All Further Articles for 2012-04-02

Monday, April 2, 2012
When A Man Loves A Woman
For reasons we may never know - or want to - Bob Carey decided to pay tribute to his wife Linda's nine-year battle with breast cancer and "her power, her beauty, and her spirit" with The Tutu Project . They are trying to raise $75,000, with proceeds going directly to breast cancer organizations. You can purchase prints or his book Ballerina. When your choice is to laugh or cry, they suggest, laugh.
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From Vonnegut To Tucson, Books Are Sacred to Free People For Good Reasons
Not content with banning Hispanic studies and other subversive reading just from high schools, Arizona's superintendent of schools wants to do the same at universities, where teachers learned "this toxic thing" to begin with. In his honor, a furious 1973 letter from Kurt Vonnegut to a North Dakota school board chair who banned and burned a school's 32 copies of Slaughterhouse-Five , slamming the "rotten lesson you taught young people."
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The Bradford Spring: Atoning for Invasion
A stunning upset victory in a U.K. election has gone to George Galloway, a fierce critic of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and leader of aid convoys to Gaza who blasted the mainstream parties as "three cheeks of the same backside." Galloway and his Respect Party won with the help of first-time voters, unhappy Laborites and Muslims; he vowed to end illegal foreign wars and "the drowning of those countries in blood." "All praise to Allah! Long live Iraq! Long live Palestine!" - Galloway victory speech.
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Goldman Sachs On Sex Trafficking: Uncomfortable With the Direction, At Least When Asked About It
Goldman Sachs has scrambled to sell off its 16% stake in a company that owns Backpage.com , the country's top site for sex trafficking of minors, after Nicholas Kristof revealed it in a column. Kristof notes that Goldman, rather than "rushing for the exits," could have used its influence to clean up the site - a notion that evidently doesn't square with Blankfein's definition of "God's work."
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