Tag Archives: Chelsea Manning

Reading the Mueller Report (Not)!

It’s easy! It’s fun! It’s snarky! It’ll put you in jail (maybe)! A FB acquaintance who probably doesn’t want me to name him put forward the following: It should surprise nobody that it’s probably going to take a court fight to get the full Mueller report on Trump and Russia (among other crimes) out of […]

Chelsea Manning to walk free in May

Chelsea Manning, the US Army private who blew the whistle on ‘collateral murders’ and other secrets the government would rather not address, has received a sentence commutation from President Obama and will go free in May. Prison was clearly killing her–she had attempted suicide, and it was clear that she would never survive the long sentence she was […]

Cliff Arnebeck and campaign 2016

(This was written a few weeks ago. I’m releasing it on the eve of the actual floor vote for the DNC nominee. It looks like a done deal, even with the impending Wikileaks dump tomorrow. But I’d like some of the Hillary acolytes to know why Bernie supporters (or at least THIS supporter and his […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cecily McMillan–a critical Occupy trial at hand

If you read this space, you know that I write about troublemakers. The three kinds of troublemakers I’ve written about are: Intentional troublemakers who expect prison time for their deeds. This is a relatively small group–the Plowshares activists come to mind. Their whole point is to be arrested in protest because the thing they’re protesting […]

Amnesty for Edward Snowden?

Note: I had begun this post back in mid-December. It has regained relevance with the recent NY Times and Guardian editorials calling for amnesty for Snowden. The Guardian might be acting out of altruism, but I wonder about the motives at the Times. Is this a big sea-change at the Grey Lady? Or are they sending some kind of message […]

Hurry up with 2014 already!

We are now in the armpit of the year that is the six days betwixt Xmas and New Year’s Day. I can’t do a Year in Review on a totally pessimistic note. I had several performance gigs.  I bid adieu to Richmond, Virginia after getting rid of my parent’s lifetime’s accumulation of check stubs. On the […]

Five people doing more to stop drone strikes than I am

This is news from the Nuclear Resister, a newsletter/magazine.  Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa have been publishing it since 1980, when the Plowshares Eight made their storied walk into the King of Prussia nuclear weapons plant. They’ve assiduously kept track of the hundreds of people who’ve been arrested worldwide for resisting war and the weapons of […]

How to Stop the Empire–at Zuccotti Park on S17

It looks like I’ll be performing HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB at Zuccotti Park next Tuesday afternoon as part of the Second Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (known to the insiders as ‘S17’). There are plenty of ways to get involved, but know that I’ll be down there for all […]