Ice Loss Sends Alaskan Temperatures Soaring

earthfirstjournal:

Ice Loss Sends Alaskan Temperatures Soaring

by Alex Kirby / Climate News Network

1024px-ICESCAPE-e1413463809822If you doubt that parts of the planet really are warming, talk to residents of Barrow, the Alaskan town that is the most northerly settlement in the US.

In the last 34 years, the average October temperature in Barrow has risen by more than 7°C − an increase that, on its own, makes a mockery of international efforts to prevent global temperatures from rising…

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msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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anarcho-queer:

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers
October 18th, 2014
Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.
Thirteen-year-old Bahaa Badr was shot as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the separation wall with Israel, and were reportedly pelted with stones by local youths on Thursday.
It is unclear whether the boy took part in the confrontation, which the Israeli army described as an “illegal riot” in which residents threw Molotov cocktails at their forces, as they were exiting the village.
A military spokesperson said soldiers responded with live fire and the army would investigate the killing.
Director Ahmed Betawai of the Ramallah Hospital said the boy was shot three times in the chest and died of his wounds about two hours after the incident.
Tensions in the occupied West Bank have risen since Israel’s seven-week war in Gaza began in July and killed more than 2,000 Palestinians - mostly civilians - and more than 70 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.
In recent days, tensions also spiked amid Palestinian charges that Israel is limiting access to Palestinian worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif in East Jerusalem.
Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since capturing them in the 1967 war. Palestinians want the territories, along with the Gaza Strip, for a future state.

anarcho-queer:

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers

October 18th, 2014

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.

Thirteen-year-old Bahaa Badr was shot as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the separation wall with Israel, and were reportedly pelted with stones by local youths on Thursday.

It is unclear whether the boy took part in the confrontation, which the Israeli army described as an “illegal riot” in which residents threw Molotov cocktails at their forces, as they were exiting the village.

A military spokesperson said soldiers responded with live fire and the army would investigate the killing.

Director Ahmed Betawai of the Ramallah Hospital said the boy was shot three times in the chest and died of his wounds about two hours after the incident.

Tensions in the occupied West Bank have risen since Israel’s seven-week war in Gaza began in July and killed more than 2,000 Palestinians - mostly civilians - and more than 70 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.

In recent days, tensions also spiked amid Palestinian charges that Israel is limiting access to Palestinian worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif in East Jerusalem.

Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since capturing them in the 1967 war. Palestinians want the territories, along with the Gaza Strip, for a future state.

Oregon Hill Halloween Parade with Puppet Performances

active-rva:

Friday, October 31st, at 7pm, in Oregon Hill (meeting in Monroe Park), there will be a Halloween parade with puppet performances. This year’s theme is “A Funeral March for Grace Street and Other Graces,” referring to the recent construction by Virginia Commonwealth University and its plan to introduce a convenience-store-sized Walmart to one of the buildings. There will also be a puppet performance calling for disarming police forces. 

RSVP above. 

active-rva:

slamnahuatl:

Open Minds is having a writing workshop and Open Mic tomorrow night and next Wednesday Night (10/22/14) at The Black Iris Gallery(321 West Broad St). 6-8pm both days; Open Minds is a VCU faculty-led program by Liz Canfield, Dave Coogan, and other VCU professors. This program brings VCU students and jail residents together to write. This is an awesome event and opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

Wednesday, October 22nd, from 7-8pm, at the Black Iris Gallery (321 West Broad Street, Richmond VA) Sanctuary, a community based poetry and music workshop, is holding an open mic night on the topic of “Community Healing from the Effects of Mass Incarceration.” 
Free, open to the public. To learn more, see www.gofundme.com/sanctuary1. 

active-rva:

slamnahuatl:

Open Minds is having a writing workshop and Open Mic tomorrow night and next Wednesday Night (10/22/14) at The Black Iris Gallery(321 West Broad St). 6-8pm both days; Open Minds is a VCU faculty-led program by Liz Canfield, Dave Coogan, and other VCU professors. This program brings VCU students and jail residents together to write. This is an awesome event and opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

Wednesday, October 22nd, from 7-8pm, at the Black Iris Gallery (321 West Broad Street, Richmond VA) Sanctuary, a community based poetry and music workshop, is holding an open mic night on the topic of “Community Healing from the Effects of Mass Incarceration.” 

Free, open to the public. To learn more, see www.gofundme.com/sanctuary1. 

What I remember most about emotional abuse is that it’s like being put in a box. How you end up in there is the biggest trick – I never managed to work that one out. Maybe you think it’s a treasure box at first: you’re in there because you’re special. Soon the box starts to shrink. Every time you touch the edges there is an “argument”. So you try to make yourself fit. You curl up, become smaller, quieter, remove the excessive, offensive parts of your personality – you begin to notice lots of these. You eliminate people and interests, change your behaviour. But still the box gets smaller. You think it’s your fault. The terrible, unforgivable too-muchness of you is to blame. You don’t realise that the box is shrinking, or who is making it smaller. You don’t yet understand that you will never, ever be tiny enough to fit, or silent enough to avoid a row

It’s time to make emotional abuse a crime - Lauren Laverne (via ninja-suffragette)

holy fucking shit this exactly what happened to me

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scaredykropotkitten:

"Weapons for the kurdish resistanceRojava is hopeSolidarity anarchists”Paris, saturday 11, octoberBanderole du cortège anarchiste à la manifestation de soutien à Kobanê, Paris, samedi 11 octobre

scaredykropotkitten:

"Weapons for the kurdish resistance
Rojava is hope
Solidarity anarchists”
Paris, saturday 11, october

Banderole du cortège anarchiste à la manifestation de soutien à Kobanê, Paris, samedi 11 octobre

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democracynow:

Here are the faces of the 43 teachers’ college students who have been missing for more than two weeks following a police ambush in the Mexican state of Guerrero. “These students were politically involved in their communities, so that makes us think this is political,” says Valeria Hamel, an activist and law student at Mexico City, where students have launched a 48-hour strike, calling for the students to be returned alive. Watch her interview on Democracy Now! today.

democracynow:

Here are the faces of the 43 teachers’ college students who have been missing for more than two weeks following a police ambush in the Mexican state of Guerrero. “These students were politically involved in their communities, so that makes us think this is political,” says Valeria Hamel, an activist and law student at Mexico City, where students have launched a 48-hour strike, calling for the students to be returned alive. Watch her interview on Democracy Now! today.

(via anarchistpeopleofcolor)

politics-war:

A Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beats a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum. The government ordered the quarantine of West Point, a congested seaside slum of 75,000, in an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the capital.

politics-war:

A Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beats a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum. The government ordered the quarantine of West Point, a congested seaside slum of 75,000, in an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the capital.

period by KRUNK Interactive