Monthly Archives: October 2012
They’ve shut the subways. They’ve shut the schools. They’ve shut the parks, tunnels and shortly the bridges. But the nuclear power generators at Indian Point, just 26 miles north of New York City? Those they’re keeping open. This is insane! Should the waters of the Hudson flood into the plant, that will be an utter […]
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Forty-five years it’s been! In October 1967, I was 18 years old and beginning my third year at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, organizing students to participate in the first militant demonstration on the East Coast against the Vietnam war. At the Pentagon. Singer-songwriter Phil Ochs — my hero, and a […]
This essay is available as a hardcopy booklet. Please drop an email to MitchelCohen@mindspring.com to obtain a copy. Note: I was not going to comment further on Chris Hedges’ widely published essay, “The Cancer in Occupy,”1 concerning tactics for Occupy Oakland (and by extension Occupy Wall Street). In that article, Hedges condemned tactics he attributed […]
Eight years ago I’d proposed to Bernard White, former Program Director at WBAI, that we invite Alexander Cockburn — probably the greatest and most fascinating left columnist of our time — to broadcast a regular column on WBAI. Bernard said, “interesting idea”, and proceeded to do absolutely nothing about it. I nevertheless followed up by […]