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Power, Symbol and Sexuality

“I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves.” -Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Women’s bodies mean something which is beyond a woman’s personal control.

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New Mexico Attorney General Gary King Promises: "I'll prosecute APD officers."


The 46-page DOJ report on Albuquerque police violence released this month concluded that APD engages in unconstitutional policing and most of the recent fatal shootings by its officers were unjustified. 1,884 more words

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Booming, Buzzing Bullhorns

My mission is the message, not some bloody battle for ephemeral gains.

Regular readers already know it. I do not support the recent government attempt to dispossess Bundy and his family and cattle. 591 more words


Three Members of Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission Resign in Protest


Three of nine members of the Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Commission (POC)–Jonathan Siegel, Richard Shine & Jennifer Barela–resigned today in protest. The Commission is charged with investigating and/or mediating all citizen complaints of APD. 333 more words

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Pinar Selek: 15 years of State harassment

Pinar Selek is a feminist sociologist who has been imprisoned and harassed by the Turkish government for nearly fifteen years now on fabricated charges after Pinar wrote a thesis on the subject of the Kurds. 125 more words

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Everything You Need to Know About the Department of Justice Report on APD Violence: A Readers’ Guide


Nothing, it seems, was left unsaid or unstudied in last week’s damning report by the US Department of Justice on the Albuquerque Police Department. 2,019 more words

New Mexico

A Zoo Or Park Is Not Nature

Recently the state environmental department announced plans to control an introduced species, which is on the verge of becoming seriously invasive.   In the areas where it’s currently established itself, it caused serious damage wetland and aquatic plants, has displaced – and often attacks – native species, created public health hazards, and injuries to the public.  1,013 more words