Category Labor

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…

Social Security in the cross-hairs for both parties

It’s that time once again to have the GOP threaten to shut down the government. We’ve run up against the debt ceiling and now need to have the ceiling moved up (something that used to pass without much notice during the W years). But the ‘Freedom Caucus’ is in charge and they’re anxious to risk […]

Not to root for Bernie…

The Democrats’ debate in Vegas on Tuesday was an interesting piece of TV. I’ve made my own feelings about the race known here. I’m energized by the presence of Bernie Sanders in the race, primarily because he’s saying things that no one else will say.  And not to get too excited, but Bernie apparently won […]

TPP passes initial vote–why it should be stopped now

  Prologue: I’m in a video. Did you know? Not the ones I’ve been in usually, but one made by my pal Monica Hunken (with cinematography and production work by Owen Crowley) about the TPP and it’s here: (if the video doesn’t play, you can always just follow the link to Youtube.   If you […]

Economic Free-fall mode

On Friday, the stock market (Wall Street and the rest of the world) was reeling after oil prices tanked to less than 50% of what they were in 2010. This after news that China’s stock market was kept afloat only after the central government rescued it. There’s lots of room left for markets to fall. […]

Done with Hillary, done with the whole mess

So the inevitable Hillary Clinton ‘I’m running for president’ announcement came early this year, and the photo op of her speaking to throngs in NYC over the weekend of the ‘official’ campaign rollout provided the media buzz she wanted. I’ve been buried under all the expected blast e-mails from the fans of Hillary, plus all the […]

Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party

Originally posted on The Weekly Sift:
Tea Partiers say you don’t understand them because you don’t understand American history. That’s probably true, but not in the way they want you to think. Late in 2012, I came out of the Lincoln movie with two historical mysteries to solve: How did the two parties switch places…