Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Jonah Raskin :
FILM | Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’: An anti-imperialist perspective

Come on, Spike. You can do better than this. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 2, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Spike Lee has made a name for himself over the past 35 years as the preeminent … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

It both challenged and strengthened my desire to make this a better world, and it caused me to wonder if a better world was even possible. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2018 There was … Continue reading

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Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

Vietnam was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2017 Our government has no right to send American boys to their death in any battlefield in … Continue reading

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Carl Davidson :
My friend and comrade, Tom Hayden

He inspired me and many others to go to the battlegrounds and ‘put our bodies on the line.’ By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2016 REMEMBERING TOM HAYDEN Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur Waskow … Continue reading

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

He redefined what it meant to be tough and collectivized the very idea of courage. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2016 The reverberations. Not the rumbles, the reverberations. The death of Muhammad Ali will undoubtedly … Continue reading

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Swathi Narayanan :
METRO | Missing in action but not forgotten

A daughter continues her quest to find her father and other lost soldiers. By Swathi Narayanan | The Rag Blog | January 2, 2016 AUSTIN — Karoni Forrester’s earliest memory of her childhood is sneaking into her grandfather’s study to … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
Vietnam postscript: Activists remember the cause that shook an empire

For baby boomers who watched the Vietnam War on the nightly news, the war has never really ended. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 17, 2015 BERKELEY — Remember the War in Vietnam? Indeed, how could anyone … Continue reading

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Harvey Wasserman :
The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete

Our electoral apparatus is thoroughly compromised by oceans of dirty money, Jim Crow registration traps, rigged electronic voting, gerrymandering… By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 The GOP/corporate coup d’etat is nearly complete. The Republicans now … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden :
From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

We cannot trust the ‘best and brightest’ to have the answers any more than students trusted their pedigreed elders 50 years ago. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 17, 2014 [The following remarks, provided to The Rag … Continue reading

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver :
Tonkin Gulf: The event that changed my
life forever

I was a fly on the wall. I was a member of the staff of the operational command under whose authority the destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy would enter the history books. By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver | The … Continue reading

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Larry Ray :
A little bombing quiz for you

In the two photos below please identify which bombing was ordered by Bashar al-Assad and which one by Benjamin Netanyahu. By Larry Ray | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014, 2014 There are two photos below and both are … Continue reading

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Jim Simons :
The 50-year lawyer: Defying the systems of power

I knew that what I would write would never be published by the ‘Bar Journal.’ So I happily write it for ‘The Rag Blog.’ Here I stand, though the road was not exactly what I expected. By Jim Simons | … Continue reading

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