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Why Leading Beatnik Poet Allen Ginsberg Was a Crusader for Legalizing LSD

The following essay, “Ginsberg in Washington: Lobbying for Tenderness” by Don McNeill, originally published in 1966 in the Village Voice, is included in the new book First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg edited by Michael Schumacher (University of Minnesota Press, March 2017):

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The 50th Anniversary of 'The Battle of Algiers' and the Film’s Impact on the Black Radical Imagination

The 1966 film The Battle of Algiers is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its release, opening in more theaters across the country. As the Movement for Black Lives continues to disrupt and challenge the status quo, it also worth noting that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party. This edited excerpt from Sohail Daulatzai’s new book on the legacy of the film reveal only part of the influence The Battle of Algiers had on the Black radical imagination. The excerpt is followed by William Klein’s 1971 documentary on former Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver in Algeria.

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How the Neoliberal 'Sharing Economy' Is Threatening Our Teachers' Job Security

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Uberfication of the University by Gary Hall (University of Minnesota Press, 2016): 

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How Life on Earth Under Drone Surveillance Is Like 'The Truman Show'

The following is an excerpt from the new book Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance by Ian G. R. Shaw (University of Minnesota Press, 2016): 

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Why on Earth Are We Allowing the Homeland Security Department into Public High Schools?

The following is an excerpt from the new book A Curriculum of Fear by Nicole Nguyen (Minnesota Press, 2016): 

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Americans Waste Insane Amounts of Food

The following is an excerpt from the new book Freegans by Alex V. Barnard (University of Minnesota Press, 2016): 

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How Detroit Became the Do-It-Yourself City

The following is an excerpt from the new book DIY Detroit by Kimberley Kinder (University of Minnesota Press, 2016): 

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How Millionaires Buy Up Farmland And Hoard All Our Water

The following is an excerpt from Karen Piper's new book, The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).  Reprinted here with permission.

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How America Built Its Highways to Serve the Wealthy and White

The following is an excerpt from The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City by Eric Avila. Copyright © 2014. Reprinted with permission of University of Minnesota Press.

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How the Feds Are Recruiting Spies at Campuses Across the US

The following is an excerpt from The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent edited by Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira. Reprinted with permission of University of Minnesota Press.

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