Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mariann Wizard Vasquez :
Out There: My first dispatch from Belize

I’m starting to get a glimmer of the ‘colonial fatalism’ that decrees, ‘That’s just how things are.’ By Mariann Wizard Vasquez* | The Rag Blog | May 28, 2016 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Belize, C.A. — It’s the smallest things … finish reading Mariann Wizard Vasquez :
Out There: My first dispatch from Belize

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Murray Polner :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

As civil wars go, this one is especially unforgiving and brutal, made worse by bitter historic ethnic, religious, and tribal rivalries and proxy wars. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | May 25, 2016 [Syria Burning: A Short History … finish reading Murray Polner :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

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Chellis Glendinning and Omar Alarcón Poquechoque :
ESSAY / VIDEO | ‘Mirando el espejo’: A film-poem about roots and memory in Bolivia

Everywhere people are working to keep their cultural identities alive against the brutal but seductive assault of ‘modernismo.’ Mirando el Espejo (english subtitles) Omar Alarcón Poquechoque. Bolivie from Omar Alarcón Poquechoque on Vimeo. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog … finish reading Chellis Glendinning and Omar Alarcón Poquechoque :
ESSAY / VIDEO | ‘Mirando el espejo’: A film-poem about roots and memory in Bolivia

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Steve Russell :
METRO | Life in the Soviet Republic of Sun City

A friend had this priceless comment: ‘It’s just like Cuba, only with money.’ By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2016 SUN CITY, Texas — We just had a crime wave here in Sun City, Texas, and … finish reading Steve Russell :
METRO | Life in the Soviet Republic of Sun City

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Luis Guerra :
The Return of the Sacred Deer

The Huichol Deer Repopulation Project: I learned that encroachment and poaching had decimated the deer population in Huichol land. By Luis Guerra | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2016 Artist and storyteller Luis Guerra was our guest on Rag … finish reading Luis Guerra :
The Return of the Sacred Deer

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Luis Guerra, Paul Buhle, Tom Hayden and Barbara Williams, Classic Bernie Sanders, Leeann Atherton, and Thomas Grace

We visit the Huichol Indians, remember James Connolly and the Easter Rising, revisit Vietnam and Kent State, discuss a gritty new memoir, envision the political revolution, and listen to an iconic blues-rock singer. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Luis Guerra, Paul Buhle, Tom Hayden and Barbara Williams, Classic Bernie Sanders, Leeann Atherton, and Thomas Grace

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Kate Braun :
This full moon is a time of high energy and power

Moon Musings: The Full Moon falls on Saturday, May 21, 2016, but can also be observed on Friday or Sunday. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2016 You may celebrate this month’s Full Moon on Friday, … finish reading Kate Braun :
This full moon is a time of high energy and power

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James McEnteer :
The geopolitics of generosity

For the USA, offering little help to Ecuador’s earthquake victims, political calculation takes precedence over compassion. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2016 QUITO, Ecuador — On April 16, Ecuador suffered an earthquake registering 7.8 on … finish reading James McEnteer :
The geopolitics of generosity

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ is the best film of the young 21st century!

It’s funny, brilliant, and bursting with terrific and practical ideas; don’t miss this treasure! By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2016 I loved the Oscar-winning documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, but I consider Michael Moore’s finest … finish reading Alan Waldman :
FILM | Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ is the best film of the young 21st century!

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Johnny Hazard :
Massive Mexico City airport would be a disaster

It would spur privatized highway construction, destroy farming communities, increase flooding and urban sprawl, and line the pockets of contractors. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | May 10, 2016 Read “Protestas contra el nuevo aeropuerto de la Ciudad … finish reading Johnny Hazard :
Massive Mexico City airport would be a disaster

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Paul Buhle :
‘A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel’

Historian Buhle writes about ‘The Irish socialist who organized an uprising’ and joins us on Rag Radio. (Listen to the podcast here!) By Paul Buhle | The Rag Blog | May 9, 2016 Historian Paul Buhle, a leading figure on … finish reading Paul Buhle :
‘A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel’

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Thorne Dreyer and Alice Embree :
The Rag: 50 years of cutting-edge journalism

A series of public events, October 13-16, 2016, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Austin’s historic Sixties underground newspaper. By Thorne Dreyer and Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | May 9, 2016 AUSTIN — In a public celebration of … finish reading Thorne Dreyer and Alice Embree :
The Rag: 50 years of cutting-edge journalism

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