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Michael Meeropol : ‘L’Affaire Kushner’ at New York’s City University

Tony Kushner. Photo by Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters.L’Affaire Kushner:Give and take at theCity University of New York CUNY awards honorary doctorate to playwright Tony Kushner, takes it away, then — after ‘firestorm’ of protest — gives it back. By Michael Meeropol / … Continue reading

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Michael Meeropol : Islamophobia and the ‘Two Americas’

‘Islam in Two Americas’: Times piece reflects pernicious xenophobia The implication… is that when Americans display anti-Muslim bigotry — as in the past they had been anti-semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-Mormon, anti-immigrant — it makes for a quick and more complete assimilation… … Continue reading

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Michael Meeropol : Business Unites to Fight Workers’ Rights

Virtually the entire organized business lobbying apparatus is united in attempting to convince the public that the Employee Free Choice Act is a terrible blow against workers’ rights. By Michael Meeropol / The Rag Blog / March 5, 2009 The … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FILM | Two new films about Roy Cohn
review his decades of villainy

Roy Cohn is best known for being the right-hand man to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | June 11, 2020 NEW YORK, N.Y. — On June 19, Home Box Office (HBO) will release an informative … Continue reading

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Fixing the Economy : A Comprehensive Plan from Progressive Economists

We deny that there is any conflict between the need to get the economy moving again by creating jobs, and the long term goals of green technologies, national health insurance, and a fairer distribution of income. In fact, higher wages … Continue reading

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Obama and the Left : Shout Loud and Clear

Paraphrasing Joe Hill: ‘Don’t mourn Obama’s leanings — organize to push him the other way…’‘I think to a large extent, we ought to stop discussing whether Obama is being “good” or “bad” and focus on the POLICIES we want his … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS | Obscure moment in 1951 recalls long history of racial injustice

The CPUSA was the only predominantly white organization to make anti-racism a major priority. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | July 2, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — When I read the news a few weeks ago that Philonise Floyd, … Continue reading

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Alan Wieder :
Bill Ayers’ ‘Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident’

In his ongoing journey, and with his new memoir, ‘Public Enemy,’ Bill Ayers continues to bring the radical ‘spark’ forward. By Alan Wieder | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2014 Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn will speak at “Underground … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’ on Rosenbergs Offers No Such Thing

Walter Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’:New book on Rosenbergs fails to deliverBy Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2010 [Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir; Preface and Afterword by Miriam Schneir (Melville House, … Continue reading

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