Odds and Ends
Cartoons, news, ephemera
I've been a busy girl, what can I say? But here are some odds and ends worth checking out, in no particular order:
- Keith Knight has a historical take on the devastation in New Orleans.
- Emily Flake has an awesome new book collection, and it's only $9.95!
- Speaking of which, why haven't you bought my book or Masheka's book yet? We're even cheaper ($3.80 and $1.75 respectively) and ours are SIGNED! Come on... I know you can read our cartoons for free, but signed books make great (did I mention CHEAP) gifts and look lovely on your coffee table or bathroom floor.
- August Pollak explains how to pound all the pork out of the federal budget.
- Mark Fiore reminds us that, horrible as Hurricane Katrina was, there are other things going on, such as war, starvation, genocide and nuclear proliferation.
- Mike Thompson wonders about politicians' oddly selective outrage over poverty...
- Ted Rall is going to host a radio show for the first time in five years! More details to come...
- Matt Bors cautions us not to mess with NWA (Neocons with Attitude).
- Blogs, articles, news
- Body and Soul has some essential posts about abandoned prisoners and exaggerated reports of crime in New Orleans.
- Naomi Klein writes about developers' dreams of purging the poor from New Orleans.
- Over at This Modern World, Greg Saunders notes Bush's ridiculous attempt to link Katrina to 9/11.
- The family of Jean Charles de Menezes (the innocent Brazilian man hunted down and executed by British police in a subway in July, see my cartoon) is crying out for justice.
- Billmon welcomes us to hell and explains why he now supports withdrawing the troops from Iraq.
- A new study clearly shows the racial imbalance on death row--killers of whites are much more likely to get the death penalty. Shocking, huh?
- Amnesty International reports that U.S. police target, abuse and selectively enforce laws against gay, lesbian bisexual and transgendered people.
- In an interview with Campus Progess, Jonathan Kozol notes that "Charity is not a substitute for systematic justice."