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[Content Note: Police brutality; police militarization; violence; racism.]"The use of heavy-duty riot gear and military-grade weapons and equipment to police largely peaceful demonstrations intimidates protesters who are practicing their right to peaceful assembly and can actually lead to an escalation in violence. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogynist terrorism.]Hey, do you think anyone has pointed out to the Gamergaters that trying to convince people you're not just a bunch of misogynist shitlords by being a bunch of misogynist shitlords isn't a very good idea? Someone should mention that to them.(Everyone has mentioned that to them.)Prove the point more, assholes.Actually, don't.
[Content Note: Guns; shooting; self-harm.]There has been a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School outside Seattle. Right now, there aren't a lot of details. The school is currently in lockdown, as police assess what's happened. NBC News is streaming live coverage. Show More Summary
This blogaround brought to you by leaves.Recommended reading:Mannion: Our Good Friend PhilDr. V. Pasupathi: Phil BarronPaKou Her: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Ferguson, Asian America, & Performative Solidarity: Showing Up, Staying ShownJos: [CN: Transphobia] Trans people need more than beloved celebrity spokespeople. Show More Summary
The Beatles: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Guns; death; terrorism] The Globe and Mail has a comprehensive compendium of information about the Ottawa attacks and immediate political responses to the attacks: "Ottawa aftermath:...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.]Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says everyone misunderstood him when he said he was tired of hearing about the minimum wage. The governor, speaking at a Garden State diner,...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Illness.]Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus. After starting to feel sluggish Tuesday, he developed a fever yesterday, and, upon reporting his symptoms, was taken by people in protective gear to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation. Show More Summary
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Here is some stuff in the news today...RIP Ben Bradlee, "who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post's transformation into one of the world's leading newspapers." He died yesterday at his home in Washington...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; anti-atheism; holocaust reference.]This is a sitting Republican congressman:Last month, Rep. Trent Franks appeared on a conference call with Virginia pastor and failed lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Show More Summary
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[Content Note: Illness.]Statement by Secretary Johnson on Travel Restrictions and Protective Measures to Prevent the Spread of Ebola to the United States:Today, as part of the Department of Homeland Security's ongoing response to prevent...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.] "I gotta tell you the truth, I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I don't think there's a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Body policing; disablism; culture of judgment.]Going around the internetz today are pictures of actress Renée Zellweger at last night's 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. I'm not going to link to any of the articles featuring the images; they're easy enough to find if you really want to see them. Show More Summary
Zelda. ? October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. I have told the story of how Iain and I walked into the local humane society and fell in love with a little black-and-tan mutt who didn't even have a name many times, and I have advocated...Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...At ProPublica, Theodoric Meyer compiles "The Best Investigative Reporting on Campaign Finance Since 2012," and solicits suggestions for other pieces you'd recommend to add to the list.[Content Note: Illness; alarmism] Ebola debuts on Gallup's poll of "Americans' List of Top U.S. Show More Summary