Tag Archives: Democracy

Alice Embree :
Democracy and the frog in the well

If our democracy makes your eyes glaze over, Chile offers a refresher course on the possibility of change. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2015 A frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean.  … finish reading Alice Embree :
Democracy and the frog in the well

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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 … finish reading Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

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Van Gosse : What Would an American Left Look Like?

Radical reconstruction: root and branch. Image from en.academic.ru. Begin the walk: What would an American Left look like? I propose that a consequential Left can only proceed as a project for reconstructing American democracy, root and branch. By Van Gosse … finish reading Van Gosse : What Would an American Left Look Like?

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Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Will the GOP Steal the Election?

Political cartoon by Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant. Image from Collin Dems.Will the GOP steal America’s 2012 election? Would the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, the Chamber of Commerce, and their related billionaires spend tens of millions of dollars to win … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Will the GOP Steal the Election?

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Tom Hayden : Save Democracy While We Can

Image from OB Rag.Stop the hemorrhaging:Save democracy while we can Democracy movements must try to stop the stolen elections now, and delegitimize any mandates claimed from them in the future. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 3, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Save Democracy While We Can

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Richard Raznikov : Keep the ‘Change,’ Barack

Label this! Image from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.Label this!Keep the ‘change,’ Barack I wonder whether the writer knew that Obama has appointed Monsanto’s chief lobbyist and a corporate vice president to serve as the ‘food safety czar’ of the Food … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Keep the ‘Change,’ Barack

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BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Prophets of the Fourth Estate

The corporate media crisis:Everything old is new again By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | April 4, 2012 [Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era, edited by Amy Reynolds and Gary Hicks; Foreword … finish reading BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Prophets of the Fourth Estate

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Richard Raznikov : The Privatization of Everything

Gobbling up the Commons. Cartoon by Ahmed Abdallah / 3arabawy.On the verge:The privatization of everything Does anyone have to ask what happens to law enforcement and the judicial system once the state agrees to keep private prisons at 90% of … finish reading Richard Raznikov : The Privatization of Everything

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Joan Wile : Granny Votes ‘Yea’ on ‘Wall Street’ Youth

General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street in New York. Photos by Caroline Schiff / Flickr.A ‘granny-report’ from Occupy Wall Street:Discouraged about today’s youth?Fuggeddaboudit!!! I left the meeting with a singing heart. I absolutely believe these marvelous young justice-seekers will change … finish reading Joan Wile : Granny Votes ‘Yea’ on ‘Wall Street’ Youth

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Greg Moses : Even Weather Turns Spiritual at Occupy Austin

General Assembly at Occupy Austin. Photo from Occupy Austin.Even the weather turns spiritual:Onward through the storms at Occupy Austin As Occupy Austin entered its second week, organizers were looking more rested, wholesome, happy, and relaxed as they mixed themselves into … finish reading Greg Moses : Even Weather Turns Spiritual at Occupy Austin

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Ellen LaConte : Finding Democracy in Unexpected Places

Single-celled amoeba called dictyostelium gather together and turn themselves collectively into a new creature: slime mold. Image from National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).Finding democracy in unexpected— and radically green — places What if nature — life as we know … finish reading Ellen LaConte : Finding Democracy in Unexpected Places

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Ellen LaConte : Finding Democracy in Unexpected Places

Single-celled amoeba called dictyostelium gather together and turn themselves collectively into a new creature: slime mold. Image from National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).Finding democracy in unexpected— and radically green — places What if nature — life as we know … finish reading Ellen LaConte : Finding Democracy in Unexpected Places

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