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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.


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

The Art Newspaper: Matisse painting in Gurlitt hoard was Nazi loot, researchers find.

Even though it could not be documented with absolute certainty how the work came into [Cornelius Gurlitt’s father] Hildebrand Gurlitt’s possession, the task force has concluded that the work is Nazi loot and was taken from its rightful owner Paul Rosenberg.” And, who is Paul Rosenberg?

06/16/14 • 08:40 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GigaOm: A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share.

Clever and timely.  Their site. Personally, I think it’s time to dump Facebook and embrace Path instead.

06/11/14 • 06:28 PM • Human RightsInternetSecuritySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ancient Origins: Photographer captures last traces of the ancient tradition of foot binding.

Their foot bones would remain broken for years, and were prone to repeatedly re-breaking. Toenails often cut into the sole of the foot leading to infection, and women with bound feet were much more likely to fall and break their hips and other bones. Many women who underwent foot binding were left with lasting disabilities.” The full image gallery is here.

06/10/14 • 08:24 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPhotographyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

YDR: Skull of Civil War soldier to be auctioned in Hagerstown.

The human remains were found in 1949 while someone tilled a garden on the Benner Farm in Gettysburg, according to auctioneer Tom Taylor with Estate Auction Company.” Given the history of how the dead were swiftly and carelessly dealt with, this individual should be reinterred with respect. Apparently the Gettysburg National Cemetery is for Union soldiers only; if the skull’s actual political polarity can be determined (and at this far remove, such an effort seems a little silly), he could be reinterred there, or sent to Richmond for a Confederate burial.

06/02/14 • 08:41 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KRQE: ABQ woman shot in face while driving.

Good lord. The entry point on the windshield is kinda low to come from a bridge and still hit her in the face, no?

05/31/14 • 01:51 PM • HealthHuman RightsLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: It’s three times cheaper to give housing to the homeless than to keep them on the streets.

A new study is out providing support to one of my favorite ideas in public policy — that the best way to deal with the challenge of homelessness is to give homeless people homes to live in.” One of the early popular Almanacs (remember that book craze in the ‘70’s) created an infographic showing that if you took the American defense budget and rerouted it for just one year to housing the homeless, you could give each homeless person a $250,000 house.

05/30/14 • 09:38 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ProPublica: Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

After Mindi started arguing, medical staff sent her for a psychological evaluation and notified local child welfare authorities, according to court records.” And, as per usual, everything went downhill from there. An important read.

05/30/14 • 09:19 AM • HealthHuman RightsLawPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Tacoma Art Museum presents a dazzling visual experience of contemporary Native America.

Tremendous Kickstarter funding, a network of savvy Native American volunteer professionals, artists, and leaders, and a multi-media powerhouse packed in her rolling “war pony” of a car have allowed this artist the independence, access, and apparatus to deliver meaningful photography that stands out in the post-modernist visual scene.” Her blog is currently down. The Kickstarter page is still up. She has an FB page. Indian Country Today has some samples.

05/30/14 • 08:52 AM • ArtsHuman RightsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Google brings you the ‘Edit Yourself’ form.

Unfortunately, the EU ruling only applies to European citizens, so Americans and those outside Europe can’t put in a request.

05/30/14 • 08:42 AM • GoogleHuman RightsInternetLawSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Texas can keep source of execution drugs secret, attorney general says.

My guess? They’ll just reuse fracking chemicals.

05/29/14 • 04:10 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Rumpus: Check Out These Girls ‘Write’ Now.

Title improved.  “And don’t miss this year’s Girls Write Now anthology, Breaking Through, with a Foreword from NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, out on June 3.”

05/29/14 • 09:59 AM • ArtsBooksChildhoodHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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