RAT Writing

Civil Rights – SNCC, MLK & Selma
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Courage and brutality, the iconic struggle for voting rights. Selma, Alabama 1965. A pivotal point of the Civil Rights Movement. Two historic forces collide.  

60’s Struggles in the South – Resistance, Death Threats & D. Gorton
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Civil Rights – Part III “The South” Memories of the desperate struggle for civil rights in the south in the 1960’s. Selma, Alabama. Heroism. Courage. Death threats. Killings. And victories. Jeff Shero, Rat Subterranean news, personal stories from the crucible … Read More

Civil Rights: The North – Do Black Lives Matter?
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Jeffrey Nightbryd Shero editor and contributor of Rat Subterranean News talks about the similarities in regards to racism and segregation in the north. The parallel oppression that continued in the north and south was simply seen under the veil of … Read More

Civil Rights: The North & The South
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Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero discusses Rat Subterranean News and it’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and it’s parallel oppressive system.

The FBI: Attacks on the Underground Press and Anti War Movement
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Legendary underground newspaper in New York City, RAT: Subterranean News, suffered from the FBI and CIA campaign to eliminate the underground press and the Vietnam anti war movement.   Previously unpublished details from FBI documents exposed in an interview with … Read More

The Black Panthers – Victory & Oppression
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The Black Panthers exemplified community engagement, acting to improve education, create job opportunities, and empower black citizens. This video contains original documents that reveal FBI efforts to discredit and destroy the Black Panther Organization. Professor Dale Brumfield presents his research … Read More

THE ABORTION COVER – Banned on Facebook.
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  Reproductive rights- the rights of women to control their bodies- has been a critical issue for decades. Facebook,(in some neo-Trump reaction?) banned a serious post and banished me from Facebook usage for three days on the grounds of  violating “community standards.” Perhaps … Read More

RAT eBook: The Columbia Takeover
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Free Sneak Peek! For a limited time, we are offering a free download of a single section of the RAT ePublication. In this section, you’ll find the story of the Columbia University takeover in 1968. In addition to exclusive RAT … Read More

Yayoi Kusama
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Jeff Shero reflects on his time spent with Yayoi Kusama and how Rat Subterranean News introduced her to a new underground movement in New York in the late 60’s early 70’s. Yayoi Kusama born March 22, 1929 is a Japanese … Read More

William S. Burroughs – Revolution & Technology
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Stories and photos on William S. Burroughs who was a regular contributor to RAT Subterranean News.

Allen Ginsberg – Buddhism & Telling The Truth
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Stories & photos of Allen Ginsberg by Jeff Shero Founder of RAT Newspaper NYC. Ginsberg on the Jack Kerouac Festival and India. Ginsberg was a contributing writer to RAT.

Allen Ginsberg
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Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero of RAT reflects on his time with Allen Ginsberg one of the great Beat poets of the 20 century.  The end of World War II left poets like Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso … Read More