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Radical night out in Portland

“People are upset about Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib,” Noam Chomsky told 750 people packed into the Woodfords Congregational Church last Saturday night, “but if you’re concerned about human rights, take a walk into a maximum-security prison.”
 Activism Optimism
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 30, 2010

Making change

John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 23, 2010

Sex, Drugs, Rock and Peace

It is a nation of alienated young people. We carry it around with us as a state of mind in the same way the Sioux Indians carried the Sioux nation around with them. It's a nation dedicated to cooperation versus competition, to the idea that people shoul
How Abbie Hoffman politicized Woodstock – and changed America
By AL GIORDANO  |  July 24, 2009

20 to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair

John Sinclair was the poster boy for the radicalization of American youth in the ’60s.
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 08, 2007

A hero in the works

This article originally appeared in the December 16, 1980 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 15, 2006

The U.S. VS. John Lennon

Those who are drawn to the darker side of John Lennon may find this documentary from David Leaf and John Scheinfeld’s about the murdered ex-Beatle’s political activism a tad squeaky clean. Watch the trailer for The U.S. VS. John Lennon  (QuickTime)
A tad squeaky clean
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 27, 2006