Monthly Archives: May 2011

Martha Kempner : The Patronizing Lectures of ‘Private Practice’ and Texas Law

The four central female characters of Private Practice: Addison, Naomi, Charlotte and Violet.Private Practice and public law: Reproductive rights, and the patronizing lectures that television depicts and Texas now requires. By Martha Kempner / truthout / May 31, 2011 Last … finish reading Martha Kempner : The Patronizing Lectures of ‘Private Practice’ and Texas Law

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BOOKS / Paul Buhle : ‘Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder’

Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder:The Jack O’Dell Story By Paul Buhle / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2011 [Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder: The Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O’Dell, edited by Nikhil Pal Singh (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), Hardcover; 298 … finish reading BOOKS / Paul Buhle : ‘Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Austin-Area Funeral Homes Mislead the Public

Illustration from Third Eye Blind.‘Compassionate care’:Austin’s Charles Walden andSCI funeral chain mislead public By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2011 SAN MARCOS, Texas — Austin funeral service icon Charles Walden lent his name to a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Austin-Area Funeral Homes Mislead the Public

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Clancy Sigal : Resisting War Takes Guts

“No More War!” Art by Iván Lira /MRZine.In our war-loving society:Conscientious resistance takes guts, bravery By Clancy Sigal / AlterNet / May 30, 2011 War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and … finish reading Clancy Sigal : Resisting War Takes Guts

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Scott Kimball and Aaron Hughes : Ft. Hood: ‘On Watch’ for Traumatized Soldiers

Memorial Day:Ft. Hood ‘Watchtower’ on lookoutfor mistreatment of soldiers with trauma By Scott Kimball and Aaron Hughes / The Rag Blog / May 30, 2011 FORT HOOD, Texas — Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), and representatives from … finish reading Scott Kimball and Aaron Hughes : Ft. Hood: ‘On Watch’ for Traumatized Soldiers

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Arlene Goldbard : Remembering Gil Scott-Heron, 1949-2011

Gil Scott-Heron. Image from Electronic Village.The revolution will not be televised:Remembering Gil Scott-Heron By Arlene Goldbard / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2011 Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011) died on Friday, and that is a sad, sad sentence to write. If … finish reading Arlene Goldbard : Remembering Gil Scott-Heron, 1949-2011

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Harry Targ : Salamis, Not Bombs

Send a salami to the troops.Memorial Day:‘Salamis, not bombs’ By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2011 Since I live in North Central Indiana I use every opportunity I can to import bagels from Chicago. In the … finish reading Harry Targ : Salamis, Not Bombs

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A colorful, evocative (and action-filled) reminiscence of Sixties activist Berkeley. Glendinning, now an award-winning writer living in Bolivia, was in the thick of things — running from teargas, facing down bayonet-wielding National Guardsmen, and, in a “pre-feminist” moment, sharing a … finish reading 

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Chellis Glendinning : The Way We Were

On Memorial Day, May 30, 1969, 30,000 students and Berkeley citizens marched past barricaded People’s Park to protest events of recent days, including the death of James Rector, the blinding of Alan Blanchard, and the many injuries inflicted by police. … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : The Way We Were

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VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Fire in the Hole

Cartoon by Dan Piraro / Bizarro. Fire in the Hole The powder keg is fulland the fuse is lit. Daily before our eyesmen and women speak truth to power,power crushes them,they rise up again and again – the powder keg … finish reading VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Fire in the Hole

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VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Fire in the Hole

Cartoon by Dan Piraro / Bizarro.. Fire in the Hole The powder keg is fulland the fuse is lit. Daily before our eyesmen and women speak truth to power,power crushes them,they rise up again and again – the powder keg … finish reading VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Fire in the Hole

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