Author: Jack

Remembrance and Action

I continue to be moved and thankful for the well-purposed outrage and generosity that so many people showed last week in donating to Duanna Johnson’s funeral fund. With the help of everyone who organized the fundraising efforts and spread the…

T minus 1 and counting

I’ve been engaging in some fairly uncharacteristic behavior lately. This morning I headed over to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and spent a couple of hours phone banking for Obama, letting people in Florida know where their polling places are…

Voter suppression has already begun

This morning’s headlines on Democracy Now! included reports of people having problems at the polls during the early voting process that has already begun in many states. Two weeks out from Election Day and we’re already hearing this – what…

Bailout FAIL. Working Americans PWNED.

It seems as though Congress and the Bush administration are nearing approval of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package. It was clear from the get go that low- and middle-income people were not going to be the winners here,…

Liveblogging the Clinton Global Initiative Opening Plenary

Here with Deanna live blogging the Opening Plenary through CoverItNow. On the schedule: Bill Clinton, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Bono (yes, of U2), Al Gore, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, E. Neville Isdell (chairman of Coca-Cola). Check it out…