Posts tagged “politics/government”
March 21, 2013
Earlier this month, Sarah Erdreich–author of the upcoming Generation Roe (on sale March 26th, 2013)–appeared at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of the pro-choice movement and what the next step will be for abortion rights in America. The event was broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and you can now view the entire hour-long program on Book TV’s Web site.
Erdreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her incisive writings on abortion rights have been noted by Jezebel, Feministing, and the National Partnership for Women and Families. Now, in Generation Roe, Erdreich tells the true stories of those whose lives are most changed by this issue, and outlines the outrageous legal battlegrounds that have popped up across the country, all with frankness and candor. Gloria Steinem says Erdreich “replaces lies with honesty and myth with reality” in this, her first book.
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March 20, 2013
Sarah Erdreich, author of the upcoming book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, was Patrick O’Heffernan’s guest on this Monday’s episode of The Fairness Doctrine. In his daily one-hour online and on-air radio show. Patrick explores news, politics and culture from all sides of the spectrum in civil conversations that focus on ideas, not “gotcha’s.” Monday’s program featured Erdreich explaining the next essential steps in the fight for abortion rights.
November 12, 2010
Ted Rall talks to David Pakman about the Dylan Ratigan MSNBC appearance and its implications for media freedom on the major networks, along with revolution and his Anti-American Manifesto. Check it out!
November 4, 2010
Anti-American Manifesto author Ted Rall will appear on the Dylan Ratigan Show on Monday, November 8 at 4 PM ET. Make sure to mark your calendars, and check out clips from the show on Ratigan’s site and from Seven Stories Press in the coming week!
October 29, 2010
“I have to reject the notion that I am a “self-identified pacifist” for the simple reason that I haven’t self-identified as a pacifist. The only alternatives are not to be an advocate for war and violence or to be dead. There is another possibility: that of being a nonviolent activist.” —David Swanson
“. . . Movements that seek radical political change—the restructuring of society and/or the redistribution of wealth and power—are rarely successful when they limit themselves to nonviolent tactics. I say “rarely” because anything is possible. But I’m a student of history and I can’t think of any. ” —Ted Rall
October 26, 2010
A must-see: Ted Rall talks to Al Jazeera about his Anti-American Manifesto. Take a look!
October 13, 2010
The photo you’re looking at is a copy of Ralph Nader’s “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!”, just last week published in China for the first time by Hunan Literature and Art Publishing House — and signed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett — as fiction slowly becomes reality. Congratulations to Ralph Nader!
July 30, 2010
Q: What is the greatest tribute an activist can be given?
A: The enmity of those in power.
To that end, the FBI has today offered a great tribute to the late, great Howard Zinn, in the form of a 423-page declassified FBI file, covering Zinn’s activities from 1949 to 1974: essentially a list — vetted by America’s “best and brightest” and their faithful assistants of the period — of everything Howard Zinn did during the McCarthy Era, the Vietnam War, and all points in between to stymie the government and promote social justice and a more open society.
Happy reading — and thanks, Howard; you will be forever missed.
July 22, 2010
Robert O. Paxton defined fascism as “a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.”
Typical Tea Party rants fit the classic fascist mold in several respects. America, Tea Partiers complain, is falling behind. Like Hitler, they blame leftists and liberals for a “stab in the back,” treason on the homefront. The trappings of hypernationalism—flags, bunting, etc.—are notably pervasive at Tea Party rallies, even by American standards. We see “collaboration with traditional elites”—Rush Limbaugh, Congressmen, Republican Party bigwigs (including the most recent vice presidential nominee)—to an extent that is unprecedented in recent history.
Tea Partiers haven’t called for extralegal solutions to the problems they cite—but neither did the National Socialists prior to 1933. Then again, they’re not in power yet. Wait. —Ted Rall at altweeklies.com
July 16, 2010
On July 5, Derrick Jensen and Chris Hedges talked with Royal University professor Michael Truscello about totalitarianism — about the point at which ordinary people start to realize that they have been deliberately and systematically disenfranchised by the systems that control them — and about what people can and must do to resist. Watch by clicking below.