Tag Archives: Allen Young

Allen Young :
FEATURE | A peek into the legalized cannabis business
in Massachusetts

I toured facilities related to this multi-million dollar industry. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2020 ATHOL, Massachusetts — “It’s legal now! Finally!” That’s what people in many parts of the United States, as well as … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
NEWS | Racial justice issues aired in
mostly white area

Actions to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ have taken place recently in small towns in Massachusetts. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | August 23, 2020 ATHOL, Massachusetts — A rejuvenated movement for racial justice is sweeping the nation, and … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | The story of an eccentric

This unique tale is lovingly told by Clare Green. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2020 WARWICK, Massachusetts — Eccentric people are everywhere. They can be found in Texas and in Massachusetts (where I live). They … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | Genealogy effort leads to book about people becoming Americans

This impressive new volume is the work of Carla Barringer Rabinowitz. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | July 9, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — Borderers: Becoming Americans on the Southern Frontier is the title and subtitle of an impressive … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
ANALYSIS | Obscure moment in 1951 recalls long history of racial injustice

The CPUSA was the only predominantly white organization to make anti-racism a major priority. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | July 2, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — When I read the news a few weeks ago that Philonise Floyd, … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FILM | Two new films about Roy Cohn
review his decades of villainy

Roy Cohn is best known for being the right-hand man to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | June 11, 2020 NEW YORK, N.Y. — On June 19, Home Box Office (HBO) will release an informative … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FEATURE | New Left leader continued idealistic path with worker-owned company

SDS veteran Paul Millman retires after decades leading Vermont cooperative. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | May 25, 2020 BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — “So what are you going to do when you grow up?” That’s a question asked, in … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
TELEVISION | Fascinated by the ‘Tiger King’

This bizarre human being has become the most famous gay man in the USA. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | May 13, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass.— Tiger King, an eight-episode documentary series, has caught the attention of millions of … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FILM | ‘Planet of the Humans’

This documentary film delivers powerful negative vibes. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | May 6, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — Two old adages are perfect for analyzing the controversial new environmental documentary film, Planet of the Humans. One saying … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | ‘Red Scare in the Green Mountains’

Political paradox in Vermont is narrated with insight in Rick Winston’s book. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — There are paradoxes in the politics of Vermont. When a liberal majority in the … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
A remembrance of Gene Bishop and
Herman Goldfarb

Two doctors who were activists for peace. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | March 30, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — Every time I read about a monument being erected to honor soldiers, I remember conversations I’ve had with friends … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | ‘There may not be answers’

We review Allen Young’s autobiography, ‘Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2018 “Rejection of marginalization is certainly not the same as assimilation.” — Allen Young Allen Young begins his … Continue reading

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