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Watching Ken Burns on the VietNam War

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 I’ve been watching the Ken Burns series on the VietNam war every night, most often breaking up my viewing by watching roughly the first half as it’s aired the first time, taking a break, and then … Continue reading

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Still thinking about those water fountains.

What was it like, day after day, to be confronted with this, one smallish symbol of the great injustice and inequality of your society? If you were Black, thirsty, right handed, and a bit stiff, how did it feel, on … Continue reading

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Danny Lyon at SBMA

http://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/dannylyon.web#lyonconversation Every once in a while, I go to a museum to see a particular exhibit, usually because I am already familiar with the artist or the genre and know I will enjoy it, but then i stumble across something I … Continue reading

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New policy on coverage for contraception and “religious freedom”

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/details-white-house-accommodation-birth-control– How is this decision remotely a “war on religion” as some are claiming?  The rules are only slightly changed from the existing ones that were established under G. W. Bush (did anyone accuse him of waging war on religion?  … Continue reading

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Why should we support Josh Fox?

Josh Fox is the maker of the documentary film Gasland, which exposes the practices and effects of “fracking” to extract natural gas; he is now making a sequel for HBO.  I have seen the first film and recommend it highly.  … Continue reading

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Heard about those Koch Brothers?

  A rather random, very incomplete,  somewhat annotated bibliography of recent articles re: the Koch Brothers All available on line; many only on line – Some concentrate on their influence on Wisconsin  & Walker in particular; others more general. If you … Continue reading

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