See My Photos Page for Recent Activities
See my videos Youtube.com/CAROLMOORE and
my updates at my blog CAROLMOOREREPORT
See my web page WhatWouldGandhiDo.Net
My mother's-mother's-mother's mother allegedly was a Sephardic Jew from Ireland (she must have been the paranoid way older family members hid the "secret" for so many years). And my g-g-g-grandfather "Moore" who came over in the 1700s may have been a German "Mohr" (a name also adopted by some German Jews). One of these days I'll figure out how to rummage through Irish and German geneological records and find out what's true.
My Repressed 1950s and 60s
Even in 1950 I was protesting!
Unfortunately, 1950s repressive socialization kept me pretty quiet for the next 18 years (except in classes where I was always shooting off my mouth and being a smart ass).
|In 1964 I saw the Beatles twice, August 30 at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey (see sign) and September 20 at New York City's Paramount theater (see real live Beatles--or at least their drums). My sister and I and our two friends went exploring in New York, when the guard caught us they ran down the stairs and into the Beatles reception room--seeing two live Beatles. We ran down the hall and ended up in the lobby. The screaming of thousands of women was the end of repression and the renewal of womens' lib! My story has been included in the book "We're Going to See the Beatles" published in 2008 and available at Amazon.Com. See my We Went to See the Beatles video! Between that experience, reading Ayn Rand and a mystical experience of the oneness of being - that was the end of my short allegiance to the Catholic faith!|
After graduation from North Plainfield High School in 1966, I attended Ohio Wesleyan University for 3 years, dropping out after seeing the musical "HAIR" in New York. Not uncoincidentally, I then spent a year doing sex, drugs and rock and roll in Cambridge Massachusetts before getting "serious" and finishing a B.A. in political science at Wayne State University. I even started an MBA at Bernard Baruch until flunked one of those accounting courses they make especially difficult to ensure not too many people become accountants.
Once I moved to New York City - and got involved with the radical feminist movement - I developed quite a "f*ck you"-with-a-smile-attitude, which I brought to standup comedy and political folk rock songs, as well as plays and musical comedies (unproduced) promoting a hippie feminist anti-establishment progressive message. I hung out with musicians and comedians and partied a lot, exploring consciousness in reading, writing and reality. I also went to lots of radical feminist meetings and protests. It was at this point I started writing a book which became the outline for my work in progress for 30 years, now called CONSCIOUSNESS AND COMMUNITY: TRANSCENDING GOD AND STATE. I was a talented dilettante jumping from new adventure to new challenge to new project.
After the March 1979
Mile Island nuclear disaster I got serious about political action and,
reading a bunch of books and meeting a lot of activists, left and
became a libertarian and a Gandhian in the fall of 1979. Within a few years I realized that the bottom line of
right to form your own private communities that actualize the values
matter most to you--and that the right to secession is the most
political right. See my site Secession.Net
During these years of activism I have worked on many large and high profile single issue campaigns and demonstrations with feminist, peace, civil liberties, green/bioregional, radical decentralist, drug legalization, sex workers rights, Second Amendment and Waco Justice groups.
for dozens of
of my adventures in peace, libertarian and other groups over the last 33
New York City 1980: Carol at a Libertarian Party of NYC Wall Street rally.
From right 1980 Presidential candidate Ed Clark, unknown woman, Carol and VP Candidate David Koch.
One of Carol's early co-conspirators, Murray Rothbard, from 1989 photo.
Carol and guitar during 1982 peace events organized with NYC libertarians and others
who formed an anti-authoritarian group called No Nations, No Nukes. See my "No Nations No Nukes" music video of the theme song I wrote for the group...
(Note "abolish government" tee-shirt and carrying the black flag.)
In 1981, soon after the death of John Lennon, I wrote "Take Up the Flag" (see music video) as a tribute to him and his words "Imagine No Nations."
I won free studio recording time in a song contest and with my friends in my "living room" band Pagan Love recorded it there.
