Monthly Archives: December 2009

Rush Limbaugh : Get Well, Class Clown

Rush Limbaugh. From “Republican Clowns” / Daniel Kurtzman / Ask.com.Sick, sick, sick…Rush Limbaugh, Class ClownBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / December 31, 2009 There’s one in every classroom. Competing with the teacher for attention, cracking jokes, disrupting … finish reading Rush Limbaugh : Get Well, Class Clown

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Bernardine Dohrn : Gaza Freedom March: Reimagining Change

UPDATE: See ‘Gaza Freedom march converges on Midan Tahrir,’ Below. Above, photo from Palestine Chronicle / Aljazeera. Below, holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, center, and Gaza Freedom March activists in Cairo Tuesday. Photo by Amr Nabil / AP / Christian Science … finish reading Bernardine Dohrn : Gaza Freedom March: Reimagining Change

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Fear in 2009: Year of the Bullet

“Playing with Guns.” Photo from Mikesjournal.The fear stimulus:Year of the Bullet 2009 For every claim that the Obama landslide transformed American culture in 2009 we have ‘bullet points’ that document a grassroots prairie fire of gut fear… By Greg Moses … finish reading Fear in 2009: Year of the Bullet

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VERSE / Larry Piltz : From God’s Lips to Yours

“A Marriage Proposal.” Wood engraving by Barnard from an 1877 issue of The Illustrated London News / Old-Print.com. From God’s Lips to Yours Happy New Year! At the calendar’s turn past choice becomes clearas our marriage strolls into its fourteenth … finish reading VERSE / Larry Piltz : From God’s Lips to Yours

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UT-Austin’s Kuperman : Bomb Iran’s Nukes

Image from Crusader Rabbit.UT non-proliferation ‘expert’ calls forMilitary strikes against Iran nuclear facilities [Alan J. Kuperman is] ‘director of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at the University of Texas at Austin,’ but his Christmas eve call to war relies on … finish reading UT-Austin’s Kuperman : Bomb Iran’s Nukes

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FARC in Colombia : A History of Armed Resistance

“Por la nueva Colombia, la patria grande y socialismo.”(“For the new Colombia, the greater fatherland, and socialism.”) — FARC motto. Photo from HubPages. Armed struggle for land reform and justice:Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag … finish reading FARC in Colombia : A History of Armed Resistance

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James Retherford : Sweeping Away the Snow

Art by Mark Fiore. See link to animation below.Citizens of the earth:Best wishes in bad times By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / December 29, 2009 Pardon me if I use this greeting to sweep away the usual seasonal … finish reading James Retherford : Sweeping Away the Snow

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Health Care Reform : Our Christmas Eve Present

Congress’ health care reformPromises huge returns for all ‘Their principal job is to reinforce the great ideas of yesterday while suppressing the great ideas of tomorrow.’ — Deepak Chopra on skeptics. By Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / December … finish reading Health Care Reform : Our Christmas Eve Present

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Corruption in Panama : Former President on the Lam

Panama’s ex-President Ernesto Pérez Balladares earlier this year. Panama’s ‘Toro’ is currently wanted by law enforcement, if not by Panama’s voters. Photo from telemetro.com.Panama’s ‘Toro’ goes underground Warrant issued for arrest of ex-President Ernesto Pérez Balladares for laundering money from … finish reading Corruption in Panama : Former President on the Lam

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Avatar : Contradictions of Cameron’s Animation Masterpiece

The contradictions of capital-intensive history:James Cameron’s animation masterpiece The stunning experience of nature, culture, and politics does achieve an important spiritual reversal of the Cowboys and Indians plot. By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / December 28, 2009 “I’ll … finish reading Avatar : Contradictions of Cameron’s Animation Masterpiece

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Carl Davidson : Obama, the Democrats, and the Months Ahead

Carl Davidson. Photo by Thomas Good / Next Left Notes.A report and perspective from the rust belt:Obama, the Democrats and the months aheadBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / December 28, 2009 Carl Davidson will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest … finish reading Carl Davidson : Obama, the Democrats, and the Months Ahead

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Deadly Environment : Latin American Anti-Mining Activists Murdered

A close up of murdered anti-mining activist Marcelo Rivera’s eyes on a mural painted in front of the cultural center that he founded in San Isidro, El Salvador. Photo by Dominque Jarry-Shore / The Dominion.Grassroots movements met with deadly violence:Mining … finish reading Deadly Environment : Latin American Anti-Mining Activists Murdered

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