Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin is the author of Beat Blues, San Francisco, 1955.

Diego Rivera Back in Town, Again

Che Guevara’s Brand of Marxism

The King and the Queen of the Endangered Monarch Butterfly: A Story of Proactive Environmentalism

The Power of San Francisco’s Stories and Storytellers: The Olive Hackett-Shaughnessy Saga 

You Can’t Go Back: the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2022 Show

A Forgotten White Reporter at The Battle of Little Bighorn

Honor Thy Radical Mother and Thy Radical Father

 Cautionary Tale From an Irish Republican

An Island of Lost Beauty in San Francisco Bay

How They Made Chesa Boudin the Fall Guy

Defiant Poetry for Our Era of Crisis and Opportunity

(Re) Joyce: Bloomsbay in the San Francisco

Revolution in a Courtroom: the Murder Trial of Huey Newton

“Fuck Me!” James Joyce’s Jewish-Irish Epic at 100

The Quiet Revolution in the San Francisco Public Library

What About the Workers? Notes on Class and Class Consciousness 

Deep Hanging Out: Dan Hoyle as the Bombs Fall

Saving San Bruno Mountain: Saints, Sinners, Saviors and the Saved

Water on Her Mind: Jane Wolff, Global Ecologist Extraordinaire

It’s Kerouac Time Again: Jack Meets Joe McCarthy 

House of Pâté: Working Class Chef Revives French Cuisine 

Judy Gumbo’s Cultural Revolution

Thomas Mann’s Sexual Politics Revisited

Hunter S. Thompson: Literary Gentleman from Louisville

Why Do Men Keep Making War? An Interview with Michael Klare

What’s a “Western”? Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog”

“I Think of Myself as Attached to California:” Interviewing Joan Didion

Embracing Che: The Man Behind the Myth

Water and Power in California

Housing and the Homeless in Berkeley

Toward a Revolution in the Cannabis Revolution: Marijuana 25 Years After Prop 215

Cry the Beloved Country: The Roots Poetry of Tijan M. Sallah

Heart of Darkness: Che Guevara’s Congo

Another Shit Storm in Berkeley

The Winds of Sixties Change

Two Days in Frisco: Slices of Life and Pizza in the City of Labor & Lit

George Jackson: His Liberating Reading List and His Legacy

Losing and Saving the Apple: a Tale of Capital, Labor and Organizing

How Ernesto Guevara Became “Che”: The Motorcycle Diaries Revisited

California Cannabis, Summer 2021: Lindsay Davey, OGs and the Gang at CannaCraft

Who Made the Sixties? The People or the Celebs?

What Oakland Wrought: From Gertrude Stein to the Black Panthers and Beyond

Liberation and Reaction in the Big Apple

The Wretched of the Earth at 60

The World According to Satyajit Ray

Ethel Rosenberg: She Could Not Save Herself and Neither Could Anyone else

Edward Said’s Palestine, Revisited

Black Snake and Our National Disgrace: Pipelines Across Sacred Land

Bob Fass and Revolutionary Radio: the Man and the Medium

From Bach to Mao: Orville Schell’s Cultural Revolution