Thoughts on politics, religion, violence, inequality, social control, change, and random other things from an autonomous, analytical, adopted, abolitionist, anarchist who likes the letter A

Archive for August, 2011

Things You Might Have Missed

August 09, 2011 By: Mel Category: Misc

I’m still missing most everything, but I managed to catch a few bits of news.

Indigenous people in Ecuador are being targeted for protest.

The Eastern Navajo Diné filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the hopes of stopping uranium mining.  The petition is worth reading, especially the stats about poverty on the reservation.

Some woman in San Francisco just got her tenth degree blackbelt.  Did I mention that she is 98 and the first woman to ever get one.  Badass.

Finally a little bit of justice in Guatemala.

This article in MoJo about the warden at Angola prison is great.  And creepy. And depressing.

My friend Enrico is trying to raise funds for a co-op book.  Check it out on Kickstarter.

And finally, Gene defends us anarchists over on his blog Agreeable Anarchism.

Things You Might Have Missed

August 02, 2011 By: Mel Category: Misc

This will be another short one, I’m afraid. Perhaps you all could help me out, since I haven’t been able to do too much blog reading.

If you read nothing else, please read this piece on the government eugenics sterilization program. It is just…. I am speechless.

This is a good overview of the battle over recording cops.

Have you all been following the Tim DeChristopher case?  Will Potter put up a good piece.

Guess all that worrying about Humala releasing Abimael Guzman and turning Peru all Maoist was for nothing.  Looks like he is going the other way.

Am I the only one who is having a hard time believing that the U.S. guns found in Mexico are really part of a “botched US undercover operation.” That is totally what I would say if one of my people smuggled guns out from under me and sold them for cash.

The NAACP finally called for an end to the war on drugs. Only took then forty years.

And finally, for your weekly amusement, you can buy U.S. spy planes on ebay.  Now you know what to get that friend who has everything.