Tag Archives: New Left

Thorne Dreyer and Bob Simmons :
VIDEO | Austin’s ‘Underground Goes Overboard’ with Ayers and Dohrn

Bill and Bernardine lead an engaging and often very funny community conversation at The Rag Blog’s launch party — all captured on Bob Simmons’ video! Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn host an entertaining and provocative discussion at The Rag Blog‘s … finish reading Thorne Dreyer and Bob Simmons :
VIDEO | Austin’s ‘Underground Goes Overboard’ with Ayers and Dohrn

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Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

The summers of 1967 and ’68 were hot — real hot — and we were in the ‘guts of the ogre.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

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Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

Sonny gave me this advice: ‘Just make sure you’re not hanging out in these same bars 20 years from now.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … finish reading Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

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Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

In the words of Pete Seeger, “Though it’s darkest before the dawn, These thoughts keep us moving on…” By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [This essay by Harry Targ first appeared at The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

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Michael James : Free Speech at Sproul Plaza, Berkeley, Fall of 1964

Gathering during Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley, December 1964. At left, with mustache, is Jack Weinberg; center, in tie, is Michael Lerner; second from right, in glasses, is Marvin Garson. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael … finish reading Michael James : Free Speech at Sproul Plaza, Berkeley, Fall of 1964

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Chicago’s Mike Klonsky Fights for Public Education, ‘Small Schools’

Chicago education activist Mike Klonsky in the studios of KOOP Radio, Austin, Texas, Friday, August 20, 2013. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Former SDS leader Mike Klonsky is fighter for ‘Small Schools’ and democratic … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Chicago’s Mike Klonsky Fights for Public Education, ‘Small Schools’

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Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat in Chicago, 1963. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Muddy Waters and James Cotton  at … finish reading Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

Todd Gitlin. Image from Pew Forum. Rag Radio podcast: Sociologist and author Todd Gitlin on  the state of mass media in America We discuss the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of journalism highlighted by the distinguished coverage of the Watergate scandal, as … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist, Author, and New Left Pioneer and Critic, Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin. Photo by David Shankbone / Wikimedia Commons. Rag Radio podcast:Sociologist, media critic, author, and SDS pioneer Todd Gitlin Our discussion with the renowned scholar and author ranges from the legacy of the Port Huron Statement and Gitlin’s critical take … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist, Author, and New Left Pioneer and Critic, Todd Gitlin

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Blake Slonecker’s ‘New Dawn’ Tells the LNS Story

A New Dawn for the New Left: Blake Slonecker’s valuable history of LNS “By distributing a common news packet to underground outlets, LNS enabled local rags to cover national and international news to an unprecedented degree, curbing their isolation and … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Blake Slonecker’s ‘New Dawn’ Tells the LNS Story

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Bob Feldman : Civil Rights, SDS, and Student Activism in Austin, Texas, 1954-1973

Massive march against the War in Vietnam, Austin, Texas, May 8, 1970. Image from The Rag Blog. The hidden history of Texas Part 13: 1954-1973/2 — Student Activism and the Anti-War Movement at the University of Texas By Bob Feldman … finish reading Bob Feldman : Civil Rights, SDS, and Student Activism in Austin, Texas, 1954-1973

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : ‘Fearless’ Yippie Pioneer Nancy Kurshan Battles Prison Behemoth

Nancy Kurshan speaks to the press during the Chicago Conspiracy trial, 1969. To her left is Anita Hoffman and on her right, Susan Schultz. Back row: Ann Froines, Tasha Dellinger, and Sharon Avery. Photo courtesy Nancy Kurshan. An interview with … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : ‘Fearless’ Yippie Pioneer Nancy Kurshan Battles Prison Behemoth

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