Tag Archives: American Society

Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

TRUE HOMELAND Why is this sweet world we live in so torn between chaos and Zen with extremes at either end like enemies and lifelong friends starvation and stock dividends a young child’s death yet love transcends are we really … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCAST | An exclusive interview with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

‘This country is moving very fast toward an oligarchic form of society where a small number of people have incredible wealth and incredible economic power.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 21, 2015 UPDATE: On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Murray Polner :
Who is Eric Fair and what did he do?

With all our folk tales about our innate goodness and freedom-loving ways, the Real America has always tortured when it wished to do so. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | February 2, 2015 Before we Americans become bored … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
Contradictions in this political moment

It’s unclear what the contradiction between reaction and resistance will bring in the months ahead. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2014   On contradictions Political philosophers influenced by the writings of Marx and Engels emphasize … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

The United States’ political system, we are told repeatedly, is the gold standard for the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 Through her decades of entertaining on stage and screen, [Joan] Rivers developed numerous … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2

The estimate of three years of easily affordable driving depends primarily on how long the current fracking boom, which is holding down the global oil price, can be sustained. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2014 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

From police violence to economic despair, to lack of political representation, to cultural rationales for state violence, the basic characteristics of American society are uncovered. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2014 In addressing violence, researchers, … Continue reading

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Mariann G. Wizard :
SPECIAL REPORT | The Drug War: ‘Against the Wind,’ Part 1

Marijuana prohibition is a house of straw. During the past month, the winds of change have started to rip that house apart and now the DEA may be reevaluating cannabis’ status as a ‘dangerous drug.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | … Continue reading

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James McEnteer :
The devil went down to Georgia

After Georgia’s new gun law, euphemistically called the ‘Safe Carry Protection Act,’ takes effect July 1, all bets are off. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 “Some say the world will end in fire, some … Continue reading

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Robert Jensen :
Rape, rape culture, and the problem of patriarchy

I don’t believe feminists are unfair or crazy. In fact, I believe the only sensible way to understand these issues is through a feminist critique of patriarchy. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | May 5, 2014 By the … Continue reading

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METRO | Life goes on at Austin’s Death Café

Death Cafés are a community-based response to a mass media-plagued modern American culture that has no place for end-of-life discussion. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2014 AUSTIN — Death Café is a nation-wide salon … Continue reading

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