Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Beats are back! Allen Ginsberg biographer and former Yippie activist Jonah Raskin profiles and interviews Jack Kerouac scholar Gerald Nicosia as three new Beat movement-inspired movies are in the works, including Walter Salles’ version of Jack Kerouac’s “On the … finish reading 

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Gerald Nicosia on Kerouac and the Beats

Visions of Kerouac: Gerald Nicosia. Photo illustration by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Beats are back bigger than before: A Rag Blog interview withKerouac scholar Gerald Nicosia By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2012 For decades, … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Gerald Nicosia on Kerouac and the Beats

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Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers : Why We Oppose NATO

Graphic from Left Turn :: Virage a Gauche.Why we oppose NATO! The new NATO is a secretive and costly instrument of war and aggression. It makes its own rules and confirms its own authority. By Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers … finish reading Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers : Why We Oppose NATO

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways to Say ‘Should’

Image from Bite Size Buzz.Ways to say ‘should’ It behooves us to choose wisely what duties and rules to live by. And the way to choose wisely is by considering the effects of our choices. By Bill Meacham | The … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways to Say ‘Should’

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : David P. Hamilton and Philip L. Russell on the French and Mexican Elections

Philip L. Russell, left, and David P. Hamilton at the KOOP studios in Austin Friday, March 30, 2012. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag Radio. Rag Radio:Writers David P. Hamilton and Philip L. Russelldiscuss the French and Mexican elections By … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : David P. Hamilton and Philip L. Russell on the French and Mexican Elections

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

Two books on workers and rabble-rousing: Kick some ass with the working class By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 [Autoworkers Under the Gun: A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream, by Greg … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

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Robert Jensen : There Are Marxists in India?

Prabhat Patnaik. Image from The Bruce Initiative on Rethinking Capitalism.‘There are Marxists in India?’ Economist Prabhat Patnaik on the global crisis By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 After an engaging half-hour interview with India’s pre-eminent … finish reading Robert Jensen : There Are Marxists in India?

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Harry Targ : Take a Deep Breath!

Image from The Blog of Progress.Take a deep breath:How do we build our movements? The response of 2011 was spontaneous, passionate, daring, and electric in its transformational possibilities. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 Over … finish reading Harry Targ : Take a Deep Breath!

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David Bacon : How the Anti-Immigrant Tide Was Turned in Mississippi

Members of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance at a rally at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Jan. 12, 2011. Photo by Rogelio V. Solis / AP.How Mississippi’s black/brown strategybeat the South’s anti-immigrant wave By David Bacon / The Rag Blog … finish reading David Bacon : How the Anti-Immigrant Tide Was Turned in Mississippi

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Marilyn Katz : Our Bodies, Their Politics

Image from The Raw Story.Our bodies, their politics The last few months have made abundantly clear what women must do: rid America’s capitols of misogynists. By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / April 24, 2012 In the first half … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Our Bodies, Their Politics

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Jordan Flaherty : Gulf Residents Fear for the Future

Image from GRIID.Two years after the BP drilling disaster, Gulf residents fear for the future By Jordan Flaherty | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2012 “The Gulf is a robust ecosystem and it’s been dying the death of a … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Gulf Residents Fear for the Future

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Kate Braun : Beltane Is About Fertility, Life

Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008. Image from Wikimedia Commons. 2012 spring fertility festival: Beltane: Monday, April 30 / Tuesday, May 1 By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2012 “A health to the mothers of the Merry … finish reading Kate Braun : Beltane Is About Fertility, Life

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