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All Printing Is Political: Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Printing Co-op

Fredy Perlman, The Incoherence of the Intellectual, C. Wright Mills’ Struggle to Unite Knowledge and Action, Black & Red Press, Detroit, 1970 “Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 – July 26, 1985) was an American author, publisher, professor, and activist. His most popular work, … Continue reading

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Addressing Inner City Issues – SDS and the War on Poverty

ERAP Newsletter Cover for July 23, 1965. “The Port Huron Statement touched on multiple fronts, including the urban crisis and the problem of poverty. The SDS manifesto criticized ‘a national celebration of economic prosperity while poverty and deprivation remain an … Continue reading

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Angry Arts Week

Rudolf Baranik, Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition “… The most significant antiwar effort from the arts community during 1967 was Angry Arts Week, which took place in New York City between January 26 and February 5. Angry Arts … Continue reading

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The Things We Knew Then: Vivid Then, Fading Now?

“1. James Forman was a. ’68 Olympic heavyweight champion b. national director of the Congress of Racial Equality c. a Czechoslovakian film director d. executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2. In Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, … Continue reading

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The Hippies Who Hated the Summer of Love

Young hippies straddle the sidewalk as an elderly woman, a long-time resident of the Haight-Ashbury district, walks by in San Francisco, Calif., on April 25, 1967. “The posters began to appear around the city just after New Year’s, 1967. ‘A … Continue reading

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Genet, Mailer, & the New Paternalism (1961)

“It is easily imagined of Jean Genet that he is one those artists who so adore reality that they are obsessed with the ever-present possibility that it too will betray them. Sitting through the too long evening of ‘The Blacks’ … Continue reading

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New York Poets Theatre

“The East End Theatre was an Off-Off-Broadway theater venue located at 85 East 4th Street. Existing in the 1960s, the theater was the creation and home from January 1, 1965 to December 31, 1965 of the New York Poets Theatre, an … Continue reading

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Who Saw the Summer of Love?

Jay and Ron Thelin outside The Psychedelic Shop, c. 1966. “San Francisco has always been a boomtown, and California has always called to people from far-flung parts of the country. The massive migration to California during the Summer of Love … Continue reading

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Peter Coyote: Voice of the Vietnam Generation

“Halfway through episode five of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part The Vietnam War documentary, the smooth, sonorous-voiced narrator Peter Coyote describes how 50,000 antiwar activists marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon 50 years ago on October 21st, … Continue reading

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Greenwich Village

The corner of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue in the East Village in March 1969. “… Greenwich Village again became important to the Bohemian scene during the 1950s, when the Beat Generation focused their energies there. Fleeing from what … Continue reading

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