Tag Archives: Bill De Blasio

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 […]

Nathan tells off the Daily News

One of my pals from the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street had joined the protests the other day over the murder of Eric Garner and continued NYPD violence against people of color. This was against the wishes of Hizzonor: There had been a request from Bill de Blasio for protesters to abstain from hitting the streets […]

Police and the ‘canary in the coal mine’

(12/21) Let it be clear from the outset that my sympathy this morning lies with the families of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two NYPD police officers killed execution style in Bedford Stuyvesant yesterday. One was a newlywed, the other was a husband and father. Nobody needs or wants this. The killer has saddled two […]

Unemployment ticks down in October

The BLS figures are in today–employment ticked down by a tenth of a percent last month to 5.8%. Total jobs added was approximately 214,000. There were also upward adjustments on previous months’ hiring. Huzzah. Would such a report have been enough to help Obama and the Democrats in last week’s elections had it come out a […]

Where is Occupy Wall Street on Extended Unemployment?

My ire was stirred a week or so ago by an article in Huff Post about the end of long-term unemployment benefits. For those of you joining late, the Congress left town in December for the Holiday recess without renewing extended unemployment benefits, which expired on December 28. The article itself was pretty straightforward. They interviewed a […]