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Two Days to Go til the UK Election: Why there won't be a coalition
The polling is pretty clear. Neither Labour nor the Tories are expected to get an overall majority. Here's the BBC's election projection for tonight: The target is 326 seats. That's how many ...
OllieGarkey 05/05/2015 4
Black Miami Beach Cop who Punched Handcuffed White Women is Suspended, 2 Years Later
So here we have a woman whose drunken behavior outside of a Miami Beach nightclub was unruly enough for police to be called and her to be handcuffed and brought to the station. While just outside ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/05/2015 8
Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 13
Head of Kansas GOP Calls Waitress Who Returned Brownback's Tip "Arrogantly Stupid" and "Ignorant"
If there's one good thing about social media, it's illuminating how much hatred there is in the Republican Party for ordinary Americans, particularly those who question or challenge Republican ...
Dartagnan 05/05/2015 39
Veterans are the new 'black'
Task and Purpose has a lofty goal for a mere website: Task & Purpose is a news and culture site geared toward the next great generation of American veterans. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ...
angelajean 05/05/2015 3
Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 70
Skylab and the Sit-Down Strike in Space
It was a one-of-a-kind event: in 1972, during a mission on the Skylab space station, a group of American astronauts, frustrated by an unreasonable work schedule, organized their own version of a sit-...
Lenny Flank 05/05/2015 23
Hellraisers Journal: Lawson, "I shall fight for these principles as hard as I can, in jail or out."
They can put me in jail until the walls crumble, but they cannot stifle the cause for which I stand or destroy the great struggle in the interest of humanity. -John R. Lawson `````````````````````
JayRaye 05/05/2015 7
Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters , was an American blues musician. He is often considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". Muddy ...
NCTim 05/05/2015 13
Blessed By Christian Terrorism Advocate, Huckabee Joked About Indoctrinating Americans "At Gunpoint"
I'll make this brief, because newly announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is not regarded as having much of a shot at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For one thing, Huckabee carries a ...
Troutfishing 05/05/2015 9
Michael Gould-Wartofsky: The New Age of Counterinsurgency Policing
In the part of Baltimore hardest hit by the recent riots and arson, more than a third of families live in poverty, median income is $24,000, the unemployment rate is over 50% , some areas burnt out ...
TomDispatch 05/05/2015 2
Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 54
May 4.... 45 years and a day after
Going to Kent on May 4th is always bittersweet. Yesterday was eerily reminiscent of May 4, 1970. The same lilac bushes blooming along Lilac Lane; the broad space of the Commons and the slope up to ...
bobdevo 05/05/2015 9
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info — Cinco de Mayo?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Azazello 05/05/2015 69
A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
jpmassar 05/05/2015 43
Cartoon: Texas takeover
(Click to enlarge) For more info on the "Jade Helm 15" set of conspiracy theories, this TPM article offers a nice ...
Jen Sorensen 05/05/2015 64
It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 61
Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 46
So What did Wildstein tell the U.S. Attorney anyways
Well if U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's indictment is any guide, it was quite a lot. Full text of Wildstein indictment courierpostonline.com -- May 1, 2015 [ pg 4 ] [...] 2. From in or about ...
jamess 05/04/2015 149
Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters ...
Puddytat 05/04/2015 100
Replace the TPP with a $100 trillion world program to stop climate change
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
NBBooks 05/04/2015 45
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 ...
OllieGarkey 05/04/2015 25
The Evening Blues - 5-4-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/04/2015 62
Between a rock and a hard place
What will Democrats do? Or better, what should the party do? Or better yet, what's the best humans can do for other humans? Care. No question is there? Our neighbors, our workers, our ...
smiley7 05/04/2015 1
Coming false GOP meme: Obama lost Syria
The American news media is waking up to the fact that the tide of war has turned against President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The instrument of this change has been the Nusra Front -- al Qaeda'...
gjohnsit 05/04/2015 33
Otters: Personal Reminisces and Great Pics
Titled: Sea Otter - Putting His Feet Up Artist: Mark Hobson In many ways I've had a charmed childhood. I grew up in a small village in Wales: Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, and when I turned 10, my ...
Gwennedd 05/04/2015 70
Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 28
Kumu Hina
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 ...
rserven 05/04/2015 8
Midday open thread: Minimum wage boost hits bullseye, executions don't hit worst of the worst
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Responses to Baltimore :
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 28
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 ...
JayRaye 05/04/2015 6
No Problem
As they say on the island. Chilling on a Monday.
NCTim 05/04/2015 9
"Cherry-Picking The Bible"
(a gospel response to some of the sillier homophobic hypocrisy exhibited by opponents of marriage equality)
PsychoSuperMom 05/04/2015 19
Economics, like politics: 31 flavors of permanent unreality
Summary: Yesterday we read the "OPOL report," which argued we have a "bullshit political system." Today, with reference to a piece by Raul Ilargi Meijer in today's Naked Capitalism , I'm going to ...
Cassiodorus 05/04/2015 11
History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
Ojibwa 05/04/2015 21
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-03-15 Buckwheat Zydeco
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/03/2015 46
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 ...
JayRaye 05/03/2015 5
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 ...
ZhenRen 05/03/2015 35
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 ...
OllieGarkey 05/03/2015 102
On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/03/2015 188
Maryland - Truth & Reconcilliation
Baltimore - Washington - 2015 Born and raised in Maryland in the 1940s and 50s, I've spent the last half-decade settling family affairs in Prince Georges County between Baltimore and Washington DC. ...
HalFonts 05/02/2015 16
More on Marilyn Mosby
As I said in a diary yesterday, I was so impressed with Ms. Mosby's courageous statement yesterday that I suggested she might be the Democratic candidate for President that we will need in coming ...
Timaeus 05/02/2015 84
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 ...
jpmassar 05/02/2015 9
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-02-15 Flaco Jimenez
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/02/2015 75
More good Baltimore news: Surge in volunteer mentors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, which serves the Baltimore area, has had a huge increase in volunteer inquiries after the recent protests and violence. Currently, the mentoring ...
Molly Weasley 05/02/2015 4
Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
Ojibwa 05/02/2015 12
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 . ...
clenchner 05/02/2015 48
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 ...
jpmassar 05/01/2015 6
Who killed Freddie Gray?
This is the first time in more than 11 years that I've posted three diaries in one day, and I don't think I've ever posted two in a day. I'm worked up about the Freddie Gray case. That's partly ...
Timaeus 05/01/2015 39
May Day History: The Haymarket Riot
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
Lenny Flank 05/01/2015 5
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Celebrates 83 Years, Recalls Birthday Spent in Jail for "Her Boys"
I am down at the Fleetwood whenever they want to put me in jail for violation of the law. Come along for me, come. There is coming a day when I will take the whole bunch of you and put you in jail.
JayRaye 05/01/2015 10
Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
Ojibwa 05/01/2015 17
Why Syria needs an earthquake
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
Gold Rush Journal Week 44
James White was a 21 year old farmer from Quincy, MA. In 1849 he sailed from Boston around Cape Horn to San Francisco and the gold diggings of California. In all he spent 6 months at sea and a ...
oldmancoyote1 04/30/2015 2
CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
belinda ridgewood 04/30/2015 104
A short note on Baltimore and that sort of thing
Property is theft. -- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. -- Frederick Douglass So what white America told black America was: "Two ...
Cassiodorus 04/30/2015 5

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