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Franklin Rosemont, Surrealist Author, Artist and Activist, 1943-2009

Franklin Rosemont at Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) National Convergence in Chicago, November 9-11, 2007. Photo by Thomas Good / Next Left Notes.Franklin Rosemont, surrealist revolutionary, died Sunday, April 12, at the age of 65. Franklin, 65, came from … finish reading Franklin Rosemont, Surrealist Author, Artist and Activist, 1943-2009

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Carl Davidson : Bumpy Road Ahead: Obama and the Left

This is a time of great opportunity for progressives in America. The big question facing us is where to go next, and how to get there. It is a question we plan to devote much attention to here on The … finish reading Carl Davidson : Bumpy Road Ahead: Obama and the Left

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Zwarich: The True Democracy Project

The time is ripe for a discussion of the structure of a viable progressive organization. Now that the election cycle (and all it entailed this year) is completed, let the discussion begin. Here is a proposal from Ray Zwarich that … finish reading Zwarich: The True Democracy Project

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Paul Buhle : FDR, Obama and a new Popular Front

FDR: Time for a new Popular Front to support Obama?‘The young and not-so-young folks in Times Square, Harlem, Capital Square in Madison, Grant Park in Chicago are our people, and have every potential of mobilization for the long haul.’By Paul … finish reading Paul Buhle : FDR, Obama and a new Popular Front

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Dialing for Dollars : Hang Up on War

Hey Bush! Here’s where all the money went! Members of MDS/Austin, CodePink and Iraq Veterans Against the War demonstrate outside the state capitol in Austin Friday, Oct. 16, as part of the national monthly Iraq Moratorium. Photo by Carlos Lowry … finish reading Dialing for Dollars : Hang Up on War

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Daniel Ellsberg, Kathleen Cleaver Headline Austin ‘1968’ Conference

History as prologue? 1968 A Global PerspectiveBy Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / October 7, 2008 See more about Daniel Ellsberg, Kathleen Cleaver and the SDS Comic Show Below. Daniel Ellsberg and Kathleen Cleaver headline an interdisciplinary conference being … finish reading Daniel Ellsberg, Kathleen Cleaver Headline Austin ‘1968’ Conference

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Orlando Homeless Win Big Victory in Federal Court

City ordinance that limited size of homeless feedings linked to gentrification effortsBy Jay D. Jurie / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2008 ORLANDO — The City of Orlando, in keeping with corporate dominance by theme park and other business … finish reading Orlando Homeless Win Big Victory in Federal Court

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Members of the Austin peace movement demonstrate outside the Texas state capitol Friday afternoon, June 20, 2008. The vigil, organized by CodePink and MDS/Austin, was part of the monthly Iraq Moratorium demonstrations held around the country. Photo by Heidi Turpin … finish reading Blessed are the Peacemakers

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"No Borders!" : May Day in Austin

MDS/Austin and the Rhizome Collective (with papier mache figures) were among dozens of groups participating in Austin May Day activities. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Hundreds march in Austin for Immigrants’ RightsBy Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog … finish reading "No Borders!" : May Day in Austin

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Iraq Moratorium : One MORE Time…

On Friday afternoon, April 18, 2008, at rush hour, members of CodePink and Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS/Austin)– dressed in black and some wearing skull masks — marked the April Iraq Moratorium at the busy corner of Sixth and … finish reading Iraq Moratorium : One MORE Time…

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Manning Marable : African American Peacemakers

Dr. Manning Marable.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and the Struggle against Racism, Inequality and Warby Manning Marable [The following was first delivered as a speech at the University of Illinois at Chicago, sponsored by the Great Cities Institute … finish reading Manning Marable : African American Peacemakers

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The Raid on the Compound at Eldorado : A Rag Blogger Discussion

Investigators bused dozens of women and children from the polygamist compound in Eldorado, Texas, yesterday, as other law enforcement agents continued to search the compound for more evidence. They were taken to San Angelo, about 45 miles away. Photo by … finish reading The Raid on the Compound at Eldorado : A Rag Blogger Discussion

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