Paul Jacobs (activist)

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Paul Jacobs (August 24, 1918 – January 3, 1978)[1] was a pioneering activist, journalist, and co-founder of Mother Jones magazine.[2] In 1966, he signed a tax resistance vow to protest the Vietnam War.[3]

He is the subject of the 1980 political documentary Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, which details his investigation into government cover-up of the health hazards related to nuclear weapons testing in 1950s Nevada.[4]


  1. ^ "Farewell Paul Jacobs". Mother Jones Magazine. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ "The History of Mother Jones". Mother Jones. Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Time Has Come, The .... We Will Refuse to Pay Our Federal Income Taxes Voluntarily". triptych | tri-college digital library. triptych | tri-college digital library. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  4. ^ Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1979), retrieved 2017-07-13