Monthly Archives: October 2008

Austin Treasure : Vintage Video from Historic Protest Actions

Found Footage Reveals Bygone Era in AustinBy Amy Smith / October 31, 2008 See vintage Video of Austin protest activities in three parts, Below. Austin native Patrick McGarrigle has put together a treasure trove of Sixties-era video footage culled from … finish reading Austin Treasure : Vintage Video from Historic Protest Actions

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William Blum on McCain and Much More

Jay McShann playing piano in a whore house. The Anti-Empire Report: Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life By William Blum / The Rag Blog / October 30, 2008 Don’t tell my mother … finish reading William Blum on McCain and Much More

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Bush’s Exit Strategy : A Deregulation Frenzy

Dubya: The legacy.The Legacy Grows: ‘Every rule in every agency is under attack.’By Thomas Cleaver / The Rag Blog / October 31, 2008 See ‘A Last Push To Deregulate: White House to Ease Many Rules’ by R. Jeffrey Smith, Below. … finish reading Bush’s Exit Strategy : A Deregulation Frenzy

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Guantanamo Torture : CIA Officers Could Face Trial in Britian

‘British resident held in Guantanamo Bay was brutally tortured after being arrested and questioned by American forces.’By Robert Verkaik / October 31, 2008 Senior CIA officers could be put on trial in Britain after it emerged last night that the … finish reading Guantanamo Torture : CIA Officers Could Face Trial in Britian

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The Last Days of Dubya : Plunder and Run

The Bush gang’s parting gift: a final, frantic looting of public wealth.By Naomi Klein / October 31, 2008 The US bail-out amounts to a strings-free, public-funded windfall for big business. Welcome to no-risk capitalism. In the final days of the … finish reading The Last Days of Dubya : Plunder and Run

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ART / George W. Urinal : Pee for Peace

Pee art by Clark Sorensen, famed floral urinal designer.Go with the flow: Art from the men’s room By Sean Fallon / October 30, 2008 No matter who you are pulling for in this election, the popularity polls indicate that the … finish reading ART / George W. Urinal : Pee for Peace

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McCain’s Latest Bogeyman : Respected Scholar Rashid Khalidi

The McCain campaign’s latest bogeyman, historian Rashid Khalidi.‘McCain’s and Palin’s attacks on Khalidi are frankly racist. ‘He is a distinguished scholar, and the only objectionable thing about him from a rightwing point of view is that he is a Palestinian.’By … finish reading McCain’s Latest Bogeyman : Respected Scholar Rashid Khalidi

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FILM / ‘Milk’ : The Man Who Set America Straight About Gay Rights

Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk in the Hollywood biopic. Photo from Getty Images.The release of a Hollywood biopic about Harvey Milk, America’s first openly gay elected politician, could not be more timely.By Guy Adams / October 30, 2008 Video: … finish reading FILM / ‘Milk’ : The Man Who Set America Straight About Gay Rights

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David Sedaris : Undecided? You’ve Got to be Kidding…

Illustration by Zohar Lazar / New Yorker.‘I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist.’By David Sedaris I don’t know that it was always this way, but, for as long as I can remember, just as we … finish reading David Sedaris : Undecided? You’ve Got to be Kidding…

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Koff. Wheeze. Doncha’ Know?

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Concerning Mark Twain’s ‘War Prayer’ and the ‘Right to Life.’

Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images.‘In every presidential election for the past several decades we hear a hue and cry from the citizens who represent the “right to life” movement.’By Dr. S. R. Keister / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Concerning Mark Twain’s ‘War Prayer’ and the ‘Right to Life.’

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Gore Vidal : John McCain in the Echo Chamber

Gore Vidal in 2007. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.‘Even from the corpse of the Republican Party, which Abraham Lincoln left somewhat hastily in the 19th century, this was an unusually sickening display.’By Gore Vidal October proved to be the cruelest … finish reading Gore Vidal : John McCain in the Echo Chamber

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