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Richard Raznikov : From Berkeley to London, a Word From Our Sponsors

The Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley, 1964. Image from the New SDS Website. From 60’s Berkeley to the London ‘riots’: A word from our sponsors Whoever controls the media controls the story the public sees … finish reading Richard Raznikov : From Berkeley to London, a Word From Our Sponsors

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Mary Tuma : When One Man Owns Too Much

Hacking Rupert. Political cartoon by Pat Bagley / The Cagle Post.The News Corp. scandal:A case against media consolidation What happens when one man owns too much? By Mary Tuma / The Rag Blog / July 21, 2011 Before a UK … finish reading Mary Tuma : When One Man Owns Too Much

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Alan Waldman : My 10 Favorite Films of 2010

Scene from City Island with Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia. Image from Rotten Tomatoes.City Island tops the list:My 10 favorite films of 2010 By Alan Waldman / The Rag Blog / January 6, 2011 Many people believe The King’s Speech is … finish reading Alan Waldman : My 10 Favorite Films of 2010

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 4

British Intelligence agent T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) came to Afghanistan in 1928, and virtually directed anti-government activities. Image from Jordan Jubilee.Part 4: 1924-1933A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2010 [If … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 4

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 3

Jews in Afghanistan became increasingly pauperized because of government monopolization of foreign trade, and all but 3-4,000 had emigrated by the 1930’s. Image from The Embassy of Afghanistan.Part 3: 1901-1924A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 3

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 2

Formal photograph taken in Gandamak, Afghanistan, in May 1879. Seated from left to right: British officers Mr. Jenkyns and Major Cavagnari, Amir Yaqub Khan (in the center), General Daoud Shah, and Habibullah Mustafi. Photo by John Burke (1843 – 1900) … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 2

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Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 1

Dost Mohammad Khan, depicted with his son, was the Emir of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1839 and then from 1843 to 1863. Lithograph by James Rattray (1848) / British Library / Wikimedia Commons.Part 1: 1838 to 1876A People’s History of … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan / 1

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‘Socialized’ Medicine : It Works all Over the World

British Conservative leader David Cameron, certainly no “socialist,” calls the National Health Service (NHS), “one of the wonderful things about living in (England).” [The Republicans have] told so many lies about the government health care in other countries, that some … finish reading ‘Socialized’ Medicine : It Works all Over the World

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Great Britain : Extensive Camera Network Ups Police State Ante

Photo from Getty Images. The BBC says the massive tracking database will be up and fully functional in a matter of months. By Stephen C. Webster / May 25, 2009 See BBC Video, Below. The British government will soon have … finish reading Great Britain : Extensive Camera Network Ups Police State Ante

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Canada: War Criminal Good, Peacenik Bad

After allowing George W. Bush into Canada to speak, it is telling that the same government would bar the British MP George Galloway. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog George Galloway, the Respect MP, reacts angrily outside the Commonsin July … finish reading Canada: War Criminal Good, Peacenik Bad

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Britain: The Resurgence of the Student Occupation

Oxford students demand the university condemns Israel’s attack on Gaza. Photo: Rex.Students are revolting: The spirit of ’68 is reawakeningBy Emily Dugan Campus sit-ins began as a response to the Gaza attacks, but unrest is already spilling over to other … finish reading Britain: The Resurgence of the Student Occupation

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Spies R Us : U.S. Snooped on Tony Blair, Iraqi President

British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Iraq’s first interim president, Ghazi al-Yawer: Pillow talk. ABC News photo illustration.‘David Murfee Faulk saw and read a file on Blair’s “private life” and heard “pillow talk” phone calls of al-Yawer when he worked … finish reading Spies R Us : U.S. Snooped on Tony Blair, Iraqi President

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