Monthly Archives: August 2010

Harry Targ : The Evolving Techniques of Empire

Image from ccsd.org.Techniques of empire:What is new and what is the same old stuff? By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2010 Empires past Nations, tribes, armed members of messianic religions from time to time have engaged … finish reading Harry Targ : The Evolving Techniques of Empire

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Robert Jensen : Glenn Beck’s Redemption Song

rial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 28. Photo by Alex Brandon / AP / Christian Science Monitor.‘Restoring honor’ in DC:Glenn Beck’s redemption song By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2010 About halfway through Saturday’s “Restoring Honor” rally … finish reading Robert Jensen : Glenn Beck’s Redemption Song

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By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2010 I cannot tolerate watching Fox News; however, the end results are apparent as the mainstream media continue to disseminate and replicate this drivel included in secondary coverage. … finish reading 

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Life During Wartime : ‘Danse Macabre’

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / Historians Against the War / The Rag BlogThe Rag Blog

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David McReynolds, who was at the great March on Washington in 1963, and heard Dr. King declare that he had a dream, calls it a “proud moment” in history, and provides background on that momentous occasion from an insider. And … finish reading 

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Larry Ray : (Tea) Party Hats and the Great American Snake

Photo by Oliver Douliery / Abaca Press.Nonplussed in Naples:Party hats and the Great American Snake By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August 29, 2010 I talk with friends in Italy almost daily and this past year it has … finish reading Larry Ray : (Tea) Party Hats and the Great American Snake

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David McReynolds : Glenn Beck’s Faux Dream

The great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Photo by Warren K. Leffler / U.S. News & World Report / Wikimedia Commons.Remembering August 28th:Martin Luther King had a real dream By David McReynolds / The Rag … finish reading David McReynolds : Glenn Beck’s Faux Dream

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Marc Estrin : Cover Ups

Photo by Donna Bister / The Rag Blog.COVER UPS By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / August 28, 2010 Dionysus reigns! Our front porch is overwhelmed with grapes red and white, leaves bristling out like mad conductor’s hair, fruit … finish reading Marc Estrin : Cover Ups

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Jordan Flaherty : Five Years After Katrina and Still Not Home

Image from Facing South.Displacement continues:New Orleans five years after Katrina More than 100,000 New Orleanians received a one-way ticket out of town and still have received no help in coming back, and these voices are left out of most stories … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Five Years After Katrina and Still Not Home

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Gloria Feldt : Gender Disparities and Aniston-O’Reilly Spat

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly attacked Jennifer Aniston for her comments on single parenting. Photos by Sykes, AP; Lovekin / Getty. Image from New York Daily News.Women’s Equality Day:Aniston comments on single parentingGet O’Reilly all riled upBy Gloria Feldt / … finish reading Gloria Feldt : Gender Disparities and Aniston-O’Reilly Spat

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Harvey Wasserman : Honor Dr. King and Bring the Troops Home Now

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with President Lyndon Johnson in the White House, March 1966. Photo by Yoichi Okamoto / Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.Honor Dr. Martin Luther King: Bring the troops home NOW! By Harvey Wasserman / The … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Honor Dr. King and Bring the Troops Home Now

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John Ross : ‘Los Barrenderos’ are Mexico City’s ‘Working Class Heroes’

Barrendero. Photo by jmolagar / flickriver. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all … finish reading John Ross : ‘Los Barrenderos’ are Mexico City’s ‘Working Class Heroes’

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