Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for July 17th from 14:42 to 15:13:
- “Screwed Up” and “Abused”: The Interrogation of 16-Year-Old Omar Khadr | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet – A closer look at the first Guantánamo interrogation to be released on video reveals, above all, a "victimized and exploited" child.
- Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Thoughts on Poverty in America – Even though your definition of what constitutes poverty probably hasn't changed much during your lifetime, the basic financial resources necessary to keep you from being impoverished have changed dramatically during this period of time.
- Mob Theocracy Prevails in Croatia – Here we see a classic example of “will of the majority” nonsense.
- Feministe » An Either/Or Decision: Forcing Women Into a False Choice – Our expectations and our laws are structured in such a way that we tend to force parents into a false choice – work or family. Take, for example, the myth of the 40-hour work week.
- Minutemen Scream “F@$k You Brown Boy!” at Latinos Attending Obama Talk | PEEK | AlterNet – Just as I was about to turn away from filming a man holding a sign of a boy urinating on the phrase "La Raza", I heard him begin to chant, "Fuck You Brown Boy. Fuck You Brown Boy. Fuck You Brown Boy."
- Changing Hearts and Minds on Gay Marriage | Sex and Relationships | AlterNet – "If you just say, 'their minds are not going to change,' then you are right, their minds are not going to change. But if you reach out to them, then there is a possibility."