Scandal

Port Townsend, Washington, November 13, 1996 — A couple of years back, I worked as a delivery driver for a local pizza…

The Cockettes

Hallowe’en, 1969. The Bitches’ Christmas. Before a midnight showing of an old movie, Hibiscus, Tajara, Sandy and a few others get up…

Dancing in the Rain

It was in the heart of downtown Oakland, at 7am, on a rainy December day a half-century ago. Dozens of strikers, picket…

I Am Cuba

Port Townsend, Washington, 10/17/96 — If there really is a culture war raging in the US — right vs. left, hippies vs.…

The “Power” Con

Bumper Sticker Idea of the Week: CONSUMERS SUCK. Chuck Berry may have been something of a visionary if not a leftist in…

Politically Incorrect

Months ago, I was shopping at the Fortuna Safeway with Marilyn, my wife of 30 years. At the checkout counter, we were…

Those Damn Californians

I’m sick of all this Baby Boomer crap, the endless articles and quotes from the likes of Christopher Hitchens telling me, who…

A Problem of Perception

Board Chair Ruben Thomasson opened last week’s CSD meeting by whispering that he had a voice problem. “I’ll be the yeller tonight,”…

Revolutionary Ecology

I was a social justice activist for many years before I ever heard of Earth First! So it came as a surprise…