Bautista, Crisp-Sauray, and McKibben: A Future to March For

By: Monday September 15, 2014 4:04 pm

It was June 12, 1982. My daughter was still in her stroller, my son as yet unborn, when my wife and I, six friends, and another child in a stroller joined an estimated million people in New York City at the largest antinuclear protest in history. All of the adults in our party had grown up in a world unsettled in a unique way: Armageddon had, for the first time, potentially become a secular event. End times were no longer God’s choice for us, but ours for ourselves.

It seemed no mistake that, three decades into the Cold War, the nuclear readiness of the two superpowers was referred to as “mutual assured destruction,” about as graphic a phrase as you could find for the end of civilization; and, of course, it had its own acronym which, to us at least, seemed less like an abbreviation than sardonic commentary: MAD.

 

Occupy Portland, a short documentary

By: Saturday October 8, 2011 6:41 pm

Yesterday I spent over 6 hours at the Occupy Portland march and occupation, shooting some video. Here’s a short documentary about Day 1 – on the ground. Enjoy!

Anti-Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Activists March on Blair Mountain

By: Tuesday June 7, 2011 9:50 am

From Marmet, West Virginia, to Blair, West Virginia, hundreds are marching across the Appalachian region throughout this week to honor the historic labor event known as the Battle of Blair Mountain. This event designed to remember one of the largest battles in US labor history, however, is not just about history. A coalition known as Appalachia Rising is using the five-day march to call attention and protest mountaintop removal coal mining.

March Job Numbers Actually Not So Good

By: Friday April 2, 2010 4:40 pm

The March job numbers are weak but show major problems continue in BLS modeling.

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