Monday, October 23, 2017

"Naked Darrow" Play — Salem Library Loucks Auditorium - Wed Nov 15th

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty


"Naked Darrow" play
Salem Library's Loucks Auditorium
6:30PM on Wednesday, November 15th

Contact for EVENT info: Ron Steiner (503) 990-7060

Media Interviews: playwright/actor Gary Anderson (406) 925-0718


"Naked Darrow," a one man play by nationally renowned Darrow portrayer Gary L. Anderson, is coming to Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Library. This recent NYC Off-Broadway production is produced by the Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) and the Clarence Darrow Foundation. Naked Darrow is a provocative look at our most hated and revered attorney, Clarence Darrow, as his great mind slips away.

The performance will take place at 6:30PM on Wednesday November 15th.

Darrow was best known for defending killers Leopold and Loeb and for defending science teacher John Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial. In this show, Darrow reveals his very private life, his trials, his personal demons and his jury-tampering charges. Personally, reckless and professionally fearless, Darrow now stubbornly faces his two greatest opponents: disease and death. Knowing the odds were against him to the end, he remained Clarence Darrow... an American Iconoclast.

Gary L. Anderson is the country's most lauded portrayer of Clarence Darrow, with his work characterized in newspapers across the country as "Anderson's Darrow is in the same league as Holbrook's Mark Twain." He is the CEO of the Clarence Darrow Foundation, and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. An award-winning stage actor, he has appeared in several television series and as Clarence Darrow in the documentary, Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century airing annually on PBS.

Tickets are available in advance for $20 by calling (503) 990-7060 or the button below:

"Naked Darrow"
With Gary L. Anderson
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Library
585 Liberty St SE, Salem OR 97301

Wednesday, November 15th
6:30 PM


Co-Sponsors are:
John Gear Law Office: LLC, A Values-Based Law Practice
The Honorable Paul.J. DeMuniz, former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice.
Salem Area Fellowship of Reconciliation: Working for peace and justice through non-violence.
National Lawyers Guild, Human rights over property interests.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

What the gunhumpers will support

"I don't want to see that kid dead any more than you do," Stokes said. "If there was a magic fix, I promise you I would support it."

Yes, exactly. If you haven't got a magic fix, don't bother me.

This perfectly encapsulates the entire "let's be reasonable, it's not that simple" argument that is always trotted out in favor of easy, essentially unlimited access to modern weapons of war for civilians: 

The ones who claim to be open to considering ways to reduce the carnage all claim to be open to supporting any reasonable solution — by which they mean a perfect magic fix involving no trade offs. Because in the whole history of human affairs there have been so many of those.

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay"
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