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Bleeding Between the Lines: A Review of Ori Alon’s “Checkpoint Charlie”

by Mordechai Zalmen When I was in college I saw a performance of Bretch’s Mother Courage and Her Children.    I remember my first reaction was disgust.  What the fuck is this nonsense about?  Why was the child named Swiss Cheese?  … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Global War on Terror

For the entirety of my adult life, my country has been engaged in a Global War on Terror. (My 21st birthday and the first time I legally drank a beer was September 3, 2001.  President Bush proclaimed that the Global … Continue reading

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My Speech from the Buffalo Vigil for Environmental Justice

I gave the following speech Feb. 3, 2014 at Front Park, in front of the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY during the “Buffalo Vigil for Environmental Justice”, the local version of the Nationwide Vigil against the Keystone XL Pipeline.  http://nokxl.org … Continue reading

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We are stronger than money! A Case Study: The People’s Rebellion against Fracking

The county where I live, Erie County, NY, has just banned fracking on public lands and the import and disposal of fracking waste water. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a basically when a corporation takes millions of gallons of clean drinking … Continue reading

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Listening to Very Old Trees and Planting Their Acorns: Introduction to the Great Red Oak Press

There is a 300 year old Sycamore Tree on Franklin St, here in Buffalo, on a small sliver of  land tucked between a paved street and a sidewalk, in front of an ordinary house, next to a usually empty parking … Continue reading

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