We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

Charles Bukowski

The Solidarity Arrest-A-Long

The Solidarity Sing Along has been happening at the Wisconsin State Capitol every week day since March 2011, but last week, Capitol Police began declaring it an unlawful assembly and have been arresting participants and even have been threatening tourists with arrest who are just observing. So far, 121 citations and 6 misdemeanors have been…

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Yesterday, I Was Arrested For Singing at the WI Capitol

I was arrested for singing at the Wisconsin State Capitol yesterday. You might wonder how that’s possible. Well, let me back up about two and a half years to February 2011. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker “dropped the bomb” on February 11, 2011 by announcing a last-second, 144-page budget “repair” bill that would get rid of…

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The Turkish Uprising: First-Hand Experiences From an American Photographer

I recently returned to the US after spending about two weeks in Istanbul, Turkey, photographing the uprising and resistance of the citizens there. What began with about 20 activists occupying Gezi Park in an attempt to stop the demolition of the park in order to replace it with a shopping mall turned into a countrywide…

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