Tag Archives: American History

Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

Our electoral apparatus is thoroughly compromised by oceans of dirty money, Jim Crow registration traps, rigged electronic voting, gerrymandering… By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete. The Republicans now … finish reading Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’

This collection of essays, poetry, and art, much of it from the pages of CounterPunch, is provocative and enlightening. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | November 3, 2014 In 1771 in the North Carolina colony, Justice Martin Howard … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’

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Tom Hayden :
From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

We cannot trust the ‘best and brightest’ to have the answers any more than students trusted their pedigreed elders 50 years ago. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 17, 2014 [The following remarks, provided to The Rag … finish reading Tom Hayden :
From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

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Harry Targ :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

Twentieth century narratives of international relations are no longer relevant (if they ever were). By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Wednesday night, September 10, about the need to … finish reading Harry Targ :
Obama and the myth that ‘war works’

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | Mr. Kurtz comes to America

In the spirit of Joseph Conrad, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s ‘Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States’ illuminates the genocidal destruction of the indigenous peoples of North America. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | September 8, 2014 Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | Mr. Kurtz comes to America

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Harry Targ :
Lies and war!

U.S. administrations ever since Truman have justified aggressive foreign policies by lying and distorting the realities behind complex international relationships. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 4, 2014 Post-modernists talk about “discourses,” “narratives,” “tropes,” and verbal “deconstructions.” … finish reading Harry Targ :
Lies and war!

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

We seem repeatedly surprised by the anger generated by educational inequity, vanished jobs, income disparities, lost affordable housing, and racial and ethnic profiling. By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 Like many other Americans, … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The evil that was Phoenix

Douglas Valentine’s ‘The Phoenix Program,’ gives lie to the ongoing attempts to turn the U.S. war in Vietnam into a noble effort. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 “Phoenix was far worse than the things … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The evil that was Phoenix

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David McReynolds :
On becoming a living fossil

David may have been ahead of his time, but he was late to pick up Muriel Lester. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 NEW YORK — This past Friday I went up to a Unitarian … finish reading David McReynolds :
On becoming a living fossil

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James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

As Washington Redskin fans debate the political correctness of their team name, Indians fans and detractors grapple with the propriety of the grinning visage of Chief Wahoo. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | April 10, 2014 It’s crazy … finish reading James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

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Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

The burgeoning Moral Monday ‘fusion movement,’ with roots in North Carolina, has spread throughout the South, and states like Indiana may be next in line. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 The emergence of Moral … finish reading Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

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Leslie Cunningham :
Fifty years ago and counting

For a white kid graduating from high school in 1963 and already involved in civil rights, seeing Dr. King at the Washington Monument highlighted a momentous year. By Leslie Cunningham | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2014 “We missed … finish reading Leslie Cunningham :
Fifty years ago and counting

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