Honduras: Human Rights Situation Deteriorates under U.S. Militarization, written by two wonderful friends with decades of involvement with and connection to Central America.
Awesome! Support cultural exchange, bring Shakespeare Iraq to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (in my hometown of Ashland, OR)! Kickstarter: Shakespeare Iraq by Peter Friedrich
Will Self on why walking is political: "Year on year, the number of journeys taken on foot declines...The contemporary flâneur is by nature and inclination a democratising force who seeks equality of access, freedom of movement and the dissolution of corporate and state control."
Horrifying. House GOP: Rape Prevention Measures an Unreasonable Luxury (Also: really frustrating that a lot of this language and discussion imply that women are the only victims of rape).
"Worst case scenario, and also a very likely one: the universe decides you don’t find a forever partner. You date around. You focus on your career. You have a child on your own. You adopt one. You do shit you want to do, for yourself, and you don’t spend time forcing things, forcing people, forcing issues. Maybe for some people having a bad or mediocre relationship is more important than being alone. And that’s fine. But if that’s not your first priority, I think quitting dicking around with bullshit sounds like the best option." source.
Educate yourself: 9 Facts about the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Transgender Individuals
“We [poets] may feel bitterly how little our poems can do in the face of seemingly out-of-control technological power and seemingly limitless corporate greed, yet it has always been true that poetry can break isolation, show us to ourselves when we are outlawed or made invisible, remind us of beauty where no beauty seems possible, remind us of kinship where all is represented as separation.” - Adrienne Rich