it’s smoky in the city today, my eyes are drying in the socket, stinging with the particulate that fills the air. blinking repeatedly to moisturize, i feel tired, despite last night’s sound sleep. it has been a busy day so far, mostly for me… Continue Reading “union relevance”
i often feel that symbolic actions, non-violent civil disobedience and “peaceful” protesting leave a lot to be desired in terms of effect. this is not to say i don’t believe in a diversity of tactics, but it’s always a question of which tactic fits… Continue Reading “tipping point”
“art is a condition of human existence, it’s function is to build community.” mat callahan in the trouble with music i read the trouble with music a couple of months ago, part of the new offerings that came in the mail as part of… Continue Reading “whose art?”
grrr – i want so badly to write about the whole ward churchill controversy brewing in the united states over the last couple of days – you know, the one where right-wingers dredge up an article he wrote way back in 2001 and then… Continue Reading “take 2 steps to the right and get out of the neighbourhood”
i am reading online that “domestic terrorism” has struck both in the us and canada in the last couple of days – a powerline sabotage in quebec and <a href="a housing development (built in a sensitive wetland) torched in maryland. in the first case a statement of claim has been issued, touching on a range of issues that include the sale of raw resources to the united states, the war in iraq and the struggle of the palestinians. in the housing development fire, there has been no claim of responsibility though it is quite clearly arson – well-timed to evade the security guards hired to guard the development.