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How Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Joyce Carol Oates and Others Helped Stop Nixon From Deporting John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Posted on: Oct 10, 2010, Source: Los Angeles Times
When Nixon tried to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the country's cultural elites started a campaign to keep them in the country.
Senator Al Franken? No Longer a Longshot
Posted on: Aug 5, 2007, Source: TheNation.com
Al Franken's bid to unseat Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman is gaining strength.
A Day in the Life: Sgt. Pepper Turns 40
Posted on: Jun 1, 2007, Source: The Nation
Remembering the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- 40 years ago today.
Fox Show "24": Torture on TV
Posted on: Jan 15, 2007, Source: TheNation.com
With at least one big torture scene in every episode and steadily increasing ratings, TV show "24" is more convincing than the White House at making the case for torture.
Government Documents Are Declassified in Name Only
Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source: Los Angeles Times
Starting in the new year, the government declassified 270 million pages of FBI files -- but if you tried to access them, you'd have been told that none of them are available, and won't be, maybe for years.
John Lennon and the Politics of Deportation
Posted on: Sep 18, 2006, Source: Truthdig
A new documentary shows how Nixon abused power in an attempt to deport Lennon for his antiwar activism. But Bush has gone much further to get rid of noncitizens he doesn't like.
Israel's Doves Come Around on Lebanon
Posted on: Aug 11, 2006, Source: The Nation
Israel's attacks on Lebanon are finally being questioned by prominent Israeli peace activists.
Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: The Nation
Assuming 9/11 is even on the curriculum, what you learn depends on the textbook you're assigned.
Rocking the Youth Vote: 1972 to 2004
Posted on: Oct 14, 2004, Source: The Nation
FBI was able to shut down John Lennon's efforts to use music to register voters to get rid of the guy in the White House. The 2004 Vote for Change is doing exactly that – with greater success.
Registered by Neighbors
Posted on: Oct 12, 2004, Source: The Nation
A liberal L.A.-based foundation finds success registering new voters in its own backyard using a different approach.
Quiet Censorship in Hollywood
Posted on: Dec 11, 2002, Source: The Nation
Most Americans will not see "The Quiet American" because Hollywood studios are reluctant to release any movie that can be dubbed "unpatriotic."
Acid Rock: A Flashback
Posted on: Sep 4, 2002, Source: The Nation
Nick Bromell's book, Tomorrow Never Knows, is a glorious cultural history of '60s rock & roll that captures the "primal scene" of listening to rock music.
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