Tag Archives: New York Times

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 […]

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 […]

Stop reading this blog!

(Trigger warning–historical photo below that will upset you) The title of this article  is only half-serious. I promised an update on the evolving story of Omar Mateen, but that can wait. You need to read a book that has consumed me over the past few days. The title of the book is The Devil’s Chessboard: […]

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 […]

Bradley Manning’s Awful Day–and ours

I was afraid it would come to this. On Thursday, Bradley Manning appeared in court in Fort Meade, Maryland and read a 35 page statement about his actions and motivations behind the leaking of information. Manning had been a US Army intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, and he he was increasingly disillusioned about the things […]

Who is telling you the truth about the drone war?

Per a chirpy article in today’s Huffington Post, we learn that the major media have no reporters dedicated to covering the nitty-gritty of our drone wars. The Obama information considers their strikes secrets (though obviously the people getting hit by the Hellfire missiles know, so the ‘secret’ is being held from the American People picking […]