Dee Knight

Change Maker & Author

history & current events


Afterword to Life in the Whirlwind

Up From the Ashes: New and Powerful Possibilities A new and stronger whirlwind NOTE: A shorter, adapted version of this Afterword has been published in DemocraticLeft online:


Introducing my new book: Life in the Whirlwind

Resistance and Revolution from the Vietnam era to the 21st Century Introduction: Into the Whirlwind You could feel the storm brewing. Something was “blowin’ in the wind.” But it was a whirlwind: threats of nuclear catastrophe over Cuba blaring on the TV news, then...

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Soldiers, you are not alone!

Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers (GIs) Here's a flyer addressed to U.S. soldiers recently deployed against refugees in the U.S.-Mexico border area: Soldiers, you are not alone! a message from Veterans For Peace You are not alone if you are thinking WTF am I doing...


Crash Course & Turn the Guns Around

I may write about many different books here, but the top two for now are Crash Course: from the Good War to the Forever War, by H. Bruce Franklin, and Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions, by my friend John Catalinotto, an organizer of...

About Me

I have lived in New York City since 1974 (most of the time), except 1987 to 1990, when I lived and worked with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. I lived in Toronto, Canada, from August 1968 until August 1974. I graduated from high school in 1964, with a scholarship to study at the University of Oregon in Eugene, but instead I went to a Jesuit seminary in Los Gatos, California, where I lasted just four months — didn’t much like silent penitence or the prospect of lifelong celibacy! My six years in Canada form the basis for the first half of from war resister to Green New Deal revolutionary.

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