Tag Archives: The Left

Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

Graphic from Liberation News.For whom should the left vote? Many progressives now view Obama as the ‘lesser evil,’ but worry he will sell them out once again. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2012 There … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

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David McReynolds : In Defense of Independent Politics / 1

Dynamic duo: Does the answer lie elsewhere? Image from Gulf Business.EdgeLeft:In defense of independent politics / 1 What is certain is that neither candidate is willing to make a real break with the military/industrial complex which dominates this country. By … finish reading David McReynolds : In Defense of Independent Politics / 1

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Carl Davidson : What Should Progressives Do in November?

Dynamic duo. Graphic by DonkeyHotey. What to do in November, and beyond The 2012 election will be one of the most polarized and critical elections in recent history. And it will have little to do with Obama’s record… which is … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Carl Davidson : What Should Progressives Do in November?

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RAG BLOG DEBATE / David P. Hamilton and Jay D. Jurie : Electoral Politics and the Left

“Citizens United Carpet Bombing Democracy.” Cartoon by DonkeyHotey / Flickr Commons.A Rag Blog debate:Electoral politics and the left David Hamilton argues that the U.S. federal elections in 2012 don’t merit being the focus of our attention, while Jay Jurie contends … finish reading RAG BLOG DEBATE / David P. Hamilton and Jay D. Jurie : Electoral Politics and the Left

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Robert Jensen : Will Potter and ‘Green is the New Red’

Image from TreeHugger.Green is the New Red:An interview with Will Potter By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2011 For centuries, the arbitrary use of power by the state against dissidents has been a key threat to … finish reading Robert Jensen : Will Potter and ‘Green is the New Red’

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Richard Flacks : Beyond Barack Obama

Barack Obama. Image from Portlandart.Beyond Barack Obama Lefty focusing on the president and his shortcomings distracts us from the work we need to do. By Richard Flacks / In These Times / February 2, 2011 The growing progressive drumbeat about … finish reading Richard Flacks : Beyond Barack Obama

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Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

Betita Martinez. Photo from SF Gate.‘The heart just insists’:My friend Betita Martinez As the daughter of a dark-skinned immigrant from Mexico City and a blue-eyed North American, she felt racism in the air, ‘but I did not have words for … finish reading Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

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Harry Targ : Robert Gibbs and the ‘Professional Left’

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs slammed the “professional left” for being too critical of Barack Obama. Photo by Carolyn Kaster /AP.Criticizing Obama:A dialectical look at the ‘professional left’ By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 14, 2010 … finish reading Harry Targ : Robert Gibbs and the ‘Professional Left’

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BOOKS / Dick J. Reavis on ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains’

A worrisome message from Nicholas Carr:What The Shallows means for the left By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / July 10, 2010 [The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr (Norton, 2010; Hardcover, … finish reading BOOKS / Dick J. Reavis on ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains’

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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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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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2010 : A New Year and New Hope for Social Change

“Solidarity.” Pastel by genevievemc / photobucketAfter 2009’s dashed hopes:A progressive movement in motion By Jack A. Smith / The Rag Blog / December 23, 2009 With a new year around the corner, let’s look at the year now ending, and … finish reading 2010 : A New Year and New Hope for Social Change

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