Unbelievable: The ACLU on Wednesday asked a judge to block a South Carolina jail’s rules over what items inmates may receive while the group challenges a policy barring inmates from any reading materials other than the Bible. (a) Prisoners are people too; (B) since when has preventing people from educating themselves helped anything?; and, (c) I seem to remember something about "rehabilitation: being part of the criminal justice system....

Very cool! NK just introduced me to this site Streetfilms.org: Documenting Livable Streets Worldwide. Check out the first in their new series in honor of Bike Month, "My NYC Biking Stories." "Our first profile is on Sarinya Srisakul, the city’s first female Asian-American firefighter. She is also vegan, and one of the 31 female firefighters in the nation's largest fire department of almost 11,000 members."

Image: source.

Forks Over Knives: Interesting looking film about American diets and health. There are some elements of the trailer that worry me (fat shaming and the "it's as easy as eating healthily!") but I'm going to reserve judgement until I see the whole thing, hoping that they address complicated issues of gov't subsidies, income disparity, access to foods, etc in greater detail.

Outrageous: immigration agents target parents taking their kids to school (did you know that a Supreme Court case from the 80's, Plyer v. Doe, guarantees all kids - regardless of immigration status - the right to an education through high school? True story.)

“If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever-more wonders.” - Andrew Harvey

No comments: