Kathleen Hanna

Weekly Round Up: From Gender Equality to Net Neutrality

Happy Tuesday!   Looks like our neighbors on the East coast are bracing for another snowstorm over the next few days, stay safe and stay warm!  We hope that everyone celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday!   We honor his legacy and work and encourage folks to remember him in giving back to their communities.   Here’s

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Weekly Round Up: Guns, Geeks, and Galaxies

First blog of 2014!  We’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and powerful new year.  Also a warm one—watch out for the polar vortex!   Latin Heat loved Diana Yanez in the Latina Christmas Special, which left audiences “dreaming of a Brown Christmas.”  After Ellen talks to Yanez about family and where she finds her funny, and she enlightens audiences and

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Weekly Round Up: 2013 in Voting Rights, Science Reads, and Wine

Last blog of 2013!   With a little help from Steven Strogatz at the New York Times, Annalee Newitz at io9 puzzles through the mystery and consistency of Zipf’s law, formulated by a linguist in 1949, which accurately predicts rank and frequency, power and size relations in everything from languages to cities to bodies.  She

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Weekly Round Up: Black Geniuses and the Feminist Police

Rinku Sen observes the passing of Nelson Mandela, the distortion of his legacy, and the lessons for racial justice activists.  If you’d prefer good news, Rinku Sen comes through for you again in this video which compiles 10 wins for racial justice in 2013.   Crosscut talks to Dr. Charles Johnson and his daughter Elisheba Johnson about their collaboration on Emery Jones:

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Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna Leads the Opposite of her 90s Media Blackout

You might never guess it’s the same public who led a feminist media blackout in the 90s, refusing to speak to news outlets out of a well-earned distrust, because Kathleen Hanna is everywhere!  Despite their having published a condescending piece on her in 1992, Hanna has a friendly interview with USA Today where she talks about the filming of the Punk

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Weekly Round Up! Celebrating Heritage from Cambodia to the Americas

We wish everyone a peaceful and safe holiday this week!  Here’s what we’ve got from this past week:   Via Indian Country, reading Charles C. Mann’s 1491 tops the American Indian College Fund’s recommended list of ways to observe Native American Heritage Month in November.   Kyle Thiermann’s least-planned youtube video, on the trash epidemic

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Weekly Round Up! Bullying, Buzzkills, and Budgetary Priorities.

  Our hearts are with the survivors and victims of Sunday’s destructive tornadoes that ripped through Illinois, destroying lives, homes, and livelihoods.  Click here to donate to relief efforts on the ground.   Stockton’s youngest City Councilmember Michael Tubbs launches a youtube channel encouraging civic participation to break cycles of poverty and incarceration.  In this video he explains his mission

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Weekly Round Up! Texas and a Typhoon

Our hearts go out to all the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  You can support UNICEF’s efforts to deliver supplies to children and their families online or by texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.   Warren Faidley, storm survival expert, talks to Radio Australia about the almost unprecedented strength of Haiyan, which meant that “A lot of the

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Weekly Round Up! Watergate and the World Series

Enrique Morones goes to Hollywood!  In Detained in the Desert, Morones portrays Enrique Martinez, a character hybridizing the late human rights activist Roberto Martinez and Morones himself.  “They wanted to make it as realistic as possible and George Clooney wasn’t available,” he cracks.  It premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and we wish all

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Weekly Round Up! Angular Momentum and Birthdays.

At Counter Currents, Annie Leonard writes about the message of her latest video, the new internet hit Story of Solutions.  “Changing the goal of the entire economy—from more to better—is a huge task. We can’t do it all at once. But by focusing on game-changing solutions, we can steadily build an economy that values things

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Weekly Round Up! Chemical Disasters, Moons, and Boots

In the wake of the announcement that Tokyo, not Istanbul, will host the 2020 Olympics, Arsalan Iftikhar over at Time outlines historically unfair patterns of selection and makes a compelling case for the International Olympic Committee to select a Muslim-majority country to host Olympic games.   We’ve known how to cure it for centuries, so

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Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna Reigns Supreme!

The entire internet is abuzz covering Kathleen Hanna and her latest release, Run Fast, with her band The Julie Ruin.  New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, SPIN, Village Voice, AV Club, and so many more. Here’s Entertainment Weekly on the new documentary about her, The Punk Singer.   We extend our warmest congratulations

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