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“Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off!: A Brief History of the Prisoners’ Digest International” editor Ken Wachsberger Discusses 4th Vol. of Underground Press History


Ken Wachsberger, editor of VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, discusses the history of the American underground press and the publication of the fourth of four volumes on the topic, titled "Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off!" by Joseph W. Grant. He spoke at The Avenue Cafe in Lansing, Michigan on December 6, 2012. The book series represent a wide range of publications: counter cultural, gay, lesbian, feminist, Puerto Rican, Native American, Black, socialist, Southern consciousness, prisoners' rights, New Age, rank-and-file, military, and more. This fourth edition focuses on the Prisoners' Digest International, a prison newspaper at Leavenworth with the purpose of giving a voice to prisoners and to establish a line of communication between prisoners and people in the free world.

The book series is a fundamental resource for a deeper understanding of a dramatic era in US history. For more information visit http://voicesfromtheunderground.com/.




VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND editor Ken Wachsberger Discusses 3rd Vol. of Underground Press History


Ken Wachsberger, editor of VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, discusses the history of the American underground press and the publication of his third of four volumes on the topic, titled "Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Part 2." He spoke at Everybody Reads bookstore in Lansing, Michigan on June 27, 2012. The book offers additional histories of the underground papers from the Vietnam Era as written and told by key staff members of the time. The stories represent a wide range of publications: countercultural, gay, lesbian, feminist, Puerto Rican, Native American, Black, socialist, Southern consciousness, prisoners' rights, New Age, rank-and-file, military, and more. This edition includes a foreword by feminist historian and author Susan Brownmiller. The book series is a fundamental resource for a deeper understanding of a dramatic era in US history. For more information visit http://voicesfromtheunderground.com.

Peace Activist Bill Clack introduces Wachsberger. The audio quality for Clack's introduction is flawed but the sound clears up when Wachsberger begins his talk at the 4:45 minute mark.




VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: Celebrating Life, Autobiography of Activist Michael "Mica" Kindman Celebration and discussion of Kindman's life at EVERYbody Reads book store in Lansing, Michigan, on February 2, 2012.

Editor Ken Wachsberger leads a discussion of the life of Vietnam-era activist and underground press journalist Michael "Mica" Kindman, whose life was celebrated by the release of Kindman's riveting autobiography, MY ODYSSEY THROUGH THE UNDERGROUND PRESS. Kindman's autobiography is Volume 2 of Wachsberger's classic Voices from the Underground Series published by Michigan State University Press.


Wachsberger led the celebration and discussion of Kindman's life at EVERYbody Reads book store in Lansing, Michigan, on February 2, 2012.
Voices from the Underground: Q&A, Discussion of Life of Activist Michael "Mica" Kindman



This questions-and-answer segment followed editor Ken Wachsberger's discussion of the life of Vietnam-era activist and underground press journalist Michael "Mica" Kindman, whose life was celebrated by the release of Kindman's riveting autobiography, MY ODYSSEY THROUGH THE UNDERGROUND PRESS. Kindman's autobiography is volume 2 of Wachsberger's classic Voices from the Underground Series published by Michigan State University Press.



VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND editor Ken Wachsberger Discusses Book, History of the Underground Press

Ken Wachsberger, editor of VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, discusses the history of the American underground press and the publication of his first of four volumes on the topic. He spoke at Everybody Reads bookstore in Lansing, Michigan on March 3, 2011. The book offers a collection of histories of underground papers from the Vietnam Era as written and told by key staff members of the time. The stories represent a wide range of publications: countercultural, gay, lesbian, feminist, Puerto Rican, Native American, Black, socialist, Southern consciousness, prisoners' rights, New Age, rank-and-file, military, and more. The edition includes forewords by former Chicago Seed editor Abe Peck, radical attorney William M. Kunstler, and Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, along with an introductory essay by Ken Wachsberger. The book is a fundamental resource for a deeper understanding of a dramatic era in US history.


Q and A from March 2, 2011 session in Lansing, MI

Ken Wachsberger, editor of VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND, fielded questions after a presentation at Everybody Reads bookstore in Lansing, Michigan on March 3, 2011. The book offers a collection of histories of underground papers from the Vietnam Era as written and told by key staff members of the time. The stories represent a wide range of publications: countercultural, gay, lesbian, feminist, Puerto Rican, Native American, Black, socialist, Southern consciousness, prisoners' rights, New Age, rank-and-file, military, and more. The edition includes forewords by former Chicago Seed editor Abe Peck, radical attorney William M. Kunstler, and Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, along with an introductory essay by Ken Wachsberger. The book is a fundamental resource for a deeper understanding of a dramatic era in US history.




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