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FirstLook: NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children.

We live in an age where personal branding may limit your ability to report.

07/17/14 • 11:22 AM • Human RightsNewsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Google+: End of the nymwars?

Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. ”  Background, here.

07/15/14 • 03:54 PM • GoogleHuman RightsSocial MediaSoftware • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Emily Parker.

In specific, about her book on international bloggers, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are. On my list.

07/13/14 • 04:27 PM • ArtsBooksHuman RightsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: The Weeping Time.

When Thomson recounts the auction, he holds nothing back. By its very nature, the sale of human beings is a disgraceful affair and he describes the slave speculators as a motley lot, poking and prodding the ‘chattel,’ pinching their muscles and checking the insides of their mouths like livestock, all while joking and making lurid comments at some of the female slaves.” And much worse.

07/10/14 • 09:20 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dissent: Prison to Table - The Other Side of the Whole Foods Experience.

“It’s not clear what shocked people most about the report in Fortune that Whole Foods Market sells goat cheese and tilapia prepared with prison labor — the horrendous exploitation of prisoners for a base rate less than one-tenth of Whole Foods’ starting wage, or the fact that even after paying prisoner-workers sixty cents an hour, that tiny wheel of goat cheese still costs upward of seven dollars. Whichever reason it was, for many the story disturbed the experience that Whole Foods carefully cultivates for its customers.

07/09/14 • 10:44 AM • ConsumptionFoodHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Metafilter: Tsilhquot’in victory in the Supreme Court.

The recognition of aboriginal title rings in a new era, after years of frustration over treaty negotiations …” So, we’re returning the Black Hills when?

07/09/14 • 10:41 AM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LiveScience: Imperiled Amazon Indians Make 1st Contact with Outsiders.

Advocates think the Indians crossed into Brazil from Peru to escape drug traffickers and illegal loggers who started working in their territory ...

07/08/14 • 10:26 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Denver Post: Colorado claims contraceptive program caused big drop in teen birth rates.

A state health initiative to reduce teen birth rates by providing more than 30,000 contraceptive devices at low or no cost has led to a 40 percent drop in five years, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday.

07/08/14 • 08:53 AM • HealthHuman RightsPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

VQR: Losing Sparta.

Long, important read. Leans a bit close to maudlin, but has good intentions. Via MeFi.

07/06/14 • 11:44 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingHuman RightsPoliticsTravel • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BusinessWeek: Hospitals Are Mining Patients’ Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick.

Imagine getting a call from your doctor if you let your gym membership lapse, make a habit of buying candy bars at the checkout counter, or begin shopping at plus-size clothing stores.” Using big data to apply health care more efficiently. I’ll stay out of the privacy implications.

07/03/14 • 04:15 PM • ConsumptionHealthHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Corporations, Still Not People.

Well, I keep reading and rereading the Constitution and I still can’t find the word ‘corporation.’ This Supreme Court, with its new form of crony capitalism, seems to see the words everywhere.

07/03/14 • 11:19 AM • ConsumptionHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: A Grieving Father Pulls a Thread That Unravels BNP’s Illegal Deals.

Worth your time to read through.

07/01/14 • 08:12 AM • EconomicsHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Besieged by the rising tides of climate change, Kiribati buys land in Fiji.

“Within a few decades, small islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans risk being extensively or even completely submerged. In places the sea level is rising by 1.2cm a year, four times faster than the global average.

07/01/14 • 08:05 AM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers say.

As a researcher, you don’t get an ethical free pass because a user checked a box next to a link to a website’s terms of use. The researcher is responsible for making sure all participants are properly consented. In many cases, study staff will verbally go through lengthy consent forms with potential participants, point by point. Researchers will even quiz participants after presenting the informed consent information to make sure they really understand.

06/30/14 • 02:58 PM • Human RightsLawScholarlyScienceSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protestors.

Boo hiss, part deux.

06/29/14 • 11:05 AM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsLawTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Native American masks sold in Paris at Auction house Eve despite protests from the US emba

Boo hiss.

06/29/14 • 08:56 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The AV Club: Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology experiment.

Told you. Involuntary psychoanalysis. Mind control. Dogs and cats, living together … Via LakeFxDan on FB.

06/27/14 • 04:49 PM • Human RightsInternetMobilePsychologySecuritySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: Should Auschwitz Be a Site for Selfies?.

The Instagram era has now brought us the selfie in a concentration camp.Speechless.

06/26/14 • 04:39 PM • HistoryHuman RightsInternetMobilePhotographySocial MediaTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: What’s behind India’s tide of sexual violence.

Of course, while television is introducing a normalcy to sex, it has also furiously perpetuated the objectification of women, feeding the voyeuristic desires of millions who are sexually frustrated and lonely. [snip] Yet, what happens when reality strikes? Unfathomable rage.” Those who say media (tv, video games, etc.) are benign, need to read this.

06/26/14 • 09:51 AM • Human RightsLawTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Economist: Daily chart - The goodness of nations.

And the “peace and security” area is flawed: it penalises countries involved in armed conflicts abroad or that sell arms. Couldn’t one argue that this fosters a stable world?” Um … time for a chart that plots arms sales recipients to armed conflicts, methinks.

06/25/14 • 10:00 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ThinkProgress: Tokyo Assemblywoman Interrupted By Sexist Jeers While Advocating For More Support.

The assemblywoman, Ayaka Shiomura, was questioning officials about their plans to help working mothers when cries of ‘Why don’t you get married?’ and ‘Are you not able to have a baby?’ could be heard from seats held by members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).”  I find myself doing a quick check to recall in which century we currently live.

06/20/14 • 09:54 AM • Human RightsPoliticsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: The theft of Native Americans’ land, in one animated map.

Since the concept of reparations has been broached … one should understand why “reparations have never figured prominently into American Indian calls for justice”.

06/19/14 • 12:13 PM • HistoryHuman RightsScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Chicago Trib: Washington Redskins trademark canceled by U.S. Patent Office.

Would you complain about a team calling themselves any other racial epithet? Of course you would. There’s a simple fix, just switch epithets: The Washington Rednecks. There’s even an anthem available. Or does that hurt someone’s feelings? Think about it.

06/18/14 • 12:26 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ProPublica: All the Things Hillary Clinton’s Book Doesn’t Say About Iraq.

Uh-huh.

Later: GiTM, Same Old Hillary.  I hear ya, man.

06/18/14 • 10:40 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: Ida Lupino’s Prescient “Outrage”.

It’s a haunting, infuriating movie—and it’s not available on DVD or, to the best of my knowledge, on streaming services. Lupino is among the greats, and her directorial career is sadly under the radar. A boxed set of her six films for The Filmakers would be essential.

06/17/14 • 09:58 AM • ArtsEntertainmentHistoryHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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