In a lifetime of media activism, the late journalist and human rights activist Danny Schechter was best known for his advocacy of public media and his work to inform the world of life under South Africa's apartheid regime.The late journalist and activist Danny Schechter was known for his advocacy of public media and his work to shine a spotlight on South African apartheid.
When I first witnessed a blood-red Alabama sunset, I thought of the Gudger and Ricketts families, their backs bent under the heavy bags of cotton, looking at this biblical ending to their long day of toil. The urge to re-read Agee was overwhelming.
Carl Oglesby, one of the most influential figures of the 1960s counterculture, died Tuesday at his home in Montclair, N.J., after a short illness.
Forty years after he helped destroy SDS, Mark Rudd condemns his role in Weatherman as "the greatest single mistake of my life … a historical crime." How did it happen and what did it mean? Why did peaceful protest give way to violent resistance? What lessons are to be learned from the failure to spurn the seductions of charismatic cults?