A civil rights defense group has filed a lawsuit against ICE on behalf of three Central American families who were among 121 women and children illegally detained during raids in early January 2016. The claim includes allegations of false imprisonment and emotional distress. The raids were carried simultaneously across the southern states of Georgia, North … More ICE Illegally Detained Families
“The largest structures are being built on groundwater areas between two big mountain rivers, ski slopes are carving up UNESCO World Heritage sites and thousands of people are being forced to abandon house, hearth and land in exchange for an uncertain future. This is a private project for Putin and a few oligarchs. We’ve … More Not in the News: The Sochi Project – Building the winter Capital
The inevitable (and insufficient) clambering apology did not take long to follow the wall of words that smacked the current Ken(TM) right in his pretty mug. As a translator I can see where he might have witlessly meant “kinky” when he clarifies that he called gays “more pervert in a sense” because English is his … More #stopmakingstupidpeoplefamous, aka #stfu
Devouring a good story is one of my least guilty greatest pleasures. However, most recently I got hooked on current events in a corner of the world that I’ve never been exactly drawn to. All because of the story. A lot of the news of Russia that comes my way (because, duh, gay) isn’t good, but … More News from the Caucasus and nearby parts
I don’t feel particularly bad about not knowing the things my (definitely not gay or transgender) father went through to immigrate, crossing through the Arizona desert. During most of my adult life we haven’t had many significant conversations, so this subject has not really come up between us. But doing research to write informed posts at … More On: Gay And Transgender Mexican Migrants Face Discrimination And Violence
And a very different flag fracas… and resolution. The Flap Over a Flag on Orcas Island | Slog.
Originally posted on Archaeology and Material Culture:
In 1913 a Confederate veteran posed for this picture alongside the “conquered banner” (image from Library of Congress). Last weekend a Confederate battle flag rose alongside Interstate-95 in Chester, Virginia. Chester is just south of Richmond, which is surrounded by Civil War landmarks including more than 30 preserved…