Category Archives: HEROES

DICK GREGORY, RIP

FILE – In this July 21, 2012 file photo, comedian and activist Dick Gregory poses for a portrait during the PBS TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has […]

ANTI-COMMUNIST WITCH HUNT BY NYC BOARD OF EDUCATION AT PARK SLOPE (BROOKLYN) HIGH SCHOOL

In a throwback to the height of the red-scare witchhunts of the 1950s, the NYC Board of Education has dusted off Sen. Joe McCarthy’s anti-Communist playbook and is charging the principal, assistant principal, several teachers, and a teaching assistant at the Park Slope Collegiate public high school in Brooklyn, with “communist organizing”. Click HERE to […]

REMEMBERING DAN BERRIGAN

“Dan Berrigan was a moral giant and the closest thing we have in our society to a prophet.”  – Jeremy Scahill Mitchel Cohen writes: I was standing in the back of the jam-packed, magnificent Church of St. Francis Xavier on W. 16th St. in Manhattan Friday for the funeral and “sending off” of liberation theology […]

IN DEFENSE OF BOWE BERGDAHL

For years, Arizona Senator John McCain hammered President Obama for failing to exchange prisoners being tortured in Guantanamo for American POW Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned in Afghanistan. Now that the President has finally done so (after years of trivial squabbling while Bergdahl as well as the so-called “enemy combatants” wasted away in prison), Sen. McCain flip-flops […]

REMEMBERING FR. PAUL MAYER

WBAI radio’s Robert Knight writes: Wednesday night on WBAI’s “Earthwatch with Robert Knight,” a tribute to the late Father Paul Mayer: Civil rights leader, environmentalist and global humanitarian, The Rev. Paul Mayer, passed away on November 22nd. Tonight we shall hear Father Paul in conversation with WBAI’s “Earthwatch” and “Five O’Clock Shadow.” So please join […]

FOR EACH & EVERY WARRIOR WHOSE STRENGTH IS NOT TO FIGHT

The story of the widespread (and, today, hard to believe) resistance of working class kids in the U.S. military to the 1991 Gulf War. The weakness of strategies based on Lowest Common Denominatorism was in full evidentiary blossom during the 1991 bombardment of Iraq, re-packaged as “the Gulf war.” “Support Our Troops, Not the War!” […]

LYNNE STEWART & RALPH POYNTER ON “STEAL THIS RADIO”

Below is a link to a revised edition of my 2008 Steal This Radio show with Lynne Stewart & Ralph Poynter, updated to include Lynne’s current health crisis and the petition to release her from jail on compassionate grounds. I am making this publicly available to for broadcasting, and for rallying listeners to sign the […]

REMEMBERING LEONARD WEINGLASS (August 27, 1933 – March 23, 2011)

Our friend and comrade — and one of my heroes — attorney Leonard Weinglass — died on March 23, 77 years old, of complications stemming from pancreatic cancer. Len Weinglass was a humble man and a great attorney. His life’s work was to support radical activists who were under attack by the system of injustice […]

Remembering Rachel Corrie. (No words, today) – March 16, 2003 – Rafah, Gaza

  Click HERE to watch Rachel’s last public interview.