Tag Archives: Marc Estrin

Marc Estrin : ‘When in the Course of…’

Image from skiptomylou.A tale of two coursesof human events ‘In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury…’ By Marc Estrin | The … finish reading Marc Estrin : ‘When in the Course of…’

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Marc Estrin : Worstward Ho!

Fail worse What is absolutely clear is that the performance of the United States at the recent Rio+20 conference was intended as an energetic worsening thrust. By Marc Estrin | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2012 In his penultimate … finish reading Marc Estrin : Worstward Ho!

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Marc Estrin : Who Needs Tear Gas?

“Port-A-Potty.” Art by Ali Spagnola / alispagnola.com.Who needs tear gas? The switch from blameworthy military attack to invisible counterinsurgency is a smart one for cities and towns strapped for budget. By Marc Estrin | The Rag Blog | November 29, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Who Needs Tear Gas?

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FICTION / Marc Estrin : The Machine

THE MACHINE By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2011 The government murder of Troy Davis this week — under odd evidential circumstances — has once again thrust capital punishment up for public discussion. As my contribution … finish reading FICTION / Marc Estrin : The Machine

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Marc Estrin : Up, Up, and Away

Digital montage image by T.J. Griffin.Wings over Vermont:Up, up, and away… By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / May 25, 2011 BURLINGTON, Vermont — Though two summers away, an invitation by the mayor to discuss inviting another Burlington air … finish reading Marc Estrin : Up, Up, and Away

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Marc Estrin : Light Unto the Nations

Israeli “Agronomic (sic) flashlight grip (T-GRIP).” (Get ’em while they’re hot. Image from IsraelMilitary.comLight unto the nations By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 11, 2011 What is it? It doesn’t seem to be a bird. Definitely not … finish reading Marc Estrin : Light Unto the Nations

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Marc Estrin : Pea of the Month

Image from OB Rag.PEA OF THE MONTH “Keep your eye on the pea.” “What pea? Where?” “The one under the shell, this shell, here. Got it?” “Yeah.” “OK. Now watch carefully.” By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April … finish reading Marc Estrin : Pea of the Month

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Marc Estrin : Sweeping the Elephant Under the Rug

Sweeping it under the rug. Graffiti by Banksy.Sweeping the elephantunder the fiery rug The fact is, Mr. President and others, nuclear energy is not clean. It is filthy. And lethal. Even without an accident. By Marc Estrin / The Rag … finish reading Marc Estrin : Sweeping the Elephant Under the Rug

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Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

Image from webshots.Ian McEwan:Speaking half-truths to power By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2011 The action In the midst of cries for freedom in the Middle East and Africa, Ian McEwan claimed the Jerusalem Prize for … finish reading Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

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Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

Art from the ACLU.ACROMEGALY By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 15, 2011 Acronyms, I think, bring out the worst in people. For example, the USAPATRIOT act is not an act for American Patriots as it would appear, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

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Marc Estrin : The Ethics of Infiltration

Cartoon from Brainstuck.com.THE ETHICS OF INFILTRATION By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2011 We began two weeks ago with Hallelujah in the mall, and last week contrasted that with theatrical infiltrations less in service to consumer … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Ethics of Infiltration

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Marc Estrin : Infiltrations

Skulker by R. Crumb.INFILTRATIONS By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 Last week, I wrote about what I consider politically unearned infiltrations supporting rampant consumerism. I will not sing Hallelujah in the mall. Infiltrations, however, do … finish reading Marc Estrin : Infiltrations

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