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Vesna Vulović - Wikipedia
Survived fall from 33000 feet and became national hero
airline  airplane  bomb  flight  attendant  1972  czechoslovakia  biography  heroine  politics 
18 days ago by csrollyson
China-Russia Partnership Threatens US Global Hegemony
How the USA-led global #trade system is receding; #China poised to move up the value chain and grow its economy thru its internal market; #Trump deceives U.S. workers and isolates #USA #economy
partnership  collaboration  usa  china  russia  economy  global  competition  trade  war  politics  workers  labor  nationalism  wealth  disparity  employee  system  opinion  analysis  2019  Q2 
june 2019 by csrollyson
Opinion | It’s Time to Break Up Facebook - The New York Times
Detailed argument for breaking up #Facebook as we broke up #AT&T and #StandardOil - When firms become so dominant that they control business sectors and culture, they have to split #monopoly
facebook  hightech  pointofview  2019  Q2  founder  zuckerberg  social  network  monopoly  regulation  breakup  ATT  example  innovation  market  power  privacy  instagram  whatsapp  acquisition  competition  concentration  politics  data  artificial  intelligence  advertising  bullsi  reference 
may 2019 by csrollyson
Olivia Laing: ‘I was hooked and my drug was Twitter’ | Technology | The Guardian
Author chronicles her use of her consumption of news via twitter and its impact on her and her relationships
news  world  universe  twitter  social  media  story  author  violence  horror  terror  numbness  society  wedding  Q2  2019  politics  msm  relationship 
may 2019 by csrollyson
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Activist NGO fights for #refugee and #immigrant rights in #Illinois
illinois  ngo  refugee  immigrant  migrant  rights  politics  legal  activism  organization  19eyz 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Opinion: We have a common responsibility to fight anti-refugee rhetoric - UNHCR Canada
Powerful story of healing. #Canada host of #Vietnamese #refugee now sponsoring #Syrian refugee. Rare story of empathy for fear-driven suspicion of refugees
19eyz  bullsi  refugee  canada  pointofview  exceptional  story  vietnam  syria  empathy  politics  fear  security  job  host  relationship  economy  community 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Politics of Brazil's Carnival
Resistance leaders in 2019 Brazil carnival remind us that Carnival was always rooted in politics, freedom
nrazil  carnival  politics  resistance  Q1  2019  dasilva  fascism  crackdown  lgbt  movement 
march 2019 by csrollyson
What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty
Incisive analysis of #Trump Admin designs on #Latin #America, #Venezuela
venezuela  latin  america  analysis  usa  monroe  doctrine  trump  2020  election  history  international  politics 
february 2019 by csrollyson
Three Months with Cancer: Love, Ideas and Vulnerability
Very frank, vulnerable account of his emotions during NHL treatment, and the role of mission in his recovery [no CAR-T though]
sh1  nhl  love  relationship  advocacy  suicide  highschool  mission  church  politics  exceptional  bullsi  18sbx 
february 2019 by csrollyson
On no man’s (Is)land: futurities at the border
Paper discusses political, economic & cultural significance of [arbitrary] borders (when borders move, change, separations don't work]
politics  empire  border  map  culture  india  pakistan  bangladesh  punjab  analysis  asia 
february 2019 by csrollyson
Most Post-Disaster Funding is a Disaster, How to Do It Right - World | ReliefWeb
Veterans talk about how to fund post-disaster relief: go with grassroots community-based groups; large orgs inefficient and oft corrupt
humanitarian  aid  funding  natural  disaster  haiti  global  nonprofit  waste  corruption  politics  community  howto  grassroots  grant  indie  philanthropy  19plx  19eyz 
february 2019 by csrollyson
Corbella: Boy’s life at risk simply because he lives in Alberta | Calgary Herald
Political fight to have CAR-T for boy in Alberta, which doesn't pay for care in other provinces (CAR-T trial in Toronto)
cartcell  canada  alberta  province  healthcare  insurance  clinical  trial  politics  q3  2018  toronto  18sbx  NHL  SH2 
february 2019 by csrollyson
Jane Addams Senior Caucus
Advocacy org focusing on seniors housing healthcare economy. “housing is a human right”
senior  boomer  elderly  advocacy  organization  nonprofit  usa  chicago  politics  19jam  housing  equality  healthcare  justice  rent  control 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Gabe Gonzalez for 49th
Alderman candidate drops out of 2019 race
Rogerspark  politics  alderman  q3  2018  election  news  19jam 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Hadden and Moore Debate Before Packed Hall at Sullivan | RogersEdge Reporter
Useful reportage on Hadden–Moore debate at Sullivan HS includes opening and closing statements + link to video
politics  2019  q1  debate  alderman  Rogerspark  video  statement  19jam  election 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Members | ONE Northside
Diversity nonprofit champion focuses on affordable housing + Very useful membership list of housing support orgs + Works with Ceasefire
affordable  housing  community  directory  support  member  19jam  chicago  lakeview  church  religion  nonprofit  development  politics 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Why are the 'yellow vests' protesting in France?
