First, remember that style comes in all sizes, so the bigger you are, the more...– Those fashion tips are courtesy of noted style icon and total badass Miss Piggy. (via fuckyeahwomenprotesting2) HIIIYA! Ms. Piggy is a fucking winner. (via hamburgerjack) Miss Piggy is my freaking role model. (via pilgrimkitty) I was never into the Muppets as a kid because they terrified me,...
White House says Obama considering rolling back... →
Egypt imports 21 tons of tear gas from the US,... →
darling80m: via the angry arab, from bikyamasr: The arrival of 7 and half tons of tear gas to Egypt’s Suez port created conflict after the responsible officials at the port refused to sign and accept it for fear it would be used to crackdown on Egyptian protesters. Local news sites published documents regarding the shipment shows that the cargo that arrived in 479 barrels from the United...
After all, politics alone has not put protesters into the streets. The tipping...– Barack Obama, May 19, 2011, in an address concerning the Arab Spring. The irony of this rhetoric gets louder every day, Mr. President. (via occupyearth)
New York Fed Brownshirt Jason Barker Urges Police... →
cultureofresistance: I’ve deliberately waited a bit before examining the remark of one Jason Barker, an employee of the New York Fed, on a New York Post article that ran the day after the November 17 Occupy Wall Street protests. My initial negative reaction to his comment still holds. The Post piece itself presented itself as a celebration of police bloodlust, but it was actually more nuanced...
Siri steers iPhone users away from Planned... →
think-progress: Example of a typical Siri response about abortion: Q: I am pregnant and do not want to be. Where can I go to get an abortion? A: “Sorry, [my name], I can’t look for places in Tanzania.” Meanwhile, despite the fact that prostitution is illegal, Siri obligingly located Charming Cherries escort service just a few blocks away. interesting….
Here is USA's history on bombing countries for...
anoncentral: 1945 - Japan (Nuclear) 1945-1946 - China 1950-1953 - Korea, China 1954 - Guatemala 1958 - Indonesia 1959-61 - Cuba 1960 - Guatemala 1964 - Congo 1965 - Peru 1964-1973 - Laos 1961-1973 - Vietnam 1969-1970 - Cambodia 1967-1969 - Guatemala 1983 - Grenada 1983-1984 - Lebanon 1980’s - El Salvador 1980’s - Nicaragua 1986 - Libya 1987 - Iran 1989 - Panama 1991 - Iraq ...
The (mis)Direction of the Occupy Movement? →
occupyonline: mercerspoems: What follows is not evidence or accusation of anything, it is all links, circumstantial links, but numerous and too prominent to ignore. As the old adage goes, ‘there is no smoke without fire’ and it seems there is a veritable inferno under the Occupy movement right now, and one that, on current showing, appears to be growing in strength. The movement is becoming...
You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and...– Ryan Gosling, actor and feminist, in a letter protesting the NC-17 rating of Blue Valentine. The rating was based on one consensual sex scene, in which he goes down on Michelle Williams. (via ladiebear) I get why he’s all over my dash now. (via jonathan-cunningham)
occupywallstreet: Anthropologist David Graeber on OWS’s anarchist roots. occupy-anthro: London, UK - Almost every time I’m interviewed by a mainstream journalist about Occupy Wall Street I get some variation of the same lecture: “How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse to create a leadership structure or make a practical list of demands? And what’s with all this anarchist...
AP: "Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik... →
THE GUARDIAN: Death toll in Syria, according to... →
When I started to write it was the ’70s and throughout that decade we didn’t...– Young adult lit author Judy Blume on the rise of censorship in school libraries over the last several decades. (via npr)
The Lesser Of Two Eurozone Evils
letterstomycountry: Sullivan spots Ezra Klein pointing out why it’s in Germany’s financial interest to bail out Greece, Ireland and Portugal: [I]t would be much, much cheaper for Germany to simply bail out Greece, Ireland, and Portugal outright (that would cost about 1,000 euros for every German man, woman and child in one swoop) than it would be for Germany to exit the euro zone (which would...
Promising HIV-preventative gel trial halted in... →
jtotheizzoe: The NIH has decided to pull the plug on a formerly promising trial of a vaginal gel that held hope of preventing the transmission of HIV between “discordant couples”. It could have something to do with how they applied the gel, but for now it’s simply another a setback for the HIV prevention community. Read my previous post about the drug involved here.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!! IMPORTANT! →
jonathan-cunningham: leftish: Tell the Senate “NO to Indefinite Military Detention!” The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge. The Defense Authorization bill is now on the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all...
NY POST: Board members of City University of New... →
10 things you should know about International... →
1. One in three women die or are seriously injured as a result of gender-based violence. Violence against women results in more deaths among women ages 15 to 44 than the total number of women who die because of war, malaria, and cancer. 2. An estimated four million women and girls are bought and sold worldwide each year, either into marriage, prostitution or slavery. 3. One out of every six...
If you’re gonna have pizza with someone else, what do you have to do? You gotta...– NY Times: Teaching Good Sex (via ffolkthepainaway)
#OccupyLA Refuses To Leave, Police Attempting To... →
occupywallstreet: Occupiers have refused to leave and the police are currently enclosing. Thousands have arrived to defend Solidarity Park, forming human chains. Click through link to watch live.
World Bank: Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in... →
climateadaptation: The World Bank published an easy to read guide to climate adaptation. The primary focus is to explain what adaptation is, and how city managers can adapt and lower risks to people, their homes, and businesses. “Building resilience and adapting to climate change is increasingly a high priority for cities. Besides mitigation, on which efforts have largely focused in the past,...
Women Are Underrepresented, Oversexualized In Top... →
petercroce: Boycott Hollywood.
So, when you connect the dots, properly... →
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it– Robert Swan (via venuschild)
#ACLU: Urge the Senate to Oppose Indefinite... →
anonymissexpress: The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge. The Defense Authorization bill — a “must-pass” piece of legislation — is headed to the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all future presidents — the...
Occupy Wall Street versus the Tea Party
cognitivedissonance: Just a few stats on the two movements…
Save the Postal Service →
seriouslyamerica: truth-has-a-liberal-bias: Senator Bernie Sanders recently introduced a bill to save the U.S. Postal Service. “In the midst of this terrible rececession, it makes no sense to lay off 100,000 postal workers - many of whom are veterans. While the Postal Service does face financial problems because of the decline of first class mail and the general impact of the recession, its...
Police 'killed deaf cyclist with stun gun after he... →
peak-society: “A police officer killed an elderly, deaf and mentally disabled man riding his bicycle by shooting him with a Taser stun gun after he failed to obey instructions to stop. Roger Anthony, 61, was killed as he made his way home in Scotland Neck, South Carolina, after officers responded to a 911 call about a man who had fallen off his bicycle in a car park. The caller told...
Apple iTunes flaw 'allowed government spying for 3... →
infoneer-pulse: A British company called Gamma International marketed hacking software to governments that exploited the vulnerability via a bogus update to iTunes, Apple’s media player, which is installed on more than 250 million machines worldwide. The hacking software, FinFisher, is used to spy on intelligence targets’ computers. It is known to be used by British agencies and earlier this...
Democrats need to derail and co-opt the Occupy Movement because it calls...– Van Jones and Democratic Party Operatives: You Do Not Represent the Occupy Movement (via azspot)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence... →
stfuconservatives: [TW: rape] A top United Nations official today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a call for solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence in conflict throughout the world. “These survivors, mainly women and girls, have lived through unspeakable horrors at the hands of armed groups who deliberately and systematically use...