POLITICAL, SOCIAL ISSUES

breakingnews:

More bodies discovered in search of sunken South Korean ferry
NBC News: Officials recovered 13 more bodies from a sunken ferry of the coast of South Korea on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 46.
The bodies were recovered after officials gained access to the inside of the ferry, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: South Korean Navy’s SSU members prepare to search for missing passengers near buoys installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. (Jung Yeon-Je / AFP - Getty Images) 

breakingnews:

More bodies discovered in search of sunken South Korean ferry

NBC News: Officials recovered 13 more bodies from a sunken ferry of the coast of South Korea on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 46.

The bodies were recovered after officials gained access to the inside of the ferry, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: South Korean Navy’s SSU members prepare to search for missing passengers near buoys installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. (Jung Yeon-Je / AFP - Getty Images) 

guardian:

Weekend readers’ best photographs: chic

From suits to wellies, your best pictures on this week’s theme, chic. See more.

cartoonpolitics:

The US locks up more of its people than anywhere else on earth, often for less  and often for much longer. Recidivism rates remain very high, despite the spiraling costs of incarcerating so many people, which no doubt suits the big business interests running private prisons who lobby for harsh policies and longer sentences to boost their profits. .. (more here)

cartoonpolitics:

The US locks up more of its people than anywhere else on earth, often for less  and often for much longer. Recidivism rates remain very high, despite the spiraling costs of incarcerating so many people, which no doubt suits the big business interests running private prisons who lobby for harsh policies and longer sentences to boost their profits. .. (more here)

Jim Irsay, owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, is fighting for his life, he needs help!

In an article written today by Bob Kravitz for The Indianapolis Star, the author outlines the long fall of a man whose drug use has caused the billionaire to hit rock bottom. 

Jim Irsay, owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, is fighting for his life, he needs help!

In an article written today by Bob Kravitz for The Indianapolis Star, the author outlines the long fall of a man whose drug use has caused the billionaire to hit rock bottom. 

(Source: beoynce)

amnestyusa:

From The Atlantic's Andrew Cohen:

Glenn Ford, a black man wrongfully convicted of murder by an all-white jury in Louisiana in 1984, a man who has spent the last 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit following a trial filled with constitutional violations, is on the verge of…

There were 239 people on board the flight that went missing in one of the most perplexing aviation disasters in history. Read the latest on the search for the plane

9 Indianapolis women with ties to prostitution are missing – IMPD has not ruled out a serial killer, Indiana

(Source: theindychannel.com)

theatlantic:

Eric Cantor’s Foreign Policy Ideas Would Consign Us to Perpetual War

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave a speech last week at the Virginia Military Institute that left little doubt about his foreign-policy agenda: more wars of choice.
The U.S. left Afghanistan and Iraq too early for his taste. “The plain truth is that we still have work to do in Afghanistan,” he said. “It would be a terrible mistake for the U.S. to make the same mistake we made in Iraq. Our hasty and total withdrawal squandered the hard-fought gains won by the military at such great cost.”
He likens Iran today to Nazi Germany before World War II.
He complains about the Obama Administration’s “light footprint” approach to Libya and calls for the U.S. to play a greater role in countries affected by the Arab Spring. And he asserts that President Obama’s remarks on Syria “committed the United States to a policy of regime change” that hasn’t been carried out
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Eric Cantor’s Foreign Policy Ideas Would Consign Us to Perpetual War

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave a speech last week at the Virginia Military Institute that left little doubt about his foreign-policy agenda: more wars of choice.

The U.S. left Afghanistan and Iraq too early for his taste. “The plain truth is that we still have work to do in Afghanistan,” he said. “It would be a terrible mistake for the U.S. to make the same mistake we made in Iraq. Our hasty and total withdrawal squandered the hard-fought gains won by the military at such great cost.”

He likens Iran today to Nazi Germany before World War II.

He complains about the Obama Administration’s “light footprint” approach to Libya and calls for the U.S. to play a greater role in countries affected by the Arab Spring. And he asserts that President Obama’s remarks on Syria “committed the United States to a policy of regime change” that hasn’t been carried out

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

wired:

newmanology:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH MAGAZINES: EBONY, 1960s

Ebony was the monthly over-sized African American pop culture and news magazine published by Johnson Publishing. It was founded in 1945. Its covers in the 40s and the 50s tended to focus on fashion, culture, and celebrity; as Ebony moved into the 60s the covers increasingly featured political and social issues of the black community. Ebony had a great set of staff photographers, including Moneta Sleet Jr., G. Marshall Wilson, and Isaac Sutton, who shot many of the covers, and art director Herbert Temple delivered simple, elegant design and some powerful self-illustrated covers as well.

Ebony has historically been not only socially relevant, but they’ve also got a remarkable collection of positive, powerful imagery of women on the cover — not something you see often on the cover of any magazine, not to mention any magazine in the 1960s.

lustik:

Voces (“Voices”), 2008 - Mandy Cano Villalobos via The Washington Post.

"Voces (“Voices”) addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.  An ongoing act of mourning and protest, I silently sit to the side of the gallery, embroidering the names of individual murder victims into white blouses. Beginning with the first documented victims in 1993, every woman is commemorated with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses that have been erected and painted throughout the city by those who mourn the dead.  As the shirts fill the center of the room, memorial shrines and missing person posters line the walls". Mandy Cano Villalobos.

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