Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rag Radio : Texas Music Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter Eliza Gilkyson

Eliza Gilkyson. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog. Texas Music Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter andPolitical Activist Eliza Gilkyson on Rag Radiowith Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here: Eliza Gilkyson was Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, December … finish reading Rag Radio : Texas Music Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter Eliza Gilkyson

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Anthony Cristofani : Cops ‘Peacefully Evacuate’ Occupy LA

The ‘peaceful evacuation’ of Occupy Los Angeles ‘Evacuation’ is what kindly firefighters do when buildings are in danger of collapsing. This was an attack on people exercising their first amendment rights to assembly and speech in a public space. By … finish reading Anthony Cristofani : Cops ‘Peacefully Evacuate’ Occupy LA

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Eliza Gilkyson. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog. Texas Music Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter and Political Activist Eliza Gilkyson on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here: Eliza Gilkyson was Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, … finish reading 

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Peter L. Myers : Pepper Spray Gazette (Numbers Don’t Lie)

Lt. John Pike, who was photographed pepper spraying passive protesters at U.C. Davis, is shown here doing the deed in Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.” Graphic by Brady Hall / Pepper Spraying Cop / Tumblr.Pepper Spray Gazette:Numbers don’t lie!By Peter L. … finish reading Peter L. Myers : Pepper Spray Gazette (Numbers Don’t Lie)

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Danny Schechter : Occupy Wall Street Marks Anniversary With New York Street Actions

Bishop George Packard climbs a fence along with other protesters. Photo from Getty Images.Seeking ‘sanctuary’ at Trinity Church:Protests mark third anniversaryof Occupy Wall Street Trinity Church may be there to serve God, but the defense of their real estate portfolio … finish reading Danny Schechter : Occupy Wall Street Marks Anniversary With New York Street Actions

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BOOKS / Jerry Harris : Carl Davidson’s ‘Lost Writings of SDS’

Collection of ‘lost’ SDS writings revealsdepth of Sixties radical thinking By Jerry Harris / The Rag Blog / December 19, 2011 [Revolutionary Youth and the New Working Class: Lost Writings of SDS, edited by Carl Davidson; (Pittsburgh PA: Changemaker Publications, … finish reading BOOKS / Jerry Harris : Carl Davidson’s ‘Lost Writings of SDS’

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Willie Nelson : Occupy the Food System

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2011.Occupy the food system From seed to plate, our food system is now even more concentrated than our banking system. By Willie Nelson / Reader Supported News / December 18, 2011 Thanks to the Occupy … finish reading Willie Nelson : Occupy the Food System

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow shown “Tebowing.” Whose side is God on?The Gospel according to Tebow By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 18, 2011 I don’t normally write about an individual’s religious beliefs unless that person … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

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Harvey Wasserman : The Timeless Joy of George Whitman’s Shakespeare & Company

George Whitman at Shakespeare & Company. Image from Oh, by the way…The timeless joy of GeorgeWhitman’s Shakespeare & Company Eyeing me suspiciously, George asked if I was a writer. I said I’d been a college editor, and had aspirations. He … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : The Timeless Joy of George Whitman’s Shakespeare & Company

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Harry Targ : The State of Indiana Vs. Universal Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt viewed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as her greatest achievement. Image from Creative Commons.The State of Indiana vs. theUniversal Declaration of Human RightsBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 16, 2011 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — … finish reading Harry Targ : The State of Indiana Vs. Universal Human Rights

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Mike Klonsky cautions us to remember that Teddy Roosevelt, eulogized in President Obama’s Osawatomie speech on “New Nationalism” last week, “was at his best a tame economic reformer and at his worst, a racist, imperialist war monger” who believed in … finish reading 

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