A different maillot jaune: protracted protests in france target Macron and elite
france  protest  pointofview  macron  elite  politics  economy  wealth  Q1  2019 
january 2019 by csrollyson
What is life really like in border country, where Trump wants his wall? | US news | The Guardian
Reporting from several places along the border, what life is like and the impact of the crackdown on people
border  immigration  usa  mexico  wall  trump  city  town  elpaso  texas  california  arizona  desert  asylum  Q1  2019  politics 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times
How Sandberg and Zuckerberg act with expediency, not honesty, and harmed the firm [#Facebook is getting uglier like a tobacco company]
facebook  social  network  trust  crisis  russia  election  politics  lobbying  privacy  q4  2018  report  congress  investigation  executive  zuckerberg  backlash 
november 2018 by csrollyson
Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America's groceries | Society | The Guardian
Great background on "food apartheid," which denotes the food/pharma/healthcare system that keeps blacks poor, ignorant, overweight and unhealthy
food  desert  apartheid  reference  politics  economy  government  black  community  activism  system  health  fastfood  diabetes  obesity  race  white  farm  geny  pharma  healthcare  cooktohealth 
november 2018 by csrollyson
Duplicitous Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince
Fascinating, very plausible debunk of western media coverage of Khashoggi murder
saudiarabia  politics  journalist  binladen  murder  Q4  2018  exposé  interview  king  israel  arab  debunk 
october 2018 by csrollyson
Right-Wing Authoritarianism on the Rise: Brazilians Can Halt the Trend
Explains the cycle of how economic & political corruption work together as ruling class takes over and bankrupts nations
global  politics  brazil  brasil  usa  philippines  mexico  comparison  trump  corruption  exceptional  media  insight  reference  india  military 
october 2018 by csrollyson
An Ex-Marine's View of the US 'Forever War'
How Americans’ broad support for the military is disconnected from reality: operations (wars) have no connection to protecting US citizens
usa  military  industry  complex  politics  interview  debunk  book  marine  usmc  soldier  warrior  movement  imperialism  pentagon  illusion 
september 2018 by csrollyson
Dawn of a new Armageddon - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
MUSTread: This could be any of us; I find it's a great story, and her action steps are doable. It's our future; let's not squander it. Please consider sharing. Thank you
nuclear  war  usa  russia  north  korea  hawaii  story  howto  politics  trump  putin  policy  2018  q3  q2 
august 2018 by csrollyson
How Often Do People Defend Themselves With A Gun? | WBEZ
Guns are so divisive because they are usually connected to the R-complex's Security Ethic
gun  defense  debate  chicago  story  study  analysis  safety  politics  2018 
june 2018 by csrollyson
Donald Trump Jr met Gulf states emissary offering election help – report | US news | The Guardian
Alleged help to trump campaign against Clinton - from Saudi Arabia UAE Israel - All illegal
trump  saudiarabia  UAE  Israel  1016  election  politics  help  support  Q2  2018  trumpjr 
may 2018 by csrollyson
The Birth of the New American Aristocracy - The Atlantic
Velvet glove rebuke of the “9.9%” upper middle class - and a warning for how all historical aristocracies end + call for [democrat] government to dismantle aristocracy. ironically it fails to acknowledge that government stewards are part of the aristocracy, with very few exceptions ;~{
class  history  usa  europe  aristocracy  social  higher  educatio.  realestate  government  income  tax  loophole  politics  trump  clinton  2016  election  rage  inequality  democracy  Q2  2018  community  network  entitlement 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Opinion | John McCain Battles Donald Trump With His Dying Breaths - The New York Times
Reflection on @JohnMccain and #trump in terms of morals, comportment, ego, service to country
