Posted by TAG - September 3, 2013 | Photo Essay

National Writers Union members at the 50th anniversary March On Washington
(Photo: National Writers Union / UAW)


QOTD: Hell is truth seen too late. — Hegel
Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

“Inverted Totalitarianism” – common objects painted per Mick Jagger’s recommendation and decorated with a concept from three prominent social psychologists (Reich – the apple, Marcuse – the cube, and R.D. Laing – the soup can). The title is a reference to the theories of Sheldon Wolin, an academic who supported the Free Speech Movement.

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Capital, it fails us now. — Gang Of Four

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(Photo: Bud Korotzer / NLN)


NEW YORK — July 5, 2012. Locked out ConEd workers, members of Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2, have been holding pickets on Irving Plaza all week and NLN photographer Bud Korotzer was there.


(Photo: Bud Korotzer / NLN)


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(Photo: Bud Korotzer / NLN)

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NLN editor Thomas Good, “detained” at Ellis Island
(Photo: Donyal Svilar / NLN)

NEW YORK — On Thursday, July 23, 2009, NLN photographer Tom Good visited Ellis Island, photographing the buildings and exhibits in the former immigration station, now a museum. Of particular interest: the Red Scare display which prominently features the IWW, exhibits chronicling deportations of “hyphenated Americans“, a chilling section on mental examinations, and the more upbeat displays that show the diversity of immigrants coming to the U.S. as well as the etymology of some “Ethnic Americanisms”, for example: “snoop” (Dutch).

A depiction of diversity
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

“They asked us questions. ‘How much is two and one? How much is two and two?’ But the next young girl, also from our city, went and they asked her, ‘How do you wash stairs, from the top or from the bottom?’ She says, ‘I don’t go to America to wash stairs.’ ”

— Pauline Notkoff, a Polish-Jewish immigrant in 1917, interviewed in 1985.
(From a display at the Ellis Island museum).

Inside the Registry Room of the “Isle of Hope/Isle of Tears”
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

To get to Ellis Island: take the Circle Line Ferry (buy tickets online or at the Battery Park office on Pier 16). Travel light – the “Airport Style Security” involves removing any items containing metal: belts, car keys, shoes, etc. (From Red Scare to Terror Scare?)

If possible buy tickets for a specific ferry (based on time of departure) as the lines for the “flex” tickets (good for three days) are very long. On a weekday — over an hour.

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The Red Scare resulted in mass deportations – including one Emma Goldman
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)