"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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Speaking and organizing......

As I get closer to retiring from my full time position as a library worker, I am looking for other ways to supplement my retirement check. One of the things I am hoping to do is talk to groups more. My talks are usually informal presentations/discussions of radical political and cultural history, considerations of the present and potential futures. If your group, class or whatever are interested, please contact me via Messenger. Here is a link to a talk I gave in Boston about 3 1/2 years ago....just an example

Friday, March 16, 2018

Trump and His Tariffs

Any benefits workers obtain in a capitalist economy are the result of struggle, not the gifts of the owners and financiers.  Supporting the tariffs because of some imagined short term gain is merely buying into neoliberal capitalism’s con game.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/16/trump-and-his-tariffs/

Monday, January 29, 2018

Still Tripping....a New Essay Collection

If you have never read any of my essays or would like to have some of them in a bound paper version, here's your chance (such as it is....)  Click here