Friday, January 17, 2014

Resources for January 18, 2014

Electronic Frontier Foundation's scorecard on Barack Obama's January 17th "NSA" speech: "Scorecard: Will Obama Hit the Mark on Real NSA Reform?"

Life by Rheotaxis
by Wesley Houp

You were never a teacher,
always a pupil.
The only teachers you have
are the ones without words.
The only teacher on earth
is the earth.
Better to be humanly dumb
and earthly wise.
This I learned from Naiads,
water's lecturers.
Their lesson, slow
and oppositional,
does not instruct us to push on
but always to go back.

Mohosinul Karim for Dhaka Tribune: "Hijras now a separate gender"

The BBC reports: "Germany allows 'indeterminate' gender at birth"

The BBC reports: "UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse by clergy"

Neil McDonald for the CBC: "Contempt of cop, America's defiance revolution: Like NSA leaker Edward Snowden, ordinary Americans pushing back against authority"

The 50 Best Films of 2013 (In Twenty Words) from Michael Mirasol on Vimeo.

Jennifer Levitz for The Wall Street Journal: As "West Virginia Begins to Lift Water Ban" Chemical Contamination Heads to Ohio and Kentucky

Noah Brand for The Good Men Project: "Five Important Things Women Don’t Know About Men"

Schippers, Mimi. "Compulsory Monogamy in The Hunger Games." Sociological Images (December 2, 2013)

Parker Higgins for Electronic Frontier Foundation remembers free and open internet activist Aaron Swartz one year after his suicide

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