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Ron Jacobs :
Julie Wark’s ‘Human Rights Manifesto’ points finger at neoliberalism

Julie Wark has written a manifesto for justice and it is clear for now that we as a species have failed. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2014 [The Human Rights Manifesto by Julie Wark (2013: … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
Julie Wark’s ‘Human Rights Manifesto’ points finger at neoliberalism

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Matt Hern Writes With Bravado That Sports Do Matter

  Wait a minute people: Sports do have meaning Engagingly written, One Game at a Time is motivated by the belief that sports do matter as much as sports fans think they do. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Matt Hern Writes With Bravado That Sports Do Matter

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Marc Myers Tells Us ‘Why Jazz Happened’

  ‘Jazz, man, that’s where I’m at’: Chronicling the history of America’s music Myers provides the reader with a deep, rich, and broad perspective on the confluence of jazz and U.S. history in the decades following World War Two. By … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Marc Myers Tells Us ‘Why Jazz Happened’

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Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

Another Self Portrait: Dylan’s take revisited Dylan’s voice here is the voice of an earnest troubadour. There is little of the smoky raspiness present in his mid-sixties material or the world-weary gruffness of Dylan’s current persona. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

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Ron Jacobs : Cruise Missile Morality

Tomahawk cruise missile launched from the Navy destroyer USS Halsey during a 2007 test. Image from U.S. Navy / NBC News. Here they go again: Cruise missile morality If one examines the overall policy of Washington towards Syria over the … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Cruise Missile Morality

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Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

Lines at New York City gas station, 1973. AP photo. Image from SeattlePI. Fall 1973:Autumn in America Tempers were heating up. The nightly news on WABC usually featured at least one story per broadcast of a fight or sometimes a … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

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Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

Front page of The Baltimore Sun, August 9, 1974. Let there be no question: Richard Nixon was a crook! He surrounded himself with men who did not believe in democracy but understood what compromise might be required to maintain and … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Incarceration Complex: ‘Beyond Walls and Cages’

Incarceration complex:The desire to imprison Walls and Cages provides example after example of how central the business of incarceration is to the U.S. power elites in the twenty-first century. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2013 … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Incarceration Complex: ‘Beyond Walls and Cages’

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

Wake up little Susie:We’re in trouble deep Crary’s book provides a historical survey of capitalism’s growing encroachment on individual human life. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2013 [24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Crary’s ’24/7′: Wake Up Little Susie!

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Fire and Flames’ is History of German Autonomist Movement

‘Fire and Flames’:Spontis, squats, and West Germany The squats served as living spaces and community meeting places. By 1973, they would become the site of some of the fiercest street battles ever seen in postwar Frankfurt. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Fire and Flames’ is History of German Autonomist Movement

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Ron Jacobs : Onward, Through the Fog of War

Syrian refugees in Arsaal, Lebanon, on the Syrian border. Photo by Ed Ou / NYT. Enter Obama:Onward, through the fog of war There will be no progressive secular government in Syria after the bloodshed ends. Indeed, there may not even … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Onward, Through the Fog of War

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LITERATURE / Ron Jacobs : Crime Fiction and Capitalist Reality

Image from ForumFree. Crime fiction and capitalist reality Noir does not pretend that the society its protagonists operate in is worth saving. It’s just the only one we have. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | June 4, 2013 … finish reading LITERATURE / Ron Jacobs : Crime Fiction and Capitalist Reality

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