Category peace protesters

Another reason to vote against HRC

This meme has gotten a real workout over the past few weeks as a Hillary talking point. The implication is that if the Senate won’t confirm Obama’s pick for SCOTUS as a replacement for Antonin Scalia, we should all vote for HRC because she’ll put Obama in the position. *sigh* One of the problems I […]

Photographer goes to JAIL in US

Your government is sending an Ithaca Grandmother to prison for six months for taking photographs of a demonstration at an Air National Guard base. The convicted party is Mary Anne Grady Flores, part of a family protest lineage dating back to the 1980’s when her father John Grady did prison time for a Plowshares protest*(details […]

Sleepwalking into calamity

After the last State of the Union address by our Nobel Peace Laureate, bromide/memes like the above circulated freely on the Internets. This one was at least smart enough to leave lower gas prices off the list. You probably shouldn’t draw people’s attention to the fact that oil prices have fallen off a cliff because […]

Pearl Harbor anniversary–For them all

USS Salinas (A0 19), the first USN ship hit by German torpedoes in WWII on October 30, 1941. Thirty-eight days prior to Pearl Harbor, the men of the Atlantic Convoys were already at war. I feel like a fraud. I’m trying to talk knowledgeably about ‘a day which will live in infamy‘. Nobody in my father […]

don’t know much about US war crimes…

This is ground I’ve been over before. Coming back to it is necessitated by the US attack on a hospital in Kunduz in Afghanistan. The organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) has reported that at least 30 people (including 12 staff members) were killed and scores of others were wounded or missing. There are reports that patients burned to death in their […]

The Story of Falling Don–performance November 7

Coming to a theater near you (assuming you live on the Upper West Side)! My play THE STORY OF FALLING DON will be performed at OSA (Our Saviour’s Atonement) Lutheran Church on SATURDAY, November 7, beginning at 7 PM. You might wish to get there at 6 to see the closing night of the OSA’s […]

Father Carl takes on the empire again

While I was doing my fun little play about Father Carl Kabat’s Good Friday 1994 action yesterday (Saturday August 8) at Tompkins Square Park, the real Carl Kabat was getting himself arrested. Jane Stoever, a member of Peaceworks Kansas City writing for the Nuclear Resister newsletter, relates the story:  On August 9, at about 7 a.m., […]