Category Police and policing

March For Women-March against Trump

There was an enormous turnout in city after city for the March for Women today. WNBC is saying that NY saw 400,000 demonstrators. I was there and have been at ‘big’ NY demonstrations since the late 80’s, and I can tell you that this was orders of magnitude bigger than the big anti-war demos predating the […]

Live-feed from ‘How To Stop the Empire’

This being the first day of the Trump presidency, it seemed as auspicious a time as any to premiere my latest iteration of my one-man play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB–THE PRESIDENT TRUMP EDITION. I was unable to book a gig today, January 20th, because, well, I have a sort […]

My orphan 9-11 play. Takers?

I’ve doing some assessment of my body of one person shows over the past few days after my United Solo outing. About fifteen years ago, I wrote a somewhat biographical one-person play for a friend about his experiences after 9/11. He had been fully immersed in the truth movement, and was disillusioned by it–and as […]

Police killings, accountability and protest

(as one would be able to tell, much of this was written back in July/Early August. There’s nothing about the recent police murders of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher. The death are coming too often for me to properly chronicle them, and that adds to my outrage).   I’m kicking a beehive here. The escalating number […]

How to Stop the Empire in your living room!

I spent my Saturday performing in Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square, the place where OWS started some five years ago. The newest version of HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB kicked off around 1 PM and I had a decent crowd of people there to listen. I brought new material in on the […]

July 29 and it’s all over–maybe

Yup, that’s what it says in the Bible according to this lovely blog post. The kicker is that the end will come from a reversing of the earth’s magnetic poles. But make no mistake, this isn’t extinction from scientific reasons I’ve outlined in earlier blogposts. Nope, it’s because Jesus is coming back. You can waste […]

Omar Mateen’s story unravels (updated)

A caveat here. My sympathy still lies with not only the victims of the Orlando massacre and their families, but my many LGBT friends who’ve (understandably) been taking this attack to heart. I had hoped that we would have some sort of closure in the days that followed news about the massacre. As usual, the mainstream […]