Author Archives: (MITCHEL COHEN)

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, April 4, 2020, marks 52 years since Dr. King was assassinated. Those who care to remember fill the airwaves with timid and nostalgic tributes to the great man. Except for WBAI and other non-commercial stations, only Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — and even there but a tiny snippet of it — […]

CHILE, RISING AGAIN

Chile, October 2019. A new October revolution. Sends shivers down my spine. A true merging of classical music and revolutionary movements. CLICK ON THE PICTURE! We fight, we make some inroads, sometimes the people succeed in running their government, and then are smashed in military coups. And then a generation or two or three later […]

JULIAN ASSANGE BEING TORTURED TO DEATH — FREE ASSANGE NOW!!

BY CRAIG MURRAY former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, […]

80 YEARS AFTER THE NAZIS INVADED POLAND

SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 — Eighty years ago today the Nazis invaded Poland. As pretext, they rounded up concentration camp victims from Dachau, drugged them, and stuffed them into Polish army uniforms. Nazi officers also dressed in Polish army uniforms and shot them dead as “casualties” in an invented simulated attack on a German radio station. […]

“NEVER AGAIN” IS NOW

The Great Bernardo Palombo translated Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees” into Spanish for the first time, and performed it at a November 2014 fundraiser, Stand With Ferguson, at Middle Collegiate Church on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and Joan Baez, performed as well to raise funds following the killing of […]

VENEZUELA: REPORT-BACK FROM FACT-FINDING TRIP

Mitchel Cohen interviews Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese upon their return from a fact-finding trip to Venezuela, for WBAI/Pacifica radio. Flowers & Zeese report that almost everything that the U.S. government says about what’s going on in Venezuela is a lie, and give multiple examples of the truth, based on their own first-hand investigations […]

A TALE OF TWO CITATIONS: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Michael Harrington’s The Other America – Contrasting lessons for activists

MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY has passed since Rachel Carson meticulously exposed government and corporate poisoning of the planet with synthetic pesticides. Serialized in The New Yorker in weekly install­ments, Carson’s Silent Spring was officially published as a hard-cover book in September 1962 by Houghton Mifflin Co. for the price of $5. The book, with […]

NEW BOOK: THE FIGHT AGAINST MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP: THE POLITICS OF PESTICIDES, by Mitchel Cohen, forward by Vandana Shiva

The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup The Politics of Pesticides Written and edited by Mitchel Cohen Foreword by Vandana ShivaA Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons “This may be one of the most important books you read this year. We are being poisoned and […]

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM FRANCE’S YELLOW VESTS: “WE ARE NOT TIRED”

By Richard Greeman Montpellier, France, Dec. 29, 2018 Is the Yellow Vest rebellion, now in its seventh week, “petering out?” Such was the near-unanimous pronouncement of the mainstream media, when I returned home to Montpellier, France, eager to participate and to observe first-hand this popular insurrection which I had been afraid of missing. I needn’t […]

MICHAEL MOORE’S FILM “FAHRENHEIT 11/9”

Michael Moore’s latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, is about Trump — but not only! It includes footage I hadn’t seen before shaming Obama, Bill Clinton, and the Democrats as well as the odious fascists (are there any other kinds, or is “odious” unnecessary as a modifyer of “fascist”?) now running the U.S. executive branch. I’ve read […]

WHY I HATE THANKSGIVING

Every year I repost “Why I Hate Thanksgiving”, or as my friend Howard calls it, “ThanksKilling”. I love the idea of friends and family gathering, and I remember in my youth heading with my mother, father and my two younger brothers with Granny and Grandpa to Grandpa’s sister Evelyn and her husband Joe’s apartment in […]

AN AMERICAN IN REVOLUTIONARY NICARAGUA – A new book by Mitchel Cohen

AN AMERICAN IN REVOLUTIONARY NICARAGUA, A NEW BOOK  BY MITCHEL COHEN (Click HERE to order) Black & White photos, $11 Full Color photos, $65 From the Introduction by David L. Wilson Mitchel Cohen’s memoir gets across the feel of those hopeful days of the Nicaraguan revolution in the 1980s – as well as the sights, […]

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 […]

PROFILES OF PROTEST – AUDIO SEGMENTS HIGHLIGHT OPPOSITION TO U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Audio reports “from the field” by Mitchel Cohen From newly launched audio series “Profiles of Protest and Resistance” by writer and reporter Mitchel Cohen. PROFILES OF PROTEST #8 (Click HERE) Mitchel Cohen interviews former U.S. Army medic in Somalia Sarah Mess, about her current peace activism and the effects of anti-Malaria drug Lariam on her […]

PRE ELECTION ANTI-WAR RALLY

PRE ELECTION ANTI-WAR RALLY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th 1 PM BROOKLYN BORO HALL STEPS 209 Joralemon St., Bklyn Heights March to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Headquarters Endorsers (still forming): ♦ Brooklyn Greens/Green Party ♦ Veterans for Peace-NYC, Chapter 34 ♦ World Can’t Wait ♦ Popular Resistance ♦ U.S. Peace Council ♦ Friends of Brad Will ♦ Center […]

Syphilis vs. Gonorrhea

Clinton vs. Trump: Syphilis vs. Gonorrhea. Donald Trump belches a line that emboldens a racist movement. But his policies — to the extent he has any — in reality would be less destructive than Hillary Clinton‘s, especially when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. As one writer — Ralph Lopez — commented, “Trump is like […]

THE SELLING OF NYC’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES

It started under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who put so much of New York City’s public space up for sale …. er, “development”. Whether it was community gardens, the City’s water supply under Rudy Giuliani, public hospitals, parks, housing, public radio, prisons, or public libraries, NYC’s 3-term billionaire Mayor prettified the theft of public resources by […]

LEFT FORUM 2016

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE PANEL MITCHEL ORGANIZED AT THE 2016 LEFT FORUM IN NYC, with panelists: Margaret Stevens, Ann Snitow, Irene Javors, Jack Shalom (dialectical magic – video!), Mitchel Cohen, and Debbie Despina Sophia Stamos. Also invited, Sister Dragonfly, was unable to attend.

A TALK IN HAVANA

Giant mural at University of Havana in support of Occupy Wall Street. Details list hundreds of corporations and their profits for the year. A talk by Mitchel Cohen at the “Seminar on Socialist Renewal and the Capitalist Crisis – A Cuban-North American Exchange”, Havana, Cuba: June 16-30, 2013 in association with the Center for Global […]