Tag Archives: Native Americans

Steve Russell :
Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

The last war on U.S. soil ended in 1848, unless you count the NRA v. common sense. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2017 Steve Russell wrote the following article for The Rag Blog as a … finish reading Steve Russell :
Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

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Omar Rodriguez Ortiz :
METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

Allies of the ‘water protectors’ collect provisions for the harsh winter. By Omar Rodriguez Ortiz | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 AUSTIN — People started arriving in the morning with non-perishable food, heavy winter clothing, boots, sleeping bags, … finish reading Omar Rodriguez Ortiz :
METRO | Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline reaches Austin

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Steve Russell :
Dakota Access Pipeline: Legal encounters of
the third kind

The Indians do not claim their right to safe drinking water as U.S. citizens, but as human beings. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | September 28, 2016 Listen to the podcast of Thorne Dreyer’s September 23, 2016 Rag … finish reading Steve Russell :
Dakota Access Pipeline: Legal encounters of
the third kind

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Steve Russell :
‘Y’all Qaeda’ militia musters at Oregon bird sanctuary on land claimed by the Paiutes

Unwelcome armed militants are occupying an empty building on federal land considered sacred by a Native American tribe. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 13, 2016 When I was an active trial court judge in Texas, I … finish reading Steve Russell :
‘Y’all Qaeda’ militia musters at Oregon bird sanctuary on land claimed by the Paiutes

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Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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METRO | Elaine J. Cohen : To weave the future

The Zapatista’s struggle to reclaim dignity and autonomy is similar to the struggle of the Lakota and other First Nation peoples. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2014 AUSTIN — In mid-November, here in Austin, … finish reading METRO | Elaine J. Cohen : To weave the future

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Historian, activist & pioneering feminist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Rag Radio

Dunbar-Ortiz wrote the classic ‘Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975,’ recently released in an updated edition. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | June 6, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a scholar … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Historian, activist & pioneering feminist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on Rag Radio

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

Robert Griffin III. Photo courtesy of Muhammad Ali Center. Image from The Nation. What did RGIII learn atthe Muhammad Ali Center? The social-media-savvy RGIII tweeted, ‘What Ali stood for and the way he expressed it from the boxing ring to … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

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Johnny Rustywire : The Hitchhiker

Window Rock, Arizona, Navajo Nation. Image from Flickriver.  The hitchhiker I thought it must be an old person, since the figure was small in size and wrapped in a blanket head to toe. I could see the person standing in … finish reading Johnny Rustywire : The Hitchhiker

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Michael James : Pictures from the Long Haul

Menominee Boys at the Battle of Mole Lake Historic Marker Crandon, Wisconsin, 1978. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’  Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:Duane and the Menominee warriors Duane was … finish reading Michael James : Pictures from the Long Haul

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : Steve Russell’s ‘Wicked Dew’

A chapbook review: Steve Russell’s ‘Wicked Dew’ By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | January 9, 2013 [Wicked Dew, by Steve Russell. (2012: Dog Iron Press, Georgetown, TX.); Paperback; 88 pp; $7.75.] I’ve known Steve Russell since sometime … finish reading BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : Steve Russell’s ‘Wicked Dew’

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Steve Russell : Will Rogers and the Jokes of Partisan Politics

Will Rogers. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The jokes of partisan politics:Will Rogers ‘chews to run’ ‘I’m not a member of any organized political party,’ he famously confessed, ‘I’m a Democrat.’ By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 7, 2012 … finish reading Steve Russell : Will Rogers and the Jokes of Partisan Politics

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