Tag Archives: Leftists

Terry Dyke :
What’s left of liberals

Contrary to the popular American usage, ‘liberal’ is qualitatively different from ‘left.’ It is a centrist position meant to preserve the status quo. By Terry Dyke | The Rag Blog | May 21, 2014 Ever since George Bush the Elder … finish reading Terry Dyke :
What’s left of liberals

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Robert Jensen :
‘Declaring victory wherever we can’

An interview with Cynthia Kaufman on her book, ‘Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope’ By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 [Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope by Cynthia Kaufman (2013: Lexington Books); Paperback; 200 pp; … finish reading Robert Jensen :
‘Declaring victory wherever we can’

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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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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Historian Martin Duberman on ‘Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left’

Martin Duberman. Image from Lambda Literary.Rag Radio podcast:Historian Martin Duberman discusseshis new biography of Howard Zinn By Rag Radio | The Rag Blog | November 1, 2012 Historian Martin Duberman discussed his new book, Howard Zinn: A Life on the … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Historian Martin Duberman on ‘Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left’

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Tom Hayden : Dark-Skinned Democracy Wins in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez celebrates with a crowd of supporters after winning reelection. Photo by Juan Barreto / Getty Images.Chavez’ Bolivarian Revolution: Dark-skinned democracywins in Venezuela Modern liberals see something ominous in the Chavez mandate. They frequently opine that the … finish reading Tom Hayden : Dark-Skinned Democracy Wins in Venezuela

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Jack A. Smith : My Life and Times with the Guardian

Progressive journalist Jack A. Smith, 2012.My life and times with the Guardian By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | August 2, 2012 Longtime radical activist and progressive journalist (and Rag Blog contributor) Jack A. Smith, former editor of … finish reading Jack A. Smith : My Life and Times with the Guardian

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David Hamilton : In France, Socialists Rule!

Supporters of French Socialist Party react after the announcement of the results of the first round of the French parliamentary elections. Photo by Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images.French election wrap:Socialists rule! Internationally, the main significance of the Socialist … finish reading David Hamilton : In France, Socialists Rule!

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Mariann Wizard’s Odyssey

Above, Mariann Wizard at Threadgills, Austin, Texas, 2012. Photo by Gloria Badilla-Hill. Inset below: Mariann with former cable television commissioners, Jack Hopper and Tommy Wyatt, at ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Austin’s public access TV. Mariann was the chair of the … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Mariann Wizard’s Odyssey

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Betsy Leondar-Wright : Class and the Political Moment

Protester in Olympia, WA, February 16, 2010. Image from the Washington State Wire.Five well-known leftists, five strong opinions:What’s needed at this political moment? I was struck by how openly they disagreed [and] by how passionate all five of them are … finish reading Betsy Leondar-Wright : Class and the Political Moment

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Leah Wilson and Alexis Stoumbelis : El Salvador’s Funes Apologizes for El Mozote Massacre

Memorial to the massacre of the people of El Mozote, El Salvador. Image from No Fixed Address.‘Removing the veil’:El Salvador apologizes for State violenceon 20th anniversary of Peace Accords By Leah Wilson and Alexis Stoumbelis | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Leah Wilson and Alexis Stoumbelis : El Salvador’s Funes Apologizes for El Mozote Massacre

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Rag Radio : Academic/Activist Bernardine Dohrn, Former Leader of Weather Underground

Academic/activist Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of WeatherUnderground, on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Listen to it here: Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio this Friday, October 28, 2011, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP 91-7-FM in Austin, will be singer/songwriter and … finish reading Rag Radio : Academic/Activist Bernardine Dohrn, Former Leader of Weather Underground

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Jonah Raskin : Don Cox, the ‘Wistful’ Panther

Former Black Panther Field Marshal Don Cox — shown with his son in exile in Algiers — died last month. Image from Black Bird Press.Donald Cox, 1936-2011:The beauty of the moon and the passion of the Black Panthers By Jonah … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Don Cox, the ‘Wistful’ Panther

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