Monthly Archives: April 2010

John Ross : The U.S., Mexico, and the Drug War Scam

Uncle Sam: “They’re crazy if they think I won’t stick my nose into the issue of Mexican drug trafficking.” Cartoon from WeedTV.The Big Scam:How and why Washington hookedMexico on the Drug War By John Ross / The Rag Blog / … finish reading John Ross : The U.S., Mexico, and the Drug War Scam

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Citizen-Journalist Bill Moyers : Salute to a Colleague

Bill Moyers. Image from Cincinnati.comFinal entry:Closing the book on Bill Moyers’ Journal By Danny Schechter / April 30, 2010 I salute our colleague, our friend, our mentor and role model, Bill Moyers, who airs his last Journal program tonight on … finish reading Citizen-Journalist Bill Moyers : Salute to a Colleague

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Casey Hayden in Arizona : Boycott ‘Fortress America’

Alfonso Vasquez of Phoenix lights candles during a prayer vigil at the Arizona State Capitol on April 24, protesting Arizona’s controversial new immigration law. Photo by Matt Pavelek / The Arizona Republic / AP.Boycott Arizona:Church leaders call SB 1070 ‘racist … finish reading Casey Hayden in Arizona : Boycott ‘Fortress America’

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Austin Construction Workers : ‘No los Vamos a Olvidar’

Tom VandeStadt, pastor at the Congregational Church of Austin, addresses crowd during Austin protest. Flanking him are Cristina Tzintzún, director of the Workers Defense Project, and construction worker Gumercindo Rodriquez. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Remembering fallen comrades:Workers … finish reading Austin Construction Workers : ‘No los Vamos a Olvidar’

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Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

Harry Belafonte addresses SNCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.Civil rights pioneers: SNCC celebrates it’s 50th anniversary By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / April 28, 2010 [This article was written by Carl Davidson, incorporating … finish reading Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

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Racial Profiling : What’s Up With the Mormons?

Image from Early Onset of Night.Mormons for racial profiling?Unsustainable contradictions in immigration law By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 What’s up with the Mormons? Orem, Utah legislator Stephen Eric Sandstrom last week pledged to follow … finish reading Racial Profiling : What’s Up With the Mormons?

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Legalize Pot? : Going for the Ballot in Washington

Crowd at last year’s Seattle Hempfest, the world’s largest marijuana event. Photo by NORML.Sensible Washington heads petition drive:Washington state initative to legalize pot By Vernell Pratt / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 [California may not be the only … finish reading Legalize Pot? : Going for the Ballot in Washington

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The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

Image from The Public Record.Real cost of war:Shocking suicide rate among vetsBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 We tend to hear about the United States soldiers that are killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, … finish reading The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

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Wanted in Rio : ‘Prophets of Ecology’

Landslide in Mangueira shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after a 17 hour downpour that ended on April 6, 2010, resulting in death and devastation. Photo by Marcelo Sayao / EPA.High water in Rio:‘Prophets of ecology’ would save lives By … finish reading Wanted in Rio : ‘Prophets of Ecology’

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 2

Formal photograph taken in Gandamak, Afghanistan, in May 1879. Seated from left to right: British officers Mr. Jenkyns and Major Cavagnari, Amir Yaqub Khan (in the center), General Daoud Shah, and Habibullah Mustafi. Photo by John Burke (1843 – 1900) … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 2

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Social Forum Movement : ‘Another World is Possible’

Mural from 2009 Kentucky Social Forum, promoting U.S. Social Forum, June 22-26, 2010, in Detroit.Resistance to ‘globalization’:The Social Forum movement At the dawn of the new century, a new tradition, inspired by the hundreds of years of resistance, was launched… … finish reading Social Forum Movement : ‘Another World is Possible’

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