Monthly Archives: April 2014

Marilyn Katz :
Sipping lattes on the edge of a Volcano

What do Palestinians, human rights workers, progressive Israelis, and Israeli settlers have to say about daily life in an occupied land? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | April 29, 2014 Part two of two. The international news coverage … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Sipping lattes on the edge of a Volcano

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Kate Braun :
Celebrating Beltane lets you see beyond the veil

It is a fire festival and marks the return of vitality and passion to Mother Earth. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 “Have you walked around your parks and towns so knife-edged orderly? While the … finish reading Kate Braun :
Celebrating Beltane lets you see beyond the veil

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Harry Targ :
Workers’ Memorial Day: What is needed?

Remembering those who died on the job and continuing the fight for a safer workplace. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 The stench is vomit-making as never before. The fat and plucks, the bladders and … finish reading Harry Targ :
Workers’ Memorial Day: What is needed?

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 23, 2006-2011

With 30 percent unemployment and 44 percent of its people in poverty, Egypt saw an eruption of strikes and other protests. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 23, 2006-2011

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Alan Waldman :
‘Cold Feet’ was engaging British dramedy about the triumphs and tribulations of three couples

In only five seasons the show garnered numerous awards and nominations, and the cast went on to many other fine TV achievements. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Cold Feet’ was engaging British dramedy about the triumphs and tribulations of three couples

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Commencement speeches we wish we’d hear

Cartoon by Joshua Brown | The Rag Blog | April 27, 2014 [Joshua Brown is the executive director of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and is a … finish reading Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Commencement speeches we wish we’d hear

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Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

Kerrville was a great vision that all of us involved in Texas music shared, but — ironically — one that only someone of Rod’s unique talents as an impresario could actualize. By Bobby Bridger | The Rag Blog | April … finish reading Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

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/> METRO | Exclusive Bruce Melton report on critical sea level rise at Padre Island leading to significant beach loss.

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METRO REPORT | Bruce Melton : Critical sea level rise on Padre Island

Sea level rise is accelerating. At some point, our barrier islands will cross a disintegration threshold and begin to disappear. Because every mile of every beach is created differently, we will see some beaches begin to suffer sooner than others. … finish reading METRO REPORT | Bruce Melton : Critical sea level rise on Padre Island

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Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

The right to armed self-defense of civil rights workers in the 1960s has been parodied by white right-wing racists defending themselves against the ‘tyranny’ of a federal government run by a black man. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog … finish reading Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

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METRO EVENT | Rag Blog Highbrow Happy Hour with writers Gregg Barrios and Tom Zigal, Friday, April 25, 5-8 p.m., at El Mercado South in Austin.

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