Tag Archives: Activism

Alice Embree on Political Activism : Carry it On

Alice Embree, holding sign, participates in anti-war vigil at Texas State Capitol, March 19, 2008. Photo by CodePink/Austin.On my political activism:Carry it on By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / April 6, 2010 [On March 30, Long-time Austin activist … Continue reading

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David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

David Hamilton at MDS anti-war vigil in Austin, December, 2008. Photo by Sally Hamilton / The Rag Blog.On my retirement from political activism By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2010 Last Sunday, the “health care … Continue reading

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Labor Activist : Bill Fletcher Speaks to Austin Audience

Bill Fletcher. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Bill Fletcher speaks to Austin audience:Union organizing and class struggle By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2009 On Sunday night, March 28, Bill Fletcher, Jr. — union … Continue reading

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Lisa Fithian: FBI Informant Brandon Darby : Sexism, Egos, and Lies

Brandon. Darby. Still from a video / videochannels.com.Sexism, egos, and lies:Sometimes you wake up and it is not different By Lisa Fithian / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2010 Community organizer and nonviolent activist/trainer Lisa Fithian will be Thorne … Continue reading

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Larry Piltz : Richard Bowden is an Instrument for Peace

Richard Bowden, organizer of the Million Musicians March for Peace, plays with Leeann Atherton at the Rag Blog Benefit Bash and Albert Einstein 131st Birthday Party at Jovita’s, Sunday, March 14, 2010. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.Richard … Continue reading

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San Antonio : Thousands Rally for International Women’s Day

More than 2,000 demonstrators celebrated International Women’s Day, Saturday, March 6, in San Antonio. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.International Women’s Day:Multi-ethnic coalitionCelebrates the struggles of women By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / March 8, 2010 … Continue reading

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Student Protests : Education Funding Cuts vs. Sports Largesse

Students and supporters rallied against funding cuts to higher education at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli / AP.National Day of Action:Students protest massive funding cutsWhile millions goes to coaches, stadiums By … Continue reading

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Robert Jensen : Abe Osheroff and the Struggle for a Better World

Abe Osheroff. Image from Abrahan Lincoln Brigade Archives.‘Getting rid of hope and faith’:Abe Osheroff on the struggle for a better world By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / March 4, 2010 After a recent talk about the struggle for … Continue reading

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Texas State University : Escalate the Peace!

Bobby Whittenberg, Iraq Vet, at Escalate the Peace! rally, Texas State University in San Marcos, Wednesday, February 10. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Escalate the Peace! San Marcos demonstrators rally in the sleet By Alice Embree / The … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn : Why We Must Not Be Discouraged

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.On commitment,And believing in Saints By Thomas Cleaver / The Rag Blog / February 1, 2010 See ‘Against discouragement: Howard Zinn at Spelman’ by Howard Zinn, Below. I met many memorable individuals who stopped by the Oleo Strut … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Castro District : How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bill Murphy oversees the care and maintenance of Corwin Street Community Garden in San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo from Hedonia.Tending our garden:The politics of planting (and sharing): By Allen Young / The Rag Blog / January 24, 2010 See ‘Fruits … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Mike Roselle and Jeffrey St. Clair : Two From the Green Hard Core

Mike Roselle and Jeffrey St. Clair:Green activism from the front lines By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / January 24, 2010 [Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action by Mike Roselle. Published by … Continue reading

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