“Betty Friedan’s #TheFeminineMystique: 50 Years Later”

    By Peter Dreier, Truthout | Historical Analysis The Feminine Mystique - published on February 19, 1963 -"catalyzed the modern feminist movement, helped forever change Americans' attitudes about women's role in society and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure." Betty Friedan's book, The Feminine Mystique, identified the "problem that … Continue reading “Betty Friedan’s #TheFeminineMystique: 50 Years Later”

“The Case for Resistance”

By: Randall Kennedy "There is no common ground to be had with the Trump administration. Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States. That is sobering because he is glaringly unsuited for any significant public office, much less the most important in our country and indeed the world. Nothing about his … Continue reading “The Case for Resistance”

#CointelPro and #MartinLutherKingJr

"The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began monitoring Martin Luther King, Jr., in December 1955, during his involvement with the Montgomery bus boycott, and engaged in covert operations against him throughout the 1960s. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was personally hostile toward King, believing that the civil rights leader was influenced by Communists. This … Continue reading #CointelPro and #MartinLutherKingJr