‘How to Read Donald Duck’ Returns to US Shores

It’s back. “How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic” by Ariel Dorfman (who was the cultural adviser to President Salvador Allende from 1970 to 1973 during the short, glorious years of socialism in Chile) with the Belgian sociologist Armand Mattelart, was an instant best-seller in Chile in 1971. The comic-book-sized publication […]

Politics as Usual: Nothing Has Changed in 47 Years

I wrote the following columns for The College Times at Cal State LA during the summer of 1971. Zoom to to read [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.dreamsville.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Press-Relations-1.pdf” title=”Press Relations – 1″]   [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.dreamsville.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Press-Relations-2.pdf” title=”Press Relations – 2″]   [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.dreamsville.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Press-Relations-3.pdf” title=”Press Relations – 3″]

Century City Anti-War March — 50 Years Ago

June 23, 1967 Artist Unknown Offset, 1967 California 16963   On June 23, 1967, 15,000 anti-Viet Nam War demonstrators marched to the Century Plaza Hotel where President Lyndon B. Johnson was speaking. It was the largest anti-war gathering in L.A. history up to that time. The peaceful march, made up primarily of students and middle […]

These are the times that try men’s souls

What with the election of a narcissistic, reality TV star, pathological liar as a president, and faced with a cabinet composed of ultra-rich elites and white supremacists keen on feeding off the hands of corporate vested interests … all bent on dismantling everything that humanists have fought for decades (progressive environmental, gender, health, educational and […]

Indignez-vous! (Time for Outrage)

From The Nation. Toward the end of 2010, a small book by a 93-year-old man unexpectedly reached the  summit  of  the  best-seller  list  in  France. Indignez-vous! by Stéphane Hessel sold more than 600,000  copies  between October  and  the end of December. Stéphane Hessel, born in 1917, grew up in a rich literary milieu, authoring novels […]

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