Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Rag Blog : ‘Old Skool’ Will Be in Session on April Fool’s Day

Famed Austin surrealist graphic artist Jim Franklin designed a special commemorative poster for the event.‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day:Legendary Austin Bands at Rag Blog Bash A Rag Blog Benefit Bash withShiva’s Headband, Greezy Wheels & Jesse SublettJovita’s, 1619 … finish reading The Rag Blog : ‘Old Skool’ Will Be in Session on April Fool’s Day

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Carl Davidson : Trayvon Martin, Newt Gingrich, and the ‘Race Card’

Demonstrators call for justice for Trayvon Martin. Image from AllVoices.Tragedies, crimes, and Trayvon Martin:How Newt Gingrich played the ‘race card’ By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | March 29, 2012 Every so often an outrage happens that lights up … finish reading Carl Davidson : Trayvon Martin, Newt Gingrich, and the ‘Race Card’

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From NYPD Spying to Trayvon Martin Current Policing Makes Us Less Safe By Jordan Flaherty A version of this article was originally published on The Progressive: http://progressive.org/nypd_spy_victim_sounds_off.html When I heard that my name was featured in a New York City … finish reading 

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Harry Targ : U.S. Imperialism and Our ‘Special Relationship’ With Iran

An artist’s take on U.S. imperialism. Cartoon from Iran Review.Targets of U.S. imperialismand the danger of war with Iran Given the troubled history of U.S./Iranian relations spanning at least 60 years, the current threats of war expressed by both Israel … finish reading Harry Targ : U.S. Imperialism and Our ‘Special Relationship’ With Iran

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MEASURING TARGETS OF US IMPERIALISM: HISTORY, ECONOMICS, GEOPOLITICS, CULTURE AND IRAN Measuring targets of U.S. imperialism:History, economics, geopolitics, culture, and Iran By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 27, 2012 U.S. Imperialism in the Beginning Modern imperialism is … finish reading 

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Larry Ray : America’s Gas Pains

Gasoline pump, Naples Italy, March 11, 2012 Photo from la Republica. Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Reality check: America’s gas pains? Most Americans have not lived anywhere other than in America, and many still live not too far … finish reading Larry Ray : America’s Gas Pains

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BOOKS / Lamar W. Hankins : ‘The Fox Effect’ Poisons Public Discourse

The Fox Effect:Disinformation that poisons public discourse By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2012 [The Fox Effect, by David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt, and Media Matters for America (2012: Anchor); Paperback; 336 pp; $15.] Sometimes education … finish reading BOOKS / Lamar W. Hankins : ‘The Fox Effect’ Poisons Public Discourse

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Steve Russell : Questions of Law in the Shooting of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton, at the Million Hoodie March in Union Square, New York, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Photo from AP / Shakesville.From a lifetime in criminal justice:Questions of law raised bythe shooting of Trayvon … finish reading Steve Russell : Questions of Law in the Shooting of Trayvon Martin

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Jay D. Jurie : Trayvon Martin’s Fatal Shortcut

Travon Martin, 17, played for his high school football team.Walking while black:Trayvon Martin’s fatal shortcut By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2012 SANFORD, Florida — During the intermission of the NBA All-Star Game on February … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Trayvon Martin’s Fatal Shortcut

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Roger Baker : How High Gas Prices Are Putting the Hurt on Average Drivers

Cartoon from The Smoking Jacket.How high gas prices are hurtingaverage drivers (and voters) By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2012 [This is the first of a two-part series.] High gasoline prices are probably hitting the average … finish reading Roger Baker : How High Gas Prices Are Putting the Hurt on Average Drivers

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Rag Blog : Don’t Forget to Feed Your Head!

Art by Jim Franklin; poster by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day:Legendary Austin Bands at Rag Blog Bash Go to the Facebook “Feed Your Head!” event page. “Old Skool” will be in session on … finish reading Rag Blog : Don’t Forget to Feed Your Head!

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : David Bacon on U.S. Policies and the Great Mexican Migration

Journalist, author, and long-time labor organizer David Bacon.Rag Radio:David Bacon discusses how U.S. policiesfueled the great Mexican migration By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / March 21, 2012 Noted journalist, author, documentary photographer, and long-time labor organizer David Bacon … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : David Bacon on U.S. Policies and the Great Mexican Migration

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