Monthly Archives: February 2013

INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : ‘Fearless’ Yippie Pioneer Nancy Kurshan Battles Prison Behemoth

Nancy Kurshan speaks to the press during the Chicago Conspiracy trial, 1969. To her left is Anita Hoffman and on her right, Susan Schultz. Back row: Ann Froines, Tasha Dellinger, and Sharon Avery. Photo courtesy Nancy Kurshan. An interview with … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : ‘Fearless’ Yippie Pioneer Nancy Kurshan Battles Prison Behemoth

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PHOTO ESSAY / Judy Gumbo Albert : Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013

From left: Genie Plamondon, Nancy Kurshan, and Judy Gumbo Albert in Viet Nam, 1970. A photo essay:Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013 Everywhere we traveled we were warmly welcomed. The Vietnamese still feel grateful to the U.S. peace movement. I came to … finish reading PHOTO ESSAY / Judy Gumbo Albert : Visiting Viet Nam, 1970-2013

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BOOKS / Gregg Barrios : Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’ Speaks in the Polygot of the Streets

Zadie Smith’s latest novel, NW,speaks in the polygot of the streets Smith never identifies the color of her characters — well, not unless they are white. By Gregg Barrios / Critical Mass / February 27, 2013 “Tread carefully over the … finish reading BOOKS / Gregg Barrios : Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’ Speaks in the Polygot of the Streets

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

The Imperial Obama? Image from The Express Tribune. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency “Same as it ever was…” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2013 First of a … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Anne Lewis’ Documentary About Anne Braden Is ‘Gem of a Film’

Filmmaker Anne Lewis on Rag Radio in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, February 22, 2012. Photo by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio Podcast:Documentary filmmaker Anne Lewis,co-director of Anne Braden: Southern Patriot By Rag … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Anne Lewis’ Documentary About Anne Braden Is ‘Gem of a Film’

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Alan Waldman : The Last Three Seasons of ‘Blackadder’ Are Astonishingly Funny

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: England’s two best TV writers, Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, crafted a small-screen classic. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 26, 2013 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman : The Last Three Seasons of ‘Blackadder’ Are Astonishingly Funny

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Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

An estimated 10,000 education advocates gathered at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, February 23, 2013. Photo by Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog. Texans rally to save our schools Behind the Capitol edifice, I hope lawmakers are listening. These … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Cruel Harvest’ in Afghanistan

Drugs, war and occupation: ‘Cruel Harvest’ in Afghanistan Cruel Harvest does not claim that the U.S. is in Afghanistan because of the drug trade, either to end it or to profit from it. The text does explain that Washington has … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Cruel Harvest’ in Afghanistan

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David Macaray : Twelve Questions for Satirical Icon Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner in the day. Photo by Robert Altman. Twelve Questions forsatirical icon Paul Krassner “I think [audiences are] more aware now of the contradictions in mainstream culture, the phony piety that permeates society, the inhumane hypocrisy.” — Paul Krassner … finish reading David Macaray : Twelve Questions for Satirical Icon Paul Krassner

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Lamar W. Hankins : Questions Ted Cruz Won’t Answer

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the inquisitor. Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images. Questions that Rafael Edward‘Ted’ Cruz won’t answer Cruz’s performance has been described by various commentators and reporters as disgraceful, appalling, embarrassing, slanderous, impertinent, uncivil, moralistic, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Questions Ted Cruz Won’t Answer

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Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

White and African American students from Austin area colleges sit in at a segregated lunch counter on Congress Avenue in Austin, April 1960 as part of a concerted effort to integrate lunch counters. Image from Austin History Center. The hidden … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

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