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Rag Reunion and Public Celebration:
October 13-16, 2016

Moderated Discussions at ACC Eastview Friday, October 14 1:45-3:30 p.m. Keynote Event: Rag Radio interview with historian Doug Rossinow, author of The Politics of Authenticity, with UT-Austin American Studies professor Julia Mickenberg. Moderator: Thorne Dreyer. Multipurpose Hall (MPH) (EVC8500) 3:30-5:00 … Continue reading

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FRONT PAGE | See Rag Radio interview with Austin school trustee and East Austin community activist, Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias.

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METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2014 KILLEEN — When Spec. Ivan A. Lopez opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood on April 2, he killed four people and wounded 16 more. He was one … Continue reading

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Mack Royal : Darrell and Edith

Darrell and Edith By Mack Royal / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 Tornado Alley is something that is pretty easy to define. It’s where tornadoes are most likely to occur. The Bible Belt, on the other hand, is … Continue reading

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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

The picture By David Cox / Mar 2, 2010 I want you to look very closely at this picture and try and keep it in your minds eye. This was a perfectly healthy 22-year-old young man who in the service … Continue reading

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US Generosity: $2000 per Dead Afghan Child

This photo taken by a cell phone on Aug. 22, 2008, shows an Afghan child who was allegedly killed during a US-led raid in Azizabad village of Shindand district of Herat province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Source.Calculating life for … Continue reading

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Martial Law in Chile

Tossed like toys: People look at vehicles, strewn belongings, and large shipping containers hurled aground by the tsunami in downtown Talcahuano, Chile (March 1, 2010). Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images.Government declares martial law in central Chile after earthquake By Rafael Azul … Continue reading

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Empathy: Human Evolution’s Next Step

The human ability to empathize with other humans, to place oneself in the shoes of another, is a skill that is greatly diminished in modern society.Image from Demand More.‘Empathic Civilization’: When both faith and reason fail, stepping up to the … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges on Refusing to Support the Democrats

Ralph Nader was right about Barack Obama The timidity of the left exposes its cowardice, lack of a moral compass and mounting political impotence. The left stands for nothing. By Chris Hedges / March 1, 2010 We owe Ralph Nader … Continue reading

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Saying Coal Can Be Clean Doesn’t Make It So

The dirty truth behind clean coal By Joshua Frank / February 28, 2010 If you’ve tuned in to the Winter Olympics this past week, you likely sat through repeated showings of a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign paid for by Big … Continue reading

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Utah : Challenging Women’s Rights Again

Critics fear the new law could affect women who drink and miscarry.Photo: UPPA / Photoshot.Utah women may face murder charges after miscarriages By David Usborne / February 28, 2010 Outrage at bill that could jail women who ‘recklessly’ endanger unborn … Continue reading

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