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repost: Things I did not know #97644899544: The first memorial day was led by former slaves

The first Memorial Day was led by former slaves in Charleston. Charleston was in ruins. The peninsula was nearly deserted, the fine houses empty, the streets littered with the debris of fighting and the ash of fires that had burned out … Continue reading

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LA county, Land, and Loss

A series from the LA weekly that they called “L.A. County’s War on Desert Rats” Tough code enforcement has been ramped up in these unincorporated areas of L.A. County, leaving the iconoclasts who chose to live in distant sectors of … Continue reading

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Kids on kids

I saw two really powerful messages today.  Each one is by kids and about kids. 1. As seen on colorlines, Lakota students from Rosebud, South Dakota posted a powerful rebuttal to the ABC 20/20 special Children of the Plains. The students’ video challanges … Continue reading

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Big banks

(source: lots of posts on fb)

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Gaza: first and last

Gaza’s first 5-star hotel (Photograph: Arcmed for the Guardian) The Keffiyeh – A Last Manufacturer from mickeyboston.com (top: The Herbawi Factory waeves out Keffiyehs on a part-time basis. The rhythms of the machines play on a melody of possible extinction … Continue reading

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Tehran’s water pistol fight

More than 500 people participated in a water gun festival in the Iranian capital.  Photo: Amir/Demotix/Corbis via The Guardian.

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