Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ric Sternberg Video : Million Musician March for Peace

“Bionic Ric” Sternberg played in the band and also filmed the Million Musicians March — led by Grand Marshal Wavy Gravy — on March 21, 2009, in Austin, Texas. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.The Million Musician March:Just … finish reading Ric Sternberg Video : Million Musician March for Peace

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The Last Slow Dance : Texas’ Angry Prophet of Climate Change

Illustration by Chuck Kerr / San Antonio Current. Climate-changing events are happening on a much larger scale, and much sooner, than we had earlier thought possible. By The Rag Blog / March 31, 2009 See ‘Last chance for a slow … finish reading The Last Slow Dance : Texas’ Angry Prophet of Climate Change

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‘Rednecks’ and Greens Beat Big Coal in Appalachia

A mountaintop removal coal mining operation near Blair, West Virginia. Photo by The National Memorial for the Mountains.Mountaintop removal receives major setback: Blair Mountain in West Virginia named to National Register of Historic Places By Jeff Biggers / March 30, … finish reading ‘Rednecks’ and Greens Beat Big Coal in Appalachia

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Another Almost Forgotten Story of a Silent Hero

Alice Coy cries for help as she holds her hand over the head wound of British peace activist Thomas Hurndall, who had been shot in the head moments earlier in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, April 11, 2003. Thomas Hurndall, … finish reading Another Almost Forgotten Story of a Silent Hero

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin on Mark Rudd : Underground, Again

Underground, AgainMark Rudd’s ‘Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen’ A charismatic individual with very little sustained radical organizing, he came out of nowhere at a crucial moment in the 1960s and was instantly catapulted into the national spotlight. … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin on Mark Rudd : Underground, Again

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Thomas Good : An Interview With Mark Rudd

Mark Rudd speaks at the West End Bar in New York last week. Photo by Thomas Good / NLN. Beneath the gray beard and the wrinkles I could clearly see the boyish face of the 20-year-old SDS leader. By Thomas … finish reading Thomas Good : An Interview With Mark Rudd

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Agriculture’s Ponzi Scheme

SUBSIDIZED “FOODS”Cookies or Fish?By Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2009 After World War II, starvation was a real danger, and calories were in short supply. The United States Dept of Agriculture put in place subsidies to … finish reading Agriculture’s Ponzi Scheme

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Children of Inmates: A Problem Needing a Solution

Children of inmates play during a party for the children inside Santa Monica women’s prison in Lima, September 25, 2008. The prison allows children of the inmates to stay with their mothers till they are three years old. There are … finish reading Children of Inmates: A Problem Needing a Solution

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Fully Loaded

Thanks to Diane Stirling-Stevens / The Rag Blog

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Pakistanis Not So Optimistic About US Policy

Taleban supporters in Swat, 21 February 2009.Pakistan pessimism at Obama revampBy M Ilyas Khan / March 27, 2009 Pakistan’s foreign minister may have welcomed the new Obama regional initiative but the immediate feeling among political commentators was generally one of … finish reading Pakistanis Not So Optimistic About US Policy

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Militarizing the US/Mexico Border Is Not the Solution to the Drug Battles Taking Place There

Operation Jump Start training in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2007, teaches U.S. Customs and Border Patrol procedures while observing the Arizona-Mexico border for illegal activity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Trisha Harris)We shouldn’t militarize the U.S.-Mexico borderBy Yolanda … finish reading Militarizing the US/Mexico Border Is Not the Solution to the Drug Battles Taking Place There

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Life During Wartime

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / Historians Against the War / The Rag Blog Thanks to Dr. S. R. Keister / The Rag Blog

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