Yearly Archives: 2018

Martha Mercado / Roger Baker :
METRO | Poor People’s Campaign
comes to Austin

Demonstrators in 30 states call for a moral revival. By Martha Mercado | Photos by Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2018 AUSTIN — On Monday, May 14, 2018, Texas was one of over 30 states to … finish reading Martha Mercado / Roger Baker :
METRO | Poor People’s Campaign
comes to Austin

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Jim Simons :
The three state solution

We are complicit in the apartheid and occupation imposed on the Palestinian people. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | May 20, 2018 The thing Trump loves best is attention. Perhaps for that reason it has become easy for … finish reading Jim Simons :
The three state solution

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Glenn Smith and Thorne Dreyer :
METRO EVENT | Thursday’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ unites activists, artists

By Glenn Smith and Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 6, 2018 Event: Rhapsody in Blue What: A convergence of culture and resistance politics Media: Slam poetry, storytelling, musical performance When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Time: 7-9:30 p.m. … finish reading Glenn Smith and Thorne Dreyer :
METRO EVENT | Thursday’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ unites activists, artists

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Steve Russell :
Donald Trump and debts to America’s warriors

The dominant culture has a mixed record of looking after warriors when the war is over. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | April 29, 2018 Traditionally, we Indians honor warriors. We honor not only our own warriors but … finish reading Steve Russell :
Donald Trump and debts to America’s warriors

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Lamar W. Hankins & Alan Pogue; Christopher Brown & Roddey Reid; Thorne Dreyer & Glenn Smith; Carl Davidson; Alice Embree, Kim Varela-Broxson & Lindsay Rodriguez; Roaul Hernandez; Steve Russell; and Philip Russell

Our guests include authors & activists, political analysts, a music critic and a leftist icon; we talk about guns and feminism; and we bid Mexico’s president bye-bye. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2018 The … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Lamar W. Hankins & Alan Pogue; Christopher Brown & Roddey Reid; Thorne Dreyer & Glenn Smith; Carl Davidson; Alice Embree, Kim Varela-Broxson & Lindsay Rodriguez; Roaul Hernandez; Steve Russell; and Philip Russell

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Chellis Glendinning :
STORY | How to cross the border

Raúl has forged hundreds of miles in thin huaraches through 100-degree saguaro desert. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2018 “I came to the U.S. because in my ejido in Chihuahua, there isn’t enough money to … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
STORY | How to cross the border

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | ‘There may not be answers’

We review Allen Young’s autobiography, ‘Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2018 “Rejection of marginalization is certainly not the same as assimilation.” — Allen Young Allen Young begins his … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | ‘There may not be answers’

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Alan Pogue :
My General Theory of Relative Violence

The economic philosophy of violence & the cultural/historical development of violence in the U.S. By Alan Pogue | The Rag Blog | April 11, 2018 Alan Pogue and Lamar W. Hankins will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guests on the syndicated Rag … finish reading Alan Pogue :
My General Theory of Relative Violence

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Harry Targ :
What gives me hope about this ‘Enough is Enough’ movement

These young people have begun to ‘teach their parents well.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 10, 2018 I experienced the new youth movement following the Parkland massacre vicariously: through television, radio, and social media. I stayed … finish reading Harry Targ :
What gives me hope about this ‘Enough is Enough’ movement

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | Brit detectives solve murders on Caribbean island in ‘Death in Paradise’

Ben Miller, Kris Marshall, and Ardol O’Hanlon change out as top cops in excellent tropical killer series. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | April 8, 2018 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | Brit detectives solve murders on Caribbean island in ‘Death in Paradise’

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Alice Embree :
The Census weapon

The Electoral College is the smoking gun for a rigged system in presidential politics. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2018 See ‘Notes From a Dying Age’ Verse by Alice Embree, Below. The Trump administration wants … finish reading Alice Embree :
The Census weapon

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Arguing about the Second Amendment
is a waste of time

Reasonable gun regulation is completely compatible with the Supreme Court’s understanding of the Second Amendment. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | April 5, 2018 Lamar W. Hankins and Alan Pogue are Thorne Dreyer‘s guests on the syndicated … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Arguing about the Second Amendment
is a waste of time

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