Ron Jacobs

Ron Jacobs is the author of Daydream Sunset: Sixties Counterculture in the Seventies published by CounterPunch Books. His latest offering is a pamphlet titled Capitalism: Is the Problem.  He lives in Vermont. He can be reached at:

The Colonization of Deserts from Arabia to Arizona

Meditations on the Conflict in Europe

Wealth, Power and Climate Change

Did You Hear the One About the Joker and the Thief?

A Genuine Working Class Hero

Why Do I Feel Like a Human Shield?

Three Gifts of Music

Work of National Importance

J Edgar’s Legacy of Surveillance

Labor’s Weakness

US Capitalism’s Bully Boys

1972: The Year I Figured out the USA

Bringing a Bit of Light to the Fog of War

Black Women, Communism and the USA

Washington as Mephistopheles, Iranian Opposition Edition

The Globalization of the Revolutionary Will

An Open Letter to the Progressive Caucus in Congress

A New Look at the Strategy of the Civil Rights Movement

Bob Dylan Lives (and Greil Marcus is Still Writing About Him)

The Big Fools Say to Push On

Unnatural Consequences

A Radical Scholar and Teacher Moves On

Nationalism: A Satanic Religion

Rousing the Power of the Rank and File

When History Tells Us to Get On With the Struggle

Why Do People Want to be Nazis?

Songs Against the Slaver’s Hell

Is the Middle Class Even Real?

Nancy Does Taiwan While General Flynn Cleans His Guns

Save People’s Park: An Open Letter to the City Council of Berkeley, CA

The Conflict in Ukraine and American Exceptionalism

Train I Ride, Five Coaches Long

Fighting Back Against the Forever Lockup

Sins of the Father

As if Poverty and Debt Will Make Us Rich

So This is the Freedom We Kill Other People For?

On the Precipice of Global Civil (Class) War?

Slavoj Zizek Does His Christopher Hitchens Impression

The Demons of War Hunker Down in Ukraine

From Goldwater to the Green New Deal

Heading Towards the Setting Sun

Gwangju, May 1980: A Genuine Movement for Democracy

Ban the Damn Guns

Some Thoughts on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict in Week Number Twelve

The Game is Bigger Than the Parks It’s Played In

Winston Churchill’s Rap Sheet: A Record of Empire

We Need an International Antiwar Movement, Not a Cheerleading Squad for the Arms Industry

What About History?

Fuck You, Motherfuckers

Love and Death, War and Peaceniks