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President Hoover's slim chance at re-election probably ended with his heavy-handed treatment of the unemployed veterans who came to Washington seeking relief.

Russia hopes the Dumbarton Oaks Conference will ensure peace.

The Federal Theatre Project presented plays that made audiences think. That's what made them so richly rewarding--but too dangerous for Congress to stomach.

With SNCC's new chairman Stokely Carmichael and his chant for "black power" the civil rights movement takes on a different tone.

There's good reason to be skeptical about the government's Venona releases and the claim that they are the final word on the cold-war espionage cases.

The IWW takes the fight for syndicalism to Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Nation is having none of it.

Textile workers seek only a living wage, but their walkout is met with violence at the hands of the police and a jingoistic citizenry.

With its blacklist, Hollywood has created a real monster, and it does more damage than the havoc wreaked by King Kong and Godzilla combined.

Movies that talk, and pictures from a box in your living room? What is the world coming to?

There could be disastrous consequences if the world powers don't come to an agreement at the World Disarmament
Conference in Geneva.

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Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

It’s bad out there on Thanksgiving this year. A remembrance: in 1973, it was worse.

November 28, 2013

When momentum gathered to reign in the national security state in 1976, the powers that be struck back with a distraction campaign that worked.

July 2, 2013

Lincoln ordered the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians for rebellion—but never ordered the execution of Confederate officials or generals.

December 26, 2012

The McGovern campaign marked a turning point in many lives, including John Lennon’s.

October 21, 2012

The ultimate "realist" goes a bit too far.

December 11, 2010

Upton Sinclair led one of the greatest mass movements in US history, and his political career has a lot to teach us about politics today.

October 12, 2010

A tale of two attacked cities, or the differences between New York and Oklahoma City.

September 24, 2010

Today is the 39th anniversary of the killings of four student antiwar protesters at Kent State University.

May 4, 2009