DARKJEZ: "if voting changed anything, it would be... →
ghost-of-algren: tsotchke: youarenotyou: this is probably the #1 issue i have with other anarchists and “radicals” in general, and it’s almost always coming from white dudes who are relatively class-stable* (meaning they have families to fall back on if things become difficult, no children, no health care needs, and… Omfg thank you. Yes Obama does some shit that is seriously fucked up....
Most products in the mass and luxury markets are manufactured in harmful...– Minh-Ha T. Pham in “A Pyre to Privilege, Not an Invitation to Gender Shaming” full article HERE (via moniquemallo)
Keeping it in the family: BPA’s effects might last... →
iggymogo: By Tom Laskawy Image by Shutterstock. Back in May, I pointed to a study on a farm chemical that was found to cause physiological and behavioral changes in rats. Worryingly, the effects persisted for generations after a single exposure (it was the first time this phenomenon was extensively documented in an industrial chemical).
Yemeni officials say 5 suspected militants* killed... →
theamericanbear: Military officials say an airstrike has hit a vehicle carrying suspected militants as it travelled down an inner city road in eastern Yemen, killing five. The officials say the attack Wednesday targeted the vehicle in Hadramawt in eastern Yemen. They say the bodies were badly mangled by the airstrike. The officials didn’t say who carried out the attack, but the U.S. has used...
Water crisis will make Gaza strip 'unliveable' →
sinidentidades: The Gaza strip faces a water crisis that will soon make it “unliveable” unless plans for a $500m desalination plant are approved by banks, delegates at a water conference in Stockholm were told this week. Water for the 1.6 million people – half of them children and two-thirds refugees – who live in just 365 sq km of land bordering the Mediterranean comes entirely from the...
I thought reaching into the pockets of U.S. smartphone users and annoying them...– Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes. Here’s an app that should be in every single American’s phone so that there is an awakening in the collective conscience of the country. Too bad Apple rejected it. Why? Because it lacks the basic guts to simply update you on American foreign policy...
planetsconverse: In Spain, financial crisis feeds expansion of a parallel, euro-free economy c4ss: Barcelona — Psychologist Angels Corcoles recently taught a seminar about self-empowerment for women, and when she finished the organizers handed her a check with her fee. The amount was in hours, not euros….
We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had...– Ann Romney, Mitt and Ann Romney—Portrayed by Sister Romney as Struggling, Just-Getting-By, Stock-Selling Students at BYU (via robot-heart-politics) Oh my god, Ann! This sounds JUST LIKE my parents’ story! You know, the one where they were so poor that they had to work three low-wage jobs apiece,...
Everyone wants to save the Muslim woman. Some want to put the hijab on me and...– Pakistani activist Uzma Shakir (via aaliasstate0fmind)
Rachel Corrie verdict exposes Israeli military... →
rosadefuego: Tell me again you have no opinion. Tell me again that Israel is the Middle East’s only democracy. #israel #state terrorism #authoritarian #democracy #middle east #idf
Rachel Corrie’s Parents Denounce Israeli Military... →
An Israeli judge has cleared Israel’s military of responsibility for the killing of the U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie. A 23-year-old college student, Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza nine years ago. She was standing in front of a Palestinian home to help prevent its demolition. Today’s ruling came in a wrongful death civil suit brought by Corrie’s family, with...
Gaza 'will not be liveable by 2020' - UN Report →
verbalresistance: The Gaza Strip will not be “a liveable place” by 2020 unless action is taken to improve basic services in the territory, according to a UN report. Tunnels under the Egyptian border have been a lifeline for Gaza in recent years. Basic infrastructure in water, health, education and sanitation “is struggling to keep pace with a growing population”, according to the report. It...
Soledad brother: The prison letters of George... →
amodernmanifesto: PDF compilation of letters written by prison activist, George Jackson, from 1964 to 1970. In 1960, at the age of eighteen, George Jackson was accused of stealing $70 from a gas station in Los Angeles. Though there was evidence of his innocence, his court-appointed lawyer maintained that because Jackson had a record (two previous instances of petty crime), he should plead...
Common Insecticide May Harm Boys' Brains More Than...
gardenup: From Scientific American. More ugly products from our friends at Dow Chemical. A widely used pesticide – banned in homes but still commonly used on farms – appears to harm boys’ developing brains more than girls’, according to a new study of children in New York City. In boys, exposure to chlorpyrifos in the womb was associated with lower scores on short-term memory tests compared...
Ohio GOP Election Board Member: "Our Voting... →
interstellargeek: justinspoliticalcorner: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s recent decision to prohibit early voting on nights and weekends in all districts has many concerned about the effect on voter turnout in the state, particularly among low-income and minority communities. But one Republican Party chairman is content to suppress votes among this vulnerable demographic. Doug Preisse,...
Syria is struggle with U.S. for Mideast: Iranian... →
pieceinthepuzzlehumanity: The conflict in Syria is a struggle between the United States and Iran whose outcome will decide whether the Middle East follows the path of an Iran-inspired Islamic movement or U.S. influence, a top Iranian official said on Saturday. “Today, we are in the final with the United States in Syria,” Mohsen Rezaie, secretary of the Expediency Council that advises supreme...
British intelligence aided Syrian rebels to attack... →
pieceinthepuzzlehumanity: British intelligence on Syrian troop movements is helping rebels launch successful attacks on regime forces, a Sunday newspaper reported, quoting an opposition official. The Sunday Times weekly said the disclosure by the official was the first indication that British intelligence was playing a covert role in the anti-regime revolt which first erupted in March 2011. The...
Spain: Union raid on supermarkets stirs furore →
amodernmanifesto: “In this time of crisis, when they are expropriating the people, we want to expropriate the expropriators, namely, the landowners, banks and big retailers.” With these words Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, leader of the Andalusian Union of Workers (SAT), United Left (IU) member of parliament in the Andalusian regional parliament and mayor of the rural town of Marinaleda,...