Re: sixties@lists.village [sixties-l] "Sara Jane Olsons" Pathetic Tears (fwd >

From: William Mandel (
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 20:25:39 EST

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    Jeff: That's why, at the memorial for my wife Tanya you attended last
    night, we sang the wonderful song written in 1953, at the height of
    McCarthyism: "In Contempt:" -- "Build high, build wide your prison
    walls, that there be room enough for all, who hold you in contempt,
    build wide, that all the world be locked inside." I would call it the
    Ashcroft song.
    ] Bill Mandel

    Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:
    > But right now, Sara Jane has been scapegoated, and though I don't know
    > the others who are being retried, I suspect the days of witchhunts are
    > again upon us.

    My autobiography, SAYING NO TO POWER (Creative Arts, Berkeley, 1999),
    was written for the general reader. However, if you teach in the social
    sciences consider it for student reading. It is a history of how the
    people fought to defend and expand its rights in my lifetime, employing
    the form of the life story of one who was involved in most serious
    movements: labor, student, peace, civil rights South and North, civil
    liberties (I seriously damaged the Senate Internal Security Committee,
    the McCarthy Committee, and the House Un-American Activities Committee
    with spectacular testimonies that may be heard/seen on my website, ), the RADIO OF DISSENT (37 YEARS ON
    with very extensive information on its history) and the feminist
    although I am male. The book contains some fifty pages on my late wife,
    Tanya, appearing appropriately throughout the book. They may be found in
    the index under Mandel, Tanya. My activities began in 1927. I am 84. The
    is available through all normal sources. If you want an autographed
    send me $23 at 4466 View Pl., Apt. 106, Oakland, CA. 94611

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