Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Turtle Island – Gary Snyder (1974)

“Turtle Island is a book of poems and essays written by Gary Snyder and published by New Directions in 1974. Within it, Snyder expresses his vision for humans to live in harmony with the earth and all its creatures. The … Continue reading

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Katherine Ann Power: Weather Underground

“Katherine Ann Power (born January 25, 1949), also known under the aliases Mae Kelly and Alice Louise Metzinger, is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive, who, along with her fellow student and accomplice Susan Edith Saxe, was placed on the … Continue reading

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Denise Levertov

“Priscilla Denise Levertov (24 October 1923 – 20 December 1997) was a British-born naturalised American poet. … During the 1960s and 70s, Levertov became much more politically active in her life and work. As poetry editor for The Nation, she … Continue reading

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Nat Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017)

Nat Hentoff with the clarinetist Edmond Hall in 1948 at the Savoy, a club in Boston. “Nat Hentoff, an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rainer, a Giant of Choreography, Makes Her Last Dance

Yvonne Rainer, 87, photographed in Fort Tryon Park. “In 1966, Yvonne Rainer presented ‘Trio A,’ her celebrated solo that emphasized movement over expression. By stripping dance of narrative, of emotion and even of the dancer’s gaze — there is no … Continue reading

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“American Pie” – Don McLean (1971)

“‘American Pie’ is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean. … The repeated phrase ‘the day the music died‘ refers to a plane crash in 1959 that killed early rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn Carried Out an Act of Radical Diplomacy in the Middle of the Vietnam War

Howard Zinn (left) and Daniel Berrigan (right) in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February 1968. “A ‘rare act in the great madness of this war’ was how forty-five-year-old historian Howard Zinn described North Vietnam’s decision to release three American pilots during the … Continue reading

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Xá Lợi Pagoda raids

“The Xá Lợi Pagoda raids were a series of synchronized attacks on various Buddhist pagodas in the major cities of South Vietnam shortly after midnight on 21 August 1963. The raids were executed by the Army of the Republic of … Continue reading

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What Mother Country Radicals Misses About the Weather Underground

Weatherman organization leader John Jacobs (football helmet, center) “… In 1969, a militant faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) borrowed this line from Bob Dylan’s song ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ for the title of a manifesto they read at … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Trump — LBJ Took Classified Documents Too

“The FBI’s search on Monday of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has rightfully been huge news. According to the Washington Post, the FBI took action because Trump had left the White House in January 2021 with government documents, and … Continue reading

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