Tag Archives: Social Movements

Harry Targ : My Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. My Nelson Mandela Real historic figures get lionized, sanitized, and most importantly redefined as defenders of the ongoing order rather than activists who committed their lives to revolutionary changes… By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Harry Targ : My Nelson Mandela

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Harry Targ : Academic Freedom and the Mitch Daniels/Howard Zinn Kerfuffle

Political cartoon by Gary Varvel / Indianapolis Star Academic freedom under fire: The Mitch Daniels/Howard Zinn kerfuffle If education at any level is to be shaped by the principle of academic freedom it must encourage student exposure to varieties of … finish reading Harry Targ : Academic Freedom and the Mitch Daniels/Howard Zinn Kerfuffle

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Harry Targ : Egypt, Popular Uprisings, and 21st Century Social Movements

Gamal Abdel Nasser emerged as a powerful charismatic figure in Middle East politics. Image from The Majalla. Egypt, popular uprisings, and complexityof 21st century social movements On one side are those who remember military coups supported by the United States … finish reading Harry Targ : Egypt, Popular Uprisings, and 21st Century Social Movements

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Harry Targ : Social Movements and the Forces of Reaction

Image from KXL.com.Progressive social movements andthe reactionary forces that oppose them By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 29, 2012 “Of course, Big Labor’s coercion of employees into paying union dues to subsidize its political agenda isn’t new, … finish reading Harry Targ : Social Movements and the Forces of Reaction

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Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

Image from The Democracy Center.The power — and limits — of social movements Dissidents not only have to be willing to tell the truth about the delusions of the dominant culture, but make sure we don’t fall into delusions of … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

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Zaid Jilani : Arab Countries Where the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Could Spread

Algerian riot Police scuffle with protesters in Algiers, Algeria, Saturday. Thousands defied a government ban on demonstrations,but were outnumbered by police. Photo by Sidali Djarboub / AP.Who’s next?The ‘Jasmine Revolution’ and the Arab world By Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress / … finish reading Zaid Jilani : Arab Countries Where the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Could Spread

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Carl Davidson : Obama, the Democrats, and the Months Ahead

Carl Davidson. Photo by Thomas Good / Next Left Notes.A report and perspective from the rust belt:Obama, the Democrats and the months aheadBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / December 28, 2009 Carl Davidson will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest … finish reading Carl Davidson : Obama, the Democrats, and the Months Ahead

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Deadly Environment : Latin American Anti-Mining Activists Murdered

A close up of murdered anti-mining activist Marcelo Rivera’s eyes on a mural painted in front of the cultural center that he founded in San Isidro, El Salvador. Photo by Dominque Jarry-Shore / The Dominion.Grassroots movements met with deadly violence:Mining … finish reading Deadly Environment : Latin American Anti-Mining Activists Murdered

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Women : The Secret Weapon of the Marijuana Reform Movement

Art from Anne of Carversville.The secret to legal marijuana?It may just be women Public acceptance of pot is at an all-time high, and the fact that women have drastically changed their attitudes may be what is most fascinating about the … finish reading Women : The Secret Weapon of the Marijuana Reform Movement

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John Ross : A Mexican Revolution Every 100 Years?

“Revolución.” Woodcut by José Guadalupe Posada / Biografías y Vidas.1810! 1910! 2010?A Mexican Revolution timelineBy John Ross / The Rag Blog / November 26, 2009 MEXICO CITY — Fact: Every 100 years on the tenth year of the century, Mexico … finish reading John Ross : A Mexican Revolution Every 100 Years?

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BOOKS / Caliban and the Witch : The Creation of Capitalism

Who Were the Witches?Patriarchal Terror and the Creation of Capitalism By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2009 This Halloween season, there is no book I could recommend more highly than Silvia Federici’s brilliant Caliban and the … finish reading BOOKS / Caliban and the Witch : The Creation of Capitalism

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Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

Celebrating Pete Seeger:Our political troubador More than any other individual, he had conceived and fostered a tradition of protest song that drew from a number of cultural roots, had significant political consequence, and reshaped the forms and content of popular … finish reading Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

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