Monthly Archives: August 2015

Alice Embree :
BOOKS | ‘Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary’

Margaret Randall, bringing a poet’s voice to her work, gives human dimensions to the heroes of the Cuban revolution. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 1, 2015 Leer este artículo en español Listen to the Rag Radio … finish reading Alice Embree :
BOOKS | ‘Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary’

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Harry Targ :
Imperialism, war, and/or diplomacy: Where should the peace movement stand on Iran?

Any foreign policy initiative that reduces the possibility of war, and arguments about its necessity, must be supported. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 31, 2015 Not every conflict was averted, but the world avoided nuclear catastrophe, … finish reading Harry Targ :
Imperialism, war, and/or diplomacy: Where should the peace movement stand on Iran?

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Race and police in Austin

Hundreds of concerned citizens gathered and directed questions about police violence to Mayor Adler and the Austin Police Department. Video filmed and posted to YouTube by Travis County Democratic Party volunteer Robert Sheldon. This is the first of five parts. … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Race and police in Austin

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

We discuss the worldwide rise of resistance; the bizarre state of politics; Palestine and Zionism; smart phones and citizen journalism — and we turn the tables on the birthday boy. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

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Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | The anti-realist vegetarian

Once you realize the socially constructed nature of morality, you get to choose whether or not to buy into it. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2015 I venture to guess that most people are moral … finish reading Bill Meacham :
IDEAS | The anti-realist vegetarian

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Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | Two excellent ‘Wallander’ series come from Sweden and the UK

Netflix has two crisp, smart (different) cop series from Swedish novelist Henning Mankell, with the Brit version starring the great Kenneth Branagh. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | Two excellent ‘Wallander’ series come from Sweden and the UK

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Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | Documentary film about ‘The Rag,’ Austin’s pioneering underground newspaper, to screen in September

The showing will be followed by an open meeting to start planning a 2016 Rag reunion and celebration. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 17, 2015 Event: “The Rag: Austin Underground Press 1966-1977” What: Film showing and … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | Documentary film about ‘The Rag,’ Austin’s pioneering underground newspaper, to screen in September

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Marilyn Katz :
Don’t dunk that cookie!

As Nabisco ships 600 jobs out of Chicago to Mexico, maybe it’s time to give up Oreos. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | August 11, 2015 CHICAGO — I may have to give up one of my longest-standing … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Don’t dunk that cookie!

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David McReynolds :
The Republican debate and the raw ego of
Donald Trump

The most glaring problem was how little this group understands the world in which we now live. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | August 10, 2015 NEW YORK — My assumption is that most of you watched the … finish reading David McReynolds :
The Republican debate and the raw ego of
Donald Trump

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Carl Davidson :
What the big debate tells us about a
Republican presidency

Here’s my instant two cents on the first GOP ‘debate’: put your money in the body bag business. By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2015 First, if any of the top people here win the White … finish reading Carl Davidson :
What the big debate tells us about a
Republican presidency

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Propaganda and the atomic bomb 70 years later

The government, with the cooperation and collaboration of the media, used propaganda to justify the use of atomic bombs against Japan. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2015 I was only nine months old when … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Propaganda and the atomic bomb 70 years later

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