By Nina Strochlic, The Daily Beast Since Ferguson, police have killed more than a dozen teenagers, half of them black. Some did nothing more than carry a BB gun. ichael Brown’s death on August 9 was a nationwide wake-up call to the death-by-cop of young minority men at the hands of law enforcement. According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of...read more
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Bill C-36, the Canadian government’s prostitution bill, passes The Conservative government’s prostitution bill – Bill C-36 – passed in the House of Commons by a 156-124 vote. http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-2/C-36/ In 2007, a case challenging Canada’s prostitution laws as unconstitutional resulted in the Supreme Court of Canada throwing out the laws...read more
A Survivor’s Burden: Columbia Student Carries Mattress on Campus Until Alleged Rapist is Expelled A Columbia University senior who says she was raped on campus by a fellow student has launched an unusual act of protest. Emma Sulkowicz has vowed to carry a dorm room mattress with her everywhere on campus until her rapist is expelled or leaves campus on his own. Sulkowicz says she was raped in...read more
Harper’s published a great cover story by Rebecca Solnit. CHECK it out. Share on Facebookread more
also update from Noam Chomsky By Naomi Klein It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa. In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on “people of conscience all over the world to...read more