Category : anthroplogy

Anti-Terrorist Surveillance and the Enemy Within

[published in CounterPunch, 27 February, 2014] Just over a year after September 11, 2001 the Metropolitan Transport Authority of New York City ran the series of ads, “If you see something, say something,” forewarning subway commuters of abandoned bags or rucksacks left under subway platform or passenger seats.  The subtitle could…

Beyond the Gay Closet

[Published in Chicago Phoenix, January 13, 2014] I was politically active within the gay community in New York City from the late 1980s through the 1990s, working on issues of what was then known as “gay rights.” With groups such as Act Up I worked on issues of equitable housing…

Tits-Up

[Published in CounterPunch 19 May, 2013] Catching a glimpse of a Facebook discussion this weekend, I noticed that Sharon Smith had written a piece entitled, “Why CounterPunch Owes Women an Apology” in the online weekly SocialistWorker.org regarding Ruth Fowler’s 14 May CounterPunch piece, “Angelina Jolie Under the Knife: Of Privilege, Health Care…