Monthly Archives: August 2014

METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

I guess my attitude towards elections could be taken as evidence that my purity has been compromised. Maybe the old cat has been belled. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 27, 2014 “Would you rather vote for … finish reading METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

We seem repeatedly surprised by the anger generated by educational inequity, vanished jobs, income disparities, lost affordable housing, and racial and ethnic profiling. By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 Like many other Americans, … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

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Murray Polner :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

Despite Al Campanis’ historic racist remark, he was a proud and honorable man who was mistreated by pro baseball’s self-righteous moral guardians. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 I often think of Al Campanis, a … finish reading Murray Polner :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm, Austin Band of the Year

Austin’s acclaimed husband-and-wife hip-hoppers, Riders Against the Storm, performed on Rag Radio and rapped with us about their unique vision. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 24, 2014 Our guests on Rag Radio are the hip-duo, … finish reading METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm, Austin Band of the Year

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Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

From police violence to economic despair, to lack of political representation, to cultural rationales for state violence, the basic characteristics of American society are uncovered. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2014 In addressing violence, researchers, … finish reading Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

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Steve Russell :
The third time in Iraq is not the charm

The do-nothing Congress has to date done nothing. In better and more rational times there would already be a roaring debate. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 20, 2014 In my clearest memory of Iraq War I, … finish reading Steve Russell :
The third time in Iraq is not the charm

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

Patrick Cockburn looks at the non-state forces in the region, who they are backed by, the motives of those backers. and the sectarian desires of the jihadis. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [The Jihadis … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

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Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

After opening the Heartland Café in 1976, trips bolstered my positive outlook about life, and probably kept me sane. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from his … finish reading Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

The indictments mean that a special grand jury has good cause to believe that Perry has violated two criminal laws by his actions. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2014 AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry’s … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

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METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

Related: Latin American countries are breaking with the U.S. on its uncondiditonal support for Israel. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 17, 2014 Event: Speaker: Israeli activist Miko Peled Place: Westminister Presbyterian Church Address: 3208 Exposition Blvd., … finish reading METRO EVENT | Alice Embree : Israeli author and peace activist to speak in Austin

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Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

To reject the ‘Long War’ doctrine, the American Left first has to understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | August 16, 2014 Hillary Clinton’s flapping of her hawkish wings only intensifies the pressure on President Barack Obama … finish reading Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

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Alan Waldman :
‘Love/Hate’ is a very dark but highly compelling Irish crime drama

Despite its violence, this Dublin gang war saga is well written, performed, and produced, with strong characters and dialogue. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | August 14, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Love/Hate’ is a very dark but highly compelling Irish crime drama

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