"Ian Rankin once explained to an interviewer (the head of the Indian Communist Party!) that crime fiction is a way of talking about social inequality. Ron Jacobs applies that same maxim to the Sixties... in his wonderfully noir trilogy of those exhilarating and troubled times. And what Rankin does for Edinburgh, Jacobs amply illuminates for the Movement. Much much more than ripping yarns (though they are that too), from a master who's been there, done that, and lived to tell a tale or two."

--Ramsey Kanaan, Publisher PM Press/noir enthusiast

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stop the Idiocy! Stop the Mattis-ness!

The (revised) toll in lives was: 36, 546 US soldiers, an estimated 1.5 million Koreans on both sides of the parallel (mostly civilians), 200,000 Chinese soldiers, and another 4000 soldiers from armies that allied themselves with the United States.  In addition, there were more than one million wounded and/or missing.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Can NATO Still Make America Great?

The link below goes to an article I wrote for the previous print edition of Counterpunch magazine.  I am sharing it in the hope that some of you who read it will then subscribe to the print version of Counterpunch.  Why should you do that since you can read Counterpunch online for free?  Because most of the articles in the print issues are not reprinted online is a good place to start....


If you want to subscribe, here is a link to do that.....