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(This is in Oakland for the public radio show Snap Judgment.)
In Self-Immolations by Tibetans, Signs of New... →
“When there is nothing left to burn, you must set yourself on fire.”
Trayvon Martin Case: Surveillance Video of George... →
He’s a judge’s son, the police haven’t contacted Trayvon’s friend he was on the phone with at the time, the prosecutor blocked the manslaughter charge, and now this? CAN THIS GET ANY SHADIER? WHAT OTHER FRESH BULLSHIT CAN BE STREWN?
Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online →
nprfreshair: Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It’s part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet. Songs from Southern Journey make up a good chunk of my most played list.
Thailand labour gets more expensive | Oman... →
Below are just the pertinent numbers but click to read the whole article. I love (as in, hate) the colonialist and dehumanizing tone in it The new rate, which represents an increase of around 40 per cent, will be applied nationwide next year… In China during the first three months of this year alone, workers’ wages rose more than 10 per cent, reaching $230 a month in Shanghai, $240 in...
The EPA Suggests an End to Big Coal →
theatlantic: Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a set of landmark greenhouse gas regulations that will surely have every coal country politician, from the hills to Appalachia to the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, sputtering mad. The rule will require new power plants to emit about 43 percent less carbon dioxide than today’s coal-fired generators. Natural gas plants already...
houseofangryhippies: toasterwaffles: “Let’s be honest, the world would simply be a better place for Animals if people like Animal researchers, slaughterhouse workers and even non-Vegans were disposed of. It’s kind of difficult to harm an Animal if you’re dead.” -Walter Bond, City Council Member of Clown Town, USA Thanks SPLC, for reminding me that extremist assholes are everywhere. Animal...
A War on Women
teamvocalo: Brian and Molly spoke with Arthur Goldwag, author of an article in the most recent issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report on the rise of radical Men’s Rights groups, and how they’re fanning some misogynistic flames on the internet. You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not...
This American Life retracts its Foxconn story,... →
This does not mean it is an entirely untrue story, everyone! Do not use this as an excuse to feel any less guilty about how your desire for cheap, constantly improving technology oppresses and exploits foreign laborers, she types from her MacBook Pro while checking her texts on her iPhone.
Troubling Trend: More States Hostile to Abortion... →
Your morning throat tightening and stomach twisting feeling of despair! By 2011 more than half of women of reproductive age (15-44) were living in states that were hostile to abortion, up from less than one-third in 2000.
In Cook County, the costs of catching a case |... →
Here’s your daily serving of Prison Industrial Complex: Cook County makes money on each call and not just a little money. Using the Freedom of Information Act I got a copy of the contract between the county and Securus Technologies, the company that operates the jail phone service. The contract requires Securus to pay 57.5 percent of the revenue from phone calls back to the county. Last...
The seismic readings of the earthquake that...
Sixteen Afghan civilians killed in rogue U.S.... →
Condom Rule May Drive Sex Films From Los Angeles -... →
“Clearly, the viewing public doesn’t want to watch movies with condoms,” said Steven Hirsch, an industry veteran and the founder of Vivid Entertainment.
Oglala Nationals Roadblock Oil Pipeline Trucks On... →
The Texas semi-trucks, transporting 1.25 Million-dollar “Treater Vessels” used in oil, gas and element separation, were stopped in their tracks as they approached the human roadblock. The human roadblock that featured two Lakota grandmothers: Renabelle Bad Cob Standing Bear (in her wheelchair) and Marie Randal (in her 90s). The drivers were questioned by those forming the blockade as to why they...
Uganda: NGOs →
If you want to make a donation to Ugandan people through a non-profit, check out the ratings of some places on this page through Charity Navigator.
Thoughts on, ahem, Charity, by Visible Children →
Invisible Children has been condemned time and time again. As a registered not-for-profit, its finances are public. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32% went to direct services (page 6), with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production.
2 Chill 2 Be Concise
pitchfork: Fiona Apple’s new album— her first in seven years— is called The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. The record is due in June.
When the US Government Can Kill You, Explained |... →
“‘Due process’ and ‘judicial process’ are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security.” Holder said. “The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.”
An oral history of the Malice at the Palace, the... →
Weekend reading, followed by weekend watching!