Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

Always Already Derrida: Berfrois Interviews David Mikics | berfrois

January 31, 2011

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Photo of Jacques Derrida from the interview of David Mikics in berfrois.com   Derrida wrote brilliantly about so many central thinkers of the Western tradition: Plato, Freud, Nietzsche, Heidegger and many more. “Who Was Jacques Derrida?” offers vignettes of these philosophers, giving a sense of their work, along with an account of what Derrida did […]

Egyptian slogans from pro-democracy demonstrations

January 28, 2011

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About 40 chants from the Egyptian streets plus photos of the demonstrations

Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels | New York Journal of Books

January 25, 2011

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  My latest NYJB review is of an epic work of poetry and great humanity that may appeal to history buffs as well as poetry readers.  

Early LSD research: ‎1950s housewife describes her acid trip.

January 20, 2011

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Peace Corps Gang Rape: Volunteer Jess Smochek Says US Agency Ignored Warnings – ABC News

January 14, 2011

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More than 1,000 young American women have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last decade while serving as Peace Corps volunteers in foreign countries, an ABC News 20/20 investigation has found. More Video Victims say Peace Corps counselors are doing great damage. “Just because someone has a drink doesn’t give anyone the right to […]

PSA by Sex Workers in the fight against trafficking

January 13, 2011

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Sitting At The Front Of The Bus | The Jewish Week

January 13, 2011

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Israel Religious Action Center launches ‘Freedom Rider’ campaign to ensure gender segregation not imposed on ‘kosher’ lines. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Michele Chabin Israel Correspondent Jerusalem — Gratified though they are by last week’s High Court decision to ban “mehadrin” buses that separate passengers by gender, Israeli activists fear that the companies that run these […]

Please don’t declaw your cat

January 13, 2011

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Anti-Declaw Public Service Announcement from The Paw Project. Declawing is not a nail trim. It is the amputation of the ends of a cat’s toes. For more information about the crippling effects of declawing, go to www.pawproject.org.  

NYC 911 unresponsive? Call Hatzalah, the volunteer Jewish EMS service – New York NY

January 10, 2011

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Should you or your loved ones find yourselves in an emergency situation, rather than take your chances with New York’s 911 system you may want to call Hatzalah, the volunteer Jewish EMS service. Read the entire article on examiner.com  

JEZEBEL: FUCK YOU, 2010

January 5, 2011

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FUCK YOU, 2010 Fuck 2010. This year fucking sucked. read/view the entire rant on jezebel.com Whatever you think of the rant, you have to love the hairless cat pic!