Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: More Black activists than ever are expected to travel to Richmond, Virginia for a national conference of UNAC, the United National Anti- War Coalition, in June. And, Cynthia McKinney, the Black former congresswoman and presidential candidate, explains how the Democrats became the loudest advocates of war.
Investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan, philanthropies such as the Rockefeller Foundation, politicians such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Massachusetts former governor and now Bain Capital Managing Director Deval Patrick, and elite universities such as Harvard have been aggressively promoting Pay for Success (also known as Social Impact Bonds) as a solution to …
The nature of US military interventions has become relevant in the face of new growing threats, particularly from so-called Islamic State. While top-down strategies that rely on overwhelming firepower are sometimes favoured by politicians, longer-term strategies use a bottom-up approach, gaining citizens’ support through civic engagement. This column introduces evidence from US actions during the Vietnam War to show that …
The legendary PAUL KRASSNER is the star of this Solartopia Show.
We join Paul in his California home to run through his astonishing lifetime as a “guerilla satirist,” stand-up comedian, author, activist, videographic expert, psychedelic pioneer and much much more.
Paul has been with us in Solartopia before, but his boundless experience and wit make him always an A-List guest.
Today we discuss Ken Kesey, Tim Leary, the CIA, LSD and the Agency’s inadvertent role in introducing psychedelics to the counter-culture.
Since Paul was the founder of “Yippie,” the hippie/left offspring of the 1960s anti-war movement, we also ruminate on what “might have been” had Mayor Richard Daley granted permits to the demonstrators (me among them) at the 1968 Chicago Convention.
We also then plunge into today’s booming world of on-line pornography. Paul was a writer for Hustler when its publisher Larry Flint was shot, and has written extensively about the industry that has become the most-watched phenomenon in all the world of video. The discussion is fascinating but unfinished, so we’ll have to have Paul back with us again soon!
The US crime bill that former President Bill Clinton approved while in office led to a surge in the imprisonment of black people during the 1990s and subsequent years, an African American journalist in Detroit says. “The Clinton administration signed the ominous crime bill during the mid-1990s which was very instrumental in the incarceration and judicial supervision of hundreds of …
The landslide victory of left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn for Labor Party leader in the United Kingdom has many establishment types bent out of shape. The Blair-wing of the party was literally obliterated, with Corbyn drawing more than four times the votes of his nearest competitor. After giving the country the war in Iraq and the housing bubble whose collapse led …
Jefferson Airplane: Coming Back To Me
Frank Black: The End Of Summer
Flaming Lips: It’s Summertime
Chad & Jeremy: A Summer Song
Bob Dylan: Floater (To Much To Ask)
David Bromberg: New Leigh Highway Blues
The Decembersits: Summersong
Beach Boys: All Summer Long
Style Council: Long Hot Summer
Sly & The Family Stone: Hot Fun In the Summertime
The Cure: The Last Day Of Summer
The Hollies: Bus Stop
The Kinks: Summer’s Gone
The Doors: Summer’s Almost Gone
Frank Sinatra: The Summer Wind
Since its founding in 1865, The Nation has been a home for writers instigating, reporting on and arguing about struggles for social and economic justice. We have held fast to our “Nation Ideals”— from racial justice to feminism, from a fair economy to civil liberties, from environmental sustainability to peace and disarmament—throughout our 150-year history. During our anniversary year, TheNation.com will highlight one Nation Ideal …