Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mike Davis :
Billionaires and super-storms

Hurricane Patricia come ashore at Cuixmala where English robber-baron Sir James Goldsmith built his Xanadu, La Loma, as a refuge from the apocalypse. By Mike Davis | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 Mike Davis wrote this as Hurricane … finish reading Mike Davis :
Billionaires and super-storms

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James McEnteer :
Wall-to-wall deja voodoo

Walls can’t stop ideas. A wall itself is an idea, or rather, an admission that the builder of the wall has run out of ideas. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | October 27, 2015 QUITO, Ecuador — From … finish reading James McEnteer :
Wall-to-wall deja voodoo

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Deepa Iyer, Carmen Tafolla & Gregg Barrios, Margaret Randall, Michael Hurd, Ed Sanders, Atash, Jim Hightower, Richard Zelade

We discuss racial justice post-9/11 and African-American history in Texas, get the lowdown on Labor Day, visit with a beatnik legend, learn about Austin in the Jazz Age, and listen to classy world music and world class poetry. Interviews by … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Deepa Iyer, Carmen Tafolla & Gregg Barrios, Margaret Randall, Michael Hurd, Ed Sanders, Atash, Jim Hightower, Richard Zelade

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Aaron Schnautz :
METRO | ‘The Challenger’ is a newspaper published by Austin’s homeless

Since they have no office, staff meetings are held under a giant oak tree in front of City Hall. By Aaron Schnautz | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 AUSTIN — At the corner of Guadalupe and Cesar Chavez … finish reading Aaron Schnautz :
METRO | ‘The Challenger’ is a newspaper published by Austin’s homeless

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American poet and human rights activist

Event: A Night with Remi Kanazi What: Poetry and conversation Date: Friday, October 30, 2015 Time: 6:30 p.m. Where: ART 1.102 in the School of Art, UT-Austin Address: San Jacinto and 23rd Street, Austin 78712 Admission: Free and open to … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American poet and human rights activist

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Mike Klonsky :
Obama’s choice for Education Secretary worse than Arne Duncan!

John King’s top-down imposition of corporate-style reform policies has led to a revolt among parents and teachers in New York. By Mike Klonsky | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 “Throughout his term in New York, John King was … finish reading Mike Klonsky :
Obama’s choice for Education Secretary worse than Arne Duncan!

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Lamar W. Hankins :
We must act on Islamic State genocide

There should be little doubt that the Islamic State has committed genocide; its leaders regularly admit to that continuing war crime. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 25, 2015 “This is genocide.” Every time I read … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
We must act on Islamic State genocide

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Roger Baker :
What’s up with the global economy, and where do we go from here?

A deflationary spiral, such as is now becoming evident globally, acts as a natural poison. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 25, 2015 It now appears that the grand yearly addition to total human wealth, the global … finish reading Roger Baker :
What’s up with the global economy, and where do we go from here?

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Kate Braun :
Samhain, or Halloween, begins ‘the time of
no time’

Also called Third Harvest and All Hallows Eve, this is a fire festival and should be celebrated outdoors. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | October 24, 2015 Saturday, October 31, 2015, is Samhain, which you may also call … finish reading Kate Braun :
Samhain, or Halloween, begins ‘the time of
no time’

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Mariann G. Wizard :
Why ‘Black Lives Matter,’ a lot!

Those interested in the reasons for black oppression by the state may conclude that it adds to the corporate bottom line. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | October 20, 2015 As a jack-of-all-trades writer and 50-year political … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
Why ‘Black Lives Matter,’ a lot!

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Murray Polner :
The Iran deal and the new, U.S.-inspired Middle Eastern arms race

Hey, world, step right up: American weapons are available for (nearly) everyone. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 8, 2015 So who won the “war” about the Iran Agreement? Millions were spent for a stream of ads … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Iran deal and the new, U.S.-inspired Middle Eastern arms race

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Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Tango

Thumbs dance a graceful tango as right moves left and left right across keys in deliberate journey. I look at the pianist’s feet upon the pedals, automatic underpinning, cellular memory. I observe the energy rising from his center through perpendicular … finish reading Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Tango

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