Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

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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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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