EdgeLeft: J. Edgar (movie), a review by David McReynolds

J. Edgar (directed by Clint Eastwood, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer) EdgeLeft: J. Edgar, A Review by David McReynolds (an occasional column, which may be distributed, reprinted and otherwise used without permission) J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) who, depending on your politics, looked much like a toad  . . .or a bulldog. . . was without […]

EdgeLeft: the Mystery of North Korea by David McReynolds

(EdgeLeft is an occasional column which can be reprinted and distributed without further permission) Earlier this month Doug Hostetter sent me an invitation to a slide show and report at the Church Mission to the UN on his recent trip to North Korea (the DPRK – Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea). Doug, as some of […]

Sad news: Howard Zinn died today (1/27/2010)

(excerpt from) Boston Globe Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87 By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in […]

David McReynolds comments on war, revolution and socialism

David McReynolds was a long time staff member of the War Resisters League. Over the years, he has run for office under the banner of Peace and Freedom Party, Socialist Party of America, Socialist Party USA, Liberty Union Party of Vermont, and the Green Party. David McReynolds ran for President in 2000 on the Socialist […]

Please comment: What’s up with the peace movement?

How do we end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Where is the peace movement? Questions by Kimberly Wilder. Some answers from David McReynolds. Please add your questions and/or answers in the comment section.

Ralph DiGia, War Resister, dies at 93

Announced by David McReynolds and Ed Hedemann… 80 years of activism ends – WWII CO Ralph DiGia Dies at 93 Ralph DiGia, World War II conscientious objector, lifelong pacifist and social justice activist, and staffer for 52 years at the War Resisters League (WRL), died February 1 in New York City. He was 93. DiGia […]

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