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Help Prevent War in Iran; Help Iranians Establish Democracy

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I was one of the first to be asked to sign this statement, and did so eagerly. Things like this might not seem very important, organizations like CPD might seem out of the way of the main stream of events. But I can remember how important it was that names I knew, and names I […]

The Persistence of White Supremacy

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Here’s the real point about Shirley Sherrod, from a post to the SNCC mailing list. Ruby Sales is a black activist and theologian who narrowly escaped murder after the Selma-Montgomery March. (The bigot rifleman killed a white theology student instead. The bigot rifleman was then acquitted by an all-white jury.) In case some more Breitbart scum […]

It’s An “Unprecedented” Oil Blowout–Just Another Lie

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

It’s An “Unprecedented” Oil Blowout–Just Another Lie July 2, 2010 Robert Bea, the Cal-Berkeley engineer and expert on system failures, has a great interview in the current issue of Science News where he talks about the equation, A + B = C that leads to things like the BP gush: “A is important. It’s things like […]

A Toast to Old Friends and Mercedes Benz

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

There’s a batch of cherished pictures on my office wall. Most of them are no big deal, artistically, although there’s a noirish Bert Hardy shot that is like a still from a documentary based on Graham Greene and John Le Carre. But the best picture, artistically and topically, is one that arrived totally unexpectedly as […]

Grace Lee Boggs: Requiem for Detroit

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/grace-lee-boggs/living-for-change-a-requiem-for-detroit Above URL is the link to the text that appears below (and more) Grace wrote this a few weeks before the social forum, but I just now saw it. A Requiem for Detroit? by Grace Lee Boggs posted May 12, 2010 “The new American Dream emerging in Detroit is a deeply-rooted spiritual and practical […]


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

WHY I’M GOING TO THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM Because I think our current social system is approaching collapse, and that this ought to be greeted not with joy or sorrow, not even so much with rebellion, but as a huge chance, an immense opportunity to build a world based on cooperation not competition, justice not greed, […]


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

SEE YOU IN THE MOTOR CITY! I’ll be in Detroit next week for the U.S. Social Forum. Only the last day or so of it–Friday night through the Sunday closing ceremonies. I will get a chance (if the plane’s on time) to celebrate the birthday of illustrious social pioneer and radical visionary Grace Lee Boggs. […]

How Do You Get Into the Hall of Fame?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Talent, mainly. Inside the meetings, the debates and the secret ballots of a passionate and rigorous process. … After the Rock Hall was established in 1983, a nominating committee was formed that included the likes of Ertegun, producer Phil Spector, Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner, rock critic Dave Marsh and Sire Records […]