Mayor: 6 Months Is “an Unacceptably Long Period of Time” to Investigate a Police Shooting
When police officers shoot or kill unarmed civilians, it can take months, even years, for the incidents to be officially investigated and publicly…
Ross Ulbricht Vindicates Trial Activists in First-Released Letter From Prison
Ross Ulbricht, Hero You may have seen the news today that Ross Ulbricht, the man who created the Silk Road, the world’s most infamous black market…
Anti-Muslim Protest Planned for Today in Arizona
The protest is a response to the recent attack in Texas on 3 May ... to the signers of the Declaration of Independence because they no longer want to…
Save the Date: HRC to Premiere New Trans-Focused Docu-Series on Monday
On Monday, HRC will exclusively premiere the first episode of ABC Family’s trans-focused docu-series, “Becoming…
Reclaiming The Weeping Time
A slave auction at the south / from an original sketch by Theodore R. Davis. Image from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division I've…
The Alchemy of the Antagonist: There’s One in Every Story
“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.” ~ Edmund Burke Just because it’s easy…
Marx and the meaning of godlessness: a radical atheist’s response to Kris Nelson
There’s a passage from Marx’s critique of Hegel that antitheists like to quote and defenders of faith like to quotemine. In a piece titled ‘ 3…
How Kyrgyzstan’s Favourite Fermented Drink Became a National Symbol
Images by French illustrator Nicolas Journet. Images belong to Journet. Featured on…
Today’s economic theme: exploitation
I’ve long since learned to stop consciously believing that I’ve “seen it all,” when it comes to exploitation by the parasitic greedheads who…
Villagers Say Armenian PM’s Family Fish Farms Sucking Wells Dry
There was plenty of water in the Armenian village of Apaga just a few years ago, but that was before the surrounding region was dotted with new wells…
The Rise and Fall of Fantasy
To Hay-on-Wye the other day I went, to the more intellectual of the two festivals, the one with music as well, the festival gnomically named How The…