Thursday, February 22, 2018

White House Crooks Sentenced to Prison February 22, 1975

Three of Nixon's right hand men (including the Attorney General John Mitchell) sentenced to federal prison for some of their crimes in the Watergate was a good day....

Friday, February 9, 2018

New Left Group Rising Up Angry writes up Watergate in 1973

By February 1973, Watergate had begun to affect the Nixon White House. Groups on the Left (not the Democrats) were stepping up their critique of this growing dispute in the circles of the ruling class.  Rising Up Angry, a leftwing Chicago-based group of mostly white working class youth organizing in workplaces and the streets of Chicago and some surrounding areas, put their analysis of the situation in writing in their newspaper.  Click on the link below to read it:

Friday, February 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bob Dylan and the Band Play Madison Square Garden January 30, 1974

This show was one of three at the Garden.  It was the first time Dylan had toured in eight years.  He and The Band had just released the album Planet Waves.  Tickets could only be obtained via a lottery.  My roommate at Fordham had scored a couple but he had no spares.  I lucked out, though.  A guy in one of my classes sold me his extra for the January 31 afternoon show at face value.  I was awestruck the entire show. Here's a review.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Some Things Only Get Worse--Immigration chronicles

This is from the underground newspaper the Berkeley Barb January 1977.....the last sentence says a lot..."Allow looser immigration during economic booms....when recession hits, tighten up...and excess workers have to be disposed of."

Monday, January 22, 2018

First Minute of a New Day....

On January 25, 1975 Gil Scott Heron and the Midnight Band released the album First Minute of a New Day.  This link is to the song "Winter in America," which appeared on the previous album in a slightly different version....
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