putthison: Rep. Richard Martin (R-OH) on how to...
Sun: Why we still need ACORN →
“People in Denver are organizing to protest the Diamondbacks when they...– Dave Zirin, “Diamondbacks Protest Update: Cubs Smack Down Immigrant Rights Message,” The Nation
Lance Freeman: Rethinking Public Housing →
The Surprising Reason Why Americans Are So Lonely,... →
suburbananarchist: Our economy, unlike any that came before it, is designed to work without the input of your neighbors. Borne on cheap oil, our food arrives as if by magic from a great distance (typically, two thousand miles). If you have a credit card and an Internet connection, you can order most of what you need and have it left anonymously at your door. We’ve evolved a neighborless...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-4-25) →
Joanna Newsom (17) T-Pain (11) DC Snipers (11) Life Without Buildings (10) Drs. Jeremy Carter & Matt Gourley (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
boyghost-deactivated20110922 asked: Crazy! We're more at the intersection of Eastern and Castle... but I always say Washington because it's a better known street :)
Where about are you?
Where about are you?
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In effect, the major crime the police focus on is the crime of being noticed by...– Steve Martinot, “The Militarization of the Police,” Social Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003 Worth thinking about, considering the developments in AZ this past week. (btw, Is there a way to post .pdf documents to Tumblr? if so, I would happily post the whole article.)
The whole point of our Bill of Rights is to outlaw arbitrary and capricious...– Massive civil disobedience is MORALLY NECESSARY to overthrow Arizona’s racist law (via azspot) (via robot-heart-politics) Ugh…This strikes me as the worst kind of argument one can make against this racist anti-immigrant law. Rosenberg wants us to oppose the legislation b/c it, “makes it...
The flash mobs have raised questions about race and class. Most of the teenagers...– NYT: “Mobs Are Born as Word Grows by Text Message.”
Although in recent years Take Back the Night has been co-opted by liberal...– Social Rupture: Anarchist ladies take back the night in style — Brooklyn, NY (via clingtomymouth) “A woman on the street stopped and attempted to begin an argument: ‘Why are you doing this?’ A swift reply: ‘Because we have grown tired of rape and makeup’…We are...
The Looming Infrastructure Crisis →
newleft: Donald F. Kettl, dean of UMD’s School of Public Policy The problem is huge—and it’s growing. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that the nation faces a $2.2 trillion infrastructure backlog. One of every eight bridges is “structurally deficient,” and 85 percent of public transit systems are struggling to carry the growing number of riders. As ASCE President...
‘CNN, like Fox News and MSNBC, should be largely dismissed as serious...– Chase Whiteside, interviewed by Dave Weigel, Who’s Behind Those Embarrassing Interviews with Tea Partyers?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-4-18) →
The Clash (30) Joanna Newsom (15) Life Without Buildings (14) Drs. Jeremy Carter & Matt Gourley (3) Bill Fay (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
He was not alone. In South Boston, discontented young people sought refuge in...– “The Life and Death of Timmothy McVeigh” John Garvey, Race Traitor Today’s the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. I hadn’t read this in a few years, but figured it was worth the re-read today. I really don’t know enough about McVeigh to know how accurate...
[W]hat was shown in the Wikileaks video only begins to depict the suffering we...– Josh Stieber, former specialist, U.S. Army and Ethan McCord, former specialist, U.S. Army, “An Open Letter of Reconciliation & Responsibility to the Iraqi People”
Good: The Neighborhoods Issue →
Cities Under Siege →
Survey of some recent urban studies work, framing the city as a site of growing “threat” and therefore intensified policing/surveillance. I’m generally ambivalent about these sorts of studies. While they tend to be fascinating, too often they work from the assumption that they are describing new phenomena. It seems to me that certain parts of the city have always been...
Despite Growing Population, Number of Households... →
“Though the population in America’s urban areas rose by more than 3.4 million people between 2005 and 2008, the number of households dropped by about 1.2 million, according to a recent study. More young people are living with their parents instead of moving out, postponing the creation of their own households. Meanwhile, more families are combining households for economic reasons,...
David Harvey Interviewed on Brazilian TV April 12, 2010 (Introduction in Portuguese, Interview in English with Portuguese subtitles)
The Onion: U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143... →
NYT: Why Humanity Loves, and Needs, Cities →
Awl: The Shocking Lesson of Colorado Springs →
I wish I had a WSJ subscription so that I could read the actual article…
Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia →
This is fascinating stuff. I wonder how the state would react if a similar group attempted to organize a militia on the grounds that federal drug policy was too far reaching. Or, say, federal war-making powers.
New University of Washington survey explores... →
“‘The tea party is not just about politics and size of government. The data suggests it may also be about race,’said Christopher Parker, a UW assistant professor of political science who directed the survey. It found that those who are racially resentful, who believe the U.S. government has done too much to support blacks, are 36 percent more likely to support the tea party than...
Does Land Conservation Drive Housing Costs? →
“A new study in the San Francisco Bay Area says no, that had there been no controls in place there would be only 6.5% more housing built over the past 50 years. The reason is that the Bay Area land being conserved is unsuitable for most housing, and affordable housing in particular. John Wildermuth writes, ‘Over the years, developers and business groups have complained that...
The Future of Cities →
Financial Times Special Report
NYT: Thousands May Lose Rental Vouchers →
“Asked what she would do if she lost her voucher, Ms. Mandelblat fell into despair. ‘Oh no, oh no,’ she said through her granddaughter, who interpreted. ‘I would be homeless. I would die.’”
NYT: Iraq Video Brings Notice to a Web Site →
“The release of the Iraq video is drawing attention to the once-fringe Web site, which aims to bring to light hidden information about governments and multinational corporations — putting secrets in plain sight and protecting the identity of those who help do so. Accordingly, the site has become a thorn in the side of authorities in the United States and abroad. With the Iraq attack video,...
"Iraq slaughter not an aberration" →
Glenn Greenwald’s continued discussion of the Wikileaks video
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Freed from prison, some juveniles have no place to... →
“Nearly 10 percent of the inmates in Illinois’ juvenile prisons have essentially completed their sentences — in some cases more than a year ago — but are stuck behind bars because they have no place to go, state records show…Many of the youths are being held longer in one of the state’s eight juvenile prisons because officials cannot find an appropriate placement in a...