Canadian Gov’t Dissolves Thousands of Same-Sex... →
peak-society: Thousands of LGBT couples across the world awoke this morning to learn that they are no longer married. A Department of Justice lawyer under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada government has nullified all same-sex marriages performed in Canada in which the couples’ native country does not permit gays and lesbians to marry.
Nonviolence is a tactic.
thebesieged: If you choose to ascribe to it, that’s fair enough. What nonviolence isn’t, is an opportunity to look down on and criticize those who do use violence. Nonviolence usually comes from a position of privilege, and just because the situation hasn’t got bad enough for you personally doesn’t give you an excuse to attack those for whom violence may well be the only option.
Why Are Finland's Schools Successful? →
sunrec: In 2000, Finland’s 15-year-olds received the highest scores in reading on a standardized test called Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, taken by students around the globe. In years since, the country’s students have similarly excelled in math and science. Veteran education journalist LynNell Hancock goes inside some schools to find out what makes the Finnish...
270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto →
glitchthemachine: More than 270,000 organic farmers are taking on corporate agriculture giant Monsanto in a lawsuit filed March 30. Led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, the family farmers are fighting for the right to keep a portion of the world food supply organic—and preemptively protecting themselves from accusations of stealing genetically modified seeds that drift on to...
Come marvel at my obscene riches, peasant scum! →
servile-masses-arise: The fuckin Queen is putting on a show of her plundered booty to cheer up the poor downtrodden masses of Britain, who will be allowed to gather around the twinkling light of her diamonds for a limited time in the hope that they might feel some of their reflected warmth before shuffling back to their frozen hovels to die, safe in the knowledge that even in this age of...