Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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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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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Alice Embree :
Remembering Dennis Fitzgerald: Underground journalist and veteran activist

Fitzgerald was a founder of The Rag in Austin and Houston’s Space City! By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 17, 2018 Dennis Fitgerald passed away on December 9, 2018, in British Columbia, Canada, where he had lived … finish reading Alice Embree :
Remembering Dennis Fitzgerald: Underground journalist and veteran activist

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Sharon Shelton :
BOOKS | Mariann Wizard’s ‘Tempted
to Tell All’

This time-tested poet/activist writes with irony, outrage, ardor, and not a little humor. By Sharon Shelton | The Rag Blog | December 6, 2018 Mariann Garner-Wizard introduces her latest book of poetry, Tempted to Tell All, with a quote from … finish reading Sharon Shelton :
BOOKS | Mariann Wizard’s ‘Tempted
to Tell All’

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Murray Polner :
‘The wish to find out’

Are there honest and independent observers still available to sort out the truth? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 19, 2018 I think blaming the Russians for hacking our 2016 elections may well be legitimate though I … finish reading Murray Polner :
‘The wish to find out’

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Republic of Doyle’ is a fun, Newfie, father-son, gumshoe series

Mystery, comedy, action and romance combine in this lively series set in far eastern Canada. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 2, 2018 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Republic of Doyle’ is a fun, Newfie, father-son, gumshoe series

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Paul Buhle :
Two global peace leaders pass

Uri Avnery and David McReynolds carried on the tradition of the great Eugene V. Debs. By Paul Buhle | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2018 Within just a few days, 94-year-old Uri Avnery and 88-year-old David McReynolds died. I … finish reading Paul Buhle :
Two global peace leaders pass

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Anne Lewis and James Retherford :
PHOTO ESSAY | Rag-Tag Far-Right Group Met by Wall of Noise in Austin

By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 24, 2018 AUSTIN — A flimsy contingent of far-right activists and representatives from white nationalist groups, numbering at most three dozen, was totally drowned out by at least 500 noisy counter-demonstrators … finish reading Anne Lewis and James Retherford :
PHOTO ESSAY | Rag-Tag Far-Right Group Met by Wall of Noise in Austin

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
Bidding a fond farewell to Bayou City troubadour Don Sanders

Influential singer-songwriter was also the ‘Mayor of Montrose.‘ By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | August 15, 2018 HOUSTON — On the wall of the back room of Sand Mountain Coffee House, Houston’s one-time folk mecca located on … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
Bidding a fond farewell to Bayou City troubadour Don Sanders

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Alice Embree :
Fight Like a Girl

How women’s activism shapes history. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2018 “Fight Like a Girl: How Women’s Activism Shapes History” appears as a feature article in the Summer 2018 edition of Life & Letters, a … finish reading Alice Embree :
Fight Like a Girl

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Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE | Didn’t You Hear us?

Entering a testy twilight, is my vision grown so dim? Or has everyone gone deaf? Didn’t you hear us the first time? Nuclear power is an abomination. War is harmful to children and other living things. Mother Nature doesn’t make … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
VERSE | Didn’t You Hear us?

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