Tag Archives: plowshares movement

The 20th anniversary of my Peace Play

The latest incarnation of ‘Father Ben, upper left; Ben Roberts as Father Ben in the Netherlands, 1999; The real thing, Father Carl Kabat, pictured prior to his breaking into another nuclear facility, mid 2000’s. Tempus Fugit. The clock goes around and I have reached a sort of milestone. 20 years ago next week, my play […]

Daniel Berrigan, Presente!

Father Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest/activist/poet/playwright/convict, passed away yesterday at age 94. I had met him several times (and had his support of my own projects) over his lifetime. I felt a real loss here, though I haven’t seen him in ages. Thanks to my friend Schuyler Rhodes, I had the pleasure of having dinner […]

Tonight on Sex and Politics: Father Carl Kabat

Tonight on Sex and Politics radio, I’ll be speaking to Father Carl Kabat. Kabat is a longtime Plowshares activist –the Plowshares take literally the admonition in Isaiah to ‘turn swords into plowshares’. He was part of the first Plowshares action in King of Prussia Pennsylvania in 1980. We’ll be talking to Kabat about his lifetime […]

Project overview: Occupy The Empire Tour

Overview: The Occupy The Empire Tour is an outgrowth of Move for Change and the Brooklyn Culture Jammers committee, a group of artists creating work in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Through this movement, artists are creating theatre, music and spoken word productions that can be toured to protest sites and community events. […]

Welcome to the Empire

This is a blog about a cultural response to living in the US empire. Last Fall, I threw in my lot with artists and performers who’d formed a small group in Brooklyn in support of Occupy Wall Street. Our group got named the Brooklyn Culture Jammers, and because there was a pre-existing group called Move […]