Monthly Archives: July 2014

Susan Van Haitsma :
Remembering our roots: Equality rejects war

As the failures of war strategies have become increasingly obvious, the benefits of nonviolent approaches based on the principle of equality have become more obvious. By Susan Van Haitsma | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 At the root … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma :
Remembering our roots: Equality rejects war

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Larry Ray :
A little bombing quiz for you

In the two photos below please identify which bombing was ordered by Bashar al-Assad and which one by Benjamin Netanyahu. By Larry Ray | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014, 2014 There are two photos below and both are … finish reading Larry Ray :
A little bombing quiz for you

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Jim Simons :
The 50-year lawyer: Defying the systems of power

I knew that what I would write would never be published by the ‘Bar Journal.’ So I happily write it for ‘The Rag Blog.’ Here I stand, though the road was not exactly what I expected. By Jim Simons | … finish reading Jim Simons :
The 50-year lawyer: Defying the systems of power

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METRO | Nancy Simons : Finding
‘Democracy Now!’

When ‘Democracy Now!’ disappeared from Austin public access television, we worked to get it back. By Nancy Simons | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 AUSTIN — Years ago, the first time my husband and I watched Democracy Now!, … finish reading METRO | Nancy Simons : Finding
‘Democracy Now!’

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FRONT PAGE | Austin movement lawyer Jim Simons: ’50 years defying the systems of power.’

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Michael James :
Heartland takes root with new workers & friends, arson on my birthday, and a rising, 1976-’79

My partners and I began to learn the ins and outs and challenges of running our business as we pioneered our community-oriented, left-leaning business model. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 [In this series, Michael … finish reading Michael James :
Heartland takes root with new workers & friends, arson on my birthday, and a rising, 1976-’79

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Thorne Dreyer :
METRO PODCAST | Austin legend Eddie Wilson of Armadillo World HQ & Threadgill’s fame

Concert promoter and restaurateur Wilson talks Austin cultural history in a colorful and informative interview on Rag Radio. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | July 29, 2014 Legendary Austin concert promoter and restaurateur Eddie Wilson was our … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
METRO PODCAST | Austin legend Eddie Wilson of Armadillo World HQ & Threadgill’s fame

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama is wrong about natural gas

A new scientific study argues that both shale gas and conventional natural gas have larger greenhouse gas footprints than do coal or oil. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | July 29, 2014 Natural gas is falsely promoted … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Obama is wrong about natural gas

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METRO PODCAST | Rag Radio’s Thorne Dreyer interviews Eddie Wilson of Armadillo World HQ & Threadgill’s fame.

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Kate Braun :
Rejoice in Mother Earth’s bounty during Lammas

Give thanks for the harvest, symbolized by the bread you serve your guests. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | July 28, 2014 “’Harvest moon’ / a change in the weather / I love this time of year” Thursday, … finish reading Kate Braun :
Rejoice in Mother Earth’s bounty during Lammas

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Mariann G. Wizard :
BOOKS | Trudy Stern’s lovely poetry reveals a finely-honed precision of expression

Trudy, who helped us start ‘The Rag’ in ’60s Austin, was a warm and generous friend. Somewhere along the way, she became a wonderful poet. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog |July 28, 2014 [Taurus in Lake Erie … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
BOOKS | Trudy Stern’s lovely poetry reveals a finely-honed precision of expression

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Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

Armed conflict will only lead to mounting numbers of dead on both sides. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2014 Unlike the finite death toll in the Malaysian jet downing, the numbers of dead in Gaza … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

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