Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

Worldwide General Strike
on May Day
May Be Game Changer


Global general strike:  no work, no school, no shopping.  May day, old school:  it may come as a surprise that there are so many people that feel they have been mistreated, exploited, disregarded, or oppressed -- but after May 1, 2012, their usually voiceless and invisible presence will instead  have had a recent and immediate impact.

h/t Occupy Oakland.

Be seeing you..


  1. In most countries May 1st is official holiday. US-centric ignorance alert!

  2. Ok... it won't be difficult for me since I rarely have any banking business... work for myself... and only buy food every other weekend or so.