Tag Archives: Chicago

Marilyn Katz :
Don’t dunk that cookie!

As Nabisco ships 600 jobs out of Chicago to Mexico, maybe it’s time to give up Oreos. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | August 11, 2015 CHICAGO — I may have to give up one of my longest-standing … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michael James :
The beach house, south to Mexico, and a
rainbow victory, 1983

From this tiny spot on the edge of the earth I ventured out into the world, seeking adventures and trying to make Mother Earth a better place. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | May 12, 2015 [In this … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

After opening the Heartland Café in 1976, trips bolstered my positive outlook about life, and probably kept me sane. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from his … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michael James :
Heartland takes root with new workers & friends, arson on my birthday, and a rising, 1976-’79

My partners and I began to learn the ins and outs and challenges of running our business as we pioneered our community-oriented, left-leaning business model. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 [In this series, Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michael James :
Gifts from the Great Spirit, tripping in NOLA, leaping forward & following a rainbow, 1975-’77

As the rain poured down and we cradled ourselves in the palm of a giant southern oak, Katy and I shook hands and committed to giving this restaurant thing a try. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | June … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Michael James :
To love we must fight: Serving the people mind, body, and soul, 1969-’76

Through Rising Up Angry, our message, influence, and notoriety ricocheted from kid to kid in neighborhoods across the city and beyond. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Michael James :
‘Rising Up Angry’: Porch climbers, greasers, popcorn girl, and a family, 1968-’69

After my work in Uptown, I focused on bringing the movement, the revolution, to working class white kids, who had been overlooked by organizers. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

Sonny gave me this advice: ‘Just make sure you’re not hanging out in these same bars 20 years from now.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Michael James :
Like a Bruegel Painting, 1966

The JOIN Community Union was our effort in Uptown, Chicago, to build solidarity and create an organized force for change, especially among poor people of Southern origin. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2014 [In this … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marilyn Katz : A Different Path for Syria, and Hopefully for Chicago

And for Chicago? A different path for Syria Will U.S. diplomacy in Syria carve a new path towards peace at home and abroad? By Marilyn Katz / The Rag Blog / September 19, 2013 CHICAGO — The example of our … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michael James : Heart of Illinois in the Summer of ’64

Boys in a pickup truck in front of the Fulton Democrat in Lewistown, Illinois, in the summer of 1964. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Chicago’s Mike Klonsky Fights for Public Education, ‘Small Schools’

Chicago education activist Mike Klonsky in the studios of KOOP Radio, Austin, Texas, Friday, August 20, 2013. Photo by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Former SDS leader Mike Klonsky is fighter for ‘Small Schools’ and democratic … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment