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|May Day! May Day: Dancing In the Street
||The Reasonable Voice||05/05/2015||1|
|A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
|So What did Wildstein tell the U.S. Attorney anyways
|Three Days til The Election: Labour's Stone Plinth May as Well be a Gravestone
The UK goes to the polls on Thursday to decide who their representatives in parliament will be. It's a tough election, with no party slated in the polls to take an overall majority. I'll be ...
|Two Guys martyring themselves for mostly middle-school art class projects
In the tradition of the 19th Century Salons des Refusés (sic). RWNJ Pam Geller and AFDI paid as much for police protection as she awarded to the winner of an art competition that mostly featured ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
|Iran, the Country Where You Increasingly Can’t Talk About Anything… Thanks to the Regime
Iran’s Regime has now banned the Tehran based Zanaan-e-Emrooz (Today’s Women) Newspaper after it published a special on unmarried couples, considered adulterers in the eyes of the radical ...
It is completely counter-intuitive to turn in to suffering. In fact, most people spend their entire lives trying to aim for pleasure and avoid suffering. The problem with that strategy is that ...
|Didn't get indicted? That's good news for Chris Christie
You know the standards for a political party have fallen considerably when indictments against some of a governor's top staffers and appointees for crooked doings is ...
|The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
|The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?' 'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.' 'The dog did nothing in the night-time.’ ''That was the curious ...
|Mike Huckabee Plans Presidential Announcement Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Mike Huckabee is planning to announce his second Presidential run. Cillizza notes that his strength is that ...
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
|Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
|Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
|Iran nuclear review act: Is it lose-lose for Republicans?
Whoops. Even though the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act most likely will pass the Senate by a large majority, the superhawks, pushed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and president-wannabe Marco Rubio (R-
|Baltimore Police Union has the gall to start a 'My Life Matters' campaign after 6 officers arrested
New hashtag promoted by the Baltimore Police Union What in the world? After six Baltimore police officers were arrested on felony charges in ...
|"we do not spare ammo – we unload, we use as much as possible" - Breaking the Silence on Gaza
In the summer of 2014, 2,205 people were killed in Gaza. 547 children were among those killed and over 1,000 were permanently disabled. Entire families died in their homes as a result of IDF bombs.
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
||Frank Vyan Walton||05/04/2015||139|
|The Satanic Temple seeks to bypass anti-abortion legislation through religious exemption
The Satanic Temple begins legal aid fund to offer exemptions against, and actively challenge, arbitrary, insulting, and outright harmful anti-abortion legislation. The Satanic Temple (TST), ...
|TPP: The Fascism Issue
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
|SC refuses to release 'horrible and offensive' dashcam video of officer killing unarmed black man
Officer Justin Craven after being charged with misconduct in the shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite On April 7, two white police officers in South Carolina were arrested for shooting and ...
|Governmental restrictions on abortions violate a woman’s religious freedom.
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
|To My Daughter, On Her Thirtieth
The truth is always at the end of a shadow, a silhouette silent behind a door half open. It waits in precious patience.
|Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
|Silence Won't Stop An Epidemic
MAYDAY! Take A Bite Out of Lyme and Thunderclap for ME/CFS/ME are some of the campaigns occurring in May for NEID awareness. Also new, a major lupus study seeks participants.
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket
One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
|Science Talks with the Taliban
Afghan government and Taliban officials have been talking in Qatar. Neither side now denies that this talking is going on. Afghan government officials and Taliban militants began two days of ...
|Tel Aviv looked like Baltimore today
CNNI was covering in detail racial protests turned violent in Tel Aviv Israel today. While the first video I found of it was from April 30th, the protests continue today in Tel Aviv. The protests ...
|Fighting Lyme & Co-infections (13): A Letter to My Former Self
[Note: A group asked me to write an article especially for Lyme Disease Awareness month, but I have not seen it, so I am putting this out (first or not) on my own blog. It's slightly re-edited from ...
|Sanders tells Stephanopoulos: America needs a 'Political Revolution' for Working Families
Thank you ABC News and and George Stephanopoulos for giving a Progressive Candidate a forum, on your national "Political Viewpoints" show. More please . Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs '...
|TX Republican Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Nonviable/Deceased Fetuses To Full Term
Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
|Chuck Todd gives "his take" on Sanders' Candidacy
Instead of interviewing the Vermont Senator on his Sunday "Politics" show, instead of asking his Pundit Panel what they thought of the Sanders' Candidacy, Chuck Todd took it upon himself to single-...
|The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||05/03/2015||151|
|Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
|I can find no evidence of the Baltimore Sun's "Purge" Claim from Monday
The Baltimore Sun made the following claim about the riots on Monday: The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to ...
|Filastin: 6 year old child arrested in Jerusalem; The Death of Compassion
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
|DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
|Sanders wants to Help Workers -- in a way that might Surprise you
Besides standing up against Trade Deals that end up exporting American Jobs; Besides calling for more equitable Tax rates on the Wealthy, that will reduce the dangerous and growing gaps in Income ...
|Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
|R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
|8-Year Old Creates Stunning Victory For Gender Equality
Congratulations to Els, from North London, for her astounding accomplishment. The 8-year old managed to convince a mega book publisher to stop marketing books that are titled 'for boys' and '...
|Now Tell Me There's No GOP War On Women!
