Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mark Karlin :
VISUAL ARTS | ‘The Left Front: Radical Art in the Red Decade’

Radical art is an act of uncompromising passionate resistance. By Mark Karlin  | Truthout | May 20, 2014 Marxian playwright Bertolt Brecht declared of revolutionary art: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which … finish reading Mark Karlin :
VISUAL ARTS | ‘The Left Front: Radical Art in the Red Decade’

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | Anand Gopal’s ‘No Good Men Among the Living’

Through the lives of three Afghans, Gopal creates a vivid history of  the U.S. occupation and exposes the lies and misunderstandings the war is based on. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 20, 2014 [No Good Men … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | Anand Gopal’s ‘No Good Men Among the Living’

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Conclusion, Section 1, February 12, 2011-2013

The Egyptian military exercised special influence and after Mubarek’s removal became the sole authority, responsible for extensive human rights abuses. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Conclusion, Section 1, February 12, 2011-2013

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Harry Targ :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago

Police repression and ideological mystification are the glues that maintain structural violence. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2014 Stop Police Crimes! End Mass Incarceration! Free All Political Prisoners! (Rally with Angela Davis, Trinity United Church … finish reading Harry Targ :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago

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Alan Waldman :
‘Crossing Lines’ is an exciting global crime series

Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner lead a fine ensemble in dramatic American-written, Franco-German series, shot mostly in the Czech Republic. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Crossing Lines’ is an exciting global crime series

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Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

Obama is the first president to acknowledge, without quite saying so, that we live in a multipolar world and can no longer dictate our desired outcomes. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2014 The national security … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer holds forth with Central Texas environmental activists Robbins, Cortez & Baker.

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Central Texas environmental activists on Rag Radio

Paul Robbins, Dave Cortez, and Roger Baker talk the Texas drought, climate change denial, Texas water politics, Keystone, fracking, and more… Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features prominent Central … finish reading  METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Central Texas environmental activists on Rag Radio

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METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

…which clearly isn’t the way Mayor Leffingwell sees it, since he cut me off during the CAMPO meeting. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 15, 2014 AUSTIN — I make it my regular habit, as a hobby … finish reading METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

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FRONT PAGE | Thorne Dreyer’s tribute: Maggie Dreyer played a major role in Houston’s emerging art scene, putting it ‘on the side of human rights and general soul.’

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Michael James :
Broken bones, Castle in the Sky, on the res, and meeting Katy Hogan, 1975-’76

Once, in an altered state, Duane and I climbed a fire tower in the night and looked over many square miles of pine trees under the stars. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | May 14, 2014 [In this … finish reading Michael James :
Broken bones, Castle in the Sky, on the res, and meeting Katy Hogan, 1975-’76

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METRO | Roger Baker vs. Mayor Leffingwell at CAMPO! They sparred over Roger’s take on the proposed light rail plan.

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