Christopher Fisher

Fortunate Farmer and Hellraiser, Jeffrey S. Schultz July 15, 1952 – November 15, 2020

These bodies we occupy don’t last forever, as the loss of Mendocino County teacher, activist, and extraordinary friend, Jef Schultz this week has vividly reminded me. When I met Jef and his partner in all things, Ellen Buechner, nearly a decade ago, he was already on a Great to Be Alive tour after a difficult…

Murdered on November 16, 1989, The Martyred Jesuits of San Salvador Massacre Find a Semblance of Justice in 2020

The sun had not yet risen on November 16, 1989 when a group of Salvadoran Army soldiers surrounded the Pastoral Center of the University of Central America in San Salvador, and began pounding upon the doors and windows. They yelled for the Jesuit priests sleeping inside to come out. One of the priests appeared on…

‘Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter’ – Chinua Achebe Would be 90 Today

To many of those with an interest in Africa and the tragic consequences of the colonization of that continent by Europeans, the work of Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, who would have been 90 years old today, has been a revelation. In my own case, I was not exposed to, nor did I seek out, the…

First Meeting of the League of Nations, November 15, 1920

From the World Beyond War Peace Almanac. November 15. On this date in 1920 the first permanent parliament of the world, the League of Nations, met in Geneva. The concept of collective security was new, a product of the horrors of the First World War. Respect for the integrity and independence of all the members, and how…

A Gallery of the Grotesque – Coup D’États and Gruesome Views at the End of Trump, Courtesy of Mr. Fish

While we debate the question of whether the blatantly undemocratic and authoritarian maneuverings of President Donald J.Trump to stay in power qualify as an attempted coup d’etat, here at the Raucous Rooster we’re busily preparing to focus on other things besides the failed administration of our sociopathic narcissist and reality tv star in the White…

‘Now is the time to resist’ – A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority First Published 53 Years Ago

Fifty-three years ago, the October 12, 1967 edition of the New York Review of Books published “A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority” as part of antiwar activists’ efforts to support draft resistance in opposition to the war in Vietnam. Over 20,000 people signed it, including academics, clergymen, and writers. It urged “that every free man…

Vote Trump Out – Message from Noam Chomsky to Swing State Voters

Here is the A Message to the Swing States video from Noam Chomsky and the Roots Action gang, which concluded yesterday’s Raucous Rooster PSA, The Perils of Low-Information Voters & Garbage People – A Raucous Rooster Public Service Announcement. It can also be viewed here. The embedded video failed to appear in the post email sent to subscribers. We apologize for the error, which was entirely editorial’s fault. – RR

The Perils of Low-Information Voters and Garbage People – A Raucous Rooster Public Service Announcement

Campaign 2020 – Vote Trump Out Petaluma, Sonoma County, California This message is addressed to Biden Harris voters, but may be of interest to anyone with a stake in the November 3, 2020 election. First, thank you so much for committing to vote Biden Harris! That is huge! I have never seen so many people…