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Tom Miller : Moving West, Writing East

Welcoming Arizona rattlesnake: “Cowboys amble” — and, well, “snakes slither.”Moving West, writing East:The life of a writer in the Southwestof the 1960s and ’70sBy Tom Miller | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2012 I moved west to escape the … finish reading Tom Miller : Moving West, Writing East

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Why I’m Boycotting Baseball’s All-Star Game

Adrian Gonzales decided not to boycott; will he do something to make a statement at the game? Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images.Why I’m boycotting Tuesday’sAll-Star Game in Arizona Bud Selig’s tributes to baseball’s civil rights tradition now look … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Why I’m Boycotting Baseball’s All-Star Game

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VERSE / Mike Davis : A R I Z O N A

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe. Image from The News Junkie. ARIZONA 1. Cochise, son of the oak,(Guchiish)AriseThe desert cries for justice (We must scalp Sheriff Joe) Lt. Bascom hung your brother and nephewsFed their eyes to the ravensAnd their feet to the … finish reading VERSE / Mike Davis : A R I Z O N A

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Tom Hayden : The Right and the Shooting in Tucson

Image from Jesse Kelly’s website (now removed). The article about Kelly’s appearance in Sierra Vista originally appeared in the Sierra Vista Herald.Getting on target:The Right and the shooting in Tucson By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / January 12, … finish reading Tom Hayden : The Right and the Shooting in Tucson

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Jonah Raskin : Chickens Come Home to Roost in Arizona

Malcolm X at Harlem rally, December 31, 1969. Photo from New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection.On chickens coming home to roost:Armageddon in Arizona By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 Shortly after JFK was shot and … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Chickens Come Home to Roost in Arizona

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Jordan Flaherty : A Movement Rises in Arizona

Protest agains Arizona’s new immigration law April 25, 2010, in Phoenix. Photo from Getty Images.Widespread struggle offers human rights vision:A movement rises in Arizona By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / July 29, 2010 PHOENIX — Three months ago, … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : A Movement Rises in Arizona

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Steinbeck Comes to Arizona : Rereading ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

Reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in 2010:Immigration, capitalism, andArizona’s historic moment By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / June 14, 2010 [The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, published 1939 during the last Great Depression.] Arizona SB1070, signed into … finish reading Steinbeck Comes to Arizona : Rereading ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

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Arizona’s Crackers : ‘Illegal is Not a Race’

Image from Reform America.Arizona’s Crackers:Jim Crow is alive and well Maintaining a whip hand, southern politicians once calculated, was the best way to defend white power. The same calculation drives contemporary Arizona politics. By Char Miller / The Rag Blog … finish reading Arizona’s Crackers : ‘Illegal is Not a Race’

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SPORT / New Era in Arizona : Here Come ‘Los Suns’

Image from IndyPosted.Here come the Suns!Taking a stand on Cinco de MayoBy Dave Zirin / The Rag Blog / May 4, 2010 A battle has been joined for the very soul of Arizona. On one side, there are the Minutemen, … finish reading SPORT / New Era in Arizona : Here Come ‘Los Suns’

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Casey Hayden in Arizona : Boycott ‘Fortress America’

Alfonso Vasquez of Phoenix lights candles during a prayer vigil at the Arizona State Capitol on April 24, protesting Arizona’s controversial new immigration law. Photo by Matt Pavelek / The Arizona Republic / AP.Boycott Arizona:Church leaders call SB 1070 ‘racist … finish reading Casey Hayden in Arizona : Boycott ‘Fortress America’

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Racial Profiling : What’s Up With the Mormons?

Image from Early Onset of Night.Mormons for racial profiling?Unsustainable contradictions in immigration law By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 What’s up with the Mormons? Orem, Utah legislator Stephen Eric Sandstrom last week pledged to follow … finish reading Racial Profiling : What’s Up With the Mormons?

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Life During Wartime : A Tool in Arizona

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