Thursday, March 01, 2007

"Vortex of Suppression"

The guy cutting my hair the other day at Bishops told me he moved to Portland "to save the world and all that good stuff," studies PolySci at PSU, catches 3 to 4 indie rock shows a week (the "Low Dough Show" at Dante's on Thursdays is a favorite), and once met the unofficial spokesman for the Earth Liberation Front in line at a local post office, soon after his (the spokesman's) vegan bakery was shut down by the FBI. My stylist is writing a thesis on the ELF and its tactics so they talked for over an hour.

It seemed like a good time to mention the author of the Sexiest Poem of 2006 and his recent interview on Bob McChesney's Media Matters. (Scroll down to Jan. 21, 2007.) Global warming and suppressed dissent in 50 sharp minutes, with a little Jean Seberg thrown in along the way.

The stylists of Portland are also sure to appreciate Boykoff's new book, Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States, when it comes out with AK Press this spring. Me too.

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