Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bob Feldman : More African-Americans Enter Texas Politics, Prisons, 1974-1995

Hoe squad from Texas’ Clemens Unit in early 1970s. Photo from Texas Prison Museum. The hidden history of Texas Part 14: 1974-1995/1 — More African-Americans in politics, prison By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 30, 2013 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : More African-Americans Enter Texas Politics, Prisons, 1974-1995

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Anne Lewis : Corporate Crime Scene in West, Texas

Putting on the makeup. Television reporter on the scene at the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas, Thursday, April 18, 2013. Photo by Patrick Bresnan / The Rag Blog. Getting the picture: Corporate crime scene in West, Texas How do … finish reading Anne Lewis : Corporate Crime Scene in West, Texas

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Bruce Melton : Calling all Earthlings

Alien beings emerge from “What Was Once Lake Buchanan” as the water level falls. Photos by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog. Calling all earthlings:Climate change communicationsmay as well be from aliens Relative to most of the 20th century, Austin’s … finish reading Bruce Melton : Calling all Earthlings

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Tom Hayden : Earth Night

Is ‘Earth Night’ coming? Image from Wikimedia Commons. Earth Night Al Gore wrote in 1992, ‘the maximum that is politically feasible still falls short of the minimum that is truly effective.’ Making it ‘politically feasible’ to tackle extreme climate change … finish reading Tom Hayden : Earth Night

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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

Sewers under construction, north bank of the Thames looking west. Image from End of More. The end of more:Can we ‘downsize’ and survive? We continue to delude ourselves that ‘downsizing’ will somehow allow us to carry on with our current … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Writing for the Hell of It

Yippie Girl: Judy Gumbo Albert on the cover of the Berkeley Tribe, 1970. Image from Babylon Falling. How to bug a Yippie Girl:Writing for the hell of it My 1960s and ’70s had been a Dostoyevskian drama of love, honor, … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Writing for the Hell of It

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Yippie Pioneers Judy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan ‘Tell It Like It Was’

 Judy Gumbo Albert, left, and Nancy Kurshan, photographed in Hanoi, January 2013, were our guests on Rag Radio April 13, 2013. Rag Radio podcast:Sixties activists and original YippiesJudy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan Judy and Nancy discuss their recent trip … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Yippie Pioneers Judy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan ‘Tell It Like It Was’

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Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

Compassion cannot be piecemeal. Image from NPR. Reflections on the past week:Compassion cannot be piecemeal Justice does not mean mercy. That I know. But justice must be tempered by mercy. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 24, … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

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Alan Waldman : Two Very Funny, Politically Incisive British Series That Are Well Worth Watching

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne are outstanding as a British Minister and his civil servant nemesis in Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | April … finish reading Alan Waldman : Two Very Funny, Politically Incisive British Series That Are Well Worth Watching

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