"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

1 comment:

Doug1943 said...

A suggestion, which you've probably already thought of: send emails to Democratic Party organizations and officials, offering to speak (for a fee), on some topic that doesn't immediately fly in the face of Party loyalists. (For instance, if you Google 'Democratic Party' Massachusetts, you'll get a website with the emails of local officials. You have to do this for each individual state.) Further web searches for 'Young Democrats' and campus Democratic Party organizations, plus generic liberal and radical ones, will turn up a lot of email addresses, and you can contact them for only the cost of your labor-power in writing a convincing email and assembling the addresses.