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Happy Hour

Jerry Dyer
California poet Jerry Dyer captures the crazy rush for the good old days: “voices mix wisdom with the lies./ Bars are filling their pulpits and their pews.”

United States of Amnesia. The Tulsa Massacre

Eric Foner London Review of Books
A noted historian digs deep into the latest work by an equally eminent scholar who spent much of his career fruitfully exposing the 1921 massacre of thousands of black Tulsa citizens. The book and the review coincided with the mass-murder’ centennial

The Kremlin Letters

Jonathan Steele The Guardian
This newly published edition of this exchange of letters between the leaders of the three major countries of the anti-fascist alliance sheds new light on an almost forgotten aspect of the World War II years.

Growing Food Justice in Brooklyn

Monica R. Goya & Valery Rizzo Yes Magazine
ENYF! is an urban agriculture, food justice-led project in East New York.They grow produce and also hire and train community members—people who love food and want to learn how to cook. They basically educate the community on healthy eating.

Professional Rioters

José A. Alcántara Plainsongs
Colorado poet José A. Alcántara has a thing or two to say about the difference between so-called professional revolutionaries and mere amateurs.