Category OWS

The Global Climate March NYC, November 2015

Today there was a Climate March in NYC. I was there. I made the trip in my costume for Planet Hospice. And I carried a sign designed for the moment. Many pictures were taken of me (many by people with press credentials). I don’t know whether any will be in news feeds. And more than […]

Sign the 9-11 petition, dammit

Cut to the chase. I have a marvelous play that I’ve never performed. It was written at the behest of a friend of mine and it’s about the 9/11 conspiracy/clusterf**k. I call it that because I was left with a certain feeling of lack of…information post 9/11 when the Commission report came out. How can […]

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. […]

The Dead Zone–parsing out the past year

This is (per WordPress math) my 400th blog posting. I started my blog in 2012 when the memes of Occupy Wall Street were not getting traction in Main Stream media. I also was working on touring a number of my plays–I was writing about protest and revolution and income inequality. Lots of gigs, very little money. […]

The fight for $15–bring on the briar-hoppers

How the people of my father’s social network looked on the UAW membership in Ohio–the briar-hoppers. This is a post about the fight for a $15 an hour wage for people working in Fast Food. Apologies for taking a long detour to get there.  My dad was a snob. You do not need to get me […]

FBI and Political Assassination–the Occupy Houston story

  A federal judge has blocked an attempt by researchers to learn the name (or names) of individuals in Houston who had planned to assassinate members of Occupy Houston to prevent a shutdown of the Houston port. The lawsuit was brought by a researcher who had learned of the plot through a previous FBI FOIA […]

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 […]