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Abolitionist Reflections on Cecil the Lion

If we have spent any time on social media lately we have probably seen much outrage in relation to the hashtag ‪#‎CecilTheLion‬. From what I understand, Cecil was an old lion whom was much beloved in Zimbabwe and who was murdered, decapitated and then photographed by a US citizen who paid many tens of thousands of dollars to get access to him. 857 more words


The Rhetoric of Copyright Extremism in European Copyright Reform Discourse

In the end, nothing happened. When the European parliament adopted a compromise version of MEP Julia Reda’s evaluation report of the EU copyright directive, the attempt of MEP Jean-Marie Cavada to restrict the right to publish pictures of buildings and artworks permanently installed in public places (“freedom of panorama”) was voted down by a huge margin. 1,587 more words

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Slavery free Mondays

I feel compelled to write once again on how campaigns like “Meatfree Mondays” are compared to “slavery-free Mondays” or “child abuse-free Wednesdays,” putting part-time vegans/vegetarians in the same camp as part-time slave holders or part-time child abusers. 520 more words

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No Basis for Northern Smugness in the Battle Against Racism - posted 7/19/2015

It was encouraging to see the Confederate flag come down in Charleston, South Carolina. It does represent a victory of sorts for anti-racists. That flag is and has long been a hateful symbol. 1,717 more words

Graphic Novels Roundtable Q & A: Ari Kelman, Battle Lines: a Graphic Novel of the Civil War

We continue day three of our graphic novels roundtable with an interview with historian Ari Kelman, who co-authored Battle Lines: a Graphic History of the Civil War… 1,135 more words


America's Slave Empire

Author: Chris Hedges

Source: TruthDig

Publication Date: 21 June 2015

” “We do not believe in the political process,” said Ray, who spoke from the St. 127 more words

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Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons

Author: Chris Hedges

Source: TruthDig

Publication Date: 5 April 2015

“Corporations currently exploiting prison labor include Abbott Laboratories, AT&T, AutoZone, Bank of America, Bayer, Berkshire Hathaway, Cargill, Caterpillar, Chevron, the former Chrysler Group, Costco Wholesale, John Deere, Eddie Bauer, Eli Lilly, ExxonMobil, Fruit of the Loom, GEICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Glaxo Wellcome, Hoffmann-La Roche, International Paper, JanSport, Johnson & Johnson, Kmart, Koch Industries, Mary Kay, McDonald’s, Merck, Microsoft, Motorola, Nintendo, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Quaker Oats, Sarah Lee, Sears, Shell, Sprint, Starbucks, State Farm Insurance, United Airlines, UPS, Verizon, Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart and Wendy’s.” 122 more words

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