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Those times we all hope will never happen, but they do
By tigtog on February 24, 2011
Things are moving so fast around Northern Africa and the Middle East right now. History in the making.
Update: I’m designating this as an open thread on the uprisings and the attempts to suppress them.
By Mindy on February 22, 2011
Today Christchurch was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. This is an open thread for discussions of the Christchurch Earthquake. Any NZ feminists/ commenters who want to check in and let us know they are okay, please do.
Finding people, helping out, donations: please see Sarah Robot’s extensive links.
By tigtog on February 22, 2011
It’s seasons like this that got our ancestors started with the thunder god worship.
By tigtog on February 5, 2011
Check in, if you’ve got power! Watch out for those tricksy flash floods, and when do we get a week free of natural disaster dangers please?
By tigtog on February 3, 2011
Via Possum at Pollytics, I have been made aware that Caroline Overington and other people who work for the Oz’s Media Diary think that problems with devastating cyclones and killer heatwaves have been given too much attention, presumably since not enough people have died from them.
By Lauredhel on February 5, 2010
For those wondering how on earth aid to a disaster area can exist without huge-scale donations of infanf formula from the United States, or wondering how to explain this to others, this press release from ILCA, and the links therein may extend understanding. [notes: I prefer the terms "cross-nursing" or "shared breastfeeding", which don't so [...]
By tigtog on January 20, 2010
… have they not a shred of decency?
By tigtog on January 15, 2010
mr tog and I will be donating money to these two orgs today: * Médecins Sans Frontières Australia * Australian Red Cross Haiti Appeal Obviously, there are many other relief orgs doing good work in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake disaster. Please mention any that you know of and recommend in comments. NB [...]
By Lauredhel on March 6, 2009
There’s just been an earthquake in Melbourne. Twitter has exploded; Google News is yet silent. Nothing on USGS yet; and the Aussie Seismology Research Centre is inaccessible. (Broken, or quake-dotted?) I hope our Melburnian Hoydens are all ok. I blame Bernard Salt, who wrote several weeks ago: We have never thought of ourselves as being [...]
By tigtog on September 15, 2008
Just a quick wish to any of our readers who have been affected by Hurricane Ike. I hope you get power back soon and that you can return to a solid home in the near future. Related posts: Thoughts on Australia Day / Invasion Day Some Thoughts on Transhumanism Sobering thoughts on the eve of [...]
By Lauredhel on August 30, 2008
[edited 31 Aug: CNN map updated.] My thoughts go out to any Hoydenizens in the path or trail of Hurricane Gustav. Stay safe. Related posts: Frankenstorm Otterday! And Open Thread. Quickhit: Women in media Thoughts of Ike Hurricane Katrina et al
By Lauredhel on June 3, 2008
Coco Wang has documented some horrifying, heartbreaking, touching, and even funny China earthquake rescue stories. The stories are presented in the style of a graphic novel, at Paul Gravett’s place. Bring your tissues, and time to compose yourself. My thoughts are with the people trying to put their lives and communities back together after this [...]
By Lauredhel on May 18, 2008
Yahoo! News China has this photo of a police officer in an emergency shelter breastfeeding an orphaned baby. Heartbreaking, but somehow hopeful as well. So many babies must have no one there at all; this baby is lucky, in one tiny way, at least for this captured moment. The Google-translated text reads: Naima disaster areas [...]