Yearly Archives: 2019

Jonah Raskin :
TRAVEL | Three days in LA: Tales of a reluctant tourist

It’s clear that there’s little if anything natural about LA. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 18, 2019 “Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real, when in fact … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
TRAVEL | Three days in LA: Tales of a reluctant tourist

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENTS | Two cultural happenings in Austin shed light on the Palestinian cause

April events include Palestinian/Arabic music and a screening of ‘Beyond the Frontlines.’ Event:  Palestinian Solidarity EventWhat: Palestinian/Arabic Music, PerformanceWhen: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Where: Omni Austin Hotel at SouthparkAddress:  4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, TX  78744 Tickets: … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENTS | Two cultural happenings in Austin shed light on the Palestinian cause

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENTS | Open Canopy is tour of leading artist studios

Open studio event on April 19 is sponsored by Austin’s Canopy and Big Medium groups. AUSTIN — Arts organizations Canopy and Big Medium are having their monthly open studio event –- known as Open Canopy — on Friday, April 19, … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENTS | Open Canopy is tour of leading artist studios

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Elaine J. Cohen :
Pilgrims’ process

Japanese pilgrims bearing 30,000 paper cranes visit WWII internment site, meet up with Austin Sanctuary Movement. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | April 4, 2019 AUSTIN — It has been over two years since I wrote about … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
Pilgrims’ process

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The Rag Blog :
The New Journalism Project launches NJP Publishing

Rag Blog publisher announces new book publishing effort. By The Rag Blog | The Rag Blog | March 29, 2019 The New Journalism Project (NJP), publisher of The Rag Blog and sponsor of Rag Radio, is spreading its wings with … finish reading The Rag Blog :
The New Journalism Project launches NJP Publishing

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
Facing two different forms of anti-Semitism

We must resist White Nationalism and reach out in solidarity to the communities it attacks. By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | The Rag Blog | March 14, 2019 An old Jewish saying goes, “Why did God give us two thumbs? So … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow :
Facing two different forms of anti-Semitism

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Don Cox’s caustic memoir of the Black Panthers

Heyday is brave to have published this book, which blows the lid off the BPP. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | March 7, 2019 Mention the two words “Black Panther” to anyone under the age of 40, and … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Don Cox’s caustic memoir of the Black Panthers

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Evan Hearn :
MEDIA | Jussie Smollett, and why mainstream media needs to stand its ground

The media’s reaction has been depressingly predictable. By Evan Hearn | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2019 On January 29, actor Jussie Smollett made headlines after he claimed to be the victim of an assault. According to Smollett’s initial … finish reading Evan Hearn :
MEDIA | Jussie Smollett, and why mainstream media needs to stand its ground

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Richard Croxdale :
BOOKS | Debs Graphic bio is perfect vehicle to tell his story

Eugene V. Debs created and constantly evolved new approaches to the battle against capital and injustice. By Richard Croxdale | The Rag Blog | February 22, 2019 Paul Buhle, Steve Max, Dave Nance, and Noah Van Sciver have produced a … finish reading Richard Croxdale :
BOOKS | Debs Graphic bio is perfect vehicle to tell his story

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Steve Russell :
Three swings and three misses

The news last week tells me it’s time to confess some doozies. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2019 My method of practicing the pundit trade is to own my errors, and the news last week … finish reading Steve Russell :
Three swings and three misses

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Steve Rossignol :
A tale of baseball, socialism, and oil

The playful gist was that the Internationale would be the new national anthem played at baseball games. By Steve Rossignol | The Rag Blog | February 1, 2019 Rag Blog author Steve Rossignol recently retired as an IBEW electric worker.  He … finish reading Steve Rossignol :
A tale of baseball, socialism, and oil

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Murray Polner :
Bipartisan wars

(There’s no there there.) By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2019 “Try to calm down, America. Whatever RussiaGate (and the Greater Middle East] ultimately turns out to be, it won’t be anything worth a single drop … finish reading Murray Polner :
Bipartisan wars

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