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California Hunger Strikers Enter 3rd Week

California Hunger Strikers Enter 3rd Week

“We are starting to look death in the face with these indeterminate SHU terms,” wrote Lorenzo Benton on July 8, 2013. “Looking death in the face, isolated from family and friends and with no meaningful contact with others is a lonely experience that serves no one well. That is why we are now seeking redress from said condition as our days are becoming more and more...

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Will Miss Iceland Melt?

Will Miss Iceland Melt?

Miss Iceland Gets a Chilly Reception From Feminists People of All Ages, Including a Few Men, Enter Contest as a Protest By ELLEN EMMERENTZE JERVELL In an attempt to open up the Miss Iceland competition to new blood, organizers may also have opened up a can of worms. Video by WSJ’s Ellen Jervell. REYKJAVIK, Iceland—In early July, eight...

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Outrageous Verdict

Outrageous Verdict

What would JUSTICE look like for Trayvon? A jury in Sanford, Florida has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. SIGN THE DOJ PETITION NOW I know I am not alone in my outrage, anger, and heartbreak over this decision. When a teenager’s life is taken in cold blood, and there is no accountability for the man who killed him, nothing seems right in the world, but we...

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Tonto’s Portrayal

Tonto’s Portrayal

DEPP’S “TONTO” COSTUME BASED ON A NON-NATIVE ARTIST’S WILD IMAGINATION by Lisa Wade, PhD, From Sociological Images Johnny Depp is playing the character of “Tonto” in the movie re-make of The Lone Ranger. Critics of the original series have observed that Tonto, the American Indian sidekick of the White hero, was a negative racial stereotype. He was subservient to the Ranger, spoke...

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A Personal Account of the 6/25 Texas Filibuster

A Personal Account of the 6/25 Texas Filibuster

Yesterday, June 25th, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered against Senate Bill 5: The ambulatory regulation bill (which also would have made it illegal to have an abortion after 20 weeks, among other regulations). And I was there. Growing up in a family who lived under the poverty line, I have seen struggle, and I have held close to my faith to get me through times that I didn’t...

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Military Rape Trial

Military Rape Trial

As the Senate Armed Services Committee meets to take up its version of the Defense Authorization bill, senators will likely devote at least as much verbiage to discussion of sexual assault in the military ranks as they do to the finer points of the Pentagon budget that is the bill’s main focus. But missing from the committee’s final version of the bill will be the one measure that advocates...

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