Staughton Lynd seemed like a personal force almost more than a person within the antiwar movement of the 1960s. My Country Is the World largely and usefully recounts the controversies that came with his rise in the peace movement of the middle 1960s
This week marks 20 years since the U.S. invaded Iraq. Tens of millions demonstrated worldwide to try to stop it. On Martin Luther King holiday weekend, we thought back to what Dr. King warned about - US militarism and its disastrous consequences.
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The historian and activist dedicated his life to showing how, and helping, working people not only imagine but build a better world. Working with his partner Alice (Niles) Lynd, he relentlessly sought out new sources of combat and inspiration.
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Lynd explored the biggest little secret, one people everywhere should heed: We who do the work can build a better world, and we can best do it without the parasitic Super Rich who contribute nothing and weigh us down like a monstrous ball and chain.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison was a hotbed of student radicalism in the 1960s. and left-wing activists there were among the first of their generation to organize around issues related to their own mis-treatment as workers.
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