THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 3 in a Four-Part Series


NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S.  I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of struggle for liberation and survival that might not easily wear that label in this […]

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THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 2 in a Four-Part Series


THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: Part 2 in a Four-Part Series NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S. I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of struggle for liberation and […]

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THE TYRANNY of CIVILITY – Part One in a Four-Part Series


Image courtesy of Wikicommons THE TYRANNY OF CIVILITY: PART ONE in A Four-Part Series NOTE: This series of essays are focused primarily on the use of “civility” as a social/cultural norm in the context of nonviolent revolutionary struggles in the U.S. I’m not interested in discussing the “merits” of revolutionary nonviolence vs. other forms of […]

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WHAT I HEAR WHEN I HEAR “THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT DIDN’T REALLY DO ANYTHING”


When I hear someone say that the Occupy Movement didn’t accomplish anything, or amount to anything, I find it incredibly annoying and dismissive. But even worse, I find it ill-informed and/or willfully ignorant. Occupy played a useful role in creating the political environment we are in now, where minimum wage and other anti-poverty struggles are […]

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SUBTERRANEANS: PART 5 in A Series in Five Parts, Running Down 25 of David Bowie’s Less-Celebrated Songs that I Love


David Bowie, encouraging us all to read. This is the fifth in a series of five parts, listing some of my favorite David Bowie lesser-known songs, in no particular order. (Also, see note at bottom about the complexity of mourning Bowie). For full background on this series of posts, see Part One. “Five Years” – […]

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SUBTERRANEANS: PART 4 in A Series in Five Parts, Running Down 25 of David Bowie’s Less-Celebrated Songs that I Love


David Bowie, reading again. This is the fourth in a series of five parts, listing some of my favorite David Bowie lesser-known songs, in no particular order. (Also, see note at bottom about the complexity of mourning Bowie). For full background on this series of posts, see Part One. “Slow Burn” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6MDhtBEmCs The third […]

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SUBTERRANEANS: PART 3 in A Series in Five Parts, Running Down 25 of David Bowie’s Less-Celebrated Songs that I Love


This is the third in a series of five parts, listing some of my favorite David Bowie lesser-known songs, in no particular order. (Also, see note at bottom about the complexity of mourning Bowie). For full background on this series of posts, see Part One. “Law (Earthlings on Fire)” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddn-5uKH6MU Folks who know me […]

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SUBTERRANEANS: PART 2 in A Series in Five Parts, Running Down 25 of David Bowie’s Less-Celebrated Songs that I Love


David Bowie, reading. This is the second in a series of five parts, listing some of my favorite David Bowie lesser-known songs, in no particular order. (Also, see note at bottom about the complexity of mourning Bowie). For background on this series, please see Part One. “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” – https://www.vevo.com/watch/david-bowie/the-stars-%28are-out-tonight%29/USRV31300002 The gorgeously […]

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SUBTERRANEANS: PART 1 in A Series in Five Parts, Running Down 25 of David Bowie’s Less-Celebrated Songs that I Love


David Bowie as Nikola Tesla in the movie “The Prestige” I grew up in the suburbs of Southern New Jersey as an MTV kid. As such, my first exposure to David Bowie was his 1983 video for “Let’s Dance”. Just like most young folks (and particularly kids raised as part of the early MTV generation), […]

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