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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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 17, 2006 The Bebop of Baraka: A Review of Amiri Baraka's Tales of the Out & Gone
Like his then-named compatriots H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael, Baraka threw the racist aspects of integration back in the liberal sociologist's face. Your education is better because it takes place in suburbia? Bullshit! Your god is better than mine now that you got him all blue-eyed and pink? Bullshit!
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 23, 2007 Marching On the Pentagon
A brief history of the 1967 March on the Pentagon and a call to attend the March 17, 2007 march
SHARE Monday, January 22, 2007 History Through Humor
A review of comedian Mark Steel's history of the French Revolution, Vive la Revolution!
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Draft Beer, Not Our Kids
An argument against reinstituting the draft that takes a look at claims made by draft advocates that state a draft is fairer than current recruitment efforts.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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 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.
SHARE Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Nothing Is More Important Than This Moment In History
George Bush's State of the Union speech provided every single US resident that opposes the war in Iraq with a reason to take that opposition into the streets. This a call to get out and protest January 27th.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 9, 2007 The Union Makes Us Strong!
A brief history of the autoworkers' wildcats in 1972 and a look at the recent labor orgainzing law passed by the House of Representatives