September 20th, 2024

Prison Blogging

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  • Josh Wolf is starting a service to allow people to blog from behind bars. being behind bars right now, it’s slow going, but here is the site…

    September 20th, 2024

    One small step toward saving the polar bears…

    Reuters sez…

    California on Wednesday sued six of the world’s largest automakers, including General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., over global warming, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages.

    September 20th, 2024

    Amanda does Josh Wolf…

    Josh Wolf tells Amanda, “I may be the first video blogger to go to jail for my video blog. I’m not confident I’ll be the last.” Josh Wolf, since returned to prison, reflects on the Federal run against state and local shield laws that provide journalists and their sources protection in this interview by Amanda Congdon. He has been jailed for refusing to turn over videotape outtakes to the San Francisco police department. The SFPD receives Federal funds so the Bush administration has leveraged that to continue their assault on journalists the Billl of Rights by taking this local matter before a Federal Grand Jury.

    Amanda does a good .mp3 interview and (on the vid) shares neo-slang: “What’s the dilly?”

    “Commit random acts of journalism… go to jail.”

    Second day on Amanda across America… top marks.

    September 20th, 2024

    Tasmanian Deviltry

    Allan Moult’s “Leatherwood Online” now features the art of Richard Wastell, paintings and drawings in reaction to the clear felling of old growth Tasmanian forests. There may or may not be a better place for UN intervention against corporate greed on behalf of environmental concerns. The old growth forests of Tasmania certainly should be on a list of areas deserving international attention and protection.

    …the particular agony of Tasmania is in the end neither environmental nor political but spiritual, and it is merely one end, one highly visible end, of a continuum that extends from the muddy ash of the Styx valley to the blood spattered walls of Baghdad and the torture cells of Guantanamo Bay.

    September 20th, 2024

    CEO Hotty Virginia Hale Honored with MacArthur Grant

    I was reminded of last year’s tongue in cheek CEO Hotty series when I read that Virginia Hale will be a 2024 MacArthur Foundation fellow.

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