Category Archives: RagBlog
To criticize Israel’s government and policies is not antisemitic. By Lamar Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 5, 2023 I am reluctant to write about Israel at this politically- and emotionally-charged time because there is little respect for free … Continue reading
JONAH RASKIN | FILM | The reign of terror waged against the Osage. A review of the movie ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 24, 2023 Jonah Raskin will discuss this article and related issues on Rag Radio, Friday, Nov. 24, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin or streamed at KOOP.org. For the past 600 … Continue reading
September 11, 2023, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1973 military coup in Chile. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2023 The Austin Committee for Human Rights in Chile began after the coup. It is where … Continue reading
Now it’s the 60th anniversary. Ten years ago (see my article below) I was marking a lot of half century points in my life; the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and momentous events of the months following it … Continue reading
By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2023 AUSTIN — A dear friend passed in June at 86. Greg Olds was a quiet, thoughtful person. Even though he was very sick, he assured us he was fine. No … Continue reading
ALLEN YOUNG | BOOKS | Two new memoirs by gay liberation pioneers, one by a lesbian and one by a gay man.
The experiences of Shelley and D’Emilio differ largely because of their unique backgrounds and life goals. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | August 16, 2023 Two new books, which I just finished reading, merit a wide-ranging readership, so whether you … Continue reading
La Peña Presents: Rastros Inolvidables / Unforgettable TracesPaintings by Carlos Lowry, August 13-September 11, 2023 Opening Reception:Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m.Live Music by Trio TiburónLa Peña is located at 237 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 By … Continue reading
The clock was stopped at 11:48 a.m. I took this photo the day they dedicated the memorial. On August 1, many of us remember the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting. Fifty years later, in 2016, the University of Texas … Continue reading
LAMAR HANKINS | EDUCATION & DIVERSITY | SCOTUS majority misunderstands benefits of college in its recent affirmative action decision.
By Lamar Hankins | The Rag Blog | July 27, 2023 Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s interview with Lamar Hankins on Rag Radio at 2 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2023, on KOOP 91.7 in Austin or stream at KOOP.org. Six members … Continue reading
Is it time to rent out Texas? By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | July 21, 2023 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s interview with Bruce Melton on Rag Radio at 2 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2023, on KOOP 91.7 in … Continue reading
In the Movement Folk Tales, Frank Erwin plays the role of the evil stepmother. By Richard Croxdale | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2023 The Rag Blog is cross-posting a piece of history published by People’s History in Texas … Continue reading