Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kate Braun :
Lammas is a fire festival of harvest and prosperity

Be prepared to feel more energized than normal despite the summer’s heat. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | July 31, 2015 “Bonnie was the Lammas Moon…” Lammas is a fire festival of harvest and prosperity celebrating the First … finish reading Kate Braun :
Lammas is a fire festival of harvest and prosperity

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Wentworth’ is a dark, dramatic Australian TV series set in a women’s prison

An excellent cast, clever, and gripping story lines, and an oppressive milieu make this a top-notch, thinking person’s entertainment. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Wentworth’ is a dark, dramatic Australian TV series set in a women’s prison

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Bill Freeland :
Donald Trump: From here to obscurity

Trump may imagine himself as president, but what he can’t imagine is the perception of himself as a loser. By Bill Freeland | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2015 Here’s a first: the entire U.S. media, from the most … finish reading Bill Freeland :
Donald Trump: From here to obscurity

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Dr. Rania Masri headlines ‘Gaza One Year Later’ fundraiser in Austin

Event: “Gaza One Year Later” What: Fundraiser for Gaza featuring Rania Masri Date: Thursday, July 31, 2015 Time: Reception at 6:30 p.m., Program at 7 Where: Asian-American Resource Center Address: 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78754 Tickets & Donations: $20 … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Dr. Rania Masri headlines ‘Gaza One Year Later’ fundraiser in Austin

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Tribes gather in Houston for Thorne Dreyer’s 70th Birthday Bash and
Rag Blog Benefit!

Event: Gathering of the Tribes in Houston What: Rag Blog Editor Thorne Dreyer’s 70th Birthday Bash & Rag Blog Benefit When: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 5-8 p.m. Where: Jasmine Room, Baba Yega Cafe Address: 2607 Grant St., Houston, Texas 77006 … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Tribes gather in Houston for Thorne Dreyer’s 70th Birthday Bash and
Rag Blog Benefit!

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Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

The season was done and I was a sad boy, one ‘mizzable bastard,’ to use my dad’s expression. But I jumped into the cooling waves and was rejuvenated. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2015 [In … finish reading Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

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Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO EVENT | Jewish peace group holds remembrance for Gaza War victims

Event: Memorial for Victims of Last Summer’s Gaza War When: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7-9 p.m. Where: Friends Meeting of Austin Address: 3701 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, Texas 78721 Sponsors: Austin Jewish Voice for Peace and Interfaith … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO EVENT | Jewish peace group holds remembrance for Gaza War victims

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Dick J. Reavis :
We are the New Union Army!

It’s time to wear our colors as we work to help finish the Civil War. By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | July 12, 2015 In a recent book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, professor, SNCC veteran, … finish reading Dick J. Reavis :
We are the New Union Army!

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Bill Fletcher Jr. speaks in Austin on the struggle for justice

Event: Talk by Bill Fletcher Jr. Topic: From Ferguson to Jerusalem: The Struggle for Justice Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7 p.m. Where: St. James Episcopal Church Address: 1941 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721 Sponsors: Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Bill Fletcher Jr. speaks in Austin on the struggle for justice

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Jefferson Davis has no place on
UT’s Main Mall

Students and the public are making their voices heard at forums on the UT campus. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 7, 2015 What: University of Texas at Austin Public Forum Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Time: … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Jefferson Davis has no place on
UT’s Main Mall

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Jay D. Jurie :
Community between the anvil and the hammer

Police violence against African-American communities continues to be a commonplace feature of national life and must be seriously addressed. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | July 7, 2015 The Black Panthers: Early proponents of Black Lives Matter … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Community between the anvil and the hammer

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Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag symbolizes a sanitized and historically inaccurate version of the Civil War. By Vikki Bynum | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2015 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s July 3, 2015, Rag Radio interview with Victoria Bynum about issues … finish reading Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

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