Thus it's the only song not produced on my crappy casio keyboard.
||In 1987 I founded Pro-Choice Libertarians (reconstituted in 2002) which ensured that 1998 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Ron Paul did not use his campaign to promote a pet issue: outlawing all abortion through a Constitutional Amendment. Thanks to Ron Paul I wrote my "Fighting for My Freedom" song, now a music video.|
the years I have written provocative articles for small publications
including various LP state newsletters and LPNEWS, Liberty magazine,
GNOMES, Lumpiness catalog, Laissez-faire Review, In Context, The
Peacemaker, The NonViolent Activist, The Green Letter, Freedom Network
News, Association of Libertarian Feminists News, etc. I also
wrote introductions to reprints of books by Karl Hess and Clearance Darrow. And I was editor of the newsletter
(1985-90) and of “Free Spirit,” a 5000 circulation free paper
distributed by libertarians in Washington, DC in 1988.
and/or photographs about my activism have been carried in the NY Times,
NY Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington City Paper and Washington Post. |
I have spoken for numerous libertarian groups including the Future of Freedom and Freeland Conferences, Libertarian National Convention workshops in Seattle and the District of Columbia, dinner clubs in Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and state conventions in California, Illinois and Maryland. In 1984 I won the Rampart Institute's Freedom Folk Song competition for my song “If One Person Says No!” (No music video yet.)
Carol on Nightline, 1995
Carol on cable tv, year 2000
|I appeared as a spokesperson for the group on Nightline, McNeil Lehrer, and numerous cable television and radio shows, including in debates with the former head of BATF and a notorious FBI agent. I applied my nose for wrong-doing in writing the 1995 book The Davidian Massacre, published by Gun Owners Foundation. Prolific libertarian author James Bovard said of this systematic expose of government crimes at Waco, "Her book pulls together many of the most shocking details of government abuses that a reader cannot find anywhere else." The book sold over 7,000 copies. I still end up doing at least one radio or news interview almost every year on either the February or April anniversaries of the tragedies.|
Carol Associated Press
In 1998 and 1999 I was an organizer with local peace and street theater groups protesting the US bombings of Iraq and Serbia.
After Juanita Broadderick's revelation about Clinton raping her, Clinton tried to re-establish his leadership by bombing Yugoslavia -- as I reminded everyone during a spring 1999 demonstration vs. that war. (Photo appeared on inner cover of a 1999 Alternative Press Review.)
My NUKE WAR THIS WEEK? sign probably ensured this small 1999 anti-Serbia bombing demonstration got covered in the Washington Post.
At the June 1999 post-war "Not a Victory" march - a title I suggested to the organizing group - I burned a Washington Post subscription form
to protest the paper's support for Clinton's War. Yup, I wrote a theme song and made a "Not a Victory" music video too!
In response, I helped formed the "Keep the Peace" affinity group to promote strictly nonviolent de-escalation and peacekeeping at demonstrations. (See photos.) I also wrote an online book called The Return of Street Fighting Man. Of course, now that the government is inflitrating groups like crazy again, trying to entrap people and prosecute them as terrorists, we are quickly going back to the times when anyone proposing violent action was considered to be a crazy or a government informant. In my old age, that's is as much a relief as an outrage...
year 2000-2001 Chair of the Libertarian Party of the District of
photos), I helped revive the party which then ran two city-wide
who brought the
LPDC its highest vote total ever. I also helped the year 2000 Harry
Presidential campaign effort by organizing a successful demonstration
NBC's Meet the Press when it refused to put Harry
Browne in a
with third party presidential candidates Pat Buchanan and Ralph
Two weeks later Meet the Press relented and
also was named a Harry
"Volunteer of the Week."
As my last act as LPDC chair I invited journalist Jon Utley to speak at the June 16, 2001 Libertarian Party of DC Convention on the topic
"US Military Intervention and the Terrorist Threat." It proved to be a prophetic choice.
5:30 am on June 30, 2001 I awoke abruptly from a frightening
dream. It was sufficiently scary that I wrote in my diary
night: "dreamed looked out window and saw huge tower of brown
smoke--realized it was a nuke
bomb (no flash) and saw the shock wave coming towards me..."
Protesting FBI's "almanac warning" January 2004
(People who own Almanacs might be terrorists!!)
A wire services's Only April 15, 2004 Tax Day Protest Photo was Carol with her
War Tax Resister Friends at IRS HQ in Washington
Protest at Israeli Embassy
During Attack on Lebanon
Fun Diet Coke, Mentos & War
RIP my handsome boy
Maxwell K.! (1994 - 2009)
I dedicated my music video to him
"If I Wrote a Song About You"!
July 3-4-5th, 2010, I finally put up my Youtube.com/CarolMooreSongs site with the first dozen songs
Write a new song called.... "Don't Tread on Me!"
Obnoxiously autobiographical... but real rousing refrain...
Marc Guttman's big collection of autobiographies of libertarians finally published. Has a ten page chapter on yours truly: "Consciousness, Community and Liberty"
Get WHY LIBERTY? at your favorite online shopping site.
May 2013- The sunspots are nearing a rather low height...
|So I better stop fooling around with the my hobbies|
and start doing something about...