Category: Interviews

Craig Hughes: From The Bottom Up

An interview with David Wagner on poverty, homelessness, activism, and social welfare

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Staughton Lynd: Long-Distance Running

Daniel Burton-Rose interviews Staughton and Alice Lynd

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Manning Marable: A Humane Society is Possible Through Struggle

An interview  with Manning Marable on “Being Left.” Socialism lost its way largely when it became decoupled from the processes of democracy. My vision of a just society is one that is democratic, that allows people’s voices to be heard, where the people actually govern.”

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Barbara Ehrenreich: On Political Ecstasy and Marble Rolling

An interview with Barbara Ehrenreich by South End Press on “Being Left”: …”you don’t know what you are doing all the time, you don’t know what kind of effect your actions are having, but you know that if you keep flipping marbles at a big crowd of marbles, eventually, bit by bit, they all might start moving.”

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Howard Zinn: Growing Up Class-Conscious

A memoir focusing on what influences led to becoming active. Part of the Being Left Series published in Z Magazine in 1998

Winona La Duke: Activism On and Off the Reservation

David Barsamian interviews Winona La Duke on “Being Left”: “They talk about the fact that what occurred in the Great Plains in terms of the whole rise and fall of the farming culture there is the result of the largest economic and ecological miscalculation in American history. What America has done to the Great Plains is what America has done to the continent.”

Paul Gottinger: Where is Egypt’s Revolutionary Movement?

An interview with Abdulla al-Arian

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Diana Johnstone: Ukraine and Yugoslavia

Up to now, I have remained speechless in the face of what appears to me to be utter madness.

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Josh Eidelson: Say Goodbye to Public Education

… kids are getting test prep for test prep. And the more time that is devoted to testing and preparing for tests, the less time is devoted to actual instruction. u

John W. Whitehead: When Will They Ever Learn?

An Interview with Pete Seeger in 2006

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