Category: History

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Danny Schechter: Voices From The Ghosts of Vietnam Are Being Heard Again: Which Should We Listen To?

It’s been nearly 40 years since what the American media called “The Fall of Saigon” and the Vietnamese referred to as the Liberation. I saw it then as the Fall of Washington

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David Swanson: Intersection of Mistakes With Misdeeds

The problem is not just that we’re paving the planet rather than saving lives. And it’s not just that paving one’s way out of traffic predictably generates more traffic. It’s also that we’re destroying the planet’s climate in the process

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Ted Glick: Disruption and Sacrifice

Yes, we can make a new world if we’re willing to undertake the kinds of action called for, actions that become a major component of the new normal of social justice and climate activism in this decisive teens decade

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Mark Engler: What Makes Nonviolent Movements Explode?

The strange alchemy of disruption and sacrifice

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Michael Albert: The Old Folks Home at the College

If a movement isn’t busy being born, it is busy dying

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Linda Gordon: Race, Class, and Women’s Bodies: Historical Legacies

The human body never stands free of social and historical power relations. Long after many assume that history is past, it lives on, and it leaves its marks on bodies

Jeffrey Haas: “The Assassination of Fred Hampton”

Interview with the author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

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Tom Hayden: Ferguson Feels Like Forever

What possible logic of persuasion could ever counter this deep pathology?

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Nikos Raptis: Education: The Perennial Problem

What is important is that the students start from scratch by themselves. They “invent the wheel” themselves

Julian Hipkins III: Teaching About Ferguson

A collection of teaching ideas and resources

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