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Ron Jacobs is a writer, library worker and anti-imperialist. He is the author of The Way the Wind Blew: a History of the Weather Underground and Short Order Frame Up. His collection of essays and other musings titled Tripping Through the American Night is now available and his new novel is The Co-Conspirator's Tale. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, forthcoming from AK Press.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Boos at the Ballgame Were Just the Beginning, Mr. Trump If Trump is not removed, the process his apparatus has begun could achieve a fascism that would put Hitler's to shame. Remember, you don't have to be Hitler to be a fascist. As for the neocons and neoliberals, remember that one doesn't need to be a fascist to be totalitarian.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2011
Transcontinental Occupation A conversation with veteran activist Peter Bohmer about the Occupy movement
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 19, 2010
Of Course Narcs Are Crooked.... A look at Douglas Valentine's most recent book detailing the dirty war within the war on drugs.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Just Walk Away From the Democrats A look at the duplicity of the Democratic Party and a call for progressives and leftists to leave the Democrats behind if they truly want social change
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 1, 2010
Interventions R Us - War on Terror or War on Disaffected Yemenis? Like Afghanistan, Yemen is a very poor country. It is also somewhat unstable politically. Its proximity to Saudi Arabia raises some concerns for Washington primarily because of its fear that the ideas informing the insurgencies might inspire Saudi Arabia's disenfranchised masses and upset the oil teat America depends on.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Waiting For A President to Do the Right Thing? A look at Obama and the antiwar movement
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2008
UE Local 1110-Think Like Them A look at the potential meaning of the Republic Doors and Windows worker sit-in.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 27, 2008
Buy Someone A Book For the Holidays! A brief look at some good books published over the past few years.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 14, 2008
Washington's False Logic of Torture A review of the Book The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld by Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sweat and Sacrifice Make History: A Review of Dave Zirin's A People's History of Sports in the United States A review of Dave Zirin's latest book A People's History of Sports in the United States
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Afghanistan--It's Not the "Good War" A look at the lies being told about the US/NATO war in Afghanistan
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 2, 2008
What's A Voter to Do? Barack Obama's backtracking puts thinking progressives in a quandary
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 22, 2008
They Call Me the Seeker: Review of Kendall Hale's Radical Passions A review of Sixties radical/singer Kendall Hale's memoir Radical Passions. Hale does not gloss over disappointments or victories. Her recounting of the years spent working in a Massachusetts shipyard as part of the 1970s new communist movement to organize the US working class includes not only the tribulations of being one of the few women in a yard full of men, but also the shortcomings of the communist cell she was part of.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2008
No Colors Anymore...The Sixties Painted Black A look at three new books about the 1960s--two novels and one collection of articles
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 2, 2008
Robins Weep-The Music of I See Hawks In LA A review of I See Hawks In LA's newest CD Hallowed Ground--a call for environmental sanity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2008
War Addiction and Democracy A look at the antiwar movement and its malaise. We can restore democracy in this country. Rebuilding a popular mass-based antiwar movement whose members and leaders spend more time in the streets than in the halls of Congress or Democratic Party meetings is the first step in that direction.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 18, 2008
Go to Work, Go to Jail A look at immigration policies targeting working immigrants with and without papers
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 24, 2008
Banning SDS in Olympia-Politically Charged Suspension of Student Group by College Administration Interview with two members of Olympia SDS--a group recently suspended by the Evergreen State College administration in Olympia, WA.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 21, 2008
Washington, al-Maliki and the Militias-Who Do They Think They're Fooling? A look at the situation in Iraq and the growing battle between the Sadrists and the Green Zone government and its US backers.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 29, 2008
If It Explodes, It Will Crush Their Rotten Heads-Washington Takes Sides in Basra A look at the upsurge in Iraq violence

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