Tag Archives: War Resisters League
Social Security in the cross-hairs for both parties
It’s that time once again to have the GOP threaten to shut down the government. We’ve run up against the debt ceiling and now need to have the ceiling moved up (something that used to pass without much notice during the W years). But the ‘Freedom Caucus’ is in charge and they’re anxious to risk […]
Father Carl takes on the empire again
While I was doing my fun little play about Father Carl Kabat’s Good Friday 1994 action yesterday (Saturday August 8) at Tompkins Square Park, the real Carl Kabat was getting himself arrested. Jane Stoever, a member of Peaceworks Kansas City writing for the Nuclear Resister newsletter, relates the story: On August 9, at about 7 a.m., […]
Keeping up the fight when the fight is lost
One of the issues that hangs up discussions of near term human extinction (especially among those who understand that we might well be on the road for that) is the way the larger public might abandon any attempt to fix the climate if they know we’ve passed the point of no return. I’ve had conversations and […]
The clown play at Tompkins Square Park–August 8
Unless things change drastically, I will be performing my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD at Tompkins Square Park in NYC on August 8 at 1 PM. This is part of a War Resisters League commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A CLOWN, A […]
Whatever happened to the peace movement?
Today was Tax day, so it was also War Tax Day. As I reported a few days ago, the venerable War Resisters League tax day protest kicked off in front of the IRS offices at 110 West 44th Street. It’s the largest anti-war protest I’ve seen in awhile–and that’s part of the problem. I don’t […]
Tuesday is Tax Day! Go Cause trouble!
It’s that time of year again. As I laid out last year, Tuesday is the day we all pay into the Federal tax system (most state income taxes are also due at this time, a subject for a different article). As usual, the New York Peace community will be out in force to remind […]
the back-and-forth on the gun debate
A couple of weeks ago, I tried to line up the contradictions of the pro-gun lobby’s version of history. This was in reaction to two pro-gun guys being on WBCR Sex and Politics. Last night, we played host to another Second Amendment advocate, and I was able to bring out some of the more nuanced […]