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In his latest interview, Bill Ayers appeared on MSNBC’s The Martin Bashir Show to discuss Sarah Palin, Edward Snowden, Barack Obama, and the NSA. See what he has to say about dissidence in America today. 

Check out our blog for an excerpt of Bill Ayers’s new book Public Enemy. 

Check out our blog for an excerpt of Bill Ayers’s new book Public Enemy

On Uprising Radio, Bill Ayers discusses the surreal moment in which he was dragged back into the spotlight by George Stephanopoulos during the 2008 primary debate.  

’The black prophetic tradition has been emptied out. Its leaders have either been murdered or incarcerated. … A lot of political prisoners who represent the black prophetic tradition [are] in jail. They have been in there for decades. Or we have leaders who have completely sold out. They have been co-opted. And these are the three major developments. With sold-out leaders you get a pacified followership or people who are scared.’
For me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.

President Obama, one year ago today

On our blog: read some reactions from our authors when the President affirmed his support for same-sex marriage on May 9, 2012.

A landmark day! A joy to tweet/His evolution is complete/Go forth & wed, all “I do’s” equal/Don’t-ask-don’t-tell gets gutsy sequel
Elinor Lipman on President Obama’s announcement May 9th in support of gay marriage