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Things You Might Have Missed

July 07, 2010 By: Mel Category: Misc

It still burns, the treatment I got as a teen.  I think the guy who wrote the Case Against Adolescence is still pissed too.  Glad he did something constructive with it.

This article on reconciliation is a must read for anyone who cares about ending conflicts, especially genocidal ones.

I hope you all are still keeping up with Haiti news.  The mainstream isn’t following it much anymore, but MediaHacker is still out there doing his thing.

Also out of the news cycle, but still very relevant, is Honduras.  All kinds of shit going on down there, including this hunger strike.

Have you seen the trailer for this HBO documentary?  An inmate smuggled a camera into prison and filmed for six months.  Do you think Baird, Edison, and whoever else helped invent those gadgets ever imagined something like that?

Thank goodness the health department is around to help keep us safe from those criminals feeding the hungry.  (Ripping food out of the hungry person’s hands?  Really?)

Remember the days when, if a business wanted people to help them earn money, the business actually had to provide training.  Remember apprenticeships?  Cooperative Education?  (That’s how I got my first real jobs.)  Now people are all supposed to go into debt training ourselves.  And then you have to work for free interning (after getting into all that debt) cause we won’t hire you without experience.  This really irks me, so I was glad to see Kilkenny bring it up.

James is working with CSS on their Intro to Anarchism course.

Sparky wrote a post about safe spaces that brings up some really important issues.

And finally, I want to apologize for light posting.  I have about ten million projects going on right now.  I bit off way more than I can chew.  I’m trying to fulfill my commitments, wrap up some of these projects, and finish some longer posts that I’m working on.  But it means neglecting BroadSnark a bit.  I’ll be back in the swing of things soon.