I can't count on anybody to understand. (Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010) amandaw, three rivers fog (2010-05-01).
(Cross-posted to FWD/Forward. See more BADD 2010 at Goldfish's blog.) I'm pretty open about my health issues. To be honest, I don't know any other way to be. I know how to strategically hide my disabilities from strangers in passing interactions, but from the people with whom I interact on…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Prison Rape. myglesias, Matthew Yglesias (2010-04-22).
(cc photo by amandabhslater) Excellent post by Liliana Segura: In 1994 in the case Farmer v. Brennan, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prison official's "deliberate indifference" to the risk that a trans woman prisoner named Dee Farmer would be raped when placed within the general population of a…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Welcome: Japan Council Against A&H Bombs. mom_in_las_vegas, Las Vegas Anarchoblogs (2010-05-07).
Welcome: Japan Council Against A&H Bombshttp://pjep.org/actions/?id=4618&t=1273035600The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) was established in September 1955. Since then it has waged various kinds of campaigns for: the prevention of nuclear war; the total ban on and the elimination of nuclear weapons; and support and solidarity with Hibakusha…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
It's just like the time I got confused and accidentally went on an interstate bank-robbing spree. John Markley, The Superfluous Man (2010-05-03).
You know, the frequent attempts I see to excuse flagrant police misbehavior as honest mistakes are seldom very convincing, but at least the excuse is usually applied to acts committed in the field. It’s still usually a weak and often absurd excuse, and often applied to situations where the officer’s…(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
A Statement from SubRosa concerning May Day. JC, SubRosa – a community space (2010-05-06).
SubRosa was not involved in the events in downtown Santa Cruz on May Day. SubRosa is a community space that offers literature, art, coffee and performances. Like many businesses downtown, SubRosa provides a public bulletin board for people to post fliers. Jimi Haynes is not and has never been a volunteer…(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
NYT: @@e2;20ac;2dc;Attorney General Eric Holder Backs Miranda Limit for Terror Suspects' John Gruber, Daring Fireball (2010-05-10).
Disregard for the Bill of Rights is not limited to Republicans: Mr. Holder proposed carving out a broad new exception to the Miranda rights established in a landmark 1966 Supreme Court ruling. It generally forbids prosecutors from using as evidence statements made before suspects have been warned that they have…(Linked Tuesday 2010-05-11.)
Theories as Maps. Will Wilkinson, Will Wilkinson (2010-05-11).
David Schmidtz says theories are like maps; they help us get where we're trying to go. John Rawls' theory of justice posits a closed society as a simplifying assumption. If theories are like maps, as Schmidtz says, a simplifying assumption in a theory is like leaving current patterns of traffic…(Linked Wednesday 2010-05-12.)