Memoir-Manifesto

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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The canonization of Bush Sr.

The recent fawning canonization of George HW Bush (senior) on the occasion of his death was really too much for me. So I appreciate the comments of Glen Ford of Blackagendareport.com. He said, in part:  The daily whitewashing of imperial crimes that masquerades as “news” on corporate media becomes high ceremony when a Genocider-in-Chief dies. …

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