I'm so outraged as I'm writing this that I'm going to have to be extra careful about typos, etc. Republicans in Congress have passed a bill that would make it perfectly legal for your boss to fire ...
| Utah school selects transgender prom queen
Students at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts selected Maka Brown for their prom queen last weekend. Maka is believed to be the first transgender student to be so honored. Maka is a ...
|You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
|We Are People for Bernie
Right after Bernie Sanders announced his intention to run, grassroots supporters from the occupy, labor, environmental and socialist movements published an open letter endorsing his candidacy . ...
|Hang prayer flags for Nepal while earthquake recovery begins
The world's attention is on earthquake recovery in Kathmandu and the surrounding area. All the media celebrities have broadcast from there. But there is bound to be a day when the attention will ...
|Books Go Boom! Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
|From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
|Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
|Donations for Bernie roll-in at Presidential levels
The average donation was $43.54. put another way: $1.5 million in 24 hours! Windfall at Bernie's : Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours by Dan Merica, CNN, cnn.com -- May 1, 2015 [...] "...
|The Death of National and State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
|Christie Tweets his Innocence
Talk about turning some damning news into a ray of sunshine. Several of them, if you count the number of frenetic Tweets. First the crux of the "bad news" for Chris Christie announced today ... ...
Dictatorships Yaya ...
|A New Citizen Joins the Public Contest in Mount Pleasant
My son Jackson participated in the Black Lives Matter protest today as leader of the College of Charleston Students for a Democratic Society. It is his 23rd. Birthday. I wrote this Newspaper column ...
|This is what Denial of Due Process looks like: The Baltimore Detainees
One class of citizens gets swept up and crammed into "holding cells" -- denied the basic America Right of knowing why they're being held. (the other class, is doing the "sweeping" ...) They are ...
|May Day 1970--The most important between the Great Depression and 2006?
[ The third in this series of reposts detailing the dramatic events of May 1970. May Day that year turned out to be the first day of the most massive student strike in US history, an upsurge I'm ...
|lao hong han||05/01/2015||2|
|Hillary's OK with the Bernie Competition
As she tweeted today, Hillary Clinton welcomed Bernie Sanders to the Democratic race for President in 2016. In an unexpected sign of respect Clinton even echoed those Issues, that she actually ...
|Nepal earthquake news May 1st 2015
From here in the flat part of Nepal it's hard for me to see what the international media (ok, the American media) is covering here in Nepal. I'm in Bhairawaha -not Kathmandu - a couple hundred miles ...
|Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
|Her stance on TPP = none. People! She is just another Elitist!
HRC dodges the question about what her stance on TPP is. Ed Schultz Blasts Hillary Clinton's Stance On TPP by Rising ...
|Scotland Rising: If you think the Republican wave in 2010 was big...
The polls open UK wide in one week. But the most interesting part of the election is happening in Scotland. Here's a map of Scotland in 2010 along with the most recent Polling projections for ...
|Rand Paul's advisers explain to him why joking about riots might be bad
And just think, it's only April. Of 2015.
|Republicans Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio obstruct Republican Senate on Iran vote
This is precisely what Republican leadership deserved to get when recruiting and backing unhinged zealots like the newly elected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Now ...
|Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Team Z Extinguishes Flamebender
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
|Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court 'cannot overrule God'
American Taliban It's the ...
|Ted Cruz says Barack Obama has 'inflamed racial tensions'
Makes Sarah Palin look like an intellectual.
|The history of Riots in Baltimore
One of the things that really stuck out in Monday's reporting on the unrest in Baltimore was a statement by Daryll DeSousa, the chief of patrol. He said in a press briefing that Baltimore was ...
|We Over-Militarize the Police to What End?
When are we going to have a "War on Stupidity" ... ? [ - pg 16 - ] “The detection and countering of the production, trafficking, and use of illegal drugs is a high-priority national security ...
|A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
|VERY SAD: MOTHER OF IRANIAN HERO AKBAR AMINI FAINTS AFTER MEETING HER SON IN PRISON (PHOTO)
Who is Akbar Amini? An Iranian Prisoner of Conscience, whose mother fainted just minutes after meeting with her son in prison. Early in the morning on February 14, 2011, the day of mass pro-...
|GENDA rises again in New York
New York is one of only three states which protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not on the basis of gender identity. The other two are Wisconsin and New ...
|NYT Report on the Continuing War
Last year, President Barack Obama had said that the U.S. war in Afghanistan would be brought to a responsible end. And today, I’d like to update the American people on the way forward in ...
|Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
|Jimmy Carter Explains The Biggest Problem In Presidential Campaigns Today (And It's Not Ted Cruz)
According to International Business Journal, former President Jimmy Carter said he raised 'zero' money in donations during his 1976 run against the current President Gerald Ford, who also ...
|Senate kills amendment that would have made Iran agreement a treaty. Condoleezza Rice helps
Condoleeza Rice says the Iran deal is "classically an executive agreement and doesn't need to be a treaty... " The Senate voted 39-57 Tuesday night for an amendment that would have required the ...
|Texas Republican ties gay marriage to Baltimore riots
Oh no, the horror. And so on.
|PPT Note to President Obama
President Obama, Mr. President, like the First Lady's intentional behavior in regards to the American Obesity Epidemic it appears that COKE is the White House favorite beverage of choice regardless ...
|Demand More Police Accountability
If more citizens don't demand more Police Accountability, it will likely never happen. Here are a few reasons why Police need to be held MORE Accountable: Police brutality calls for transparency ...
|Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
|Clean-up, curfew and more from Baltimore||Hunter||04/28/2015||22|
One thing the Bruce Jenner interview accomplished for the transgender community that we can point to as perhaps most important was bringing our plight to the forefront of local awareness. Across ...
|Rand Paul passed through Baltimore: 'I'm glad the train didn't stop'
Oh, he's so funny . Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on the turmoil in Baltimore on Tuesday,
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