Muppets Diss Fox News In Response To Accusations... →
A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the...– “The Way It Was” — Mother Jones Magazine — Abortion before Roe v. Wade. (via deltumbles) Read this article, it’s 100% incredible. (via homotronic) Trigger Warning: Article describes molestation by a backalley abortion provider. (via prolifehypocrisy) Roe V Wade closed off entire wings of...
More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on Earth’s...– Scientific Computing
Turn off your televisions. Ignore the Newt-Mitt-Rick-Barack reality show. It is...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
I didn’t cause this fucking deficit, old people who got sick didn’t cause this...– Dear Beltway Insiders, while you make pretty speeches, I’m being cut to shreds. (via anticapitalist)
There is no connection between dismantling democracy and fixing a deficit....– Rev. David Bullock, president of Detroit Rainbow Push at the MLK day protest of Rick Snyder. Source
10 Reasons The U.S. Is No Longer The Land Of The... →
Assassination of U.S. citizens President Obama has claimed, as President George W. Bush did before him, the right to order the killing of any citizen considered a terrorist or an abettor of terrorism. Last year, he approved the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaqi and another citizen under this claimed inherent authority. Last month, administration officials affirmed that power, stating that...
Literally every day, one finds major news stories that consist of little more...– Glenn Greenwald (via azspot)
The Gospel of Consumption →
A great article on the origins of consumerism. “As far back as 1835, Boston workingmen striking for shorter hours declared that they needed time away from work to be good citizens: “We have rights, and we have duties to perform as American citizens and members of society.” As those workers well understood, any meaningful democracy requires citizens who are empowered to create and re-create...
The private sector by itself won’t, and can’t, undertake structural...– Joseph Stiglitz (via azspot)
The hardened culture of masculine privilege, big money and sport at Penn State...– Universities Gone Wild: Big Money, Big Sports and Scandalous Abuse at Penn State (via azspot)
Local and state police forces have been militarized not only in their equipment...– Paul Craig Roberts (via azspot)
Montana State Supreme Court Issues Remarkable... →
“Justice Nelson, who dissented because he believed that the state had to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, concluded by fervently disagreeing with the assumptions behind the Citizens United ruling, starting with the Roberts Court’s assumption that spending large sums in campaigns was not inherently corrupting.” From his dissent: “Corporations are artificial creatures of...
Book of the Month, January 2012
The Watchman’s Rattle Why can’t we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve? Rebecca Costa confronts- and offers a solution to-these questions in her highly anticipated and game-changing book, The Watchman’s Rattle. Costa...
This month's charity - January 2012
The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.