Courtesy of the Rochestor Citizen, we’re proud to bring you the prologue to the performance of the Vagina Monologues that took place on the Capitol Steps in protest of the House in Michigan declaring that the word “Vagina” is OFFENSIVE.
It’s a VAGINA. You shouldn’t be messing around with it if you can’t TALK about it!
Rachel Maddow keeps us up to date on the attacks on women’s health sovereignty.
“Intelligence agencies…all operate in an industry where their commodity is information. Or restricted access to information. The reason their information has any value is because no one else has access to it. By me giving out the information, it has no value….If 300 million people started doing this, we would have to redesign the entire intelligence system from the ground up.”
Hasan Elahi is a professor at the University of Maryland where he is a director of Digital Cultures and Creativity. This is amazing…a few years ago he was picked up by the FBI at the airport (of course). After determining he wasn’t a terrorist, he was still concerned about being caught up again by other FBI agents who didn’t know he was “cleared” to be able to actually move around the country. You know, since he’s an American citizen and stuff.
So he decided to one up them, and recorded his entire life in pictures, geo locations, and other bits of data. His Ted Talk is awesome. Here you go!
NBJC Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death.
Our friends over at the National Black Justice Coalition would like to remind us that hate and hazing need to be stamped out. School needs to be a safe space for everyone!
Keeping the political mashup theme going, here’s an excellent one combining a Chase rewards card commercial celebrating the virtues of love and family with footage of police brutality from various Occupy Wall Street moments.
Everyone needs to feel the love, right?
When you set the eviction and police brutality to music, like this amazing person has. Enjoy!
Well THAT didn’t last very long. According to this article from the San Fransisco Business Times the bank started their test run on October 14th of this year. On October 28th, a WF spokesperson announced that they were cancelling the test run in response to “customer feedback”.
Hmm….could that feedback have been thousands of people moving their money out to credit unions and local banks? For everyone who was able to do that, great job making your voice heard!!
Now it looks like Bank of America might be trying to find more ways to waive their $5 monthly fee for customers.
Looks like pressure is a good thing for these banks…if you’re moving your money, I’d say keep it up! I’ll be joining you as soon as my credit is good enough to do it.