of milestone. 20 years ago next week, my play […]

Turkey invades Syria

I like to think that I keep up with the news. But the morning news I get courtesy of MSM isn’t doing the trick anymore. If it weren’t for my friends in the Near Term Human Extinction movement, I wouldn’t have known about the deadly fires burning out of control in much of the American […]

July 29 and it’s all over–maybe

Yup, that’s what it says in the Bible according to this lovely blog post. The kicker is that the end will come from a reversing of the earth’s magnetic poles. But make no mistake, this isn’t extinction from scientific reasons I’ve outlined in earlier blogposts. Nope, it’s because Jesus is coming back. You can waste […]

The Battle of Fallujah claims another victim

This is the story that flashed across my FB feed a few mornings ago. It had all the tear-jerk potential that you’d want in a story from Fox News 10 (the affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona). To be fair, Fox isn’t the only entity picking this story up and we’ll get to that later. Anyway, to cut to […]

Daniel Berrigan, Presente!

Father Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest/activist/poet/playwright/convict, passed away yesterday at age 94. I had met him several times (and had his support of my own projects) over his lifetime. I felt a real loss here, though I haven’t seen him in ages. Thanks to my friend Schuyler Rhodes, I had the pleasure of having dinner […]

They won’t tell us: ‘Crazy’ NTHE allegations

I’ve delayed posting this for over a week now. I’m still not sure I should. As all of you who’ve been paying attention might have noticed, I’m a reluctant convert to the idea that humanity has already passed all the tipping points on mitigating the damage we’ve done to the earth. I know this is […]