Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alice Walker : Why I’m Joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

Poet and Pulitizer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker in Gaza City in 2009. Photo from AP / The Guardian (U.K.).Why I’m joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza Pulitzer prize-winning American writer Alice Walker is on board an international flotilla of boats … finish reading Alice Walker : Why I’m Joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

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Robert Jensen : The Anguish in the American Dream

The Anguish in the American Dream By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 27, 2011 Robert Jensen will discuss the American Dream and more as Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, July 8, 2011, 2-3 p.m. (CDT) … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Anguish in the American Dream

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Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

Crime scene: New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge was the site of police shootings. Photo by Lucas Jackson / Reuters.New Orleans cops go on trial:Shot unarmed African-Americans in cold blood Did New Orleans media contribute to police violence after hurricane Katrina? By … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

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Environmental activist Diane Wilson — who will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio this Friday, June 24 (go to article for details) — has become a champion who “takes risks, gets bloodied and arrested, and endures jail — then … finish reading 

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Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

A window on peak driving. Image from The Auto Channel.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part II: Have we turned the corner on peak driving? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2011 [This is the … finish reading Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

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David P. Hamilton : How Social Security Works in the U.S. and France

Social Security building at Rennes, France. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Letters from France IV:Social Security in the U.S. and France In France the system is more costly, more complicated, and provides more benefits, but employers and the wealthy pay a higher … finish reading David P. Hamilton : How Social Security Works in the U.S. and France

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Peak Driving, Peak Cars By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 22, 2011 Tell the average U.S. car owner that total driving in the USA might have already peaked forever, and they are likely to think you’re crazy. … finish reading 

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Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

A window on peak driving. Image from The Auto Channel.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part II: Have we turned the corner on peak driving? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2011 This is the … finish reading Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

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David P. Hamilton : Social Security in the U.S. and France

Social Security building at Rennes, France. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Letters from France IV:Social Security in the U.S. and France In France the system is more costly, more complicated, and provides more benefits, but employers and the wealthy pay a higher … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Social Security in the U.S. and France

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Social Security building at Rennes, France Image from Wikimedia Commons.Letters from France IV:Social security in France and the US. By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 22,2011 [This is the fourth in a series of dispatches from … finish reading 

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Social Security building at Rennes, France Image from Wikimedia Commons.Letters from France IV:Social security in France and the US. By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 22,2011 [This is the fourth in a series of dispatches from … finish reading 

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Joshua Holland : Governor ‘Goodhair’ and the ‘Texas Miracle’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Praying for a miracle.Texas is a basket case:Right-wing governance in action Conservatives claim the ‘Texas Miracle’ is a model for the nation, but it’s actually a blueprint for winning the race to the bottom. By Joshua … finish reading Joshua Holland : Governor ‘Goodhair’ and the ‘Texas Miracle’

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