Monthly Archives: April 2011

Paul Beckett : Slouching Towards Democracy in Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan was elected President of Nigeria on April 16.The Elections in Nigeria:Slouching towards democracy By Paul Beckett / The Rag Blog / April 29, 2011 The perils of democracy To title (and set) his 1958 novel Things Fall Apart, … finish reading Paul Beckett : Slouching Towards Democracy in Nigeria

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FILM / William Michael Hanks : Jamie Johnson’s ‘The One Percent’

Documentary film:Jamie Johnson’s The One Percent is arevealing statement about wealth in America By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / April 28, 2011 Jamie Johnson has a conscience if he can keep it. He is heir to one … finish reading FILM / William Michael Hanks : Jamie Johnson’s ‘The One Percent’

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The One Percent By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / April 29, 2011 Jamie Johnson has a conscience if he can keep it. He is heir to one of the largest fortunes in America: Johnson and Johnson. In … finish reading 

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Josh Harkinson : The Making of Michael Dell

Illustrations by Jason Schneider / Mother Jones.Michael Dell:The making of an American oligarch How a homegrown geek outsourced, downsized, and tax-breaked his way to the top. By Josh Harkinson / Mother Jones / April 20, 2011 Before he became the … finish reading Josh Harkinson : The Making of Michael Dell

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Taking Back the Dodgers

Dodgers Stadium. Image from Seitivinsfa.One, two, many Green Bays…Taking back the Los Angeles Dodgers By Dave Zirin /The Rag Blog / April 27, 2011 On Friday, I wrote a piece for the Los Angeles Times that put forward a common-sense … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Taking Back the Dodgers

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Tom Hayden : Response to Bill Fletcher on Rethinking ‘Hope’

Obama landscape: seeing the forest for the trees? Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images.Returning to a grass roots agenda:A response to Bill Fletcheron Obama, 2012, and rethinking ‘Hope’ By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2011 … finish reading Tom Hayden : Response to Bill Fletcher on Rethinking ‘Hope’

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Kate Braun : Beltane Fire Festival Celebrates Life

Beltane Fire Festival. Photo from Damn Amazing Pics.Celebrate life, fertility, passion:Beltane: Sunday, May 1, 2011 By Kate Braun / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2011 “Dark of the Moon what we envision will come to be by the full … finish reading Kate Braun : Beltane Fire Festival Celebrates Life

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Danny Schechter : Why Wall Street is Winning

Wall Street: The bull is back.Why Wall Street is winning The hated financial center is bouncing back. How did they do it? By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / April 26, 2011 Two years ago, as financial reform was … finish reading Danny Schechter : Why Wall Street is Winning

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Ted McLaughlin : Climate Change and Corporate Propaganda

Global warming cartoon titled “Eco-Glazing” by Vladimir Druzhinin of Russia, from Earthworks 2008 global cartoon competition / Treehugger.Causes of climate change:The corporate anti-sciencecampaign is working By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 26, 2011 Just three or four … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Climate Change and Corporate Propaganda

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David Bacon : Bay Area Workers Still Fighting for Justice

Workers from the Woodfin Suites Hotel protest the firing of immigrants in Emeryville, California. Photo by David Bacon.150 years after general strike: Bay Area workers still fighting for justice By David Bacon / The Rag Blog / April 26, 2011 … finish reading David Bacon : Bay Area Workers Still Fighting for Justice

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One Hundred and Fifty Years After General Strike, Bay Area Workers Still Fighting for JusticeThursday 21 April 2011by: David Bacon, Truthout SAN FRANCISCO — In the 150-year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was … finish reading 

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Lamar W. Hankins : Price Gouging at Your Corner Drug Store

Product placement! Display at a CVS drug store. Photo by gbeckley /The Consumerist.Consumer alert!Price gouging at your cornerconvenience drug stores By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / April 22, 2011 The press coverage this past week of the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Price Gouging at Your Corner Drug Store

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