Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Parade

This year's parade is expected to have 50,000 participants & it marches up 6th Ave.
I remember in 1973, when it was created by Ralph Lee, and his giant puppets, that were the centerpiece of the parade as it proceeded across 10th St in the Village. It was a genuine community event.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine!

My new favorite slogan:

Occupy Wall Street, Not Palestine!
(Although we could add Afghanistan & Iraq)

Saturday, October 29 2011, 2:30pm

At Occupy Wall Street

Join members of Adalah-NY for a message of solidarity from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions National Committee followed by a Q & A session about the growing movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law.

2:30 PM: gather at the big red structure (corner of Broadway and Cedar) to help publicize event + hold space

3 PM: statement + debut of new chant for Occupy Wall Street + BDS Q & A
“The refreshing scenes of determined peaceful protest for justice from around the world tell us that we, the 99% of the world, are in the process of straightening our backs, collectively, with unwavering fortitude and boundless hope.”

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bev Grant (center) and The Dissident Daughters (Angela M. Lockhart, left & Carolynn Murphy, right) last evening @ the People's Voice Cafe in another wonderful performance perfectly mixing music & politics

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Genocide Day! | Truthout

Although I think it's important to talk about the genocide that took place before and after 1492, we should call today by the name the Indians have given it, "The Day of International Solidarity with the Indigenous People of the Americas." Therefore celebrating their survival, not focussing on their demise.

Happy Genocide Day! | Truthout

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Yankees: An Obituary

A few words about the Yankees. (Fortunately we went to see The Debt, so I didn't have to watch all of the disaster). But what happened at Yankee Stadium III last night was very simply a supreme display of baseball impotence. And the most impotent of all was A-Rod, who as Ann keeps telling me can't perform in the post season and last night struck out 3 times, once in the 7th inning with bases loaded and then, as if decreed by the baseball gods, in the final Yankee at-bat of the season. For the record, A-Rod batted .111 for the series.

It seems to me that since many baseball contracts base a portion of the player's salary on their performance, the next time the Yankees sign A-Rod to a contract it should have an incentive clause that bases a large portion of his salary on his post-season performance.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Only in America

It's quite startling that there are people (Republicans) who think the best attack on President Obama is to combine his name with the word "care". Who after all would want to vote for someone who cares

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Watch "Occupy Wall Street" live now

If you have an I-phone you can watch "Occupy Wall Street" live now. Go to the ap store & search for "Live Stream", then follow "Global Revolution" they are broadcasting now
See you there there this PM

Sunday, October 02, 2011

"Trouble" on Sunday: Michael Moore live on BookTV today(10/2)

Michael Moore will be live for three hours today (noon-3PM) on BookTV (CSPAN2). We can phone-in questions as well as use other online forms of communication to participate. Michael will discuss his new memoir "Here Comes Trouble" & many other issues. Sounds like it should be fun & it will conveniently be over just in time for the Yankee game: 3:07PM (TNT)