Tag Archives: Social Change

Harry Targ :
SPORT | The Cubs, struggle, and social change

The Cub’s victory teaches us that if people try hard enough and long enough, they can win. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 3, 2016 Chicago’s iconic journalist, columnist, pundit, and Cubs fan, Mike Royko, once ruminated … finish reading Harry Targ :
SPORT | The Cubs, struggle, and social change

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Harry Targ :
We must respond to 21st century violence with radical structural change based on community

In addressing the reality of killing in this century, history and context become profoundly important. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | December 15, 2015 “When we humans see instances of violence, we are often quick to respond, sometimes … finish reading Harry Targ :
We must respond to 21st century violence with radical structural change based on community

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

For those who lived through the era and still care about issues of class, race, and gender, ‘Highway 61’ is the book to read about American music. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2014 [On Highway … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Cultural historian McNally takes readers on a long strange trip

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Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

The burgeoning Moral Monday ‘fusion movement,’ with roots in North Carolina, has spread throughout the South, and states like Indiana may be next in line. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 The emergence of Moral … finish reading Harry Targ :
Do we all need a Moral Monday movement?

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Robert Jensen :
‘Declaring victory wherever we can’

An interview with Cynthia Kaufman on her book, ‘Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope’ By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 [Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope by Cynthia Kaufman (2013: Lexington Books); Paperback; 200 pp; … finish reading Robert Jensen :
‘Declaring victory wherever we can’

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Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

In the words of Pete Seeger, “Though it’s darkest before the dawn, These thoughts keep us moving on…” By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [This essay by Harry Targ first appeared at The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

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Michael James : Kids at Chicago’s New True Vine Church, 1961

Kids at the New True Vine MB Church, Chicago, 1961. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James‘ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:Kids at the New True Vine Church  in 1961 Chicago I … finish reading Michael James : Kids at Chicago’s New True Vine Church, 1961

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Marilyn Katz : Guns? Don’t Wait for Congress

Image from WorldMeets.US.Or Godot: Guns? Don’t wait for Congress With gun enthusiasts stockpiling weapons in light of impending federal regulations, what is a concerned citizen to do? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2013 With 300 … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Guns? Don’t Wait for Congress

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : ‘Flip the Script’: Jobs over Deficits

Image from The Fiscal Times.The Republican lock on Congressmeans a strategy for the cities If we are to fight it out on the economy, this will not happen in the Republican Congressional Districts. It is a fight that we will … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : ‘Flip the Script’: Jobs over Deficits

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Harry Targ : In Times Like These

“In Times Like These” performed by Arlo Guthrie.In times like these:Give peace a chance By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 19, 2012 In times like these when night surrounds meAnd I am weary and my heart is … finish reading Harry Targ : In Times Like These

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ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : ‘Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow’

Graphic by Favianna Rodriguez / favianna.com.Assessing the election: ‘Vote today, organize tomorrow’ In the months ahead, progressive forces need to reexamine the history of social change in America, conceptualizing movement possibilities everywhere… By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Harry Targ : ‘Vote Today, Organize Tomorrow’

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ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

“California Dreaming.” Art by Tom Horner / Dribble. Inset image below from San Francisco Sentinal.A view from California:Which way the wind blows Obama’s reelection is only the beginning. The hard work of transforming the nation lies ahead By Jonah Raskin … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

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