Global warming, “grass” farming and a planned economy Oakland Socialist
As the Global Climate Strike date (Sept. 20) approaches, the question that will be on the minds of millions will be: “Is there a possible way to avoid a disaster that could threaten the existence of life on earth?”
Why the Striking Autoworkers Need to Win Big Harold Meyerson
Saudi oil production to recover within the month, minister says Nikkei Asian Review
Hong Kong Protestors: Hooligans or Heroes? OffGuardian
Horne submits that while U.S. capitalism produces an insecure environment for all artists, the exigencies of racism cut far more profoundly into the work of African American jazz musicians than others. They were denied exposure, radio airplay, and jukebox access, barred from clubs entirely, or if permitted to perform then only under strictly segregated conditions. The policy prevailed well outside the South. Horne points out that the existence of segregated clubs in California prompted union leader Harry Bridges to lead a campaign against them. Working conditions on the road were especially challenging: finding food, accommodations, relief of thirst, and basic comfort entailed a frustrating, often violent-prone search. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Benny Carter, Miles Davis, and Bud Powell were assaulted, either by audience members or police.
Cokie Roberts, winner of a 2014 P.U.-litzer FAIR’s award for the stinkiest journalism.
Send suggestions and comments to [email protected]