On the horrible human rights abuses perpetrated by the USA

Just a note that it is completely horrifying that the US government continues amping up its focus on concentration camps, detention centers, etc. AND also, no one at all should be in prison or jail as it currently exists and this is just one more manifestation of an unsustainable multigenerational injustice of the growth of … Continue reading “On the horrible human rights abuses perpetrated by the USA”

Feminist Drama and Human Rights at SXSWi

I’m hoping to make it to two panels today on my day pass: Dealing with Drama in Feminist Discourse, and Building Human Rights into your Social Site. The human rights panel will be fantastic as it’s Danny, Jillian York, Rebecca Mackinnon, and Ebele Okobi-Harris talking about ways that companies can be aware of potential problems … Continue reading “Feminist Drama and Human Rights at SXSWi”

Feminism, Assange rape charges, free speech, and Wikileaks

Today’s arrest of Julian Assange on rape charges is being framed by many people as a conflict between feminism and free speech. I won’t link to them all, but here is a sample: Kirk Murphy from Firedoglake apparently thinks anyone gets to rape Known Feminists with impunity. That article made me especially angry. I support … Continue reading “Feminism, Assange rape charges, free speech, and Wikileaks”

ADAPT in Atlanta kicking ass, taking names

This weekend I went right from the Blogalicious conference in Atlanta to the end of a march and start of a rally that kicked off a week of activism by ADAPT. Their goals are, free people from being incarcerated in nursing homes, and kept in there against their will. They back the Money Follows the … Continue reading “ADAPT in Atlanta kicking ass, taking names”

A dose of morning rage

This morning on my way to work at the busy intersection near my house, I passed some firefighters holding out boots to collect spare change for “Jerry’s Kids”. How much do I hate this? Do these people have the faintest clue how hideous their actions are, how dehumanizing, how much they set back human rights … Continue reading “A dose of morning rage”