Monthly Archives: March 2010

Ansel Herz : Haiti Looking More Like a War Zone

Woman walks along hurricane-devastated street in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Photo by Jorge Saenz / AP.Haiti today: Looking more and more like a war zone “The U.N. is a big, huge, heavy bureaucracy. And bureaucracies do not work well … finish reading Ansel Herz : Haiti Looking More Like a War Zone

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Whatever we did; it was not enough. But quite possibly nothing we could have done would have been enough. SDS, Weathermen, PL, RYM, Sojurner Truth, Surrealist group, Yippies, pacifists….But we were an active force in history, neither bystanders nor victims….Like … finish reading 

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David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

David Hamilton at MDS anti-war vigil in Austin, December, 2008. Photo by Sally Hamilton / The Rag Blog.On my retirement from political activism By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2010 Last Sunday, the “health care … finish reading David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

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Tom Hayden : The Rising Cost of College

Students at the State University of New York protest tuition hikes, November, 2009. Photo from Albany Times UnionWe can’t afford to be quietAbout the rising cost of collegeBy Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2010 “There are … finish reading Tom Hayden : The Rising Cost of College

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FILM / Peter Watkins’ ‘La Commune’ : A Conceptual Tour de Force

PETER WATKINS’ LA COMMUNE By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2010 The Paris Commune, that is — a citizens’ revolt against a royalist government, the organizing of that revolt, and the crushing of it by government … finish reading FILM / Peter Watkins’ ‘La Commune’ : A Conceptual Tour de Force

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SPORT / March Madness MVP? Baylor’s Brittney Griner

Baylor’s Brittney Griner. Photo from metatube.Baylor’s Brittney Griner:The story of this year’s ‘Big Dance’By Dave Zirin / March 29, 2010 A 6’ 8” freshman is changing the way we understand hoops in the 2010 NCAA tournament and unless you’re paying … finish reading SPORT / March Madness MVP? Baylor’s Brittney Griner

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Labor Activist : Bill Fletcher Speaks to Austin Audience

Bill Fletcher. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Bill Fletcher speaks to Austin audience:Union organizing and class struggle By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2009 On Sunday night, March 28, Bill Fletcher, Jr. — union … finish reading Labor Activist : Bill Fletcher Speaks to Austin Audience

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Jonah Raskin : Marijuana Made Simple

Poster for the movie Homegrown, based on a story by Jonah Raskin.A primer:Marijuana made simple By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2010 Author, activist, educator, former Yippie, and marijuana aficionado Jonah Raskin will be Thorne Dreyer’s … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Marijuana Made Simple

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Not By Bread Alone: Why the Tea Baggers are Successful By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2010 In January, 2010, David Brooks wrote “In the near term, the tea party will dominate the Republican party.” At … finish reading 

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Not By Bread Alone: Why the Tea Baggers are Successful By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2010 In January, 2010, David Brooks wrote “In the near term, the tea party will dominate the Republican party.” At … finish reading 

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An Unaccustomed Truth : Commander McChrystal Admits to Afghan Atrocities

Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP.Times quotes Afghansistan commander:American atrocities turn Afghans into insurgents “We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat.” — Gen. … finish reading An Unaccustomed Truth : Commander McChrystal Admits to Afghan Atrocities

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Colombia and the TLC : Just Who Benefits from ‘Free Trade’?

And we’re not talking “Tender Loving Care” here. Graffiti image from Parades Que Hablan (Talking Walls).Colombia and the TLC:Jobs, deficits, and keeping ‘free trade’ alive The organizations that stand to benefit the most from this trade agreement — U.S. multinational … finish reading Colombia and the TLC : Just Who Benefits from ‘Free Trade’?

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