Monthly Archives: April 2009

Larry Ray : Facing Extinction? Grand Old Party Blues

(Only slightly defaced) Mad Hatter Tea Party Engraving by Sir John Tenniel. Senior Republican Senator Arlen Specter’s recent defection from the GOP to the Democratic Party has caused an uproar in the toxic hard-core of the remaining Republican party. But … finish reading Larry Ray : Facing Extinction? Grand Old Party Blues

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Dick J. Reavis on Mark Rudd’s ‘Underground,’ and the 1969 SDS Split

Bernardine Dohrn, of the Radical Youth Movement faction of SDS — and later of Weatherman — addresses the SDS convention in Chicago in 1969, at which the Progressive Labor Party was “expelled.” Mark Rudd, author of Underground, is to Dohrn’s … finish reading Dick J. Reavis on Mark Rudd’s ‘Underground,’ and the 1969 SDS Split

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Don’t Panic : Seven Facts About ‘Swine Flu’

Swine Flu scare: a man wears a mask upon arrival at Gatwick airport in London on a flight from Mexico City. Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images. Your best defense — your only real defense in any flu season … finish reading Don’t Panic : Seven Facts About ‘Swine Flu’

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Universal Health Care : Defining Our National Character

Congress and meaningful health care reform. Playing us for a sucker? Some 25 years ago the insurance industry planned, in concert, to co-opt medical care in the United States, while the medical profession through fear, misinformation, or self interest permitted … finish reading Universal Health Care : Defining Our National Character

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Norman Finkelstein on Israel and the Occupation of Palestine

Norman Finkelstein speaking at the University of Texas at Austin. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog. His theory on Israel’s attack on Gaza was that Hamas had become too moderate, too reasonable, too willing to make a deal. … finish reading Norman Finkelstein on Israel and the Occupation of Palestine

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Dana Cloud : Identifying the Real David Horowitz

David Horowitz, a prominent neo-conservative writer, activist and founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, claims that UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Union supports terrorism against Jews. Photo: Sandra Lee.The McCarthyism That Horowitz Built: The Cases of Margo Ramlal Nankoe, William … finish reading Dana Cloud : Identifying the Real David Horowitz

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Honeybees Are Remarkable for Lots of Reasons

Honey bee nectaring on button willow.Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Department of Entomology.Let’s Hear It for the BeesBy Leon Kreitzman / April 28, 2009 Gardeners know that plants open and close their flowers at set times during the … finish reading Honeybees Are Remarkable for Lots of Reasons

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Weather Report : Houston, We Have a Problem

Law and water. Houston, we have a problem. The intense storms, the ravaging floods. . . these are but one aspect of climate change, and according to prominent scientists. . . this is precisely what is anticipated for the Houston … finish reading Weather Report : Houston, We Have a Problem

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Peoples’ Park and Our Sixties Legacy

Art from Peoples’ Park 35th anniversary celebration in Berkeley, April 25, 2009. Photo by Z / Bay Area Indymedia.Berkeley’s Peoples’ Park Remembered and Zayd Dohrn’s play, Magic Forest Farm I repeat this phrase, loudly and with more emphasis: ‘Our politics … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Peoples’ Park and Our Sixties Legacy

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There Is More Than One Way to Interpret Ahmadinejad

On Ahmadinejad and Progressive MyopiaBy Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / April 29, 2009 Please see links to previous Rag Blog posts on this subject, Below. Whenever Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes a public appearance, the airwaves, papers, and … finish reading There Is More Than One Way to Interpret Ahmadinejad

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Drug Company Gifts to Doctors: Staunching the Flow

Group Advises Stopping Flow of Gifts to DoctorsBy Gardiner Harris / April 28, 2009 WASHINGTON — In a scolding report, the nation’s most influential medical advisory group said that doctors should stop taking much of the money, gifts and free … finish reading Drug Company Gifts to Doctors: Staunching the Flow

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Swine Flu and the Monstrous Power of the Livestock Conglomerates

The nature of the livestock industry has been transformed dramatically. Photo by Oleg Popov / Reuters.The swine flu crisis lays bare the meat industry’s monstrous power The Mexico swine flu outbreak should alert us to a highly globalized industry with … finish reading Swine Flu and the Monstrous Power of the Livestock Conglomerates

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