Monthly Archives: July 2020

Resistance: How—Not Whether—to Act

“I still believe that our cause (which is not only ours) is better taken up by the rebellious students than by the police, and, here in California, that is demonstrated to me almost daily,” wrote Herbert Marcuse (right) to his … Continue reading

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Starting from San Francisco – Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1961)

“Starting from San Francisco is a collection of poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, his third collection and fourth book, published in 1961. The hardcover edition included a short vinyl recording of Ferlinghetti reading some of his poems. The title is a … Continue reading

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Etta James – Tell Mama, Tyrone Davis – If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time, Joe Simon – The Chokin’ Kind, This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers, etc.

“‘Tell Mama’ is a song written by Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel and Wilbur Terrell (though some recordings give the sole songwriting credit to Carter). It is best known in its 1967 recording by Etta James. … His recording, released on … Continue reading

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John Holt – How Children Fail (1964), How Children Learn (1967)

“John Caldwell Holt (April 14, 1923 – September 14, 1985) was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling and, specifically, the unschooling approach, and a pioneer in youth rights theory. After a six-year stint teaching elementary school in … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chicago, 1968

A protester being led away by police outside the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1968. “In the late summer of 1968 the sense of anticipation was palpable at Ramparts magazine’s offices in San Francisco. The Democratic National Convention was about to … Continue reading

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Robert Kennedy Funeral Train

“When Robert F. Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968 — exactly 50 years ago — the shock of the assassination was felt far beyond the Los Angeles hotel in which the bullet was fired. Struck down in the middle … Continue reading

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Régis Debray – Revolution in the Revolution (1967)

“In the ’60s, Regis Debray fought beside Che Guevara in Bolivia. Today, his obsession isn’t ideology- it’s ‘mediology.’ Twenty-seven years ago, French radical theoretician Régis Debray was sentenced by a Bolivian military tribunal to 30 years in jail. He had … Continue reading

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Bean Spasms – Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard (1967)

“For over twenty years, Steve Clay’s Granary Books has brought together writers, artists, and bookmakers to investigate poetic and visual relations in the time-honored spirit of independent publishing. Granary’s mission—to produce, promote, document, and theorize new works exploring the intersection … Continue reading

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Will the Circle be Unbroken – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1971)

“Will the Circle be Unbroken is the seventh album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with collaboration from many famous bluegrass and country-western players, including Roy Acuff, ‘Mother’ Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Merle Travis, Pete ‘Oswald’ … Continue reading

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JFK – Oliver Stone (1991)

“JFK is a 1991 American political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim … Continue reading

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