South Dakota Officials Miss Historic Meeting With... →
Federal officials met with South Dakota’s nine Sioux tribes on Wednesday for a historic summit in Rapid City. A year in the making, it was an effort to address long standing concerns over the high number of Native American children the state places in white foster homes. State officials, however, didn’t show up for the meeting.
The time's not right for Tesla →
theweekmagazine: But soon it will be. Marc Ambinder writes: There really isn’t anything wrong with the car itself. In some ways, it’s perfect. Incredibly roomy. Styled but not stylized. Powerful. Quiet. Hugs the road. Very safe. The dashboard is like a modern glass airline cockpit. The interior is… well, you get the picture. And the Tesla is flying out of the 40 or so showrooms across America....
I remember being struck by his lightness of spirit, believing as I do that...– Alice Walker, on seeing (and eventually meeting) Dennis Banks, a founder of the American Indian Movement. Read more.
Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic
Microfinance loans are getting plenty of hype, but there’s little evidence that they’re actually reducing poverty.
How Grand Juries Are Used to Intimidate Activists →
Originally intended to protect defendants from unnecessary indictments, grand juries have recently been used to investigate and intimidate innocent activists. New York City legal activist Jerry Koch is only the latest victim.
There is a lot of resistance to this from the pharmaceutical industry. The last...– David Presti, a professor of neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, on the medicinal use of psychedelic drugs “The Return of Psychedelics.”
Please Snort Me: An Oral History of Brooklyn's... →
longform: The story of Kokie’s, and its gentrifying Williamsburg neighborhood. Vice Staff | Vice | May 2013
What would an anti-corporate social network look...
The rise of corporate-owned social media raises many flags about online security. The solution, says theorist Michael Albert, is already up and running. Read more.
Fear of Yoga →
These days it seems like everybody loves yoga, but it hasn’t always been that way. A look at the history of Yoga in the media including fears of Love Cults, Swamis, orgies, and other hysteria. (From the Utne Archives)
No shock that, ‘Twitter revolutions’ aside, social media have played...– Sam Ross-Brown, “Social Networking for a Better World.”
And if it turns out some other way than you expected you should...– BOMB Magazine: One Poem by Ben Mirov
On my endless speaking tour, people like to counter my comments with the...– Luis Alberto Urrea, “Manifest Density.”
ICWA Summit Event →
TRIBE IS FAMILY, STATE IS NOT! Do you know children who’ve been taken by the Department of Social Services? Do you know your rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act? Are your kids living with non-Indian foster parents? Please come to learn your rights under ICWA & share your story if you feel you’ve been wronged *742 Indian kids are taken per year by DSS *South Dakota receives approx 100...
There are few moments where we have the opportunity to win a battle against our...– Katie Notopoulos (via spiegelman)
The New York Times, The Guardian, El País, Le Monde and Der Spiegel giddily...– Chris Hedges, “An Interview with Julian Assange,” via The Nation.
Bikes are one of the four commodities of the street—cash, drugs, sex, and...– Victor Veysey, “Chasing My Stolen Bike.”
A Brief History of Nachos →
From a Mexican maitre ‘d’s mishap in 1943 to the gooey, orange stuff you put on your chips at the baseball game today.
The Bone Factory →
A constable jerks open the back door of a decrepit Indian-made Tata Sumo SUV—what passes for an evidence locker at this rustic police outpost in the Indian state of West Bengal. A hundred human skulls tumble out onto a ragged cloth covering a patch of mud, making a hollow clatter as they fall to the ground. They’ve lost most of their teeth bouncing around in the back of the truck. Standing next...
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Wisconsin Bill Would Treat Organic Milk, Sharp... →
heavytable: Wisconsin ranks 44th in the nation for new job creation. Rather than rolling up their sleeves and finding new and innovative ways to help create jobs, the Wisconsin legislature is spending its time telling people needing food assistance what they should be eating. AB 110, which will be up for a vote in the Assembly on Tuesday, May 7, is geared toward limiting “the amount of food...