Monthly Archives: September 2009

Harvey Wasserman : Obama’s LBJ Moment

President Lyndon B. Johnson listens to tape sent by Captain Charles Robb from Vietnam, July 31, 1968. Photo by Jack Kightlinger / LBJ Library.Obama’s LBJ moment He has inherited from George W. Bush the beginnings of a horrific quagmire. How … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Obama’s LBJ Moment

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Children March for Education in South Africa

Now this is grassroots organization. We could take a lesson from their effort. You don’t get anything if you don’t ask for it. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog South Africa schoolchildren marched to City Hall in Cape Town this … finish reading Children March for Education in South Africa

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Leonard Cohen’s ‘Concert for Reconciliation’

Leonard Cohen Sings The Anthem Words to this song are below. Cohen defies critics with Israeli gig…Veteran plays to 47,000 in Tel Aviv despite accusations of ‘immorality’ By Donald Macintyre / September 26, 2009 It was vintage Leonard Cohen. “We … finish reading Leonard Cohen’s ‘Concert for Reconciliation’

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Naomi Klein : Michael Moore, America’s Teacher

Filmmaker Michael Moore. Art by Ward Sutton / The Nation.Capitalism: A Love StoryNaomi Klein interviews Michael Moore Well, people want to believe that it’s not the economic system that’s at the core of all this. You know, it’s just a … finish reading Naomi Klein : Michael Moore, America’s Teacher

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Robert Jensen : Is Obama a Socialist?

Obama the socialist. The right wing blogosphere overflows with such imagery.Is Obama a socialist? Reflection on the degradation of politics and the ecosystem By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / September 25, 2009 [This is an expanded version of … finish reading Robert Jensen : Is Obama a Socialist?

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How ACORN Took a Bite Out of Predatory Lending

ACORN has organized low income people to fight predatory lending practices since the late 1990’s.The ACORN I Know… A handful of ACORN staff people with great expertise and unrelenting effort organized thousands of members to drive this campaign until Household … finish reading How ACORN Took a Bite Out of Predatory Lending

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Prisoner Tortured to Death in Arizona

In this undated photo released by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Marcia Powell, 48, is seen. Powell died Wednesday, May 19, 2009 at a hospital after spending four hours in a holding cell the day before at Arizona State Prison … finish reading Prisoner Tortured to Death in Arizona

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High Noon in Honduras : Zelaya, Golpistas in Standoff

Below, Manuel Zelaya outside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photo from La Prensa, San Pedro Sula. Above, a throng of Zelaya supporters at the embassy. Photo from Indymedia Honduras.Micheletti responds with curfews, teargas…Massive demonstrations mark Zelaya’s return By David … finish reading High Noon in Honduras : Zelaya, Golpistas in Standoff

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Yom Kippur and the Middle East : Our Misdeeds and Theirs

Rabbi Rebecca Alpert blows Shofar at Fast for Gaza event at Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. At right is Rabbi Arthur Waskow.We are called to reexamine our actions Jews — and all others who care for peace — must act in … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Yom Kippur and the Middle East : Our Misdeeds and Theirs

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Diebold and the Electronic Vote : The Rig is Up

Cartoon by M.e. Cohen / HumorInk.com.Your electronic vote in the 2010 election has just been bought The ES&S purchase of Diebold’s voting machine operation is merely the tip of a toxic iceberg… By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman / The … finish reading Diebold and the Electronic Vote : The Rig is Up

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Speaking Tea Bag : English as a Second Language

Graphic statement by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog The Rag Blog / Sept. 23, 2009

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Chomsky on Health Care Reform in America

Despite its age, this video from Noam Chomsky covers some of the key issues and facts concerning the health care reform debate, and in terms that are easy to understand. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog The Rag Blog

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