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Politician arrested in Occupy London protest – Guardian | Vox Political

Jones, 64, chairwoman of the London assembly’s economy committee and deputy chair of its police and crime committee, went to see what was happening at the Occupy London protest on Tuesday morning after her office had been contacted by protesters complaining about heavy-handed police tactics.She was arrested for “obstructing police” and could now face prosecution, Scotland Yard said.It added that she was “de-arrested” after giving details suitable for a summons.“The evidence in this case will be considered and a decision made whether to proceed with a prosecution,” a Met spokesperson said. 10 more words

Activism

Returnees Organizing Korea Out of the Intercountry Adoption Industry

By Kristin R. Pak

The intercountry adoption (ICA) market is driven by demand from rich countries and commodifies the most vulnerable people. It’s unsustainable as child welfare, and does great harm wherever the market emerges.   1,198 more words

South Korea

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It doesn’t matter where things are or if you can figure them out. The only thing that matters is they are there.

Woman at the tram stop, 1913-14… 427 more words

Hyper-short

What's in a name?


Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I am fascinated by the subject of labels, credentials, gender roles, and the outer signs of conformity utilized to belong to a group. 1,168 more words

Judaism

Ana Tijoux: Hip Hop, Pop and Politics

“Ana, I was wondering, how do you find the time to be both a mother and an artist?” asks a woman who laces her questions with a confession of maternal guilt disclosing her inability to find an appropriate amount of time to be a professor and a good mother to her two children. 455 more words

Activism

#Police forced to use unpaid #volunteers in key roles because of budget cuts. (#UK #Crime #Austerity #Politics)

It has been a long time since we have seen local policing in every community in the UK. With the effects of cuts and police officers spending more time than ever filling in forms to make the government ‘look good’, real policing has been on a steady slope into an abyss, more concerned with collecting money than preventing crime – let alone catching criminals. 938 more words

Government & Politics

Nick Theis: Does Your University Have a Military Industrial (In)security Complex?

 Military recruiting is at the root of this university, and is the root of its relationship to the military. The same act that allowed the U of M to establish itself as a so-called “land-grant university,” the 1862 Morrill Act, also laid the groundwork for what was to later become the Reserve Officer Training Corps (the ROTC).

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Militarism