Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy 100th Anniversary to the Progressive

The venerable Madison institution The Progressive Magazine celebrates its 100th anniversary this week May 1-2, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

The Isthmus provides the highlights at

Progressive Foundation's conference page: centennial conference

The Progressive Peace and social justice since 1909

Some names that caught my eye:

Matthew Rothschild (editor of The Progressive)
Howard Zinn
Amy Goodman
Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen

Robert McChesney
Jess Jackson
Naomi Klein
Rep. Tammy Baldwin

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Google her name - the wing nut brigade hates her!)
Jim Hightower
Will Durst

Barbara Ehrenreich
Howard Zinn
Robert Redford
Prof. Nancy Unger, biographer of Fighting Bob

Ruth Conniff of The Progressive
Katha Pollitt of The Nation
Annie Laure Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation
Katha Pollitt

Adolph Reed
John Nichols
Ruth Conniff
Jim Hightower

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