Category Archives: Stories

OCCUPY Bobby’s House, Occupy Foreclosures

The people of OWS in Minnesota are defending homes, families and neighbourhoods. People are standing together against US Bank to save Bobby Hull’s home on Columbus Ave S in Minneapolis from foreclosure. Bobby is asking for a reasonable adjustment on … Continue reading

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The extraordinary life and death of David/Sonia Burgess

From the Guardian: “Last October, detectives were called to investigate the death of a woman under a London tube train. But as they traced her final moments, they discovered that she was, in fact, David Burgess, one of the most … Continue reading

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“Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis”

No Global Politics. Just beautiful Neko Case.  Tom Waits cover.  (Thanks, Skang)

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Human rights abuses in Northern Ireland

A Guardian report: An RUC interrogator speaks: Northern Ireland’s forced confessions revealed Hundreds of men and women found guilty of terrorism during the Troubles in Northern Ireland are planning to appeal. Most of them were convicted on the basis of … Continue reading

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FBI raids on anti-war movement

The homes and offices of dozens of anti-war activists in Minneapolis, Chicago, and other cities were raided last week. Activists have been subpoenaed before Grand Juries (although most activists are refusing to cooperate). Many of these activists are part of … Continue reading

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Of missionaries

Tomorrow, we’ll be talking about modern day missionaries in Africa in my human rights class. We’ll be discussing “The Call” by Daniel Bergner and “Where Were We” by Dave Eggers.

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Girls as Boys

New York Times reports: “… Afghan families have many reasons for pretending their girls are boys, including economic need, social pressure to have sons, and in some cases, a superstition that doing so can lead to the birth of a … Continue reading

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