Next month I’ll be stopping in Phili for a quick minute at the anarchist book fair. Anybody else going?
Activists in Detroit are blocking the trucks that are sent out to shut off people’s water for nonpayment.
Cecily McMillan, the OWS activist who went to prison describes what it is like to be at the mercy of prison guards.
Bruce Reilly talks about how people treat you after you get out of prison.
And this ColorLines piece goes into even more detail about how hard it is to get work without connections and with all kinds of prejudices against you.
This guy managed to kick a drug habit, get off the streets, and get a law degree. But he cannot practice law in Florida because of his felony record.
There is a petition you can sign to support the people in prison in Pennsylvania who are asking for the most basic nutrition and rights.
People incarcerated in Georgia were getting sick after maggots were found in their food.
Thousands went on a hunger strike last month in Greek prisons.
A good summary on Balko’s blog of how parents are being targeted by the criminal injustice system.
Too bad that 1920s movement to outlaw flirting didn’t come to pass. Think of how many more we could have in prison.
This is essay about the writer’s rape – the male writer’s rape – is a must read.
You know how I wrote a while back that Cooperation is the Problem? Well, there is now science to prove that “more agreeable,conscientious personalities are more likely to make harmful choices.”
You might want to run your old phones over with a tractor. Or stop taking dick pics.
Buying homes is for rich people, really rich people.
The Department of Defense’s spending includes more than $380 million on erectile dysfunction drugs, $238 million on testosterone therapy drugs, at least $2.7 billion on antidepressants, more than $1.6 billion on opioid painkillers, and more than $507 million on Ambien and its generic equivalents.
I have to admit that I am someone who complains about bikers a lot. Yesterday, for instance, I lost it when some dumbass on a bike cut off a fire truck with its sirens on. But I must admit that this piece on Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things makes some very good points.
And finally. Never, ever give money to the Red Cross.