Monthly Archives: February 2008

We Have Been Scaring Ourselves

Nah … George W. Bush and his gang have been scaring us into believing that the terrorism threat is much greater than it really is, and making it dramatically worse by their actions in Iraq and other parts of the … finish reading We Have Been Scaring Ourselves

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Today’s Lesson

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Getting Back to Money That Stands for Something

Still PretendingBy James Kunstler The maneuvers that the big banks are making nowadays, along with their enablers at the Federal Reserve and elsewhere in Washington, really amount to little more than the old Polish blanket joke — in which (excuse … finish reading Getting Back to Money That Stands for Something

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

The Banking Crisis and the Iraq War

The Three Trillion Dollar WarBy Peter Wilson / February 28, 2008 The Iraq war has cost the United States 50-60 times more than the Bush administration predicted and was a central cause of the sub-prime banking crisis threatening the world … finish reading The Banking Crisis and the Iraq War

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Not a Failed State Yet? Just Give US a Minute

It’s Time To Demilitarize US Policy in Africa: No Arms! No Transfers! No Military Aid!by Bruce Dixon / February 28th, 2008 It’s time to demilitarize US policy toward the African continent. Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, … finish reading Not a Failed State Yet? Just Give US a Minute

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Give Peace Symbol a Chance

Design and the Peace Sign By Kate Ward / February 21, 2008Fifty years ago, little known designer and activist Gerald Holtom revealed his logo for the newly formed Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. CND never applied for copyright on the symbol, … finish reading Give Peace Symbol a Chance

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

A Long, Consistent and Suicidal Middle East Policy

Causes and Consequences of Our Foreign Policy in the Middle East: What It Means for AmericansBy Karen Kwiatkowski The following is the text of a speech given at Virginia Tech on February 12, 2008. 02/28/08 — — -I want to … finish reading A Long, Consistent and Suicidal Middle East Policy

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

San Francisco Eight Update

Judge Moscone denies defense motion to dismiss…but Judge Moscone denied defense motions to dismiss the conspiracy count against the remaining three San Francisco 8 defendants, Herman Bell, Jalil Muntaqim and Francisco Torres. While denying that issues about tolling and the … finish reading San Francisco Eight Update

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Our Revolutionary History : The Living Theatre

Julian Beck’s Legacy Thrives : Radical Theater Alive and Living [The Rag Blog begins a regular feature on the people and groups that have contributed to the rich history of our Movement. The Living Theatre lives and co-founder Judith Molina … finish reading Our Revolutionary History : The Living Theatre

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Beam Me Up. Quick.

Kelly / The Onion / February 25, 2008Source

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

John Lewis Dumps Hillary

Civil rights leader switches to ObamaBy Ben Evans / February 27, 2008 Civil rights leader John Lewis dropped his support for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama. Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Atlanta, is the … finish reading John Lewis Dumps Hillary

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment

Nature Is the Timekeeper, Or There Goes the Neighbourhood

The Defining Moment: The Point Of No Returnby Rachel Olivieri / February 26th, 2008 If you woke up one morning only to discover that civilization has been on a roaring oil binge and in its catatonic consuming stupor had unceremoniously … finish reading Nature Is the Timekeeper, Or There Goes the Neighbourhood

Posted in RagBlog | Leave a comment