Monthly Archives: May 2012

BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Limbo of Death Row

Image below (inset): ‘Dominoes. Death Row, Texas,” 1979. Photo by Bruce Jackson from In This Timeless Time. Image from Prison Photography.‘In This Timeless Time’:The limbo of Death Row The life and surroundings can be summed up in the words of … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Limbo of Death Row

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Pschedelic Blues Pioneer Spencer Perskin of Shiva’s Headband

Spencer Perskin of Shiva’s Headband in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, May 25, 2012. Inset photos below: Susan Perskin and Shawn Siegel. Photos by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Psychedelic blues pioneerSpencer Perskin of Shiva’s Headband By … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Pschedelic Blues Pioneer Spencer Perskin of Shiva’s Headband

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James McEnteer : How Intolerance Is Poisoning the Well

Art by Alice Brickner / Getty / Big Questions Online.Deadly discourse:How intolerance poisons our well Most public ‘discussion’ consists of one side lobbing insults at the other from across an unbridgeable divide. There is little genuine give and take. By … finish reading James McEnteer : How Intolerance Is Poisoning the Well

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Harry Targ : Why Wisconsin is Important

The Capital in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Photo by Barbara Rodriguez / AP. Image from The Nation.Wisconsin is important The defeat of Walker and his Republican legislative colleagues will give energy and enthusiasm to grassroots movements… and … finish reading Harry Targ : Why Wisconsin is Important

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Bob Feldman : Socialism, Women’s Suffrage, and the NAACP in Texas, 1890-1920

Socialist Eugene V. Debs, top center, visited Texas Socialists. Photo courtesy of Marty Boswell, a descendent of E.O. Meitzen of Hallettsville, who helped organize the Farmers’ Alliance. Image from labordallas.org.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/6 — Socialism, women’s … finish reading Bob Feldman : Socialism, Women’s Suffrage, and the NAACP in Texas, 1890-1920

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Arson Attack on Women’s Health Organization in New Orleans By Jordan Flaherty NEW ORLEANS — Women With a Vision (WWAV), a New Orleans advocacy and service organization that provides health care and other support for poor women of color, was … finish reading 

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Kate Braun : Invoke Maiden Goddesses During Second Quarter Moon

Waxing gibbous with cirrus clouds on a Wednesday evening. Photo by Bob King / Astro Bob.Moon Musings:Second Quarter Moon(May 29 – 31, 2012) By Kate Braun / The Rag Blog / May 28, 2012 Second quarter moons are best celebrated … finish reading Kate Braun : Invoke Maiden Goddesses During Second Quarter Moon

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Jack A. Smith : 2012 Elections: ‘Another Fine Mess…’

Train car outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Image from Big American Night.‘Another fine mess…’The 2012 elections won’t bring progressive change If Obama returns to the White House it will be to the same mess the U.S. finds itself in today. Should Romney … finish reading Jack A. Smith : 2012 Elections: ‘Another Fine Mess…’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Sweet Land of Liberty (for Some)

“The Weight of Liberty.” Sculpture by Juliana Murcia Ortiz.Ah, irony:Sweet Land of Liberty When liberty serves the interest mainly of the plutocrats who are largely in control of this country, we no longer have a republic that is of, by, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Sweet Land of Liberty (for Some)

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Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

Political cartoon from the LA Progressive.Oil addiction generates denial The major sin of the big oil companies was to get their customers addicted, to set up lobbies to keep them addicted, and to deny the looming shortage problem, including the … finish reading Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

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Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Awareness Drought is Over / 1

Photo © Bruce Melton, 2012.The climate changeawareness drought is over Part One: It’s time to change the tone The shift in awareness is very encouraging and seems quite likely to be more or less permanent because the number of unprecedented … finish reading Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Awareness Drought is Over / 1

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Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

A graduate student at an anthropology museum at Berkeley uses a craniometer to measure an ancient Indian skull. This collection alone contained more than 10,000 Indian skeletons. Photo from Life magazine, October 25, 1948. Image from The Buffalo Post.Death’s double … finish reading Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

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