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Thursday, May 2, 2019
No Way To Treat A Child
Calling Israeli detention of Palestinian kids as young as 10 "state-sponsored child abuse," Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) has introduced a bill to ban Israel from using any of its bloody billions in U.S. "aid" to pay for "a gross human rights violation against children.” The bill, which would also fund treatment for kids, was welcomed by rights advocates; for former child prisoner Ahed Tamimi, it offers "Palestinian kids and our families a glimmer of hope (after) so many decades of darkness."
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
DHS Will Start Doing DNA Tests on Migrants To Uncover Imaginary "Fake" Families and This Is All Totally Normal
In a deliciously Nazi-cum-Big-Brother-flavored move aimed at curtailing the "flood" of "fake" families sneaking into the country to steal our cherished mylar blankets, the Department of Homeland Security - just lookit that name - will launch a pilot program DNA-testing migrant families to ensure their "kids" are really their kids and not Skrulls or gang members or part of "child recycling rings." ICE swears they won't use the DNA info for any nefarious purpose, and God knows we can trust them.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Run, Hide, Fight, Secure Yourself: What Are Your Kids Learning?
Oh look. Another shooting. This one, in Charlotte, killed two and wounded four. They join the sickening tally that is America today - 40,000 gun deaths a year, 115 so far in 2019, roughly a mass shooting a day. With 95% of schoolkids undergoing active shooter drills, they are now the tender experts: In a gut-wrenching PSA for background checks from March For Our Lives, see one advise a roomful of horrified adults how to stay alive. Watch, weep, act.
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Monday, April 29, 2019
Amerika: A Punch In the Face
An artist of the merciless times, Robert Longo's new exhibit Amerika exposes the darkness of our political moment with chilling images - a brooding, factious White House, a 40,000-bullet Death Star for our 40,000 gun deaths, a surreal film of him ripping up Hannity/Khashoggi/Stormy Daniels photos - that are "as subtle as a head butt." “I am preaching to the choir," he says. "But I’m not preaching, I’m fucking screaming to the choir. What the fuck are you going to do about this?"
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Emperors On Thin Ice
Citing a "catastrophic breeding failure," a new study in Antarctic Science says the world's second largest emperor penguin colony, which once hosted up to 25,000 pairs of penguins, has seen virtually no births since 2016, when thousands of chicks drowned after the collapse of an Antarctic ice sheet. In a dispiritingly common refrain these days, scientists say the unexpectedly rapid decline - of both ice and penguins- is "not good news."
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Kindness Is A Mark of Faith
In a sordid world, a moment of glad resistance. Shaymaa Ismaa’eel, a young Muslim woman and behavioral therapist attending a Muslim conference in D.C., dealt with a mob of angry goons protesting with signs like “Islam Is A Religion of Blood and Murder!" the best way she knew how: Crouching before them, she posed, glowed, flashed a peace sign. "I wanted them to see my joy,” she said. "I smiled in the face of bigotry, and walked away."
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Our Version Of Events Is Holy: Israel Is Killing With Impunity, and Now, New Duplicity
Soldiers and settlers in a racist Israel continue to kill unarmed Palestinians - 17 in March alone. They mask their atrocities by inventing tales of stabbings, car attacks, "massive" violence and, in a base new trick, destroying video evidence of their crimes. To a young father stoning a car, a boy marching to return to his land, a bound, blindfolded 15-year-old fleeing for his life, they speak only "the language of gunfire." May it ultimately be their demise.
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Monday, April 22, 2019
Stomach-Churning and Not Welcome: Telling It Like It Is
As Dems and news outlets hem and haw about how impeachable the Great Impostor's crimes are/aren't, the UK's Observer cuts to the God-awful chase on his upcoming visit there. Trump is "unfit," "unworthy," "a habitual liar who has presided over systemic illegality (and) a foul-mouthed culture of venality and vendettas," "a disgrace not welcome in Britain." US media, be like them. And Confucius: "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name."
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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Justice For Lucca: This Is Your Country On Racist Brutality, Still
In this season of hope and renewal, see two white thugs/cops set upon a 15-year-old, backpack-wearing black boy - who did nothing but retrieve for safety the phone of another kid under assault - then pepper spray him, throw him to the ground, repeatedly punch and slam his head into the pavement, and handcuff the now-bleeding boy for- say what? - resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. Nearby, kids scream, "What are you doing?!?," which is an excellent question.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
This Blessed Plot, This Earth
This week, residents of a village in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula saw this exhausted, emaciated polar bear - a species some consider the poster child for climate change - prowling for food over 500 miles from its native habitat. With the Arctic warming, the ice receding, the seals slowly disappearing and the mindless cretins-in-charge eager to drill, enraged scientists ask, "At what point are we going to take climate change seriously?"
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