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45 years ago today at Portland State University a police riot broke out during a student anti-war protest. A photo essay by Tom Geil tells the story. My Story: Portland State University - May 11, ...
by BOHICA
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 09:22 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Going to Kent on May 4th is always bittersweet. Yesterday was eerily reminiscent of May 4, 1970. The same lilac bushes blooming along Lilac Lane; the broad space of the Commons and the slope up to ...
by bobdevo
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 08:53 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
[ The third in this series of reposts detailing the dramatic events of May 1970. May Day that year turned out to be the first day of the most massive student strike in US history, an upsurge I'm ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:34 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
[ Hold on to your safety bar, Kossacks. This repost is part 2 of a 19 part series (and more to come...someday) on the little remembered campus upsurge which shook this country to its foundations in ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 04:59 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I'm heading to Kent State University this weekend. It amazes me that it was five years ago today, on the 40th anniversary, that I initially posted the first episode of this 19 part series (still ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 09:54 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Should we invite her in, Wisdom proves a most dutiful senior partner. Are you shocked at academics who’ve just discovered descendants of slave owners and the enslaved are still waging war, or ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 01:53 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
This post is for Urban Outfitters and all of those people who don’t know about or understand the significance of what happened at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. It was a seminal moment ...
by Madrigal Maniac
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 05:01 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
You honestly cannot make this up: Urban Outfitters is facing a public backlash after offering for sale a "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" with red blotches that could ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 247 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 06:45 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:31 PM PDT with 75 Recommends
One event that stands out in my mind was the Jackson State killings The Jackson State killings occurred on Friday May 15, 1970, at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) in Jackson, ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 06:27 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
[This combines two posts from my series on the great campus rebellion of May 1970, the broadest and most militant in US history. To read the whole thing as it was originally published, start here ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 21, 2014 at 08:06 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
[ Continuing my diary series on the May 1970 campus eruption. If this is your first one and you want the back story, you can find it here at DKos by clicking on my name and scrolling down, or at ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 14, 2014 at 01:57 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Forty-four years ago today, Senators Frank Church (D, Idaho) and John Sherman Cooper (R, Kentucky) put before the United States Senate an amendment to the Foreign Military Sales Act of 1970 which, ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue May 13, 2014 at 04:08 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
There were six of them, gunned down by the armed force of the state. I could be talking about the four students murdered at Kent State just seven days before plus the two who would would die later ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 05:32 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Before following up on the strategy that college and university administrators were adopting to defuse the strike on many campuses, I want to tip the hat to the Canadian radicals who took a page ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat May 10, 2014 at 01:38 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Forty-four years ago today, 100,000 angry people descended on Washington for a mass march to end the war. Preceding years had seen larger marches, to be sure, pushing toward a million strong on ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 09, 2014 at 04:33 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
[ For some of us who came up in the '60s, some of the most amazing--and the most moving--moments in Zuccotti Park in 2011 came when union construction workers would fall by on break or after work ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:48 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
This is probably the most personal of the diaries in this 19 (!) part series on the history of the May, 1970 campus rebellion that shook the US and is largely forgotten today. (If you haven't been ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:04 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
May 5th, 1970. As Tuesday dawned, the whole country, the whole world, knew about the Kent State massacre. The famous photo of Mary Ann Vecchio on one knee, keening over the body of Jeffrey Miller, ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 02:48 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Cross-posted at Attytood : Their killing shocked the nation, as it should have. Four innocent, God-fearing Americans from the Heartland, gunned down in cold blood by an armed militia. It's been a ...
by attytood
Comment Count 199 comments on Sun May 04, 2014 at 05:37 PM PDT with 313 Recommends