Friday News Bites, Part 2: Republican Malarkey, Tianjin Explosion + More

After covering what’s going on in Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, let’s get to other news stories of note this week.

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Friday News Bites: #Ferguson Updates, #ALSIceBucketChallenge + More

Goodness, it’s been quite the week for social justice, to understate it. Just when we thought the protesters vs. police  in Ferguson, Missouri, had finally calmed somewhat, law enforcement overreacted again. This and more, after the jump:

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News in Europe: A Good Day to Be German

Citizens, I’m not often super patriotic, but this week I’m being openly German. In case anybody missed it, the most bizarre, unbelievable match of football ever happened on Tuesday, and while it wasn’t played in Europe, a certain European team completely destroyed Brazilian football. Read More News in Europe: A Good Day to Be German

News in Africa: 02/07/2013

As always, there is a lot going on in Africa these days, and some of it isn’t very rosy. I wish I could bring you positive and uplifting news reports every week, but some weeks, those uplifting stories are much harder to find amid the muck and mire. [TW: discussion of sexual violence after the jump.] Read More News in Africa: 02/07/2013

What Happens After Troy Davis

On Wednesday evening, at 11:08 pm, Troy Anthony Davis was executed, murdered, killed by lethal injection ““ whichever you feel best describes what exactly happened – in Jackson, Georgia. He had been imprisoned for twenty-two years, had three separate executions stayed, was a coach in the Savannah Police Athletic League, a once soon-to-be United States Marine Corp, a son, a brother, and an uncle. He was forty-two. Read More What Happens After Troy Davis

Crosspost: Do These Bars Make Me Look Fat?

Our friend RedLightPolitics had another great post this week, this time calling a silly foul on activism-by-stunt, and I thought it was appropriate to share now, especially after everyone was leaving their purses all over facebook for breast cancer.  For more delightful knowledge from RedLightPolitics, check out the following post in it’s original context and just read her whole damn blog already.  ~Ophelia Read More Crosspost: Do These Bars Make Me Look Fat?