Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

Allen Young :
FEATURE | A peek into the legalized cannabis business
in Massachusetts

I toured facilities related to this multi-million dollar industry. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2020 ATHOL, Massachusetts — “It’s legal now! Finally!” That’s what people in many parts of the United States, as well as … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
ACTIVISM | Thank you, Kenosha: A cry for civil disobedience

We weren’t in a revolutionary moment in 1969 and we aren’t in a revolutionary moment now. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 8, 2020 Watching the TV news from Kenosha has given me the opportunity to look … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
LABOR DAY | Labor rights are human rights

Anti-worker politics violate the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 7, 2020 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — The massive atrocities of World War II led nations to commit themselves … Continue reading

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C.E. McAULEY :
BOOKS | Jonah Raskin’s ‘Dark Past, Dark Future’ reflects cruel reality

This novel demonstrates that readers are in the able hands of a noir master. By C.E. McAuley | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2020 In Jonah Raskin’s new murder mystery Dark Past, Dark Future (2020, McCaa Books) Detective Tioga … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Outside agitator

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Julie Fleming y Alice Embree :
EL VOTO | Salirse de la línea para la democracia

Por Julie Fleming y Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | 1 de septembre, 2020 Leer este artículo en inglés. La votación temprana comienza en 43 días en Texas. Si usted ya solicitó una papeleta por correo, es probable que … Continue reading

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Julie Fleming and Alice Embree :
THE VOTE | What you need to know about voting in Texas

Step out of line for democracy By Julie Fleming and Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 1, 2020 Read this article in Spanish. AUSTIN — In 43 days early voting begins in Texas. If you requested a ballot … Continue reading

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Robert C. Cottrell :
BOOKS | In response to Jonah Raskin

The author replies to Raskin’s ‘Rag Blog’ review of ‘All-American Rebels.’ By Robert C. Cottrell | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2020 [The following is a response to Jonah Raskin’s August 18, 2020 Rag Blog review of Bob Cottrell’s … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
NEWS | Racial justice issues aired in
mostly white area

Actions to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ have taken place recently in small towns in Massachusetts. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | August 23, 2020 ATHOL, Massachusetts — A rejuvenated movement for racial justice is sweeping the nation, and … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘All-American Rebels: The American Left from the Wobblies to Today’

There’s hardly an important rebel who isn’t mentioned in the pages of Cottrell’s book. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Robert C. Cottrell’s survey of radicalism in the U.S. in the … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | POTUS vs. USPS

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | The story of an eccentric

This unique tale is lovingly told by Clare Green. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2020 WARWICK, Massachusetts — Eccentric people are everywhere. They can be found in Texas and in Massachusetts (where I live). They … Continue reading

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