All Further Articles for 2014-05-15

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Don't You Wish You Had A Gun Now, Bitch?
A truly chilling look by Mother Jones at the vicious tactics gun freaks increasingly use against women who dare to advocate for gun control, with stomach-churning stories of stalking, taunting, hate mail, rape threats, death threats and "joke" firing squads. O ne activist, paralyzed in a 2004 shooting, has been spat upon, subjected to a late night mock execution, and sneeringly told her assailants should have aimed better; already "as broken as I can be by gun violence," she says, "it was a little man and a little moment."
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Hashtag Fail: #My Husband Kills Kids With Drones
Calling out abject hypocrisy, drone opponents have picked up and run with Michelle Obama's sad-eyed contribution to the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign in support of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the jihadist Boko Haram, arguing, in the words of one revamped sign, "Your Husband Has Killed More Muslim Girls Than Boko Haram Ever Could." There was also a flood of goofy responses and furious redos of Ann Coulter's racist redo of Obama's original, thus underlining the hazards of a still-new hashtag activism whose usefulness continues to be debated.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Under 12 Feet of Water
With the collapse of key Antarctic glaciers now underway, stunning images of U.S. city scenes under 12 feet of sea level rise, or about the average now predicted by climate scientists. From Climate Central and artist Nickolay Lamm.
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