Tag Archives: James Retherford

Happy Birthday Karl

Birthday card by James Retherford / The Rag Blog / May 5, 2010.The Rag Blog

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Spying on Americans : Reagan and the PROMIS Conspiracy

It’s a national tradition:Spying on Americans Part II: Reagan administration acquires PROMIS software By James Retherford and Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2010 [This is the second installment in a series about the U.S. government’s extensive … finish reading Spying on Americans : Reagan and the PROMIS Conspiracy

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James Retherford : Sweeping Away the Snow

Art by Mark Fiore. See link to animation below.Citizens of the earth:Best wishes in bad times By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / December 29, 2009 Pardon me if I use this greeting to sweep away the usual seasonal … finish reading James Retherford : Sweeping Away the Snow

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UT’s InCite : Documenting a Diverse Community

Patience and attention to detail go into producing a fine quilt. See story about Austin’s Blackland Quilting Group, below. Photo by Priscilla Villarreal / InCite.InCite into Austin:Online publication kicks UT journalism up a notch By James Retherford / The Rag … finish reading UT’s InCite : Documenting a Diverse Community

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James Retherford : The Story of Dada

Alfred Jarry on absinthe.The Story of Dada (Part One) Inspired by the edgy transubstantiation of primitive energy and ontological nullity in Dada’s impromptu poetic style, [Hugo] Ball tried to emulate it — but without success. By James Retherford / The … finish reading James Retherford : The Story of Dada

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Paranoia and Persecution

Part VIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution Paranoia strikes deep / into your life it will creepit starts when you’re always afraidstep out of line and they’ll comeand take you away… — … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Paranoia and Persecution

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? The Espionage Octopus

Part IIIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution Using FBI and CIA intelligence reports, the federal government compiled a Rabble Rouser Index of activists. By 1973 the National Security Council compiled a ‘watch … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? The Espionage Octopus

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

Cartoon from The Progressive.Part IIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 30, 2009 The repression of dissident groups by shadowy government operatives is nothing … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Attacks on ‘Negroism’ and CPUSA

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO

J. Edgar Hoover and friend.Part IWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2009 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?— Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 [A version … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO

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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman?

Introduction:Who watches the watchman? COINTELPRO and the federal government’s clandestine attack on the U.S. constitution By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2009 I wonder how many Americans actually remember or are even aware of the excesses … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman?

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James Retherford : Brandon Darby, The Texas 2, and the FBI’s Runaway Informants

The Texas 2: David McKay and Bradley Crowder.The Texas 2: Intrigue, Provocation, and Betrayal The overarching story here is the blatant size of the federal government’s strategic operational use of informants and undercover agents against American citizens protesting eight years … finish reading James Retherford : Brandon Darby, The Texas 2, and the FBI’s Runaway Informants

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