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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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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 24, 2007
It's Only Rock and Roll-Why Leon Russell Still Matters A tribute to the early music of Leon Russell
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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, 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        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        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
(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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2007
The Conspiracy Continues-The Democrats and War Funding A look at the latest refusal by democrats to hold their ground against war funding.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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!
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
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2008
Shellshock and Redemption A look at two books profiling veterans.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2007
Runnin' Trotlines With Human Bait-Washington's War Strategy in Iraq A look at the US surge strategy in Iraq and the reports regarding splits between nationalist resistance groups and Al Qaida
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Transcending the Colonizer's History: A Review of Hamid Dabashi's Iran, A People Interrupted A Review of Hamid Dabashi's history of modern Iran titled Iran, A People Interrupted
(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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
Innocent Flesh-- Recruiting Kids to Kill A look at recruitment techniques used by the US military and the Iraq insurgency
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2007
The Intimidation of a Vet: An Interview with Liam Madden An interview with Iraq vet Liam Madden regarding the Marines' attempts to silence him for speaking out against the war in Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2011
Transcontinental Occupation A conversation with veteran activist Peter Bohmer about the Occupy movement
(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
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 22, 2007
Marc Estrin Takes on the Rapture in The Lamentations of Julius Marantz Review of Marc Estrin's new book, The Lamentations of Julius Marantz
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2007
The Illusion of Dividing and Conquering in Iraq A look at US hubris, Blackwater and the Senate vote to partition Iraq
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2007
Campus Murders 1970 A look back at the murders of college students by law enforcement at Kent and Jackson State in 1970
(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        Saturday, November 24, 2007
"It is Not Chance But Courage That Makes the Future Unpredictable"- Review of the book Sin Patron:Stories from Argentina's Worker-run Factories
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Walking the Lonely Road:A Review of Paul Robeson's Words of Freedom A review of the Freedom Archives CD release Paul Robeson's Words of Freedom
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2007
We Join Kilgore Trout in Mourning: Kurt Vonnegut Moves On Remembering Kurt Vonnegut
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2007
Free The San Francisco 8: Former Black Panthers in Prison Need Your Support Interview with member of the San Francisco 8 Defense Committee. The San Francisco are 8 former Black Panthers charged with a crime that took place over thirty years ago. The only evidence that attaches them to the crime was extracted by torture.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Sitting In On Senator Kohl and the War-A Conversation With Antiwar Students Interview with students who sat in Senator Kohl's office against the war.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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 More Sharing        Sunday, April 8, 2007
Good Friday, Beethoven and Patti Smith Thoughts on war, peace, religion and responsibility
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 4, 2007
Stopping the Torture Business in Our Hometowns--An Interview With Christina Cowger of North CarolinaStop Torture Now Interview with the coordinator of North Carolina Stop Torture Now, a citizen's group devoted to ending North Carolina business involvement in CIA renditions program
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 21, 2006
The Man Who Called Out The Devil Book Review of Nikolas Kozloff's Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and The Challenge to the United States
(65 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 6, 2008
Ron Paul-Is Being Against the War Enough? A look at what else Ron Paul stands for besides his opposition to the war. If you're thinking of voting for him, check this out!
(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
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Shut Up Dick! Blowhard Stands On Deck and Threatens More War Discussion of Cheney's recent threats to Iran in relation to the history of US-Iran relations
(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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Hell Is Rising in Oaxaca: An Interview With a Oaxacan Rebel An interview with a Oaxacan activist emersed in the current political upheaval in that Mexican state, and who was on the scene when the reporter from Indymedia was killed.
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
(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        Saturday, March 17, 2007
The Students are Stirring--A Campus Antiwar Movement Begins to Make Its Mark Interview with Kati Ketz of Students for a Democratic Society about the US student movement against the war(s).
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
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2007
Without Freedom of Speech, I Might Be in the Swamp: Attacks on Free Speech in Kennebunkport, Maine Article describing recent attempts to curtail freedom of speech and assembly in the Bush vacation town of Kennebunkport, Maine
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 29, 2007
For the Sake of A Future Review of Cathy Wilkerson's memoir Flying Close to the Sun
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2007
So Long Cindy, Come Back Soon Her departure will leave a hole, but it should not leave a vacuum.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Forget About the Politicians, Remember the Streets A look at the failure of the antiwar movement to end the war and a radical suggestion how this could be changed
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.
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Kickin' Out the Jams: A Review of John Sinclair's Guitar Army (Feral House 2007) Review of the re-release of John Sinclair's counterculture classic Guitar Army
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 20, 2008
Who'll Stop the Rain? Alook at the past and future of Iraq
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 16, 2007
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad: A Review of Gary Corcoran's The Trip Into the Milky Way (Coldtree Press 2007) A review of Gary Corcoran's counterculture novel The Trip Into the Milky Way
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2007
Sara Paretsky takes On the Crime of Silence: A Review of Writing In An Age of Silence (Verso 2007) A review of Sara Paretsky's powerful Writing In An Age of Silence
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Take This War and Shove It! An examination of current plans to continue the war and a call to do something about it
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2007
Luv and Haight: A different Take on the Summer of Love A look back at 1967 in the US. Unfortunately, it wasn't all peace and love.
(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        Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Are the Neocons Really Going? A look at the neocons--will their demise make any difference?
SHARE More Sharing        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 More Sharing        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
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The Looming War On Iran--It's Not About Democracy A summary of US meddling in Iranian affairs and a look at Washington's threats of war against that country
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2006
Build A Fire On Main Street--Stop the War Now!! A reminder of the power of public protest and a call to step up opposition to the war.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 2, 2007
Ending the War, Organizing for Change: Two Books, One Task A discussion of two new books and their place in organizing for social change
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The Mouth of a Graveyard: A Review of Dahr Jamail's Beyond the Green Zone: Review of journalist Dahr Jamial's new book.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 27, 2007
They Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!! Come to Kennebunkport A report about the upcoming protest against the Iraq War in Kennebunkport the last weekend in August
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2007
Dr. Strangelove Meets Dubya's Double Buzz Twofer: A Review of William Hart's Supergoose (Timberline Press 2007) Book review of William Hart's satirical novel of the Bush administation and the US "war on terror."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 15, 2007
The Dead End Road We Call the Iraq War Who is really in control in Iraq?

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