Diplomacy v. Debate Among Souls
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about diplomacy. Really, about diplomacy v. debate. In school, we learn to be debate champions. Opposing arguments for opposing viewpoints, listening to opponent’s talking points only to counter them, to bring the audience back to...
Philosopher Humorist Oracle Emily Levine Dies (and she’s ok with that *)
SAGE-ACITY Philosopher Humorist Oracle Emily Levine Dies (and she’s ok with that *) Emily Levine (1944-2019) rocked the house at the illustrious Comedy Works in Denver’s historic Larimer Square where we met in the 1980s. Her cerebral comedy at once trenchant and...
Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities
Union members and climate activists gathered for a discussion on Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities in 2018 at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 34 abutting AT&T Park in San Francisco. Moderated by Blue Green Alliance...
Ohlone Campaign Calls for Action to Save West Berkeley Shellmound Historic Ohlone Site
In the San Francisco Bay Area, long before UC Berkeley’s free speech movement or Pixar’s Emeryville, it was Native American territory called Huchiun, and Lisjan Ohlone leader Corrina Gould is leading the Chochenyo Ohlone campaign to stop development on its sacred...
Artists Unite Where Workers Organize
On Civic Duty, with Song
In May and we honor those who serve, first with May Day/ International Workers Day, then with Memorial Day. May also marks the birthday of social activist folk singer-songwriter Pete Seeger (1919-2014) who in solidarity with workers and peace activists sang the honored union song Joe Hill also made popular by socially-conscious artists whose long list includes Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie and Paul Robeson.
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos is an 80-minute movie
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos is an 80-minute movie that centers on brainiac comedian Emily Levine’s
one woman show, filmed live and then interwoven with animations, special effects, actual scientists and animated characters voiced-by John Lithgow (Sir Isaac Newton); Lily Tomlin (Ayn Rand), Leonard Nimoy (Freud), Richard Lewis (Aristotle), and Fred Willard as a Clydesdale. All these elements work synergistically to further Emily’s – and the movie’s – goal: to save the planet.