Monthly Archives: June 2014

Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses the ‘Sabotaging of Gay Equality’

The author of the provocative cultural critique, ‘The Tolerance Trap,’ joins us in a lively and revealing discussion on Rag Radio. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 30, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features Suzanna Danuta … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses the ‘Sabotaging of Gay Equality’

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David P. Hamilton :
The Democrats’ delusions and a strategy for change

A central goal of the left in the U.S. should be to create an independent electoral base, a voice from which the left can speak directly to the mainstream. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 30, … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
The Democrats’ delusions and a strategy for change

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Harry Targ :
The intellectual impacts of historians Joyce and Gabriel Kolko

The ‘Limits of Power’ demonstrated that the United States was committed to expanding its capitalist empire across the globe. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 29, 2014 I have been teaching courses on United States foreign policy … finish reading Harry Targ :
The intellectual impacts of historians Joyce and Gabriel Kolko

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Tom Hayden :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?

The imminent danger is that Obama is preparing to go to war not to ‘save Baghdad’ but to attack the perceived threat of a Sunni jihadist ‘sanctuary.’ By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2014 Contrary to … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Epilogue/Update, Section 2, November 2013-April 2014

Despite the brutal tactics of the counterrevolutionary Sisi military regime, a struggle for political, economic, and cultural democracy continues in Egypt. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Epilogue/Update, Section 2, November 2013-April 2014

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Alan Waldman :
‘Exile’ is touching, thrilling, surprising three-hour Brit drama

Superb acting by award-winners Jim Broadbent, John Simm, and Olivia Colman, plus powerhouse writing, make this a must-see. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | June 23, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Exile’ is touching, thrilling, surprising three-hour Brit drama

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch

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METRO | Alice Embree : Grassroots Leadership takes on the prison profiteers

The group helped end immigrant family detention at T. Don Hutto private prison and is challenging Travis County Sheriff Hamilton’s deportation policies. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 AUSTIN — Grassroots Leadership says that Texas … finish reading METRO | Alice Embree : Grassroots Leadership takes on the prison profiteers

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Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

The other Hayden says Iraq is ‘dead’ and will be replaced by three ‘successor’ states. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 Former CIA director Michael Hayden says Iraq is dead, “will not be reconstituted,” and … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

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METRO | Marlo Blue : Pacifica Radio on the brink

Money problems, political struggles, could lead to dismantling of iconic progressive radio network. By Marlo Blue | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 HOUSTON — Once again the radio network for peace, Pacifica Foundation Radio, is at war. Plagued … finish reading METRO | Marlo Blue : Pacifica Radio on the brink

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Visionary artist & storyteller Luis Guerra on Rag Radio

‘As the Huicholes of northern Mexico have demonstrated to me, art is (or should be) a way of praying, of making an offering to the gods.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2014 Our Rag … finish reading METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Visionary artist & storyteller Luis Guerra on Rag Radio

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | El Paso poet Bobby Byrd soars

In ‘Otherwise, My Life Is Ordinary,’ Bobby Byrd has taken ordinary things and people and turned them into something extraordinary. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2014 [Otherwise My Life Is Ordinary: Poems by Bobby Byrd … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | El Paso poet Bobby Byrd soars

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