Category Protests

Immigration crisis–kids don’t count

We’re a week into the GOP derived immigrant/refugee children issue/maelstrom. Long story short, the US ICE (immigration cops) have been arresting families seeking asylum. and taking the children away from the families. Kids as young as a year have been separated and are now being incarcerated at mass facilities, with their parents unable to contact […]

How to Stop the Empire while wearing Greasepaint

One of the reasons I stay in NY despite the fact that it’s falling apart is that there are tens of thousands of kindred spirits here. Much as I love Florida, I almost got beat up in an Ocala Denny’s because the T-shirt I was wearing implied that native Americans looked on the European invaders […]

Back from the Fringe!!

I did my funny little play about revolution and empire in Tampa last week at the Tampa International Fringe Festival. A total of six performances at the Silver Meteor Gallery of Ybor City, a fun little space that’s right beside the Amtrak tracks for the Silver Meteor. I was interrupted twice by trains. I also tried […]

The Valve Turners, the Plowshares and other protesters

I wanted to share some news about protest with you that was a bit less… gruesome than the recent protest in Prospect Park.  These are the Valve Turners, who’ve shut off oil pipelines and raised havoc with the companies pumping ‘unconventional oil’ (derived from the planet-wrecking practices of refining bitumen from shale and tar-sands). One […]

A Protest in Prospect Park

It’s hard to call this a simple protest. Early on Saturday morning (4/14), David Buckel, an attorney and longtime LGBT activist made his way to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Once there, he poured out some gasoline and set himself on fire in the middle of the lawn facing the stately apartments that line Prospect Park […]

Banksy visits my Neighborhood!!

A former gas station a few blocks from my Nabe in Brooklyn (the one being gentrified, don’tcha know) has been struck by street artist Banksy. Local news coverage drew folks to the site this AM, so I showed up with my camera. What’s weird is I have walked past this wall several times over the […]

Extinction news, blah blah

I’ve been slacking again. I haven’t updated my website as I said I would, and I’ve been rehashing other people’s work (thanks Kevin Hester). I bring the usual bad news, and the only comfort in it is that I’m no longer surprised.  Apparently, we (by ‘we’ I mean the federal government we fund with our […]