Tag Archives: Social Action

METRO | Alice Embree : Texas stands with Gaza

Thousands march in Austin protesting the Israeli invasion and demanding an end to U.S. complicity. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2014 AUSTIN — Thousands convened at the state Capitol in Austin on August 2nd for … finish reading METRO | Alice Embree : Texas stands with Gaza

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Jonah Raskin :
My Valentine’s Day

I had my best Valentine’s Day ever dancing in the streets of New York with about 60 beautiful women protesting violence against women. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 NEW YORK CITY — I didn’t … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
My Valentine’s Day

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Harvey Wasserman : The Demand for a Global Takeover at Fukushima

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s reactor building number 4 seen in aerial view on July 5, 2012. Photo by Kyodo / Reuters. The demand for a global takeover at Fukushima has hit critical mass Since the March 11, 2011, earthquake … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : The Demand for a Global Takeover at Fukushima

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Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

An estimated 10,000 education advocates gathered at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, February 23, 2013. Photo by Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog. Texans rally to save our schools Behind the Capitol edifice, I hope lawmakers are listening. These … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

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Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

Image from the Brisbane Times.Here come the Nuns! They do not preach it from a pulpit, but live it with their example, in miserable hospitals, in shanty towns, schools, jungle dispensaries, and in places of conflict. By Daniel Samper Pizano … finish reading Daniel Samper Pizano : Here Come the Nuns!

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

As election nears:Van Jones on rebuilding the dream Activists know that building mass movements entails a variety of cognitive and action steps. Sometimes it is useful for a skilled activist like Van Jones to provide us with a framework for … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

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Ron Jacobs : Cops and Contradictions

Demonstrators form a “human oil spill” in Burlington, VT, July 30, 2012. Photo by Sarah Harris / North Country Public Radio. Inset image below: Riot police used rubber bullets, sting ball pellets, and pepper spray against Burlington demonstraters. Image from … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Cops and Contradictions

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Paul Beckett : Letter from Wisconsin

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett concedes defeat in Milwaukee, June 5, 2012. Photo by John Gress / Reuters. After the apocalypse:Letter from Wisconsin Frankly, putting it all together, I am very worried about our future, in Wisconsin and in the nation. … finish reading Paul Beckett : Letter from Wisconsin

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Harvey Wasserman : Nuclear Industry Meltdown in Japan, France

Participants hold a traditional “Koinobori” carp-shaped banner for Children’s Day during anti-nuke march in Tokyo Saturday, May 5, 2012. Photo by Itsuo Inouye / AP.Nuclear industry melts in Japan, France;opposition heats up in United States This weekend’s message from Japan … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Nuclear Industry Meltdown in Japan, France

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

Two books on workers and rabble-rousing: Kick some ass with the working class By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2012 [Autoworkers Under the Gun: A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream, by Greg … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Two on Working Class Rabble-Rousing

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Lamar W. Hankins : Fighting Back Against Groups That Intimidate

Transforming the discussion. Image from pennlive.com.Voice of Choice:Fighting back against bullies, stalkers,and those who would intimidate Maybe it is time to empower local citizens overwhelmed by moneyed interests and influential groups to find ways to ‘speak back’ effectively. By Lamar … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Fighting Back Against Groups That Intimidate

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Van Jones : What Went Wrong in the Age of Obama

Van Jones. Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images.The Age of Obama:What went wrong (and how to fix it) By Van Jones / Progressive America Rising / April 3, 2012 [This article is adapted from Van Jones’ new book, Rebuild … finish reading Van Jones : What Went Wrong in the Age of Obama

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