From the Guardian/Observer Sept. 26, 2021: Unsung hero: how ‘Mr Radio Philips’ helped thousands flee the Nazis In June 1940, a Dutch salesman, acting as a consul in Lithuania, issued Jewish refugees with pseudo visas to escape Europe. His remarkable story is only now being told.
In the Atlantic, James Fallows reports on the Ancient Rome and Modern American analogies. Now, chapter four: crossing the Rubicon. Schnurer argues that this is more than just a familiar phrase. And he says that a U.S. Rubicon moment is in view—which would be triggered by a possible indictment of Donald Trump. At the end … [Read more…]
Charles H. Loeb defied the American military’s denials and propaganda to show how deadly radiation from the strike on Hiroshima sickened and killed. In the New York Times today is an account of the work of Charles Loeb, an American war correspondent in the Pacific in World War II.
Over on the Atlantic, Adam Serwer writes about the Fraternal Order of Police and their reaction to the January 5th insurrection. The Capitol Rioters Attacked Police. Why Isn’t the FOP Outraged? Police unions aren’t usually bashful about defending officers, but they’ve been conspicuously subdued in discussing the January 6 attacks. … What you won’t find … [Read more…]
While correcting the texts for the San Bernardino Sun, 24 May 1969 on the California Digital Newspaper Collection, I came across a couple of pages full of articles on the various incidents occurring at that time on college campuses across the country. There was mention of strikes at UC Riverside in solidarity with student strikers … [Read more…]
In an obituary today in the NY Times describes the life of William H. Regnery II, “Buzzfeed called him ‘the most influential racist you’ve never heard of.’ ” It is interesting to me as I’m wondering of late who the people are who are bankrolling the alt-right, other than the Murdoch and Koch families. Here … [Read more…]
In the series of Guardian Retrospectives, this popped up and due to my current reading in this era in Europe and Russia, it stands out as a good example of the times. Nazis, fear and violence: when reporting from Berlin was dangerous Read it and let me know if you think there is a parallel … [Read more…]
Over on the Guardian, a review of a retrospective on 80s design activists Matrix who, as the pull quote states: The female architects who fought back – Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is … [Read more…]
Chad Kalepa Baybayan Seafarer Who Sailed Using the Stars, Dies at 64 He was a torchbearer for the celestial navigation art known as wayfinding, which ancestral Polynesian sailors used to navigate the Pacific Ocean. From a NYT obituary, May 15,2021
The Rozz-Tox Manifesto Gary Panter (1980) tem 1: The avant-garde is no corpus. It merely lies in shock after an unfortunate bout with its own petard. It feigns sleep but one eye glitters and an involuntary twitch in the corner of the mouth belies a suppressed snicker. The giggle of coming awake at one’s own … [Read more…]