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I spent two years in Africa, came home into the movement in 1968 - in time for the Chicago Democratic Convention, SDS, the peak of the anti-war movement, the harvard strike. Despite our failures, that unity and power has shaped my politics ever since.

Diaries published: 75 (77 days since last diary on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 01:57 PM PST)

Comments posted: 573 (31 days since last comment on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 03:57 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 2682

Total Comment Ratings: 2945

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tsackton's Most Recent Diaries:

This from the Nation is striking: Ben Gurion ( The first Prime Minster of Israel) said: “The Jews of the United States,” he said, “as a community and as individuals, have only one political ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 01:57 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I am continually amazed at the way in which aggressive dangerous people with guns are protected in Florida, and the rights of people to be safe - including children - are not. The latest incident ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 08:33 AM PST with 17 Recommends
For much of the past twenty-five years, efforts to control global warming through limiting carbon emissions have mostly involved an economic fight, which the carbon producers have won. Oil and coal ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 416 comments on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 07:22 PM PDT with 258 Recommends
Tweet on this subject from Matt Yglesias Paul Krugman is pitch perfect on the coin today, with his third endorsement. He says For many people on the right, value is something ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Got a contest offer from Mitt in my email today. Obama has texted me the chance to win chance an evening with Jay-Z and Beyonce; to be Michelle's guest; to join Sarah Jessica Parker, or go to ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 06:28 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
What do we do with 'captured' regulators? Brian Beutler over at TPM has uncovered an important truth: A captured regulator who identifies his job as protecting the banking industry is one of the ...
by tsackton
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 01:50 PM PDT with 6 Recommends

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