Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday Reading


The oil giants are coming to Tanzania
by Marta Tveit
International oil giants are bearing down on East Africa. Off the coast of Tanzania, the discovery of 46.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves has put the country on the world energy map. The number is expected to rise to 200 trillion cubic feet in the next two years, and eventually transform Tanzania into a middle-income country.
Read More at Africa Is A Country


This Is What Happens When a Brown, Indigenous, Immigrant Queer Walks Into a Wildlife Training
by Alona G.
I’m at a training with my county forest preserves to learn how to identify local dragonfly and damselfly populations.
Read More at Black Girl Dangerous


Cops: Toddler Disfigured By Grenade in “No-Knock” Raid a “Criminal”, To Blame For His Injuries | #JusticeForBouBou
by Jenn Feng
Last year, nineteen month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was sleeping peacefully in his playpen in Habersham County, Georgia. The Phonesavanh family had recently moved to Georgia from Janesville, Wisconsin after their home had been destroyed in a fire, and the family — including the four young Phonesavanh children — were temporarily living in a converted guestroom of the house owned by Bounkham Phonesavanh’s sister.
Read More at Reappropriate


#SayHerName: Kayla Moore killed by Berkeley Police+my own recent brush with the cops
by Aya de Leon
All across the US yesterday, people–particularly black women–sought to expand the national conversation about police violence to include the reality that black women are not only grieving mothers, daughters and partners of black men slain by police, but we are directly targeted. A critical paper by The African American Policy Forum was released on Wednesday: “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.” Although women are not targeted as often as men, the statistics clearly show that within the gender categories, black women are targeted in the same disproportionate numbers as black men. This day of action is critical in fighting the erasure of black women’s stories.
Read More at AyaDeLeon.com


The Harm We Are Causing Young Girls By Covering Up
by Ana Rojas
A few months ago, I was at the beach. It was in beautiful south Florida that my girlfriend and I had spent four hours at soaking up the sun and talking. Two very profound things happened to me that day.
Read More at Zusterschap Collective


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