January 2013

RT @latimes: Nearly half of Americans are one emergency from financial ruin, study says.
>  30 January 2013 | LINK
The difference between talking about poverty and talking about extreme inequality.
>  21 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in ,
Oxfam: World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over.
>  20 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in ,
RT @medialens: MLK: 'True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.'
>  20 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in ,
#infographic: over 900 Americanskilled by guns in the 31 days since the Newton School shooting.
>  18 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in , ,

Les Casseroles

Les Casseroles

I love this image by illustrator Matt Forsythe. It nicely captures the spirit of the protests in Montréal last May. As The Globe and Mail notes:

“Those clanging pots, known as les casseroles, were initially seen as just another tactic, but a remarkable thing happened: Ordinary citizens armed only with kitchenware took back their streets from rock-throwers and riot police. They also pushed student and government leaders back to the negotiating table with fresh hope the conflict might end.”

You can download a high resolution version of the image from Matt’s website.

Here’s a nice video of les casseroles in action.

>  8 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in ,
From 1979–2010, 119,079 children & teens died from guns. More than U.S. soldiers killed in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan & Iraq combined. (source)
>  4 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in ,
The flood of year-end appeals is an epic reminder of just how much the contours of civil society are shaped by tax law.
>  2 January 2013 | LINK | Filed in

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