Category Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio

“The Paris Agreement will see the planet burn”

This is mostly a regurgitation of a bunch of other people’s work (specifically, props to the folks at Democracy NOW, who haven’t been distracted by other news during the COP21 meeting). I don’t know whether to be relieved or saddened that many of the information dumps coming out of the COP21 Paris meeting are confirming the […]

More about ‘Planet Hospice’

So, thanks to journalist and activist Paul DeRienzo, I’ve got a picture of myself participating in last Sunday’s Climate March in NYC. And yes, people did talk to me about extinction. Not many (and I had to leave shortly after the march ended because though I have the heart of a lion, I have the […]

The symbol for our predicament

There have been many symbols and logos for climate change, global warming, and activism against environmental devastation. I’ve always been partial to the Earth FIRST! monkeywrench logo, personally. But how do you make a symbol that characterizes extinction? Some friends came up with this t-shirt design, which I hereby allow all of you to copy and […]

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 […]

Greece melts down; the world starts to melt with it

the Eurozone might be short a star soon. Image from Reuters. As I type this, the results have come in and the Greek electorate has voted against the austerity measures demanded by the EU (primarily Germany) that would allow them to pay off the debt they owe. I’m thinking that maybe it would be a […]

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 […]

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 […]