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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s death spiral

The NCAA is now in a fight for its life. Its power emanates solely from its position as a cartel. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | March 28, 2014 “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered…” – Mark Cuban … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s death spiral

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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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William Rogers : Austin Workers Rally to Recall Scott Walker

At the Recall Walker rally in Austin: Travis Donoho, left, organizer for Education Austin (American Federation of Teachers) and Steve Rossignol, Texas State Association of Electrical Workers. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.As Scott Walker speaks in Austin:Unions … finish reading William Rogers : Austin Workers Rally to Recall Scott Walker

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Harry Targ : Hoosiers Protest Right-to-Work Laws

Trade unionists and progressives rally at Indiana State House in Indianapolis Feb. 22. Photo by Alan Petersime / AP.Protesting Right-to-Work laws:Hoosiers rally at Indiana State House By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / February 28, 2011 “A word on … finish reading Harry Targ : Hoosiers Protest Right-to-Work Laws

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Alice Embree : Spirited Pro-Choice and Pro-Union Rallies in Austin

Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators marched down Congress Ave. in Austin Saturday, Feb. 26 (above), and then joined with supporters of Wisconsin workers for an enthusiastic rally on the steps of the Texas state Capitol. Photos by Terry DuBose / The … finish reading Alice Embree : Spirited Pro-Choice and Pro-Union Rallies in Austin

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Joshua Brown : Life During Wartime: Slay the Beast

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Political cartoon and verse by Joshua Brown / The Rag Blog / February 20, 2011.The Rag Blog

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Jay D. Jurie : Behind the Chilean Mine Disaster

Drills are seen outside the San Jose Mine in Copiapo, Chile, where 33 miners were trapped 2,000 feet under the ground for more than two months. Photo by Roberto Candia / AP.What’s caused it and what’s next?After the Chilean mine … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Behind the Chilean Mine Disaster

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March Forth in Austin : Students and Faculty Protest Budget Cuts

Naomi Caballero of MACHA speaks at a rally on the West Mall Thursday, protesting budget cuts and tuition increases at UT Austin. Photo by Danielle Villasana / The Daily Texan.Stop the Cuts Coalition at UT-Austin:Protest against budget cuts, faculty layoffs … finish reading March Forth in Austin : Students and Faculty Protest Budget Cuts

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Obama Shows Progressive Side : Vocal Support for Chicago Workers

Workers laid off from a Chicago factory on Saturday at what they called an occupation of the plant. They criticized their former bosses, the company’s creditors and the federal government. Photo by Beth Rooney / NYT. There are those on … finish reading Obama Shows Progressive Side : Vocal Support for Chicago Workers

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Doug Zachary on the Passing of Folk Legend Utah Phillips

Reflections on Utah PhillipsBy Doug Zachary / The Rag Blog / May 27, 2008 [Singer, songwriter, labor organizer, Korean war vet and man of peace Utah Phillips died of congestive heart failure on May 23 at his home in Nevada … finish reading Doug Zachary on the Passing of Folk Legend Utah Phillips

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R.I.P. Utah Phillips

One of the great hobos, labor organizers, union men and singer/writer/mentors Utah Phillips passed away on Friday night. He was 73 years old and I suspect any reader of Songs:Illinois will be well aware of the work of Utah. Newer … finish reading R.I.P. Utah Phillips

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Austin Vets for Peace Fete Folk Legend Utah Philips

Utah Philips performs in Milwaukee on May Day, 2006.Austin salutes ailing folk great and freedom fighter Utah PhilipsBy Doug Zachary / The Rag Blog Austin Vets For Peace is raising money for our fellow Peace veteran and VFP member, the … finish reading Austin Vets for Peace Fete Folk Legend Utah Philips

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