Monthly Archives: November 2016

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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Mike Davis :
Reflections on the election

Even the Cato Institute believes that the election was Clinton’s loss, not Trump’s win. By Mike Davis | The Rag Blog | November 17, 2016 We should resist the temptation to over-interpret Trump’s election as an American Eighteenth Brumaire or … finish reading Mike Davis :
Reflections on the election

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Omar Rodriguez Ortiz :
METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

Allies of the ‘water protectors’ collect provisions for the harsh winter. By Omar Rodriguez Ortiz | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 AUSTIN — People started arriving in the morning with non-perishable food, heavy winter clothing, boots, sleeping bags, … finish reading Omar Rodriguez Ortiz :
METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Endeavor’ is compelling Oxford-based prequel to ‘Inspector Morse’

Ancient university town is the site of many murders and other shady goings-on for a bright, young policeman to solve. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Endeavor’ is compelling Oxford-based prequel to ‘Inspector Morse’

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Mike Davis :
The undead

Is Trump an improvised, rough-at-the-edges avatar of the Nixon coalition? Ask Pat Buchanan. By Mike Davis | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 I finally think I’ve understood why we’re so obsessed with zombies. The discarded shroud, the rustling … finish reading Mike Davis :
The undead

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Jack A. Smith :
The election is over and life goes on

The clouds may be gray, but today we begin the struggle to fight against regression into the past. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 It is a gray overcast day in upstate New York. … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
The election is over and life goes on

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Marilyn Katz :
Trump won because Democrats have lost touch with the working class

We must go beyond the borders of our cities and beyond the easy coalitions we’ve relied on. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2016 Like all progressives, I take no joy in the rise to power … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Trump won because Democrats have lost touch with the working class

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
The election: Heartbreak and beyond

Here’s what we need to do: First, mourn. Then organize. By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | The Rag Blog | November 9, 2016 First, heartbreak and mourning. For the America where we thought at least a majority was too menshlich, too compassionate, … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
The election: Heartbreak and beyond

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