Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tom Hayden : Egypt is the Liberals’ Slaughterhouse

Egyptian military chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks to the people after the coup. Photo from AP. Image from The Telegraph. Post-coup Egypt:The liberals’ slaughterhouse The Egyptian coup, for now, marks a dead end for political Islam, and a vindication … finish reading Tom Hayden : Egypt is the Liberals’ Slaughterhouse

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Paul Krassner : My Brother’s Keeper

The mad scientist as a young man. (Not George Krassner but, hey, it could have been.) Image from Beveled. Rocket science: My brother’s keeper “At age 29, as head of the Astro-Electronics Division, I had the civilian rank equal to … finish reading Paul Krassner : My Brother’s Keeper

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Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

Teachers shut down airport in Mexico City. Photos by Jesús Villaseca for The Rag Blog Protesting radical education ‘reforms’: Militant teachers block Mexico City airport The action was part of a series of escalating protests against the passage, without discussion, … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

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Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

Drive-by teachers: The Wal-Mart model. Image from Gawker. Drive-by teachers: The great TFA/charter school scam ‘Short careers by choice’ translates into teachers being reduced to low-wage information-age delivery clerks while most ‘learning’ is done by students sitting in front of … finish reading Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : The Quest of Cannabis King Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes with some of his queenly Cannabis plants. Photos special to The Rag Blog. An Interview with Jorge Cervantes: The king of marijuana cultivators andhis quest for the ‘Queens of Cannabis’ Marijuana will keep its underground character for a … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : The Quest of Cannabis King Jorge Cervantes

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Philosophical and otherwise: Zombies By Bill Meacham / The Rag Blog / August 26, 2013 In the copious literature about consciousness produced by philosophers in the past 15 or 20 years we find mention of zombies. A philosophical zombie (as … finish reading 

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Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

Lines at New York City gas station, 1973. AP photo. Image from SeattlePI. Fall 1973:Autumn in America Tempers were heating up. The nightly news on WABC usually featured at least one story per broadcast of a fight or sometimes a … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

Todd Gitlin. Image from Pew Forum. Rag Radio podcast: Sociologist and author Todd Gitlin on  the state of mass media in America We discuss the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of journalism highlighted by the distinguished coverage of the Watergate scandal, as … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Sociologist Todd Gitlin on the State of American Mass Media

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Lamar W. Hankins : The March for Jobs and Freedom After 50 Years

50 years later:The March for Jobs and Freedom While King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech is clearly worthy of distinction, our memories of the event have shunted aside one of the primary purposes of the March: to push for a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The March for Jobs and Freedom After 50 Years

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David McReynolds : Reflections on the ’63 March on Washington

A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin on the cover of Life Magazine, September 6, 1963. A socialist remembers:Reflections on the March on Washington The climate in Washington, D.C. that day was timorous. White Washingtonians feared some riotous upheaval. By David … finish reading David McReynolds : Reflections on the ’63 March on Washington

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