Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Alliances

Critical thinking for Human Community

Mutual problems, mutual aid.

So, how do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us, and to respond to the human need for aid, to all of us?

I believe that attention to shared histories of cooperation may provide part of an answer.  I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

“…burdens while being subject to rather different cultural and ethnic constraints, it
seems only natural that alliances would form between the two communities to
facilitate resistance to their mutual oppression. Such alliances would inspire
communities to cooperate to make positive changes for the benefit of all
citizens. And cooperate they did, both in private and in public….


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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about that shared oppression mentioned on this page.  Some…

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7 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Alliances”

    1. started reading Stayed on Freedom’s Call – very interesting. I worked with the owner of a photography store near the Smithsonian and he supplied our shop with film. He allowed Vietnam protesters who were being chased by police to take cover in his store and denied entry to police chasing them. I told him I thought that was good and brave – asked him why. He rolled up his shirt sleeve and showed me the numbered tattoo on his forearm and said – “Never again!”

    2. Wow!!
      My god, what a story, thank you for sharing this, Ned.
      And thank you for reading Stayed: did you download it from The Archive (I think I also have it both here somewhere and also on my page, but I prefer supporting The Internet Archive, and I know it will always be free)?
      Did you see the GoodReads review page, by any chance? (I’m still trying to figure out how to get rid of the Amazon link!! I felt very taken advantage of by the publisher I went with, which had changed fairly drastically since the time I published my first book!)

    3. Don’t know how to get rid of the Amazon link. Am reading on I like – use it for lots of reading, as well as films and music.

    4. Excellent, The Archive!

      Irritating, Amazon! My publisher stuck the book up there, horrifyingly over-priced, and gave me no say in the matter, so I took my electronic rights and posted online!

    5. Getting Amazon to take anything down is, I think, a lost cause. A publisher put a book a friend and I were working on up – the book was never published but is still listed.

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