Monthly Archives: September 2009

Steve Weissman : How Washington Learned to Love Nonviolence

The use of nonviolence for covert intervention Sharp was talking ‘about seizing political power or denying it to others,’ and doing it without having to break things or kill people. By Steve Weissman / The Rag Blog / September 29, … finish reading Steve Weissman : How Washington Learned to Love Nonviolence

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Austin Transit Threatening to Hike Fares Again

February 7, 1940, marked a dramatic change for Austin commuters. At 1:40 p.m. 500 Austinites boarded the electric streetcars at 6th and Congress for one final ride. The ceremonial ride also launched the Austin Transit Company’s brand new fleet of … finish reading Austin Transit Threatening to Hike Fares Again

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Prisoners of Conscience : U.S. Military Isolates War Resisters

Incarcerated anti-war GI and musician (above) Travis Bishop. Below, he is shown before his court martial at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas on Aug. 14, 2009. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Army prisoners isolated,Denied right to legal counsel … finish reading Prisoners of Conscience : U.S. Military Isolates War Resisters

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Honduras : Micheletti Suspends Constitution

Cartoon D.R. 2009 Latuff / The Narco News Bulletin.The second Honduran coup came todayBecause the first one failed By Al Giordano / September 28, 2009 See ‘Honduras coup leader Micheletti decrees 45-day suspension of constitution,’ Below. On the morning of … finish reading Honduras : Micheletti Suspends Constitution

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The Dollar: The Twilight of the American Empire

US dollar set to be eclipsed, World Bank president predicts. Photograph: Getty/Piet Mall.US Dollar Set to Be Eclipsed, World Bank President PredictsBy Heather Stewart / September 28, 2009 United States would be mistaken to take for granted the dollar’s place … finish reading The Dollar: The Twilight of the American Empire

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RAG RADIO!

PREMIERING TUESDAY ON KOOP RADIO IN AUSTIN: RAG RADIO HOSTED BY THORNE DREYER KOOP, 91.7 FM — Every Tuesday afternoon — 2-3 PM The latest addition to the Rag media family, this show will present issue-oriented discussion and cutting edge … finish reading RAG RADIO!

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There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves

We will no longer be impressed by an organic T-shirt if its cotton was grown by hogging water in an arid and impoverished land, or if its dye puts workers at heightened risk for leukemia. The Age of Eco-AngstBy Daniel … finish reading There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves

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Drug War : Cartels Move North of the Border

Sheriffs from El Dorado county in California dismantle a marijuana growing operation run by a Mexican cartel. Below, they show a bust of Jesus Malverde, the “Patron Saint of Drug Dealers,” found at the site. Photos by Randall Benton / … finish reading Drug War : Cartels Move North of the Border

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Drug War

Sheriffs from El Dorado county in California dismantle a marijuana growing operation run by a Mexican cartel. Below, they show a bust of Jesus Malverde, the “Patron Saint of Drug Dealers” from Mexico. Photos by Randall Benton / Sacramento Bee. … finish reading Drug War

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Bill Maher : Bald Eagle is Out. Cute Puppy is In.

New Rule: If America Can’t Get it Together, We Lose the Bald Eagle Get your head out of the clouds, you socialist dreamer! ‘What do we want!? A small improvement! When do we want it!? 2016!’ By Bill Maher / … finish reading Bill Maher : Bald Eagle is Out. Cute Puppy is In.

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The U.S. and Iran : A Manufactured Crisis?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Art by Ben Heine © Cartoons / DesertPeace.The new crisis in Iran:The facts and the allegations As intended, the hyped disclosure created headlines around the world. It probably convinced many Americans, already primed to detest Iran, … finish reading The U.S. and Iran : A Manufactured Crisis?

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PRESS / Mexico’s Leftist ‘La Jornada’ : 25 Years of Rabble Rousing

Noam Chomsky salutes left wing dailyKeynotes La Jornada anniversary event The first issue of La Jornada rolled off borrowed presses September 19th [1984] to the universal disdain of Mexico’s ruling class which then maintained a hammerlock on the press… By … finish reading PRESS / Mexico’s Leftist ‘La Jornada’ : 25 Years of Rabble Rousing

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