Tag Archives: Austin Activists

Anne Lewis and James Retherford :
PHOTO ESSAY | Rag-Tag Far-Right Group Met by Wall of Noise in Austin

By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 24, 2018 AUSTIN — A flimsy contingent of far-right activists and representatives from white nationalist groups, numbering at most three dozen, was totally drowned out by at least 500 noisy counter-demonstrators … finish reading Anne Lewis and James Retherford :
PHOTO ESSAY | Rag-Tag Far-Right Group Met by Wall of Noise in Austin

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Rev. Bob Breihan (1925-2017) was a courageous fighter for social justice

He opened the Methodist Student Center to an alternative view of the world during a period of tremendous upheaval. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 13, 2017 Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s hour-long Nov. 29, 2013 Rag Radio … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Rev. Bob Breihan (1925-2017) was a courageous fighter for social justice

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Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

Paul was my sounding board, devil’s advocate, ‘camerado,’ goad, fount of naughty ideas, and sympathetic ear. By Mariann Wizard | The Rag Blog | August 23, 2017 SAN IGNACIO, Cavo, Belize — There was a notorious news photo from a … finish reading Mariann Wizard :
METRO | The fan-shaped destiny of R. Paul Pipkin (1946-2017)

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Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

Imagining a new eco-political ideology for the American Left. By Scott Squires | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2016 AUSTIN — In the middle of a sweaty crowd blocking traffic on the Congress Street Bridge Wednesday night, November 9, … finish reading Scott Squires :
METRO | Sustainability as solidarity

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Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | It’s time for a ‘migra’ watch

By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | November 27, 2016 AUSTIN — ICE out of Austin, an immigrant-led activist group, and the Austin Sanctuary Network met together for the first time at Wildflower Unitarian Church on November 22, … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | It’s time for a ‘migra’ watch

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Alice Embree :
The murder of George J. Vizard IV

George, a Ragstaffer and leading force in the Austin left, was found dead in the cold locker of an Austin convenience store in 1967. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2016 Rag Blog associate editor Alice … finish reading Alice Embree :
The murder of George J. Vizard IV

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Hugh Grady and Thorne Dreyer :
METRO | Remembering David MacBryde, philosopher, activist, and friend

A sweet man of peace, The Rag Blog’s David MacBryde passed away in Berlin, Wednesday, September 9. AUSTIN — I lost a dear friend last Wednesday and The Rag Blog lost its “man in Berlin.” David MacBryde, a warm and … finish reading Hugh Grady and Thorne Dreyer :
METRO | Remembering David MacBryde, philosopher, activist, and friend

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Remembering Oscar Romero with a ‘Day of Action’

Demonstrators mark the anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s assassination with calls for an end to refugee detention. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 AUSTIN — On March 24, the anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s assassination in … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Remembering Oscar Romero with a ‘Day of Action’

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Feminism is alive and well in Austin

The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas builds on work that the women’s movement in Austin has done over the decades. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | January 19, 2015 AUSTIN — Feminism is alive and well in … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Feminism is alive and well in Austin

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Ken Wachsberger :
My friend Davey Brinn

The first time I remember his face it had a smile directed toward me and I smiled back. From then on, when we saw each other we smiled. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2014 My … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
My friend Davey Brinn

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METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

I guess my attitude towards elections could be taken as evidence that my purity has been compromised. Maybe the old cat has been belled. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 27, 2014 “Would you rather vote for … finish reading METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

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METRO EVENT | Austin friends to celebrate
the life of John Muir

Event: John Muir’s Wake Place: Shoal Creek Saloon Address: 909 North Lamar Blvd., Austin When: Sunday, August 24, 2014 Hours: 4-6 p.m. AUSTIN — Friends of John H. Muir will gather at Shoal Creek Saloon on Sunday, August 24,  to … finish reading METRO EVENT | Austin friends to celebrate
the life of John Muir

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