Archive for August, 2012

Faster, Pussy Riot! Foment! Foment!

By • on August 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

August 2012. In Russia, a band of anarchist woman pranksters has provoked a global conversation about the true meaning of the word “feminism.” In the United States, a political party led by rape apologists is conspiring to steal yet another national election. Which former global superpower is winning?

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Generic Tragicomment

By • on August 15, 2012 at 1:26 am

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Nothing Can Be Done

By • on August 15, 2012 at 1:12 am

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August 13, 1936: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike

By • on August 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

Seattle’s reputation as a pro-labor town has mostly been founded on the memory of the General Strike of 1919 and the WTO protests of 1999. But many other such events have occurred here to strengthen that reputation. Chief among these was the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newsroom strike of 1936. This event stands out especially for being [...]

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Who is Edward DeMarco?

By • on August 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

He’s the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-public agencies that have financed about half of all residential mortgages in the United States. Why is Edward DeMarco important right now? The Obama Administration has been trying to persuade DeMarco to allow Fannie and Freddie to do [...]

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Pricelessly Boring

By • on August 4, 2012 at 1:56 am

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R.I.P. Gore Vidal

By • on August 4, 2012 at 1:42 am

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Boxed in

By • on August 4, 2012 at 1:25 am

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Reclaim Our History Aug. 1-15

By • on August 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Aug. 1, 1938: Hilo Massacre 51 racially mixed longshoremen and union supporters in Hilo, Hawaii are gassed, hosed, bayoneted, and shot in the back by police. Aug. 2, 1861: National income tax, the first of its kind, passed to aid the Union war effort. 1942: Press in Los Angeles whips up racism, sheriff arrests over [...]

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