Tag Archives: Radical Change

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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Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

Graphic from Liberation News.For whom should the left vote? Many progressives now view Obama as the ‘lesser evil,’ but worry he will sell them out once again. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2012 There … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

Living for the city:David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities‘ This is a radical book. Its discussion ranges from the workings of the monopoly rent system and the nature of neoliberal capitalism to a call to take back the city. By Ron Jacobs … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

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Mike Davis : No More Bubblegum

Nada’s magic glasses in John Carpenter’s They Live.No more bubblegum:Occupy Wall Street’s magic glasses As [John] Carpenter foresaw, force enough Americans out of their homes and/or careers… and something new and huge will begin to slouch toward Goldman Sachs. By … finish reading Mike Davis : No More Bubblegum

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

Image of Malcolm X, above, from The Daily Grind. Manning Marable from NewsOne.Remembering Malcolm and Manning Telling Malcolm X’s story was Marable’s way of advocating for fundamental social change in a deeply troubled world. By Harry Targ / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

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Robert Jensen : Consciousness Rising, World Fading

Image from photobucket.Accepting the reality of decline:Consciousness rising, world fading By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / March 1, 2011 Our stories of awakenings — whether moral, intellectual, religious, artistic, or sexual — are tricky. Honest self-reflection doesn’t come … finish reading Robert Jensen : Consciousness Rising, World Fading

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Robert Jensen : Machines Change, Our Work Remains the Same

Early computer. Image from Corbis-Bettmann.The limits of internet activism:Machines change, the work remains the same By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 When I first got involved in left/radical political organizing in the 1990s, I don’t … finish reading Robert Jensen : Machines Change, Our Work Remains the Same

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Robert Jensen : Radical Change Isn’t on the Ballot

Graffiti art by Banksy.Making real choices:Radical change isn’t on the ballot By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / November 1, 2010 November 2 is going to be a big day in our political lives. But November 3 will be … finish reading Robert Jensen : Radical Change Isn’t on the Ballot

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