Five Links That Are Actually Important, 1/1/09

January 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm (injustice, LGBT, racism, sexism)

Happy Gregorian New Year, everybody!

On a completely different note, here are a whole bunch of very serious and upsetting links.

1. Just after Katrina, a white militia formed and used the event as an excuse to happily kill as many black people as possible. Absolutely. Fucking. Sickening.

2. Intolerance of homosexuality increases queer teens’ risk of suicide.

3. A link round-up about the recent Israeli bombings of Gaza. More links in the thread.

4. Panel recommends reparations for people forcibly sterilized under state eugenics programs. Horrifyingly, North Carolina only ceased these sterilizations in the 1970s. This is the first time reparations have been suggested.

5. And over at Alas: We Know How To Stop Prisoner Rape.


1 Comment

  1. Preventing Prison Rape « Fitness for the Occasion said,

    […] Prison Rape Posted on January 7, 2009 by Dan (Fitness) From Alas, a Blog (via Our Descent Into Madness): In a letter published in The New York Review of Books, David Kaiser of Just Detention […]

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