Monthly Archives: July 2013

EXTRA : Rag Blog Editor Dreyer Does it in Public this Friday!

Poster art by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. The banner, designed by famed comix artist Gilbert Shelton, is from the original Rag, Austin’s legendary underground newspaper published from 1966-1977. Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer just keeps getting older! “Growing old … finish reading EXTRA : Rag Blog Editor Dreyer Does it in Public this Friday!

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Prof Jay D. Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin

Central Florida Prof. Jay D. Jurie, left, and Gary Bledsoe, president, Texas NAACP. Rag Radio podcast:The Rag Blog‘s Jay D. Jurie andAustin attorney Gary Bledsoeon the legacy of Trayvon Martin They discuss the trial, racial profiling, the ‘stand your ground’ … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Prof Jay D. Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

Wake up little Susie:We’re in trouble deep Crary’s book provides a historical survey of capitalism’s growing encroachment on individual human life. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2013 [24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

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Alan Waldman: ‘Not Going Out’ is an Extremely Funny British TV Sitcom

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Brilliant Lee Mack writes and stars in this truly wacky, unpredictable series. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2013 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of … finish reading Alan Waldman: ‘Not Going Out’ is an Extremely Funny British TV Sitcom

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Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

Image from ElectronicFrontierFoundation / Flickr. Protests against secrecy drive elites into debate A virtual empire composed of distant and interconnected private and public elites contradicts representative democracy as virtually all Americans understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog … finish reading Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 4, 1849-1879

Building the Suez Canal. Image from Modern School. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 4: 1849-1879 period — From free trade and the Suez Canal to bankruptcy and austerity By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 4, 1849-1879

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Lamar W. Hankins : Callous Republicans Emulate Scrooge Regarding Helping the Needy

Art from Sodahead. Republicans want a countryScrooge would have loved Republicans are unwilling to accept that our founders viewed the collective efforts of the people, through the government, to include providing for “the general welfare.” By Lamar W. Hankins | … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Callous Republicans Emulate Scrooge Regarding Helping the Needy

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Detroit By Norman Pagett / The Rag Blog / July 26, 2013 While numerous explanations and opinions are being bandied around concerning the demise of Detroit, few are prepared to accept the brutal truth that it represents the reality that … finish reading 

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Norman Pagett : Cheap Food, Our Grand Illusion

It takes oil, and lots of it, to move our food. Image from Center for a Liveable Future. Cheap food, our grand illusion We built an industrial civilization on cheap oil, but now we’ve burned it all. We only have … finish reading Norman Pagett : Cheap Food, Our Grand Illusion

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Gary Bledsoe is president of the Texas NAACP, a position he has held since 1991. An Austin attorney who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law, has been a member of the National Board of the NAACP … finish reading 

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Harvey Wasserman : Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

House in Fukushima. Image from ABC News. Still on the brink:Fukushima continues to spew its darkness A pool containing many tons of highly radioactive used fuel is suspended 100 feet in the air… Should an earthquake or other trauma knock … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

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