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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Yippie Pioneers Judy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan ‘Tell It Like It Was’

 Judy Gumbo Albert, left, and Nancy Kurshan, photographed in Hanoi, January 2013, were our guests on Rag Radio April 13, 2013. Rag Radio podcast:Sixties activists and original YippiesJudy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan Judy and Nancy discuss their recent trip … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Yippie Pioneers Judy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan ‘Tell It Like It Was’

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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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PHOTO ESSAY / Judy Gumbo Albert : Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013

From left: Genie Plamondon, Nancy Kurshan, and Judy Gumbo Albert in Viet Nam, 1970. A photo essay:Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013 Everywhere we traveled we were warmly welcomed. The Vietnamese still feel grateful to the U.S. peace movement. I came to … finish reading PHOTO ESSAY / Judy Gumbo Albert : Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013

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Nancy Miller Saunders : They Tried to Tell Us

Vietnam veterans testify at the Winter Soldier Investigation in 1972. Image is a screen grab from the film, Winter Soldier, produced by the Winterfilm Collective.Winter Soldiers:They tried to tell us We as a nation did not want to know the … finish reading Nancy Miller Saunders : They Tried to Tell Us

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Ron Jacobs : Vietnam Was Not a ‘Mistake’

John Kerry, who parted ways with the VVAW, has served well in the halls of empire. Here he salutes the delegates at the Democratic Convention in Boston, 2004. Photo by Stephen Savoia / AP.It was not a mistake:Vietnam and U.S. … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Vietnam Was Not a ‘Mistake’

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : Steve Russell’s ‘Wicked Dew’

A chapbook review: Steve Russell’s ‘Wicked Dew’ By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | January 9, 2013 [Wicked Dew, by Steve Russell. (2012: Dog Iron Press, Georgetown, TX.); Paperback; 88 pp; $7.75.] I’ve known Steve Russell since sometime … finish reading BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : Steve Russell’s ‘Wicked Dew’

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Jack A. Smith : What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence?

Image from Black Youth Project.Remember the children…What’s behind America’s gun violence? In recent decades — despite the fact that last year there were over 11,000 murders by firearms in the U.S. and another 20,000 gun deaths from accidents and suicide … finish reading Jack A. Smith : What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence?

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : George McGovern, the Most Decent Man in Politics

George McGovern during the 1972 presidential campaign. Photo from SIPA / REX.George McGovern:The most decent man in politics McGovern, who flew 35 missions as pilot of a B-24, took what he had learned in those deadly skies and put it … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : George McGovern, the Most Decent Man in Politics

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Ron Jacobs : Reflecting on George McGovern

Former presidential candidate and Sen. George McGovern in 2007. Photo by Tim Sloan / AFP / Getty Images..Come home, America:Reflecting on George McGovern I was a senior in high school in 1972. I listened to his acceptance speech while working … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Reflecting on George McGovern

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JIm Simons : Remembering Cam Cunningham

Former Movement lawyer Cam Cunningham passed away this month. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.Defending the Movement:Remembering Cam Cunningham In 1971 we cleaned out our firm bank account and took off by car to the May Day action … finish reading JIm Simons : Remembering Cam Cunningham

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Jack A. Smith : Reversing the Vietnam War Verdict

Demonstrators at the October 21, 1967 march on the Pentagon carry a banner that says, “Support our GIs, Bring Them Home Now.”Reversing the Vietnam War verdict Most of the allegations about insults directed at soldiers or vets from war opponents … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Reversing the Vietnam War Verdict

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Harry Targ : The War on Afghanistan is Our Biggest Fantasy

Image from Reuters.The war on Afghanistan:Our longest war and biggest fantasy Obama’s announcement sounded eerily like the policy of ‘Vietnamization’ which President Nixon put in place in 1969. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 9, 2012 On … finish reading Harry Targ : The War on Afghanistan is Our Biggest Fantasy

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