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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: https://www.dsausa.org/democratic-left/up-from-the-ashes-new-and-powerful-possibilities. When I was in Nicaragua during the first Sandinista decade (the 1980s), there was a saying: No hay mal que por bien no venga: there’s no bad thing …

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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 images of police dogs and rednecks terrorizing civil rights marchers down south, …

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Turn the Guns Around!

Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions, by my friend John Catalinotto, an organizer of the American Servicemen’s Union (ASU). I’ll post my review (below) of this hugely important book, and am likely to refer to it from time to time. In some ways I consider it the most important of numerous important books …

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