mothernaturenetwork:

10 incredible bookstores in unusual places
Sigh. sevenand5:

James Luther Adams would agree. That is one of the spectacular things about a liberal religion.

(Source: cindymayweather)

“50% of my archive comes from habitats so radically altered that they’re either altogether silent or can no longer be heard in any of their original form… It’s like taking out of the human musical repertoire everything that Mozart ever wrote. It’s at that level… If you’re a religious person, this may be the last chance to hear the voice of the divine because, to me, that’s as close as we’re ever going to get.”

Bioacoustician Bernie Krause, who has been recording the sound of the wild for 45 years, on NPR’s TED Radio HourFittingly, he also created the iconic helicopter sound in the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. 

Krause is the author of the fascinating book The Great Animal Orchestra

(via explore-blog)
explore-blog:

An achingly beautiful diary entry by 19-year-old Sylvia Plath

explore-blog:

An achingly beautiful diary entry by 19-year-old Sylvia Plath

thenationmagazine:

Our new double issue is here, with a must-read cover story on the campus rape crisis & much more.


 Good. Finally some coverage that will get people talking about #rapeculture. There’s more info and graphics on my Pinterest site: http://www.pinterest.com/uukady/rape-cultureharassmentpunishing-violence-why-yesal/ kmm

thenationmagazine:

Our new double issue is here, with a must-read cover story on the campus rape crisis & much more.

Good. Finally some coverage that will get people talking about #rapeculture. There’s more info and graphics on my Pinterest site: http://www.pinterest.com/uukady/rape-cultureharassmentpunishing-violence-why-yesal/ kmm
militantweasel:

kenobi-wan-obi:

it’s sad that all they have to do is show our faces in order to strike fear into other people. that we don’t even have to try and look menacing for someone to find us scary looking and worth being shot or hunted down like an animal. we could be the most loving fathers, brightest teachers/students, and they’ll still figure out a way to make it seem as though we had every bit coming to us for existing while black.

Claimed him and his family were big dangerous gangsters too to justify the shooting.



We need to hold the mainstream Media accountable. 
Go to http://www.colorlines.org and http://www.mediamatters.org these two watch race and media lies respectively. kmm

militantweasel:

kenobi-wan-obi:

it’s sad that all they have to do is show our faces in order to strike fear into other people. that we don’t even have to try and look menacing for someone to find us scary looking and worth being shot or hunted down like an animal. we could be the most loving fathers, brightest teachers/students, and they’ll still figure out a way to make it seem as though we had every bit coming to us for existing while black.

Claimed him and his family were big dangerous gangsters too to justify the shooting.

We need to hold the mainstream Media accountable. Go to http://www.colorlines.org and http://www.mediamatters.org these two watch race and media lies respectively. kmm

(Source: systematicgenocide)

robertreich:

Voting in Mississippi, 2014 and 1964

Mississippi used its new voter-identification law for the first time Tuesday — requiring voters to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID at the polls.

The official reason given for the new law is alleged voter fraud, although the state hasn’t been able to provide any evidence that voter fraud is a problem.

The real reason for the law is to suppress the votes of the poor, especially African-Americans, some of whom won’t be able to afford the cost of a photo ID.

It’s a tragic irony that this law became effective almost exactly fifty years after three young civil rights workers — Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman – were tortured and murdered in Mississippi for trying to register African-Americans to vote.

They were killed outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, by a band of thugs that included the sheriff of Neshoba County. The state was deeply implicated: The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission had kept track of the three after they entered the state, and had passed on detailed information about them to the sheriff. 

A year after the murders, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was a direct response to the intransigence of Mississippi and other states with histories of racial discrimination, requiring them to get federal approval for any changes in their voting requirements — such as Mississippi’s new voter ID law.

But last June the Supreme Court’s five Republican appointees decided federal oversight was outmoded and unconstitutional, and that Congress had to set a new formula for deciding which states required federal review of voting law changes — thereby clearing the way for Mississippi’s new voter ID law.

Obviously, Congress hasn’t come up with a new formula because it’s  gridlocked, and Republicans don’t want any federal review of state voting laws. 

I knew Michael Schwerner. He was a kind and generous young man. And he meant a lot to me when I was growing up.

Now, fifty years after his brutal death and the deaths of his co-workers James Chaney and Andrew Goodman – fifty years after Freedom Summer — the state of Mississippi and the United States Supreme Court have turned back the clock.

Please urge your senators and representatives to pass a federal law that restores the Voting Rights Act, so Mississippi and other states with histories of repeated violations of voting rights cannot undo what Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner, and thousands of other brave Americans fought to achieve – equal voting rights.