Tag Archives: Social Justice

Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism/The Journalism of Collapse

Image from Knight Science Journalism Tracker.New Storytelling and a New Story:The Collapse of Journalism/The Journalism of Collapse By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / March 26, 2010 [A version of this essay was delivered as the Lawrence Dana Pinkham … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Collapse of Journalism/The Journalism of Collapse

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BOOKS / Progressive Giants : Celebrating Paul Robeson and Anne Braden

Two books about two progressive giants:Celebrating Paul Robeson and Anne Braden By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / March 25, 2010 The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my … finish reading BOOKS / Progressive Giants : Celebrating Paul Robeson and Anne Braden

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Leonardo Boff : Social Justice / Ecological Justice

“The Innocent: Casualties of the Civil War in Northern Uganda.” Photo by Heather McClintock / Blue Earth Alliance.Humanity’s intertwined dilemma:Social and Ecological Justice By Leonardo Boff / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2010 Among the many problems that afflict … finish reading Leonardo Boff : Social Justice / Ecological Justice

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Robert Jensen : Abe Osheroff and the Struggle for a Better World

Abe Osheroff. Image from Abrahan Lincoln Brigade Archives.‘Getting rid of hope and faith’:Abe Osheroff on the struggle for a better world By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / March 4, 2010 After a recent talk about the struggle for … finish reading Robert Jensen : Abe Osheroff and the Struggle for a Better World

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The Future is Now : Mother Earth and Our Great Green Leap

“Mother Earth Father Sky.” Painting by Linda Puiatti.Curbing carbon’s just the tip of our great green leap [We must] make corporations serve the public …extinguish their interests in fossil/nuclear fuels …end their profit centers in waste and war … restore … finish reading The Future is Now : Mother Earth and Our Great Green Leap

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Afghanistan Escalation : Footprint We Can’t Afford

Ecological footprint. Image from Sprayblog.Escalation in Afghanistan:What’s the carbon/health footprint of another senseless war? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2009 The Afghan War may now doom our ability both to cope with the global climate … finish reading Afghanistan Escalation : Footprint We Can’t Afford

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Culture Wars and Witch Hunts : Anne Braden, Van Jones and Yosi Sargent

Rosa Parks Interviewed by Anne Braden. Photo from Wisconsin Historical Images.The many fronts of the culture wars The Van Jones resignation has particular meaning for people like me with life experience in the coalfields, where the exploitation of land and … finish reading Culture Wars and Witch Hunts : Anne Braden, Van Jones and Yosi Sargent

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Beyond Hutto : Reforming Immigrant Detention

Demonstrator at T. Don Hutto detention facility on World Refugee Day, June 20, 2009. Photo by Melissa Del Bosque / The Texas Observer.Beyond Hutto:Activists reflect on the continuing struggle against immigrant detention centers. By DC Tedrow / The Rag Blog … finish reading Beyond Hutto : Reforming Immigrant Detention

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Rev. Jim Rigby : Why is Universal Health Care ‘Un-American?’

Rev. Jim Rigby, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Austin, speaks at Austin rally for health care reform, Saturday, Oct. 29. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog. I can’t believe I am standing today in a Christian … finish reading Rev. Jim Rigby : Why is Universal Health Care ‘Un-American?’

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The Iqbal Decision and the Common Man

In Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s view, the court “messed up the federal rules.”9/11 Case Could Bring Broad Shift on Civil SuitsBy Adam Liptak / July 20, 2009 The most consequential decision of the Supreme Court’s last term got only a … finish reading The Iqbal Decision and the Common Man

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‘Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.’

Jane Darwell as Ma Joad and Henry Fonda as Tom Joad.Above the din, Ma Joad’s voice still confident, clearBy Pierre Tristam / April 7, 2009 Homeless camps now sprawl instead of developments. Unemployment numbers are spilling off front pages into … finish reading ‘Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there.’

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Tim Wise : Tuesday Night Obama Made History; Now the Work Begins

Zeborah Ball-Paul (right) and Theodora Beasley join 250,000 others in celebrating Barack Obama’s victory during Obama’s election night rally in Chicago’s Grant Park. Photo by Kuni Takahashi / Chicago Tribune.Avoiding cynicism and overconfidence in the age of Obama.By Tim Wise … finish reading Tim Wise : Tuesday Night Obama Made History; Now the Work Begins

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