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“Love Is In Our Hearts!” How I Spent The Royal Wedding, 1981

When I was 17, it was a very good year. Among other brilliant things happening in my life – like having a gigging band and a successful fanzine and starting...
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Yes We Can Restore Sanity (and Vote Nov. 2)

The USA hasn’t been the greatest country to live in the last two years. Despite the historic election of a black President, a President that seemed to embody the hopes...
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No Fracking Way – Still

I don’t normally repeat/reprint old posts, but there’s too much frightening news going on in the world of fracking (hydraulic fracturing), especially in our part of the world. This process...
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No Fracking Way

As the BP oil spill fiasco unraveled in the Gulf of Mexico, my reaction was two-fold: 1) frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness at an avoidable environmental disaster happening...
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Hang the Parliament

or “I’ve never voted Conservative before…” and I’m not about to start now. In 1987 I made a conscious decision to leave Britain, in large part because Margaret Thatcher had...
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All Hopped up in Tribeca, on YouTube

My thanks to Joly at Punkcast.com for uploading to YouTube my recent talk at the 92Y Tribeca. You can find it at my You Tube All Hopped Up and Ready...
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President Obama one year on

President Obama may not have gotten the best First Anniversary present on Wednesday (referring of course to the loss of a “safe” Democratic Senate seat in Massachussetts), but he’s got...
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In Memory of 9/11: Towards a Healthier USA

As I write this, on the eve of September 11, the events of that fateful day in 2001 seem to have taken place a long, long time ago. I never...
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