Monthly Archives: January 2010

Jonah Raskin : Yippie Jerry Rubin’s ‘Do It!’ Turns Forty

Image by rhpepsi1 / Amazon.com.Do It! does it:Jerry Rubin’s Yippie classic makes it to 40 By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 31, 2010 Jerry Rubin, the youthful Yippie who turned into a middle aged Yuppie, didn’t coin … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Yippie Jerry Rubin’s ‘Do It!’ Turns Forty

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Mexico’s Narco Wars : Capos Bite Dust as Madness Continues

Navy special forces stand guard in Cuernavaca, Dec. 16, 2009. Drug capo Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a shootout with state security forces. Photo by Margarito Perez / Reuters.Who’s who in narco wars:Top capos executed in Mexican Spy vs. … finish reading Mexico’s Narco Wars : Capos Bite Dust as Madness Continues

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Ansel Herz in Haiti : U.S. Military Brings Little Relief

Marines carry cartons of bottled water from Black Hawk helicopters after landing in a rural area outside Port-au-Prince on Jan. 19. Photo by St Felix Evens / Reuters / Christian Science Monitor.From the tent cities of Haiti:Relief efforts frustrate neighborhood … finish reading Ansel Herz in Haiti : U.S. Military Brings Little Relief

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Book Ends : Writers Salinger and Zinn Made a Difference

“The Man in the Books,” by Andre Martins de Barros / Found Shit.Two writers who changed us:J. D. Salinger and Howard ZinnBy Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / January 29, 2010 It is impossible to predict whose writing … finish reading Book Ends : Writers Salinger and Zinn Made a Difference

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VERSE / Verandah Porche : CORP O RAT ION

Goya print revisited by Jake and Dinos Chapman. Image from The Guardian. CORP O RAT ION Corporation = root or panic = orca portion = crap iron too = poor can riot = cop or ration = raptor coo in … finish reading VERSE / Verandah Porche : CORP O RAT ION

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People’s Historian : The Singular Legacy of Howard Zinn

Historian and activist Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.How the great Howard ZinnMade all our lives better No American historian has had a more lasting positive impact on our understanding of the true nature of our country… By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag … finish reading People’s Historian : The Singular Legacy of Howard Zinn

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Rumble on the Right : Teabagging for Fun and Profit

Teabaggin’ dodo bird. Image from Voice of Arizona.Trouble in paradise:Tea-bagger convention is for-profit scam By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 28, 2010 Even though they’ve had their efforts publicized by Fox News and funded by large right-wing … finish reading Rumble on the Right : Teabagging for Fun and Profit

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ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

Et tu, ACLU?It’s not the same as defending the Klan This decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization, working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy with unlimited monetary and political power. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey … finish reading ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

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In the Wake of Martha Coakley : Moving Right Along

Martha Coakley: sad state of affairs. Photo from AP.In the wake of the Coakley debacle:A lesson to be learned? I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, someone else would … finish reading In the Wake of Martha Coakley : Moving Right Along

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Paradigm Shift : Texas Gov. Good Hair and the ‘Anti-Choice’ Brigade

Texas Gov. Rick (Good Hair) Perry gives keynote speech at anti-abortion rally in Austin, January 23, 2010. Photo by Ralph Barrera / Austin American-StatesmanParadigm shift in abortion debate?Rick Perry praises ‘anti-choice’ crowd By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog … finish reading Paradigm Shift : Texas Gov. Good Hair and the ‘Anti-Choice’ Brigade

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BOOKS / Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

Who wants yesterday’s papers?Today’s biographers and cultural critics! By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 26, 2010 [Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power, by James McGrath Morris. Published by HarperCollins, February 2010; hardcover, 576 pp; $29.99.] … finish reading BOOKS / Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

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Tom Miller : When Jerry Rubin Came to Tucson

Yippee Jerry Rubin addresses a crowd at a park in Tucson, Arizona in 1970. Photo by David Lee Guss / Flickr.Yippie activist Jerry Rubin broughtHis psychedelic oratory to ArizonaBy Tom Miller / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2010 Writer … finish reading Tom Miller : When Jerry Rubin Came to Tucson

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