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March 1, 2010

Venice Community Celebrates the Life of Carol Fondiller Berman

By Karl Abrams Venetians gathered together at Beyond Baroque for a joyous memorial on February 13 to honor the wit and wisdom and amazing life of Carol Fondiller Berman who died on January 9. In a program moderated by Jim Smith of the Beachhead, speaker after speaker spoke of their deep friendship and loving respect...

Praising Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States, and The People Speak 

By Erica Snowlake It is good to recall Ms. Thelma Trotty, the first teacher who blew (enlightened) my mind. She taught high school history in the late seventies in upstate New York from her unique perspective as a native Iroquois and a gay women’s rights advocate. Condemning the recorded history of our textbooks “propaganda” she...

 Women Speak Out! From Howard Zinn’s “Voices of A People’s History of the United States”

Emma Goldman, the Lithuanian immigrant, feminist orator, agitator, and anarchist, arrested in 1917 on conspiracy charges of “inducing persons to not register” excerpted from a 1908 speech in San Francisco before the outbreak of WW1, entitled Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty: What, then, is patriotism? “Patriotism, sir, is the last resort of scoundrels.” (quoting Dr....

Poetry

Tumbling – Karl Abrams dedicated to the memory of Milton and Bunny Bratton – Kitty Bratton Praise for a lost Woman – hillary kaye Life’s Work – Vecelina Minkovski for Carol Fondiller – R.F. Wagner, Jr. During the campaign – Edward Ferrer Changeling – Jim Smith Prayer – krista schwimmer ————————- Tumbling By Karl Abrams So...
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