Tag Archives: Direct Action

Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

Jay Jurie reports from the front lines of the labor movement. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2017 ORLANDO, Florida — While representing over a third of workers in the middle of the 20th Century, … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Demonstrators say ‘No’ to Trumpcare; Seven arrested outside Sen. Cornyn’s office

Austin protesters vote with their feet against a bill that would be disastrous for health care and a bonanza for wealth care. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 12, 2017 AUSTIN — On Thursday, July 6, more … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Demonstrators say ‘No’ to Trumpcare; Seven arrested outside Sen. Cornyn’s office

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Ken Wachsberger :
Reflection on the election: The Yippie
Puke-In of 1972

‘They can’t beat us. We’re having too much fun.’ — Stew Albert By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | December 6, 2016 I’m trying to be positive but I’ll be honest. I get queasy sometimes. Trump called himself the … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Reflection on the election: The Yippie
Puke-In of 1972

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Omar Rodriguez Ortiz :
METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

Allies of the ‘water protectors’ collect provisions for the harsh winter. By Omar Rodriguez Ortiz | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 AUSTIN — People started arriving in the morning with non-perishable food, heavy winter clothing, boots, sleeping bags, … finish reading Omar Rodriguez Ortiz :
METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

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Steve Russell :
Dakota Access Pipeline: Legal encounters of
the third kind

The Indians do not claim their right to safe drinking water as U.S. citizens, but as human beings. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | September 28, 2016 Listen to the podcast of Thorne Dreyer’s September 23, 2016 Rag … finish reading Steve Russell :
Dakota Access Pipeline: Legal encounters of
the third kind

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Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

Peaceful resistance doesn’t egg on Trump’s supporters: It forces them to back down. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2016 CHICAGO — Something strange is happening here, and it merits a serious discussion. In the week … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Chicago activists should be commended, not scolded, for shutting down Donald Trump’s rally

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Marilyn Katz :
Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

Faced not with the threat of violence but lack of control of the message or the montage, Trump retreated. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2016 CHICAGO — Congratulations to the people of Chicago — young … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

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Ed Felien :
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest
institutional racism

They ask city government to stand at the side of poor people and people of color, rather than standing over them with a club. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2014 [Demonstrations in reaction to police … finish reading Ed Felien :
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest
institutional racism

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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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Lamar W. Hankins :
Fighting back against public officials who promote religion

The Greece case is a victory for all Christians who need the government to endorse their religion, who have too much faith in the government and not enough faith in their chosen religion. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Fighting back against public officials who promote religion

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Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

The burgeoning Moral Monday ‘fusion movement,’ with roots in North Carolina, has spread throughout the South, and states like Indiana may be next in line. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 The emergence of Moral … finish reading Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

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Robert Sharlet :
Jim Retherford, the ‘Man in a Red Devil Suit’

Jim has been a fearless New Left editor, a political performance artist, part of a guerrilla theater troupe, and has worked with some of the legendary figures of the ’60s. By Robert Sharlet | The Rag Blog | February 19, … finish reading Robert Sharlet :
Jim Retherford, the ‘Man in a Red Devil Suit’

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