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Below you will find all my collected press pieces/ interviews. From Newspapers, Magazines and other publications world wide. We are still putting new and old articles in here while building up the website. Stay tuned.


The big push E-mail
Interviews
Thursday, 25 March 2010 13:01

MetroTimesA planned 'compassion center' could test medical pot law

by Curt Guyette for MetroTimes

John Sinclair's long strange trip is taking another twist

Arrested in 1969 for giving two joints to an undercover narc, the poet, writer and political activist paid a heavy price for assuming a high profile in the counterculture of the 1960s. Sentenced to 10 years, he served 29 months in prison — attracting widespread attention and a slew of high-profile supporters, most famously the late John Lennon — before the Michigan Supreme Court heard his appeal and ruled the state's marijuana law was unconstitutional.

Read more: The big push
 
Liberation Day In Amsterdam (2008) E-mail
Interviews
Saturday, 01 March 2008 23:54

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, is Liberation Day in Holland. It marks the end of the German occupation over the Netherlands during World War II. This is when the Dutch people celebrate their deliverance from the brutal Nazi regime with festivals and gatherings throughout the country.

Read more: Liberation Day In Amsterdam (2008)
 
ROCKMUZIEK IS GEEN WAPEN - Volkskrant (2007) E-mail
Interviews
Thursday, 01 November 2007 21:08
John Sinclair was eind jaren zestig de voorman van de White Panters, die met rock en jazz de strijd tegen het kapitalisme predikten. Een film over Sinclairs leven gaat deze maand in première in Amsterdam. Door Gijsbert Kamer
Read more: ROCKMUZIEK IS GEEN WAPEN - Volkskrant (2007)
 
Moore among hundreds at Sinclair documentary (2007) E-mail
Interviews
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 22:02

By Doug Pullen / Flint Journal

FLINT - One provocateur from Davison paid tribute to another Tuesday night as Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore attended the U.S. premiere of "Twenty to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair" at the Flint Institute of Arts.

Read more: Moore among hundreds at Sinclair documentary (2007)
 
What They Talk About... E-mail
Interviews
Thursday, 09 February 2006 13:13

Sinclair is a legendary figure on the spoken word circuit....a patriarch of hipster culture. --Catherine Salmons, Boston Phoenix

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, John Sinclair walks onstage, accompanied by bluesman Mike Henderson. His whole body seems like it wants to fly right up to the ceiling, he's straining so hard against the words. The place falls apart.... The combination is so intense that it threatens to break the building down. --Dean Kuipers, Playboy

Read more: What They Talk About...
 
A TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT SPEAKS OUT (2005) E-mail
Interviews
Tuesday, 13 December 2005 08:14
A TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT SPEAKS OUT
By Bill Gallagher

DETROIT -- Those were the days of Nixonian madness -- the hopeless war in Vietnam, the illegal invasion of Cambodia, riots on college campuses, secret police, break-ins, enemies lists, IRS audits, the White House leak-plugging "plumbers unit," and on and on. But Nixon's paranoia, crimes, abuses of power, trampling on civil liberties and the Constitution are tame, almost benign, by the standards of the Bushevik regime.
Read more: A TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT SPEAKS OUT (2005)
 
EX-RADICALS INVADE CONSERVATIVE CAMPUS IN MICHIGAN (2005) E-mail
Interviews
Saturday, 10 December 2005 17:55
Coldwater Daily Reporter
By Ralph Heibutzki
Assistant Editor

HILLSDALE Former '60s activists Pun Plamondon and John Sinclair teamed up Sunday for an evening of verbal pyrotechnics and political commentary.
Read more: EX-RADICALS INVADE CONSERVATIVE CAMPUS IN MICHIGAN (2005)
 
MEETING A LIVING LEGEND - Dutch (2005) E-mail
Interviews
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 04:23
Michael Veling introduced me to Frenk den Nederlanden, a columnist for the daily Het Parool newspaper, at the 420 Cafe one evening, and Frenk and I sat down to talk for my first feature story in the Amsterdam press. Maybe we'll get someone to translate it from the Dutch for us some day, but here it is in the original. Het Parool, Amsterdam, October 8, 2005
Read more: MEETING A LIVING LEGEND - Dutch (2005)
 
Bob Gersztyn, Portland, OR (2004) E-mail
Interviews
Tuesday, 02 November 2004 21:12

JOHN SINCLAIR INTERVIEW
By: Bob Gersztyn

During the late 1960's one of the most prominent counter culture icons of the Detroit, Michigan, area, was John Sinclair. Sinclair was the manager of the preeminent political rock group, the MC5, as well as a chairman of the White Panther Party...

Read more: Bob Gersztyn, Portland, OR (2004)
 
THE BEAT MOVES ON (2003) E-mail
Interviews
Saturday, 18 October 2003 06:20
JOHN SINCLAIR, DETROIT COUNTERCULTURE HERO,
SAYS A LONG GOOD-BYE BEFORE HE HEADS TO AMSTERDAM

By Frank Provenzano
Free Press Arts Writer

Sitting in Union Street restaurant several blocks south of the Detroit Institute of Arts, John Sinclair paces himself. Adult onset diabetes and age have slowed him down, although he hasn't given up smoking cigarettes or his favorite weed, rolled and twisted or packed in a pipe. Some things, he says, are just part of life.
Read more: THE BEAT MOVES ON (2003)
 


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