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Women Who Struggle
Images via Global Justice Now / Flickr Proclaiming "the most important of rights for all women - the right to live," over 3,200 women from 49 countries came together on New Year's Day for the second annual International Gathering of Women Who Struggle, organized by the fiery, indigenous, women-led...
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Yo We Going: This Is About Shining Resiliency
Because it's time for a glimmer of light, here is a dazzling group of black students from Tulane University School of Medicine in front of former slave quarters at Louisiana's Whitney Plantation museum - proof of improbable distances traveled and what Russell Ledet calls a heart-lifting "collective...
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At the Heart of the Darkness That Is Trumpian Fascism
2019, looking like 1939. Photo by Sergio Flores/Washington Post via Getty As we prepare to blow up this unholy year , what lingers most chillingly are its crimes against brown humanity, its "irreparable and unnecessary harm done to so many" by a malignant, increasingly deranged gangster in the...
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Remove the Stain: Wounded Knee, and the Hate In the World
Each winter, Lakota ride for days in bitter cold from Standing Rock to Wounded Knee to honor those who died in the Wounded Knee Massacre. “We have a pervasive sadness," says 99-year-old Marcella LeBeau, a tribal elder from Cheyenne River who served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. “Our...
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Banksy: Peace on Earth, Good Will to the Forgotten
In this ostensible season of joy, Banksy, that elusive master of street art, recently devised two tender but searing pieces to remind fellow humans to do justice and love mercy, even in improbable places. In Birmingham, amidst rising rates of homelessness in the U.K. - over 300,000 people, almost...
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Back To the Far Side, and Not A Moment Too Soon
Okay, now for some unimpeachably good news: Gary Larson's beloved, iconic, absurdist, often unnerving The Far Side comic strips - complete with savvy cows, cranky cavemen, malignant cats, weirdo kids, bumbling rocket scientists, ahead-of-their-time dinosaurs, bears outwitting tourists and canny...
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I Know Windmills Very Much
Pinterest photo. Front image from Man of la Mancha. Sorry but bad news: IMPOTUS is a moron, and increasingly unwell . While vacationing once again - on what is now the $118 million taxpayers' dime - he spoke to young conservatives at their Turning Point USA conference in West Palm Beach. There,...
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A Leader of Grossly Immoral Character: The Chosen One Gets Unchosen
The laying on of charlatans' hands. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Remember when everyone said President* Impeachment would never lose the support of see-no-evil-hear-no-evil evangelicals? As God is our witness, he just did. After hearings that "illuminated the president’s...
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Oh Yeah
His legacy. Photo by Doug Mills/New York Times And there was much rejoicing in the land: Impeachment, or what Twitter dubbed Impeachmas, is here. To GOP Rep. Drew Ferguson, it was "this whole flippin' goat rodeo." To Dems, it was "a democracy-defining moment," and a heartfelt tribute to Elijah. To...
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Sick
New York City impeachment rally. Getty Image So, um, yeah. Trump wrote a " letter " to Pelosi. A six-page, lie-filled, rambling, raging " meltdown in real time," a Nazi rally on White House stationary, a redneck pity party that reads like a sixth-grade loser's fever dream of revenge against the...
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