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Remembering Al Lewis: 1923-2006

Anonymous | "I've been in the struggle over seventy years -- it doesn't bother me I may not win," Grandpa Al Lewis said in a cantankerous, wide-ranging 1997 interview with The Shadow. "The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago."

On Friday, the 95- (or 82) year old Lewis passed away. Best known as "Grandpa Munster" for his role in a television sitcom, Lewis was a social justice fighter going back to labor and tenant struggles during the Great Depression. In recent years, he was a Green Party gubernatorial candidate and the host of a weekly radio show on WBAI-99.5 FM. Do you have any personal memories of "Grandpa"? Feel free to share them here.

Today, Democracy Now! reported that "Grandpa Al" was 82, not 95 as he always claimed. Does the difference matter with regard to Grandpa Al's legacy?

[Democracy Now || Wakeup Call more...  10 Comments

El ALBA de la Comunicación y la Cultura

Fernando Buen Abad Domínguez | (O de cómo uno entra a soñar como loco bajo el influjo revolucionario de Venezuela) Las llaves como símbolo de todos ahora mismo. more...  0 Comments

NIFC Report Of 11th Annual Michael Flannery Awards Testimonial Dinner

National Irish Freedom Committee | Cumann Na Saoirse Naisiunta (National Irish Freedom Committee) held its’ 11th annual Michael Flannery Awards Testimonial Dinner at The Astorian Manor in Astoria, Queens, New York on Friday January 27th 2006. This annual event recognizes and honors Irish Americans and others for their contributions to the promotion of Irish history, literature, human rights and Irish freedom. more...  1 Comments

Remembering Al Lewis: 1910-2006

IMCista | "I've been in the struggle over seventy years -- it doesn't bother me I may not win," Grandpa Al Lewis said in a cantankerous, wide-ranging 1997 interview with The Shadow. "The victory is in
the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago."

On Friday, the 95-year old Lewis passed away. Best known as "Grandpa Munster" for his role in a television sitcom, Lewis was a social justice fighter going back to labor and tenant struggles during the Great Depression. In recent years, he was a Green Party gubernatorial candidate and the host of a weekly radio show on WBAI-99.5 FM. Do you have any personal memories of "Grandpa"? Feel free to share them here. more...  4 Comments

The Bush Diary

twospiritwarrior | My choises for Pope and my visit to the troops. more...  1 Comments

bicycle lane liberation

mike piedell | bicycle lane liberation riders attempt to free the bike lanes from illegally parked cars more...  3 Comments

Women & Sexuality Film Screening and Discussion

Altar Magazine | Altar Magazine continues its quarterly film screenings of women-made movies at the Pioneer Theater on Sunday, February 12th. Take your Valentine, or a friend, to see Hot and Bothered: Feminist Pornography, Silence: Black Female Sexuality in American, and In Her Image: Producing Womanhood in America and stay for Q&A with the directors after the films. Everyone who attends leaves with a goody bag full of actual goodies, not just flyers and coupons, that will make you even more happy you came. Altar Magazine's all about pleasing the people, y'all. more...  0 Comments

Religion as Social Liability

finch | The recent religious furore over certain (cartoon) publications in the secular press unambiguously identify ‘religion’ as little more than cheap politics; or put in simpler more accurate terms; religion is the politics of the mentally deficient. Consider the possibility of an infinite creator/God and the arrogance of those who actually think or imagine they or any other finite being could possibly pollute, insult or deface that God. A characteristic of Godhead is IMMUTABILITY! Rationalists would refer to the basic logic of the inability of the finite to apprehend the infinite (God); the two states are mutually exclusive. But it is obvious that ‘God’ is as far removed from the present issue as day is from night. more...  0 Comments

BlackState: Black History You Should Know- Methods of Controlling Slaves

BlackState.com | I have a fool proof method for controlling Black Slaves. I guarantee everyone of you that if installed correctly, it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple and members of your family and any Overseer can use it. more...  0 Comments

Propaganda 101 Issue 4 Release Party

Propaganda 101 | Propaganda 101 is a youth based, grassroots, multimedia group that works to inject progressive politics into pop culture. We use a variety of events and productions to provide space for activists, artists, writers, and musicians to express their ideas and network with each other. This event celebrates the release of our fourth full feture magazine, which revolves around the topic of labor. more...  1 Comments

IRAQOMO

peaceie | the song that's sweeping the web .... Iraqomo more...  0 Comments

Medgar Evers College Celebrates Black History Month

Christopher Hundley | This month, Medgar Evers College celebrates Black History with a series of exciting events, including a Retrospective on The Million Man Marches and The Millions More Movement (February 3rd), and a special tribute to Vice Chancellor of the New York City Board of Regents, Adelaide Sanford on February 25th. more...  0 Comments

The Rude Mechanical Orchestra is seeking Trombone Players!

The RMO | Hello there. The RMO, a radical marching band in NYC, is currently seeking trombonistas. If you play trombone and wish to be part of a band that plays music to support social change, please let us know. more...  2 Comments

DUTY- FREE, México City´s Free Trade Agreement

Raúl Tortolero | Hey man, enough with articles that criticize street vendors. We´re all in it together. What´s the big deal? Don´t have any money? Go out and sell something. Don´t have a steady job? What do you want it for? It´s a drag dealing with the boss, bad pay, and lousy hours. On the street, you are the king or improvisation. more...  0 Comments

Coretta Scott is No Jackie O

Anika | So now I'm reading the NY Times and as the article got deeper into Coretta's iconic status and continued civil rights contributions, she was compared to Jackie Onassis Kennedy. Now certainly this was a woman who was generous to charities and could dress her ass off. But I think a more apt comparison would have been Betty Shabazz. Don't you? more...  3 Comments

SPARTACIST BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKING TOUR

New York Spartacist League | Spartacist Black History Month Speaking Tour: "Race, Class and Socialist Revolution: Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom", "Mumia Is an Innocent Man! The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!" more...  0 Comments

Contemporary American Radical Political Poster Art

Chuck | Call for entries to an exhibit of contemporary political poster art. more...  1 Comments

ALERT - Stop the Budget Cuts!

Lynda Carson | Call your representatives toll free and oppose the budget reconciliation bill -
1-800-393-1082 more...  0 Comments

Wunmi, Afrobeat singer/songwriter

small WORLD Podcast | Continuing a series of interviews with Afrobeat musicians. Afrobeat is deeply concerned in social criticism to pave way to social change. more...  0 Comments

Tell Cult Buster, Rick Ross, he's got it wrong

Bunny Rogers |  http://www.rickross.com/reference/animal/animal96.html
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