pointofview  politics  2018  q2  mccain  republican  trump  bush  comparison  vietnam  honor  service  narcissism  palin  reflection  ego 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Donald Trump Is the First Porn President - The Atlantic
Superb: Sketches #Trump & #Daniels personalities, argues they are able rivals, contrasts w “wholesome” @playboy #porn & spiked w high-proof irony
trump  stormydaniels  politics  Q2  2018  story  exceptional 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Trump changes story over Michael Cohen payment to Stormy Daniels | US news | The Guardian
Trump admits to knowing about the Michael Cohen Stormy Daniels deal after all, admitting he lied on campaign finance statement
trump  cohen  daniels  lawsuit  giuliani  Q2  2018  eevelation  campaign  finance  law  scandal  politics  usa 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Illinois Sunshine - Keep an eye on money in Illinois politics
Want to know who's funding various political candidates? Here's your site...
illinois  politics  fundraising  tool  website  influence  chihacknight 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Russia ran U.S. election interference, no Trump collusion: panel Republicans | Reuters
Party trumps truth in #usa House reports on #russia #trump election meddling: Democrats working on their own report
politics  congress  house  report  republican  democrat  russia  collusion  2018  Q2 
april 2018 by csrollyson
Don’t let Brexit undermine Ireland’s peace | Hillary Clinton | Opinion | The Guardian
Hillary Clinton remembers the importance of women in nogitiating the Good Friday Agreement
ireland  brexit  border  pointofview  clinton  history  women  politics  poverty  security  civil  war  terror 
april 2018 by csrollyson
Pritzker the sneak disser might as well have said the N-word | Bleader
Asserts that JB Pritzker's remarks reflect traditional democratic politics with the "black vote"
illinois  governor  politics  race  jbpritzker  2018  Q1  blagojevich  fbi  wiretap  obama  telephone  conversation  racism 
april 2018 by csrollyson
BBC - Travel - Why Switzerland never takes sides
Short riff on Swiss history, and how economics led to its neutrality over time
switzerland  neutrality  history  mercenary  wwii  politics  culture  france  italy 
march 2018 by csrollyson
Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser - The New York Times
Feathering the bed? Mrs. Trump's friend netted $26MM for event planning despite #Trump friend's promise to "be thrifty" with campaign contributions
trump  campaign  event  planning  firm  friend  politics  corruption  nepotism 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Sustainable development - Wikipedia
Basically designing human systems so they don't interfere with Earth's environment
sustainability  sustainable  development  reference  definition  environment  ecology  economy  politics  culture 
january 2018 by csrollyson
Louis C.K., Roy Moore, and Hollywood's Sexualization of Girls - The Atlantic
Hollywood & USA culture titillates w stories of old men & teen girls while posturing that it’s wrong. sex w minors IS illegal
usa  culture  sex  hollywood  minor  politics  comparison  film  teen  meme  misconduct  crime  rape 
november 2017 by csrollyson
The epic journey of American voters – Civic Designing – Medium
A design analysis and explanation for low voter turnout: Surprise, the process is broken!
voting  usa  design  example  exceptional  process  analysis  journey  map  persona  politics  county  employment  logistics  moving  government 
october 2017 by csrollyson
35 Food Education Organizations – Food Tank
Curated programs worldwide that help people counter environmental and wellness destruction by #BigFood
food  politics  big  empowerment  community  organization  program  global  list  directory  obesity  health  nutrition  environment 
october 2017 by csrollyson
About F.E.P. | Food Empowerment Project
Focuses on rights for farm workers and lessening food's impact on the environment; very vegan
food  empowerment  california  vegan  policy  family  poor  latino  farm  worker  politics 
october 2017 by csrollyson
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