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.

May Day 2012:
Meet The New OPD Tactics:
Same As The Old OPD Tactics

or, "I was just riding my bike!"

Updates soon.


Be seeing you.


  1. Welcome to the Global Bahrain. :(

    I'd say it's brutal, I'd say it's a police state, I'd say it's fascism, I'd say it deserves total rejection... but I would not say it is "unbelievable". It happens way too often in way too many places - and much worse than that.

  2. Same police tactics, same Occupy tactics. The police use violence, Occupy receives violence. Police push, Occupy doesn't push back.

    Same old story. See you next week!

  3. @Roland: did you read this:

    While I'm not dead-set against violence, I realize that it's way too easy for undercover cops to manipulate and set-up people to do their bidding and then accuse them of terrorism and what not.

    So careful with what you wish...