Monthly Archives: September 2012

Jonah Raskin : Jack Kerouac’s ‘Mishmash’ Life

Jack Kerouac. Photo by Tom Polumbo, circa 1956. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Jack Kerouac’s ‘mishmash’ lifeand his biographers None of Kerouac’s biographers are as concise as he was, none of them as poetical as he, and none of them as unapologetic … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Jack Kerouac’s ‘Mishmash’ Life

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Robert Jensen : Why We Won and How We Are Losing

Going, going… Image from Earthweek.From start to finish:Why we won and how we are losing A review essay on human origins and contemporary crises. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | September 27, 2012 James Howard Kunstler, Too Much … finish reading Robert Jensen : Why We Won and How We Are Losing

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Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Could Nine GOP Governors Flip the Vote?

Boss Tweed: “As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?” Cartoon by Thomas Nast /Harper’s Weekly, October 7, 1871. Image from Scoop Independent News.Will nine GOP governors electronicallyflip Romney into the White House? … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Could Nine GOP Governors Flip the Vote?

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Tom Hayden : U.S. Special Forces are Back in Iraq

Special Forces patrol in Iraq, 2005. U.S. Army photo.U.S. Special Forces Deployed in Iraq, again The irony is that the U.S. is protecting a pro-Iran Shiite regime in Baghdad against a Sunni-based insurgency while at the same time supporting a … finish reading Tom Hayden : U.S. Special Forces are Back in Iraq

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Singer-Songwriters Bob Cheevers & Noëlle Hampton and André Moran

Above, from left, musicians André Moran, Bob Cheevers, and Noëlle Hampton, with Rag Radio’s Thorne Dreyer and Tracey Schulz. Inset photos below of Bob Cheevers, Noëlle Hampton, and André Moran. All photos were taken in the KOOP studios in Austin, … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Singer-Songwriters Bob Cheevers & Noëlle Hampton and André Moran

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Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation from Freedmen’s viewpoint. Illustration from Harper’s Weekly, 1865. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The Emancipation Proclamation:The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ The candidacy of President Obama in 2012 offers a continuation of the struggle for political rights against the most sustained racist assaults by … finish reading Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation

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BOOKS / Lamar W. Hankins : America’s ‘Gunfight’ over Gun Control

Gunfights:America’s conflicts over gun control Winkler’s research demonstrates clearly that Americans have always had the right to bear arms and the government has always had the right to regulate guns. By Lamar W. Hankins /The Rag Blog / September 25, … finish reading BOOKS / Lamar W. Hankins : America’s ‘Gunfight’ over Gun Control

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Danny Schechter : When is a Terrorist No Longer a Terrorist?

Mujahedin-e-Khalq. Image from Institute for the Study of Violent Groups.Strange story of the Mujahedine-Khalq:When is a terrorist no longer a terrorist? The ‘bad guys’ became ‘good guys’ with the swipe of a pen. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog … finish reading Danny Schechter : When is a Terrorist No Longer a Terrorist?

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Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

Image from the Brisbane Times.Here come the Nuns! They do not preach it from a pulpit, but live it with their example, in miserable hospitals, in shanty towns, schools, jungle dispensaries, and in places of conflict. By Daniel Samper Pizano … finish reading Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Faith and Resistance of the Catonsville Nine

Faith and resistance: The story of the Catonsville Nine: Peters’ compelling narrative renders the Catonsville Nine not as saints or as villains, but as human beings who could no longer be silent in the face of injustice and war. By … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Faith and Resistance of the Catonsville Nine

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Philip L. Russell : Mexican Elections Widen Political Chasm

Members of #yosoy132 protest alleged election fraud in Mexico. Image from Center for International Policy.The Mexican elections:Decision and division The court decision once again showed how divided Mexico is and how inured to election violations its population is. By Philip … finish reading Philip L. Russell : Mexican Elections Widen Political Chasm

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Jonah Raskin : The First Amendment Sucks

Cartoon by Ramiro Zardoya / Cartoon Movement. And it’s not written in stone: The First Amendment sucks Once upon a time, I never would have said this. But I am saying it now: we have to watch what we say … finish reading Jonah Raskin : The First Amendment Sucks

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