Yearly Archives: 2014

Alan Waldman :
The 27 best films I saw in 2014

My favorite 2014 movies include ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Boyhood,’ and ‘A Place at the Table.’ By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 31, 2014 I saw 27 excellent films in theaters, on cable/dish TV, and via Netflix and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
The 27 best films I saw in 2014

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Kate Braun :
On Winter Solstice, holly invites good fortune
for the coming year

This is a time to celebrate newness: a new moon cycle, a new spiritual cycle, a shift of energy. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | December 19, 2014 “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu / Ve al kulam / Salaam … finish reading Kate Braun :
On Winter Solstice, holly invites good fortune
for the coming year

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Tom Hayden :
The U.S.-Cuba deal is a victory for the
Cuban Revolution

The embargo is going to be hollowed out from within, with American tourist and investment dollars permitted to flow. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | December 17, 2014 No one in the mainstream media will acknowledge it, but … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The U.S.-Cuba deal is a victory for the
Cuban Revolution

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Ed Felien :
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest
institutional racism

They ask city government to stand at the side of poor people and people of color, rather than standing over them with a club. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2014 [Demonstrations in reaction to police … finish reading Ed Felien :
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest
institutional racism

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Michael James :
Coin, Durango & Hannibal: On the road with Jesse James, 1979

By noon Jesse and I were on the road, rolling west toward Durango, Colorado, to visit my ex-pro-football-playing friend David Meggyesy. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | December 10, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Coin, Durango & Hannibal: On the road with Jesse James, 1979

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Lamar W. Hankins :
A problem with authority

By the age of 20, I was aware of the frequent exercise of authority in illegitimate, violent, corrupt, and otherwise abusive ways. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2014 The recent cases in both Ferguson, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
A problem with authority

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Philip L. Russell :
A third of the way: Peña Nieto’s first two years

Sluggish economy, drug cartel crime, controversial reforms, student murders and ensuing mass demonstrations mark Peña Nieto’s presidency. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2014 Philip Russell will discuss the state of Mexico and the Peña Nieto … finish reading Philip L. Russell :
A third of the way: Peña Nieto’s first two years

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Tom Hayden :
BOOKS | A political realignment over climate? A reflection on Naomi Klein

If Klein is half-right, most Democrats may choose climate justice over their irrational ties to corporate and confederate Democrats. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2014 Naomi Klein doesn’t say much about California in her brilliant … finish reading Tom Hayden :
BOOKS | A political realignment over climate? A reflection on Naomi Klein

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METRO | Elaine J. Cohen : To weave the future

The Zapatista’s struggle to reclaim dignity and autonomy is similar to the struggle of the Lakota and other First Nation peoples. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2014 AUSTIN — In mid-November, here in Austin, … finish reading METRO | Elaine J. Cohen : To weave the future

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Harry Targ :
Contradictions in this political moment

It’s unclear what the contradiction between reaction and resistance will bring in the months ahead. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2014   On contradictions Political philosophers influenced by the writings of Marx and Engels emphasize … finish reading Harry Targ :
Contradictions in this political moment

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Jonah Raskin :
Happy Birthday, ‘High Times’

‘High Times’ has always had to walk a fine line because the cultivation, distribution, and sale of marijuana has been and still is illegal by federal law. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 22, 2014 The High … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
Happy Birthday, ‘High Times’

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Alan Waldman :
‘Foyle’s War’ is a smart English mystery series set during and just after WWII

Michael Kitchen is an unflappable British top cop who solves wartime crimes and post-war spy shenanigans. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 19, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Foyle’s War’ is a smart English mystery series set during and just after WWII

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