Ugh. "The End of Childhood? France's Biggest Supermarket Chain Sells Bras to 5 Year Olds"

“What we see in many places is that while you can bring crime down by occupying the neighborhood and stopping everybody, what you do in the process is lose that neighborhood. … You fuel the idea that the police are an occupying, inimical force in the neighborhood. You play into these real and toxic racial memories about what came before civil rights. And you can make it work in many places, but you can’t stop. You can’t ever say, ‘We’ve won. Things are good. Things are stable,’ because you have driven them into hiding.” - David M. Kennedy, on Fresh Air, speaking on programs that target specific geographic areas through car and pedestrian stops in order to stop crime.

‎"In the Life" has a moving video profile - Finding Home - on homeless trans, gender variant and queer youth.

Video from The New School, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, Feet in Two Worlds Project "DREAM Activists and the Immigrant Rights Movement": "Tens of thousands of youth graduate high school each year in the US with an inherited title: "undocumented immigrant." Passage of the DREAM Act would make many undocumented young people legal residents, start them on a path to citizenship and make them eligible for financial aid if they finish college or serve in the military. While Congress considers—and delays—passage, legislators in states nationwide are debating and passing measures of their own. And a new generation of activists are "outing" themselves as undocumented Americans, giving the immigrant rights movement a new, more aggressive face. What is the status of the national DREAM Act campaign, and those being pursued state-by-state? Are the new activist strategies proving effective? And what are the political implications of young, undocumented immigrants taking a central role in the movement for immigrant rights?"

The Ella Baker Center, on Occupy Oakland: The Morning After: Keeping Things in Perspective

Prescient: “I think people are dazzled by Obama's rhetoric, and that people ought to begin to understand that Obama is going to be a mediocre president — which means, in our time, a dangerous president — unless there is some national movement to push him in a better direction.” - Howard Zinn

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