Disturbing chart shows rise in “justified killings” of blacks in U.S.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Culture, Feature, News, Politics | No Comments

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of murdering the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. Many Americans were not shocked. And there’s a good reason why. Hard data shows that recent U.S. laws make it easy for blacks to be gunned down without anyone being found guilty of murder. Last year, PBS Frontline published a fascinating […]

Weekly Review

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Culture, International News, News | No Comments

via Harper’s by Jeremy Keehn At an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, a man carrying three semiautomatic guns fatally shot six women and 20 first-graders. Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother in her home, then brought her .223-caliber Bushmaster assault rifle, 10mm Glock pistol, and 9mm Sig Sauer pistol, as well as a shotgun and hundreds […]

Prop 8, DOMA Cases Go Before Supreme Court On Friday

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Culture, Local News, News, Politics | No Comments

via SFist by Andrew Dalton In the ongoing legal battle between people who just want to marry each other and people who have an antiquated definition of marriage, the Supreme Court is expected to decide this week whether to review two major roadblocks to equal rights for same-sex couples. If the high court decides that […]

CCSF rallies for diversity programs

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Culture, Local News, News | No Comments

via El Tecolote by Laura Waxmann Students and faculty members who rallied at City College of San Francisco’s Ocean campus on Nov. 15 against the consolidation of diversity studies programs, demonstrated that the college’s struggle is not only one of accreditation and funding, but is also playing out on the borders of civil rights. A crowd […]

Weekly Review

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Culture, International News, News, Politics | No Comments

via Harper’s by Ryann Liebenthal In Tel Aviv, a bomb exploded on a city bus and an Israeli man carrying a knife, an ax, a pitchfork, and a red bag attacked a guard at the U.S. Embassy.[1][2] In Cairo, representatives of Israel and Hamas brokered a ceasefire agreement, ending eight days of conflict in Gaza that had […]

A Cautionary Remix About Turkey Fryers by melodysheep, Starring William Shatner

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Culture, Feature, News | No Comments

from Laughing Squid by Rusty Blazenhoff “I want a deep-fried turkey, I want a moistier, tastier turkey…” Last year Laughing Squid posted about “Eat, Fry, Love”, an entertaining State Farm Insurance public service announcement, that starred William Shatner, created to raise awareness about the dangers of turkey fryers. This year, State Farm asked John Boswell, […]

Power from the People Author Greg Pahl To Speak on Monday, November 26

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Culture, Local News, News, Politics | No Comments

via Clean Energy Alliance Learn more about how communities can finance and produce their own local, clean, renewable energy! Please join the Local Clean Energy Alliance in a discussion with Greg Pahl, author of Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects. When: Monday, November 26, 2012, 6:30-8:00 PM Where: 2nd […]

Harper’s Weekly Review

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Culture, International News, News | No Comments

via Harper’s by Anthony Lydgate   The Israeli military began Operation Pillar of Defense, in what it claimed was a response to ongoing rocket attacks launched from Gaza. “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead,” tweeted the Israeli Defense Forces. “Our […]

Ancient Petroglyphs Stolen Right Off California Cliffs By Vandals

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Culture, Local News, News | No Comments

via ArtInfo by Allison Meier In a brazen act of theft and vandalism, ancient petroglyphs were cut from cliffs near Bishop, California, gouged out with power saws from where they had been carved over 3,500 years ago. The destruction was discovered by visitors on October 31. The theft, the LA Times reports, was performed  in a matter of […]

Filmmaker John Waters Galvanizes Support for Roxie Theater

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Culture, Local News, News | No Comments

via MissionLocal by Erica Hellerstein The Mission’s own Roxie Theater, a San Francisco institution, is the city’s oldest continuously operating cinema. Recently it launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $60,000 to support its conversion to a nonprofit organization. So far the project has raised $14,497, with 28 days left to go. Celebrities, including Baltimore-bred filmmaker John Waters, have publicly supported […]

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