Monthly Archives: October 2012

RED ALERT! CALL TO DEMAND SHUT DOWN OF INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, NOW!

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 […]

TROPICAL STORM SANDY — Report by KPFA News (Berkeley) includes interview at end with Mitchel Cohen

Click here to listen to Sunday night’s news report from WBAI’s sister station, KPFA, on the West Coast.

OCTOBER 21, 1967 (45 YEARS AGO): STORMING THE PENTAGON

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 […]

A RESPONSE TO CHRIS HEDGES: VIOLENCE, TACTICS, REVOLUTIONARY STRATEGY & OCCUPY WALL STREET

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 […]

ALEXANDER COCKBURN’S MEMORIAL, & WBAI

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 […]