All Further Articles for 2012-02-03

Friday, February 3, 2012
Empathy Is A Wave
Children's art from Gaza - aimed at helping heal Palestinian kids traumatized by Operation Cast Lead, but censored after pressure from Jewish groups - is now in a searing book , "A Child's View from Gaza." Born of a Middle East Children's Alliance project, the book features drawings from kids who survived the Israeli assault , but still see its planes and guns and death everywhere. With a fierce forward by Alice Walker. Buy this book, help these kids. "I realize it's hard for grownups to accept that we've had a hand in making a small child armless, legless, eyeless. We want to keep thinking Americans are generous (people) who draw the line, collectively, at child abuse. At child murder. That image was never true, and it certainly isn't now....We can encourage ourselves, and our children, never to be afraid to feel. No one dies from compassion."
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Walther P-22 Hope Edition For the Cure
Susan G. Komen may have sorta reversed themselves on defunding Planned Parenthood, but they're evidently still doing their latest fundraising project: a special pink "Hope Edition" of a Walther P-22 semi-automatic pistol. Because what better way to express hope and good health than with a handgun known for its "reliable controls and firing mechanism."
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Pigs For Pigs
Where's Waldo Redux: Look what an artful prison inmate managed to put into the decal on about 30 Vermont State Police cruisers. Police were moderately amused, at least in public. “If the person had used some of that creativeness, he or she would not have ended up inside.” - Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn.
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Don't Let Them ACORN Planned Parenthood
A lucid look at Komen’s defunding of Planned Parenthood and what it's about - not just breast cancer or abortion or even women's health, but a broader right-wing effort to destroy progressive organizations that combine public service with advocacy, and one of the few "that makes an everyday impact on the lives of millions of Americans." And what you can do. Update: Komen backs down. Lesson here: noise works.
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Jobs In Pictures
For you visual learners, two telling charts to illustrate the day's news that unemployment dropped in January to its lowest level in three years, with a net gain of 243,000 jobs. The same jerks still run things, of course, but it's good to see fewer people hurting from it.
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