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Give Peace a Chance: John, Yoko, Canada and the Genesis of Rock & Roll Diplomacy

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Hirad Abtahi

In 1969, at the intersection of the New Left, Counterculture and Flower Power, popular music's most avant-garde couple, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, launched -- together with Canada -- Rock & Roll diplomacy, amidst wars and revolutions.

Defend de Blasio Now

Tom Hayden | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Hayden

It's too bad that the anarchists and many of the Occupiers who are so dogmatically against electoral politics won't vote, at least not whole-heartedly, for a candidate who carries forward the spark they lit.

The New Bulgarian Left

John Feffer | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
John Feffer

In the same way that the New Left in the United States distanced itself in the 1960s from the old-style Communist Party and its fellow travelers, this new left in Eastern Europe has taken pains to distinguish itself from the Communist Party politics of the Cold War era.

Occupy Wall Street: A Year Later

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's far too early to tell what the overall impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement will be on American politics. One year later, we know that the action in Zuccotti Park changed the conversation by putting economic injustice back on the nation's radar.

Ideas, Leadership, and the New Left: A Reply to Fukuyama

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

For the last 50 years, the political dialog between the Western Left and Right has not been about a choice between market democracies and some other archetypal system. The debate has been, and remains, over democracy's span of control -- its size, function, and funding.

The United States of Crazy in Israel-Palestine

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In their goals and in their view of governance, Hamas, Kahanists and Haredim have much in common. Why not just let them run the Holy Land?

Right Wing, Wrong History

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Hippies, draft resisters, the Weathermen, rock bands, college radicals, feminists, and peace marchers were not all siblings in one big anti-establishment family.