October 21, 2018
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October 20, 2018
Many longstanding rulers and parties still command massive support in rural areas where government control is greater, though more than half the population of Africa is predicated to live in towns and cities within 30 years. Youth alone is not … Continue reading
October 17, 2018
Justice for Port Drivers is an organization fighting for the labor rights of port drivers. I got an email from them today about solidarity with immigrants fighting the recent cancellation of the Temporary Protected Status Program. From our shores to … Continue reading
I wrote about how my understanding of disability has shifted from internal to external and how that’s affected my ability to get support.
A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body “productive.” Even if they did, it would only make it alright for me – and that’s not good or fair. Telling those stories for so long made dealing with the reality of living-with-chronic-illness-under-capitalism/being disabled and past traumas really difficult. As soon as I decided the problem wasn’t me, but the response of people and systems to me, I stopped getting funding. As Dr. Sara Ahmed says, “when you expose a problem, you po
Source: Why I can’t write a good personal essay | Tenure, She Wrote
October 9, 2018
“Sokal Squared” is bad science. Its blatant manipulation of its own “data,” the lack of meaningful controls, and the disconnect between its methods and what it claims to prove are a remarkably poor model for nonpoliticized scholarship, even if it … Continue reading
October 8, 2018
Paradoxically, all the scenarios, apocalyptic or preventive, come from researchers and leaders of industry involved in the development of the very technology they are mobilising against. Source: Silicon Valley funds our helpless future, by Charles Perragin & Guillaume Renouard (Le … Continue reading
October 7, 2018
Re: Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Moved to Iowa, Employs Undocumented Workers The near total use of undocumented labourers is not news to anyone who’s ever lived in farm country. All the bullshit about illegal immigration is really just about labor … Continue reading