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Sarito Carol Neiman : History, Herstory, Mystory, Mystery

The Perfect Teacher. Cartoon from susanohanian.org. Inset cartoon below by Mark Anderson / Andertoons.Shredding the envelope:History, herstory, mystory, mystery I discovered I am actually very good at getting up and talking to a bunch of kids about stuff. And even, … finish reading Sarito Carol Neiman : History, Herstory, Mystory, Mystery

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Harry Targ : Drones, Banks, and Multitudes

The multitudes: “Cry of the Masses” by Josef Vachal. Image from Express Tribune blogs.Sound bites:Drones, banks, and multitudes By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / October 11, 2011 In this age of tweets, sound bites, and shorthand references to … finish reading Harry Targ : Drones, Banks, and Multitudes

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BOOKS / ‘El Monstruo : Dread and Redemption in Mexico City’

El Monstruo:John Ross’ history of MexicoA must read for Texans The problem with any informed accounting of Mexico is that its historical figures, like assassins, are often deadly, swift, and seemingly mad. By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / ‘El Monstruo : Dread and Redemption in Mexico City’

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David P. Hamilton : Where’s Our Sense of History?

Rocamadour, a historic village in the Dordogne region of France. Photo from Les Bau-Tremblay en voyage website.A sense of history:We don’t have it. France does. By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 9, 2010 “Living in France … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Where’s Our Sense of History?

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Houston Alternative Media : Telling It Like It Was

Underground in H-Town. Art by Shelby Hohl / Museum of Printing History.Underground [history] in H-Town:Veteran journalists compare notesOn counterculture and alt media By Raj Mankad / May 24, 2010 [Raj Mankad is the editor of Cite magazine, the “architecture and … finish reading Houston Alternative Media : Telling It Like It Was

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Jonah Raskin : A Specter is Haunting Europe

Is the old Europe history? A cafe in Brussels.Crisis in Greece a sign of the times?A specter is haunting Europe By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / May 8, 2010 BRUSSELS — The Europe of old is on its … finish reading Jonah Raskin : A Specter is Haunting Europe

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Budd Saunders : Luck, and Dumb Luck

Sailers in 1946 are shown wearing goggles to shield their eyes from an atomic blast. Dr. Phil Trapp told about how such goggles were expected to protect his World War II Marine flotilla from the effects of a third atomic … finish reading Budd Saunders : Luck, and Dumb Luck

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John Ross : The U.S., Mexico, and the Drug War Scam

Uncle Sam: “They’re crazy if they think I won’t stick my nose into the issue of Mexican drug trafficking.” Cartoon from WeedTV.The Big Scam:How and why Washington hookedMexico on the Drug War By John Ross / The Rag Blog / … finish reading John Ross : The U.S., Mexico, and the Drug War Scam

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Marion Delgado in Colombia : Don Mario’s War

Don Mario: Colombian police escort Daniel Rendon Herrera at a Bogota airport after his April 2009 arrest. Photo by William Fernando Martinez / AP.Colombia: Don Mario’s war By his own account, [his] victims number somewhere around 9,000, but hey, who’s … finish reading Marion Delgado in Colombia : Don Mario’s War

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A Poet’s Legacy : No Rest for the Weary?

Image from Steve and Sara’s Photostream / Flickr.Edna St. Vincent Millay andThe profitability of charity By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 “Thou canst not move across the grassBut my quick eyes will see Thee … finish reading A Poet’s Legacy : No Rest for the Weary?

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Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : Paramilitary Reemerges

A Promise of Peace:Colombia and the paramilitary successor groups By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 Part three: Resurgence In my last posting I looked at the demobilization of Colombia’s paramilitary blocs in an agreement with … finish reading Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : Paramilitary Reemerges

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Harry Targ : The Theory of Bagel Capitalism

Political theory and the tower of bagel. Image from Neurotopia.Bagels and the theory of capitalist development I think Marx had a pretty good analysis of how capitalism works but even I recognize that his theory did not adequately come to … finish reading Harry Targ : The Theory of Bagel Capitalism

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