December 17th, 2014 by Daniel H. Johnson
In These Times was first started in 1976 by James Weinstein in Chicago, Illinois as a biweekly newspaper. Published by the Institute For Public Affairs, In These Times is now a magazine.  According to their website Weinstein started the left-wing progressive publication to “identify and clarify the struggles against corporate power now multiplying in American society.” Over the years some well known people have contributed to the publication including: Garrison Keillor, Noam Chomsky and Kurt Vonnegut. In These Times “regularly reports on environmental issues, feminism, grassroots democracy, minority communities, progressive ideals and the media.”
The issue shown below includes coverage of the National Women’s Conference held in Houston, Texas in 1977.
In These Times (December 1977)
In These Times (December 1977)
December 11th, 2014 by Daniel H. Johnson
Methods of Survival If the Red Terror Should Strike or the Don Bell Report was published weekly started in the early 1950s by Time For Truth Press, an anti-communist publication established by Don Bell, Upton Close and George Deatherage.
Don Bell was a reporter and radio broadcaster working from the 1920s through the 1940s primarily in Asia. While working from the Philippines, Bell was interred after a Japanese invasion of the island and was thought to be dead. After returning to the United States in the 1940s Bell had the following things to say:
“We were shocked, but we held our peace at the time. There was a war to finish and then, having settled permanently in the United States, we would study, and speak out against the forces that were destroying our country.”
This lead to his publication of the Don Bell report, which he continued through the 1970s. The publication is primarily concerned about left wing policies within the United States, global communism and survival information for a nuclear war. The images below come from a book that contains all of the Don Bell Reports from 1955 and 1956.
Don Bell Report 1955-1956 Cover
Don Bell Report January 28, 1955
Don Bell Report January 28, 1955 Insert
December 5th, 2014 by Daniel H. Johnson
This Magazine Is About Schools, is an alternative journal founded in Toronto, Canada in 1966. In 1973 the magazine changed its name to simple “This Magazine.” The left-wing progressive magazine is published bimonthly originally with a focus on education but since expanding to cover culture, arts and politics.
This Magazine Is About Schools Spring 1971 (cover)
This Magazine Is About Schools Spring 1971 (Article)
This Magazine is still published today: http://this.org/
November 26th, 2014 by Daniel H. Johnson
The Jane Addams Peace Association was founded in 1948 to promote world peace. Since its founding the JAPA has primarily worked to provide peace educational resources to children and has given an annual children’s book award since the 1950s. The item below is a teacher resource published in 1972. It includes lesson plans for teachers to promote peace in their students. For example the objective of the lesson below is to show “ways in which an individual can participate in the quest for peace.” Although not a political organization the item from the JAPA below is an artifact of the Peace Movements and Women’s Movements that really took off in the 1970s in the Wake of Vietnam.
Jane Addams Peace Association 1 (1972)
Jane Addams Peace Association 2 (1972)
November 19th, 2014 by Daniel H. Johnson
Jesus To The Communist World, also known as the “Voice of the Martyrs” was created in 1967 a Romanian Christian minister named Richard Wurmbrand. Wurmbrand born in 1909 in Romanian was anti-communist believing that Christianity and Communist were incompatible. While in Romanian he was imprisoned and tortured for his beliefs multiple times after the USSR took control of Romanian in 1944. In the late 1940s he was imprisoned for 8 and a half years and then again in 1959 he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was released from prison for the last time in 1964 for $10,000 leaving Romanian and eventually moving to the United States in 1966. Wurmbrand started to the Voice of the Martyr publication to expose the persecution of Christians around the world especially in Communist and Muslim countries. Wurmbrand died in 2001 in California.
Jesus To The Communist World 1 (1980s)
Jesus To The Communist World 2 (1980s)
Jesus To The Communist World 3 (1980s)