Category peace protesters

Keeping up the fight when the fight is lost

One of the issues that hangs up discussions of near term human extinction (especially among those who understand that we might well be on the road for that) is the way the larger public might abandon any attempt to fix the climate if they know we’ve passed the point of no return. I’ve had conversations and […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam welcomes Marni Halasa!

So let’s say you’re planning to change the world–how do you get the media to cover you? Especially if your name isn’t ‘David Koch’ or even ‘Russell Brand’. Well, if you’re Marni Halasa, you work your butt off, and you make contacts and you promise the media they’ll get a nice picture or two  or a quote […]

We talk to Richard Forer on Brooklyn Culture Jam

A few weeks ago, I spoke to Richard Forer. He is the author of “Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion – A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict.” He has ultra-Orthodox relatives living in Israel. He has first-hand knowledge of issues in Israel. and speaker with expertise on middle East history and current issues.. He was formerly […]

You read it here first–W is a war criminal

A group in Germany has crossed the Rubicon and formally filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the Bush Torture program: The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint against U.S. torture program architects and members of the Bush Administration.  The charges follow the long-delayed release of the Senate Report on Torture, […]

Harmonicas for Peace revived?

I’ve been forgetting things lately. It isn’t quite this bad, but it’s pretty close. If you’re like me and spending increasing amounts of your day looking for your house keys, It’s hard to recall more important (or less mundane things) that you’ve done with your life, even when they seemed important at the time. And the […]

Climatezilla–on a Youtube Channel near you

This is a video put together by the wonderful folks at the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street. They’re heavily participating in the People’s Climate March, happening on September 21. I’ve addressed all the factoids in another post. I even interviewed one of the organizers on Sex and Politics.   I am in this video […]

Father Carl Kabat celebrates Fourth of July

How did you spend your Fourth of July? Father Carl Kabat, an 80 year old priest who has spent some 17 years in prison for protesting against war and weapons, spent the Fourth of July spattering red paint across a sign at a Kansas City plant just opened. He is spending this weekend in jail as […]