Monthly Archives: June 2014

METRO PODCAST | Visionary artist and storyteller Luis Guerra joins Thorne Dreyer on riveting episode of Rag Radio.

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

As long as there are people who will agree to fight to kill others for the whims of a nation state’s leaders, we will continue to have war. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2014 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

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METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : Austin’s Hippie Church is all celebration, no dogma

As the energy builds, others in the audience join the regular dancers, moved by infectious enthusiasm, some cosmic spirit… and the margaritas. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | June 18, 2014 AUSTIN — About noon on any … finish reading METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : Austin’s Hippie Church is all celebration, no dogma

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David P. Hamilton :
SPORT | Was the Spurs win a symbolic victory for the left?

Besides the triumph of the Spurs’ collectivism over the Heat’s individualism, internationalism won over Americanism. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 17, 2014 How is the victory of a major professional sports franchise, the San Antonio … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
SPORT | Was the Spurs win a symbolic victory for the left?

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METRO | Beverly Baker Moore reports that Austin’s ‘Hippie Church’ is all celebration, no dogma.

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Tom Hayden :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons

The original blame for this disaster is on the Bush administration, but also on all those who succumbed to a Superpower Syndrome, which claimed we could redesign the Middle East. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 17, … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons

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Kate Braun :
Celebrate vitality, creativity, abundance at Summer Solstice

It starts a time of reflection, contemplation, and evaluation of where you are, what you have done, what has been left undone, and why. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | June 17, 2014 “The sun appears to stop/And … finish reading Kate Braun :
Celebrate vitality, creativity, abundance at Summer Solstice

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METRO | Mariann G. Wizard : Fragmented planning in Southeast Austin? Or worse?

I can almost visualize oversized, faux luxurious, slapdash-built ‘mixed-use’ towers, perhaps rising already in blueprint form. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2014 SOUTHEAST AUSTIN — More and more the City of Austin’s planning processes … finish reading METRO | Mariann G. Wizard : Fragmented planning in Southeast Austin? Or worse?

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FRONT PAGE | David Hamilton says the San Antonio Spurs’ win over the Heat was a ‘symbolic victory for the left.’

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Epilogue/Update, Section 1, February-October 2013

Millions of Egyptians take to the streets and military deposes Morsi; El-Sisi initiates brutal counterrevolution. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | June 15, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Epilogue/Update, Section 1, February-October 2013

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METRO | Mariann Wizard asks if planning in SE Austin is controlled by bickering special interests & if minority neighborhoods will be prey for the bulldozer?

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Michael James :
Gifts from the Great Spirit, tripping in NOLA, leaping forward & following a rainbow, 1975-’77

As the rain poured down and we cradled ourselves in the palm of a giant southern oak, Katy and I shook hands and committed to giving this restaurant thing a try. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | June … finish reading Michael James :
Gifts from the Great Spirit, tripping in NOLA, leaping forward & following a rainbow, 1975-’77

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