Yearly Archives: 2016

Pamela Ellen Ferguson :
METRO | An ecumenical gathering for
Chanukah in Austin

Members of Austin Jewish Voice for Peace stage vigil at Texas State Capitol. By Pamela Ellen Ferguson | The Rag Blog | December 27, 2016 AUSTIN — Elaine Cohen, an activist with Austin Jewish Voice for Peace (AJVP) and a … finish reading Pamela Ellen Ferguson :
METRO | An ecumenical gathering for
Chanukah in Austin

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Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Two poems

  Words Have we moved beyond word time, beyond the poet’s terrain where words describe events or pull us into new orbits of wonder and release? Words: those beautiful evocations strung together to birth ideas, whispered as comfort, sung as … finish reading Margaret Randall :
VERSE | Two poems

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Ed Felien :
Putin’s puppet and the really big deal

All Trump has to do is help the Russians build their pipeline through Afghanistan. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2016 It’s the biggest deal he’s ever done. If he gets this done, he’s the richest, … finish reading Ed Felien :
Putin’s puppet and the really big deal

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Henry Mecredy :
Camaro: Successful, but a waste

What possible need was there for another car like the Mustang? By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2016 This is Henry Mecredy’s second Rag Blog article about design, function, and the social good in automotive engineering. … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
Camaro: Successful, but a waste

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Reginald Perrin’ novel spawned two pungent, witty UK series

Leonard Rossiter shines in 1976-79 original gem and Martin Clunes is brilliant in 2009-2010’s update. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 13, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Reginald Perrin’ novel spawned two pungent, witty UK series

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Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

Imagining a new eco-political ideology for the American Left. By Scott Squires | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2016 AUSTIN — In the middle of a sweaty crowd blocking traffic on the Congress Street Bridge Wednesday night, November 9, … finish reading Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

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Ken Wachsberger :
Reflection on the election: The Yippie
Puke-In of 1972

‘They can’t beat us. We’re having too much fun.’ — Stew Albert By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | December 6, 2016 I’m trying to be positive but I’ll be honest. I get queasy sometimes. Trump called himself the … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Reflection on the election: The Yippie
Puke-In of 1972

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Margaret Randall :
Fidel Castro, ¡presente!

For half a century Cuba stood as a beacon for other countries suffering from poverty and neocolonial domination. By Margaret Randall | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2016 Fidel Castro, longtime leader of the Cuban Revolution, died on November … finish reading Margaret Randall :
Fidel Castro, ¡presente!

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Alice Embree :
Remembering Richard Jehn

Richard Jehn, 1950-2016, was the founding editor of ‘The Rag Blog’ in May 2006. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 Richard Jehn, founding editor of The Rag Blog, passed away on November 2, 2016, at … finish reading Alice Embree :
Remembering Richard Jehn

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James McEnteer :
Vultures over Havana

Fidel Castro and the Castration of U.S. Latin American policy. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 When Fidel Castro died in his sleep at 90 on November 25 in Havana, American news consumers might have … finish reading James McEnteer :
Vultures over Havana

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Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | It’s time for a ‘migra’ watch

By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | November 27, 2016 AUSTIN — ICE out of Austin, an immigrant-led activist group, and the Austin Sanctuary Network met together for the first time at Wildflower Unitarian Church on November 22, … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | It’s time for a ‘migra’ watch

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Chellis Glendinning :
Los indígenas del Oceti Sakowin

Por Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | 23 de noviembre, 2016 La oposición a un oleoducto La oposición a un oleoducto ha reunido a los pueblos y comunidades indígenas de todas partes de Estados Unidos. Havasupai, del Gran Cañón; … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
Los indígenas del Oceti Sakowin

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