articles of interest, august 24, 2012

Happy would-be 90th birthday, Howard Zinn! “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

Tampa authorities empty prison ahead of RNC. I’m glad to see that they’re more scared of peaceful protesters than they are of rapists, arsonists and petty thieves. Are they scared of Anonymous–even though they clearly don’t know what it’s about?

Average Americans lost 5% of their income during the “recovery”. Guess who gained?

Asshole running for sheriff in NH would use “deadly force” to prevent abortions. Live free or die?

Truly a man for the people:”Mayor Bloomberg Says People Stay Homeless Because the Shelters Are So Damn Nice” Maybe the economy has a bit to do with it?

They tell us you need to work to get welfare. But what if there is no work?

FDA to ban gay sperm donors. Supposedly to avoid HIV…what is this, 1983? Why is a straight donor who’s engaged in high risk sex better?

The only journalist imprisoned in Gitmo speaks out.

Stockton, CA’s bankruptcy “may” drive the cops away, since they won’t be getting paid.  

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