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The Lincolns Are Leaving Us

Del Berg, of Tuolumne County, is the last known member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, one of the nearly 3,000 Americans who volunteered to fight fascism in Spain in the…

You Can Shove Your Wars!

“Black Watch,” the ‘Five Star’ Scottish military play that has been touted in expensive ads all over the Bay Area as “The #1 Theatrical Event of the Year,” (New York…

Report War Crimes, Go To Jail

A ripple of cynical laughter went through the 50 attendees of a recent Northern California Regional meeting of Veterans For Peace (VFP) in Ukiah when they were extolled to sign…

The Philanthropist Of Greenwood Road

Philanthropist is a Greek word that means ‘friend of the people.’ Local Englishman John Williams was certainly that to many. He died of a heart attack on Sunday, December 2nd…

The Forgotten People

A computer engineer by profession, Salam Talib had moonlighted in Bagdad as a translator and driver for foreign progressive journalists during the early years of the US invasion and occupation.…

Two “Gangs” of San Francisco — Comrades Who’ve Met Weekly for 30 Years

Certainly there are many circles of friends and col­leagues who meet regularly to socialize and network. What distinguishes San Francisco’s “Fort Point Gang” and “Specs Gang” is: their politics —…

Carrying a Backpack of Sorrow: Soldiers On The Edge Of Suicide

More of our young soldiers are now killing them selves than are being killed in our wars in the Middle East. The following poem by a 24-year-old former Marine, who…

Josh & Conor — Home From War In Iraq

“I went down to the market Where all the people shop I pulled out my machete And I began to chop I went down to the park Where all the children play I took out…