Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
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- On the QT: The signs are not good
- A Wednesday Moment Of Zen: Look Who’s Captain America
- Quote of the moment: Goodbye unions, goodbye democracy
- Though I hadn't seen him in over twenty years, I knew I'd miss him forever
- A Thoughtful Response to “Asians in the Library” Rant
- Journalism for dummies – the passive voice
- links for 2011-03-18
– “Now look I don’t care too much about the signs – sure you don’t want to be on the side with the people holding the signs with “bitch” on it, or wearing t-shirts with Hitler – but it’s a free country, so long as the worst they can do is badly written signs with poor grammar, then fine. However, that doesn’t mean you need to associate yourself with them – especially if you are the Leader of the Opposition and it means you will be seen there talking in front of those signs.”
– “If you look at the last 150 years of history across all nations with a working class of some sort, the maintenance of democracy and the maintenance of a union movement are joined at the hip.”
– A lyrical, touching journal from Wil Wheaton about a 25th anniversary Stand By Me reunion
– A response to UCLA student Alexandra Wallace’s racist rant that manages to NOT be sexist or demeaning towards her while making a powerful point.
– “Now, here’s why it’s important: The passive voice is almost always used when reporting violence against women. So the person who committed the crime – usually, a man – disappears from the story. Violence becomes just something that happens to women, rather than something that violent people do to others.”
– from Racialicious