Category Labor

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 […]

Where your job went and why it won’t come back

A week or so ago I posted a fancy-pants essay by Kevin Hester, one of my buds in the NTHE movement (near term human extinction for the uninitiated). It used the language of the anti-capitalism movements, including the Occupy Wall Street folks. The thesis of Hester’s article was that capitalism is dying because the planet […]

A Pox on the NY Democratic Party

  New York’s Democratic Party (and the New York GOP) are both living in the past. This is NOT sour grapes (okay, it’s slightly overripe grapes). I’m stating this in response to yesterday’s Presidential primary in NY State, which saw Hillary Clinton snag 58% of the vote over Bernie Sanders. But that number, though indicative […]

It’s Bernie or… Trump??(updated)

The lovely and talented Susan Sarandon was on Chris Hayes the other night, talking about the election and campaigning for Sanders. Sarandon has the internets in an uproar because she has stated that she will not vote for Hillary should Hillary win the DNC nomination. “I just can’t bring myself to … vote for that” (the […]

Iowa and Bernie UPDATED

On Saturday, I did the Pinocchio Theater production of Hillary’s nose. It was a light-hearted look at Hillary’s lies a la Pinocchio (her nose getting bigger, iow). We performed it at the Union Square rally for Bernie here in NYC. There were some 2-3,000 people out in the cold, who then marched from 14th street […]

“The Big Short” and other inside games

I realize that even though this blog is called the Brooklyn CULTURE Jammers, I’ve never done much coverage of culture. I’m a picky consumer when it comes to popular entertainment. Part of that is about being a practitioner of sorts, something that works a lot of different ways. Also, I’m rarely taken with a play […]

Signs of a Dying Society By Paul Buchheit

Originally posted on PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE:
November 24, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspiredwith Goldman Sachs to make billions of dollars on the planned failure of subprime mortgages was honored byNew…