Category Black Lives Matter

The NFL Protest weekend from Hell

I need to take a break from the Book of Face. The cause of my abstention is the whole NFL/Taking a knee for Colin controversy. Lost in all the back-and-forth I’m reading about the appropriateness (or lack thereof) in the protests taking place around the league was that Kaepernick started taking a knee because of […]

Police killings, accountability and protest

(as one would be able to tell, much of this was written back in July/Early August. There’s nothing about the recent police murders of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher. The death are coming too often for me to properly chronicle them, and that adds to my outrage).   I’m kicking a beehive here. The escalating number […]

How to Stop the Empire in your living room!

I spent my Saturday performing in Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square, the place where OWS started some five years ago. The newest version of HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB kicked off around 1 PM and I had a decent crowd of people there to listen. I brought new material in on the […]

GOOD MORNING! (bite me)

(Please don’t read this if you’re already as morose as I am. I don’t like the phrase ‘trigger warning’ but I’ve got a few here. Please remember I’m the guy who showed you this picture about the upcoming election). Wow! An interesting if less-than-productive summer, with Labor Day approaching like a woman scorned.  I’m tired. Like […]

‘How to Stop the Empire’ plays Zuccotti

  REMINDER: I’ve been invited to perform this play at the fifth anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park by Occupy Wall Street. The date is September 17 (a Saturday). Unless we have another Hurricane Sandy hit, I’ll be out there. The play is being rewritten somewhat to reflect the clusterf**k that passes for Election […]

Why Trump is winning

I’ve been working on a project of sorts lately. Undertaken by some progressive liberals I know, the impetus of the project is to find experts in a variety of fields who will assess what they think a Trump presidency will look like (in terms of damage to the US’ international prestige as well as economic and […]

When sh*t blows up

Don’t be mislead by the title. I’m not talking about terror bombings or explosives conspiracies. I’m talking about emotion and metaphor. There are times when sh*t blows up metaphorically, when people can no longer escape images that reveal a profound disconnect between their perceived reality and the lives of people on the other side of […]