Tag Archives: Jeremy Hammond

Fascist loving cops in Oregon?

New flash–for those not paying attention, there was a rally of rightwing groups in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. It was ostensibly in support of the Republican senate campaign of Joey Gibson. Gibson is not an avowed racist, but (like Trump) has stances that draw alt-right groups to support him. This article explains the issue: Joey is […]

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 […]

FBI and Political Assassination–the Occupy Houston story

  A federal judge has blocked an attempt by researchers to learn the name (or names) of individuals in Houston who had planned to assassinate members of Occupy Houston to prevent a shutdown of the Houston port. The lawsuit was brought by a researcher who had learned of the plot through a previous FBI FOIA […]

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 […]

What India and West Virginia have in common

On the February 14 edition of Sex and Politics, I interviewed one of the many victims of the recent Charleston, West Virginia toxic chemical spill. Scott, a longtime resident and sometime-activist, told me of not being able to drink his water and shower after the poisoning of the river that supplies their water. We also […]

We interrupt this blog for an important bulletin…

Today, February 11, is a day of protest against unwarranted and illegal Government surveillance of the citizens of this country. I’ve blogged about this before, but what you need to know is that there is now an organized protest against the NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden and others. It is also a protest against […]

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 […]

Jeremy Hammond faces the music

I’m not telling most of you anything you don’t already know. But if you haven’t heard already, Jeremy Hammond of the Stratfor hack (among other things) had a sentencing hearing Friday.  I joined a large group of his fans and supporters (at least I’m pretty sure that’s what they were) in the gallery of the […]

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 […]