I saw two cage installations in Brooklyn today. One outside the Park Slope YMCA, and another at the York St stop. They are 4 x 6 cages with a realistic doll wrapped in a mylar blanket inside. A sign on the side leads to this website. I presume they're all over the city.
Yup, Mueller delivers his report!
Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
Grab a jumbo tub of popcorn and watch the world burn.
According to a United Nations panel, more than one million Uighurs and other Muslims are held in what rights groups and activists call mass detention centres in the remote western region - a charge denied by Beijing. Over one million Muslims are in concentration camps to brainwash them of their culture and religion. This whole project of ethnic cleansing by the Chinese government is only possible with the silence and complicity of Islamophobic Western governments.
New Zealand has banned military-style semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday, just six days after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead. Well, that was fast.
Senator Michael Bennet, of Colorado, has held his seat since 2009 and is possibly best known for not talking much. But Ted Cruz just set him off.
The annual analysis from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University far exceeds Pentagon estimates because it looks at all war-related costs — including the Pentagon’s war fund, related spending at the State Department, veterans care and interest payments — for military operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The president is evading the requirement to seek the Senate’s advice and consent for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation.
A new terrorism database analysis shows almost two-thirds of the terror attacks in the United States last year were carried out by right-wing extremists.
FixTheCourt purchased the domain name for Brett Kavanaugh and turned it into a resource for survivors of sexual assault.
More getting it?
Conversations with Friends visits, writes cards and letters to, and provides safe release and accompaniment to people detained in immigration custody.
Visitors meet with people detained in county jails in Minnesota by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and awaiting hearings or facing deportation. After the visit, they write thank you cards to those with whom they have visited.
This is something I have been involved with recently. There is a lot of beautiful work happening at a very grassroots level.
1 in 3 Americans has a state/city/county/district election tomorrow 11/7/2017. Learn more, spread the word, and vote.
Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, within a US prison. These units were opened secretly, and radically alter how prisoners are treated — even preventing them from hugging their children. Potter, a TED Fellow, shows us who is imprisoned here, and how the government is trying to keep them hidden. "The message was clear," he says. "Don’t talk about this place."
Filmed August 2015; includes transcript.
Since the 1960s, most US states have elected their own official fossils, often after fierce campaigns by students (as in Tennessee, Missouri, Pennsylvania), teachers (Vermont), and politicians (California). Even states where evolution is a touchy subject in classrooms have chosen animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago for their avatars.
There’s a plenty of reason to believe that Apple complying with the FBI order is bad policy, it’s legally shaky, and at least one of the people who makes the strongest arguments in this direction is now voting on a secret government board? What the heck is going on here?
What’s going on is Justice Antonin Scalia is dead.