Tag Archives: Communist Party

Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

Paul was my sounding board, devil’s advocate, ‘camerado,’ goad, fount of naughty ideas, and sympathetic ear. By Mariann Wizard | The Rag Blog | August 23, 2017 SAN IGNACIO, Cavo, Belize — There was a notorious news photo from a … finish reading Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

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Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

Asked by HUAC if he had sung for Communists, Pete replied: ‘I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody.’ By Steve Russell … finish reading Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

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Bob Feldman : Labor Unions and the Communist Party Are Active in Texas, 1930-1940

Emma Tenayuca, leader of the pecan shellers’ strike at the age of 21, stands on the steps of San Antonio’s City Hall in 1938. Tenayuca was also active in the Communist Party in Texas. Image from the Institute of Texan … finish reading Bob Feldman : Labor Unions and the Communist Party Are Active in Texas, 1930-1940

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’ on Rosenbergs Offers No Such Thing

Walter Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’:New book on Rosenbergs fails to deliverBy Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2010 [Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir; Preface and Afterword by Miriam Schneir (Melville House, … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’ on Rosenbergs Offers No Such Thing

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BOOKS / Progressive Giants : Celebrating Paul Robeson and Anne Braden

Two books about two progressive giants:Celebrating Paul Robeson and Anne Braden By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / March 25, 2010 The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my … finish reading BOOKS / Progressive Giants : Celebrating Paul Robeson and Anne Braden

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Gregg Barrios : Angela Davis Is a Living Civil Rights Legend

Hasta la victoria!The long arms of Angela Davis By Gregg Barrios / The Rag Blog / January 20, 2010 “Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary’s life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it … finish reading Gregg Barrios : Angela Davis Is a Living Civil Rights Legend

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Lester ‘Red’ Rodney : The Sportswriter Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Line

Sportswriter Lester “Red” Rodney, September 2007. Photograph by Byron LaGoy / Wikipedia Commons.More than a sportswriter: Lester ‘Red’ Rodney: 1911-2009By Dave Zirin / December 24, 2009 It didn’t make SportsCenter, but one of history’s most influential sportswriters died this week … finish reading Lester ‘Red’ Rodney : The Sportswriter Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Line

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Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

Celebrating Pete Seeger:Our political troubador More than any other individual, he had conceived and fostered a tradition of protest song that drew from a number of cultural roots, had significant political consequence, and reshaped the forms and content of popular … finish reading Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

Cartoon from The Progressive.Part IIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2009 The repression of dissident groups by shadowy government operatives is nothing … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

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