R.I.P. Ann – Work on “the book” continues

Ann Draper Tompkins died peacefully, at home, on Sunday, March 24th – after her personal “long march” and more than 10 years with Parkinson’s Disease. Work on her book “Across Oceans and Revolution” will continue. It will be a more personal book than the one she envisioned decades ago. She also wanted to write a … More R.I.P. Ann – Work on “the book” continues

AFTER 50 YEARS: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Conference, October 1-2, 2016 Sonoma State University, Student Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Sponsors: School of Social science, Department of Sociology, Social Justice and Activism Club, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored To live stream this conference, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?V=bB3JUWOLao Vision statement: This conference offers a critical evaluation of the Great Proletarian Cultural … More AFTER 50 YEARS: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Ann Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 4 American Dazibao

Ann and Pao-yu Ching discussing the dazibao and answering questions. Fred Engst joins them via internet from Bejing. Eric Boehm was also a guest through the internet. In August of 1966, Ann and three other Americans wrote a dazibao. In the People’s Republic of China that is a wall poster written in large characters, expressing … More Ann Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 4 American Dazibao

Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution

Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution Mn. Daily, 11/4/75 By Martin J. Waters Ann Tompkins is one of just a handful of Americans who lived in the People’s Republic of China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – “you could count them by tens,” she said. And Tompkins was there to see the … More Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution

The Tompkins family in “Better Homes & Gardens”

In 1938, “Better Homes & Gardens” magazine ran a feature on Ann’s family. Here’s the first excerpt from that article written by Doris Hudson Moss: Timidly I crossed the tipping gangplank to the apparently deserted ship I knocked on the hatch that to my landlubbery eyes seemed to be the “front door.” “Come down,” a … More The Tompkins family in “Better Homes & Gardens”

Helsinki Peace Conference – last part of Ann’s letter

Here’s the last part of Ann’s letter to her friends and family after attending the Peace Congress in Helsinki in 1965: The final resolution drawn up by the Commission on Vietnam stated that the U.S. is mainly responsible for the present war in Vietnam, that the U.S. must withdraw all troops and equipment and cease … More Helsinki Peace Conference – last part of Ann’s letter