Category Anti Nuclear

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 […]

Ukraine nuclear plants facing meltdown?

Several months ago (in April), I wrote about the obstructionist mess in electoral politics in the US leading to a ‘search for a man on horseback‘–the belief that someone like Donald Trump could sweep in on a steed and (metaphorically, one hopes) swing a sword a few times and bring us to a new age […]

Father Carl takes on the empire again

While I was doing my fun little play about Father Carl Kabat’s Good Friday 1994 action yesterday (Saturday August 8) at Tompkins Square Park, the real Carl Kabat was getting himself arrested. Jane Stoever, a member of Peaceworks Kansas City writing for the Nuclear Resister newsletter, relates the story:  On August 9, at about 7 a.m., […]

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 […]

A play for peace this Saturday–FREE

This coming Saturday I will once again don whiteface and a clown nose and tell people the story of a clown, a hammer, a bomb, and God.  It is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday  1994 (which was also April Fool’s Day) while wearing a […]

So Long, it’s been good ta know yuh…

Over the past week, I was suddenly captured by a couple pieces of music that seemed to encapsulate my mood in following the news. The above-cited song has been in my mental landscape since I was a kid and my aunts and uncles (who were actually great aunts and uncles, all survivors of the Great Depression) […]

GOP treason–not a new phenomenon

You probably already know the story–46 Republican Senators co-signed a letter to Iran’s political leadership written by Arkansas’ own Tom Cotton. The letter essentially tells the Iranians that any deal they make with the Obama administration will not be acceptable to the Senate (meaning it won’t be passed), and would be overturned by Obama’s successor if […]

anybody else feel this way?

First the political, then the personal.  Anybody else feel this way lately– like your brain is being eaten? That it ain’t the heat, it’s the stupidity?  That there are too many dumb and-or crazy things going on to address? The inspiration for this essay came to me a few weeks ago, when it was announced that […]

Support the Flood 12–Update

from the people organizing the petition: Jan 31, 2015 — Due to a shortage of judges in Manhattan next week, the trial has been postponed. It’s now tentatively scheduled for March 2nd, which means we have a month longer to collect signatures on this petition! Additionally, one of the defendants had to drop out and take […]