Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Sit-Ins and Militant Non-Violence: Greensboro, 1960

“When I first heard about the Negroes sitting in at lunch counters down South, I thought they were just a bunch of publicity hounds. But one night when I saw those young kids on TV, getting back up on the … Continue reading

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Shays’ Rebellionaires

Surely, everyone knows that this year, 2016, marks the 230th anniversary of Shays’ Rebellion in Massachusetts.  Magazines will certainly dedicate entire issues to the event, a 2-month long CNN series is planned, and a Ken Burns documentary is inevitable.  Who … Continue reading

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From Tuskegee to Flint–Biological Warfare at Home

. “W” . . . as in Water; . . . as in “WMD”; . . . as in “WTF?” By now, most Americans should have heard about the lead in Flint, Michigan’s water. Lead—the stuff that was the subject … Continue reading

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MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical

Every year around this time, Americans shower Martin Luther King, Jr. with love. Since 1986 his birthday has been a national holiday, providing all of us with a chance to learn more about him. School kids get exposed to the … Continue reading

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They’ve Hated Us . . . (Postscript: Hillary and Israel)

A few days ago I discussed a document about “resurging” anti-Americanism in the Arab world, juxtaposing it with Barack Obama’s warning of a “new phase” in Middle Eastern terrorism after the Paris andSan Bernardino attacks. The memorandum, sent from the … Continue reading

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“They’ve” Hated Us For a Long Time . . .

On December 6th, 2015, just a few days after the San Bernardino shootings, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation from the oval office to discuss the ongoing “Global War on Terror.” The recent attacks in Paris in San Bernardino … Continue reading

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Here Today, Oregon Tomorrow

On June 5th, 1967, Reies Lopez Tijerina and about 20 armed compatriots in the Alianza Federal de las Mercedes (Federal Land Grant Alliance) attacked the Rio Arriba County courthose in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico to liberate 11 Alianza members believed … Continue reading

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