Category Archives: class warfare

May Day

May Day 2015 I was sitting at my desk in the Fort Greene observatory. I knew today was an important labor holiday, but I wish that I was working and said so yesterday to my old boss from the Diamond District. “I wish I could give you a job, but there’s no business,” apologized the […]

Death To Capitalism

The government had printed $2 trillion to assist small businesses in this time of crisis. Most of the money was sent to banks, corporations, and Amazon, who recently showed Bezos’ largesse by donating $250,000 to booksellers. None of my friends running local restaurants and neighborhood stores have received a nickel from the greedy bastards in […]

Death To Capitalism

The government had printed $2 trillion to assist small businesses in this time of crisis. Most of the money was sent to banks, corporations, and Amazon, who recently showed Bezos’ largesse by donating $250,000 to booksellers. $250,000 from the richest man in the world. Fuck you. None of my friends running local restaurants and neighborhood […]

This Is Our City

The 1960s were the highwater mark for American suburbs, as white people abandoned the cities in favor of the towns rimming the cities. Ring roads allowed fathers to commute by car into work. Wives bought food and clothing at spacious shopping malls strategically distant from distressed urban communities. It was the New Eden for the […]

Not CIA

Phillip Brook came from Tasmania. We met in Paris during the 1980s. He was a journalist and hardcore junkie also a little queer, not that I minded, because queers were much more fun than straights in Boston, New York, or the City of Lights. We worked together for several magazines and journals. He was a […]