Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

Super Easy Activism.. an Idea

May 31, 2011

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I’ve been toying with the idea recently to post more “easy activism” stuff. I enjoy passing along (and deconstructing when i have time/energy) news articles, blogs, and silly things on occasion because I have a feeling that people are not seeking out this information the way I am, but maybe if it’s right in front of them […]

Demand “compromise” in deficit reduction (a petition.. super easy activism)

May 31, 2011

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Cut Defense Spending and End the Bush Tax Cuts.  Our government is supposed to represent us. Use your voice. I agree with this cause. I take issue with the rhetoric however: There’s been a lot of talk in Washington lately about ways to cut the deficit. Time and time again, this talk has been focused […]

Women’s Rights Petition: Tell the NYPD: Train Your Cops About Sexual Assault! / NY protest

May 30, 2011

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Women’s Rights Petition: Tell the NYPD: Train Your Cops About Sexual Assault! | Change.org.  Why was there a protest on Friday? Well in case you haven’t heard, Feministe lays it all out quite nicely: WHY: · We deserve to be safe. This verdict, and the way the NYPD acted, sends the message that we’re not. “Cuddling” […]

Food Crisis. Biases in Research. Wal Mart Sucks.

May 30, 2011

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BBC has an article about how food prices will double unless the industry is changed. “We are sleepwalking towards an avoidable age of crisis,” said Ms Stocking. Food Revolution, anyone?  What’s sad is that I think people (who actually have power)  in the first world will start to pay attention to the global food crisis […]

East Jerusalem: Israel detains 8-year-old Palestinian boy

May 29, 2011

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East Jerusalem: Israel detains 8-year-old Palestinian boy. Siyam’s arrest comes days after Israeli soldiers broke the arm of a 9-year-old Palestinian child in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Soldiers, in violation of Israeli army rules of conduct, fired a tear gas canister directly at the child from a range of ten meters. Another […]

Repeat after me: “Facebook is not my friend”

May 29, 2011

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Facebook, Twitter Aren’t Responsible For Your Online Behavior – Techland – TIME.com. There will never be an easier way to break this to you other than to just say it: Facebook is not your friend. It’s a business. Repeat this to yourself until it begins to sink deep within in your social-loving brain cells. “Facebook […]

PC-ness & “terrorists”; the I.M.F. & ethics; Oil Prices; Internet & Free Information

May 29, 2011

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You’ve gotta love how the Good Old Party cares not for facts, or research; how they don’t give two shits about supporting the ludicrous claims they make; how once they have been proven wrong or exposed they still will not acquiesce – in fact they act as if it never happened. This article talks about […]