Tag Archives: Rag Bloggers

Marilyn Katz :
Read the small print…

Nearly 200 members of Congress could’ve signed on to a bill criminalizing free speech and legitimizing Israel’s occupation of Palestine. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2017 Democratic legislators have been busy lately fighting efforts by … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Read the small print…

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Steve Early :
BOOKS | Nick Licata’s ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’ a guidebook for progressive politics

Former Seattle City Councilor’s book offers pointers for taking Bernie Sanders’ revolution to the local level. By Steve Early | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2017 Reviewer Steve Early and author Nick Licata will talk about “Rebel Cities in … finish reading Steve Early :
BOOKS | Nick Licata’s ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’ a guidebook for progressive politics

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with the late left-wing journalist Jack A. Smith, photojournalist David Bacon, and gay movement leaders Ray Hill & Suzy Shelor

Smith edited the influential Guardian (U.S.) in the ’60s-’80s; Bacon authored ‘In the Fields of the North’; Hill is a pioneer of the gay movement and Shelor heads Queer Rights ATX. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with the late left-wing journalist Jack A. Smith, photojournalist David Bacon, and gay movement leaders Ray Hill & Suzy Shelor

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Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

TRUE HOMELAND Why is this sweet world we live in so torn between chaos and Zen with extremes at either end like enemies and lifelong friends starvation and stock dividends a young child’s death yet love transcends are we really … finish reading Larry Piltz :
VERSE | TRUE HOMELAND

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘800 Words’ is a fun Aussie-Kiwi comedy-drama

The top-watched series features enjoyable characters & situations with an Aussie family trying to fit in to a New Zealand town. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 24, 2017 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘800 Words’ is a fun Aussie-Kiwi comedy-drama

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David P. Hamilton :
NATO: An obituary

Who will follow the capitalist class clown car into future military adventures to protect the profits of fossil energy tycoons? By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2017 PARIS — NATO died recently. Over the past … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
NATO: An obituary

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Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | Tracy Kidder: ‘The Soul of a New Machine’ revisited

It’s a fine tale of a product development project that unfolds in secrecy, in a mild paranoia born of corporate competition. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2017 Hands, that the rod of empire might have … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | Tracy Kidder: ‘The Soul of a New Machine’ revisited

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Thorne Dreyer :
The life and times of leftist journalist
Jack A. Smith (1934-2017)

Including a personal memoir from the former Guardian editor, plus the Rag Radio interview. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | July 20, 2017 Below, see “Jack A. Smith: My life and times at The Guardian,” originally published by … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
The life and times of leftist journalist
Jack A. Smith (1934-2017)

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David P. Hamilton :
Emmanuel Macron, ‘centrist’ revolutionary

He combined social liberalism — covering all the identity politics bases — with neoliberal economics. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2017 PARIS — Emmanuel Macron has totally changed the landscape of French politics. Previously, … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
Emmanuel Macron, ‘centrist’ revolutionary

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Chellis Glendinning :
Psychohistory in the Age of Trump

Comparisons between Nazi Germany and Trump´s U.S.-in-process abound these days. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2017 CHUQUISACA, Bolivia — As befits the times, I have been studying Nikolaus Wachsmann´s KL: A History of the Nazi … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
Psychohistory in the Age of Trump

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Lamar W. Hankins :
American culture: Appropriated, revised,
and invented

There is virtually no part of our culture that is not borrowed from somewhere else. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2017 To paraphrase something the musicologist Charles Seeger once said (as reported by his … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
American culture: Appropriated, revised,
and invented

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Roger Baker :
The emerging split within the U.S.
Democratic Party

The Perez wing, which is not hostile to Bernie Sanders, seems ready to discuss class oppression. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2017 The Hill, which is widely read by Washington politicians and is rather centrist-liberal … finish reading Roger Baker :
The emerging split within the U.S.
Democratic Party

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