videoApr 23, 2014 6:08 pm
In late 2013, the city council of Shreveport, La., passed an ordinance by a 6-to-1 vote banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Yay, progress!
The only “no” vote was conservative councilman Ron Webb, who said he opposes the non-discrimination law because “the Bible tells you homosexuals are an abomination.” Webb drafted a resolution to repeal it.
Enter the awesome Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman who used her own Bible passage at a city council meeting to call Webb out on his actions. Minutes after hearing her words, Webb withdrew his resolution without calling for a vote.
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A few definitions to tee this up:
Oligarchy: A society where power is in the hands of very few people, usually determined by wealth, corporate and family ties, and the military.
The Gilded Age: From the 1870s to the early 1900s, our country was run by very few people (think John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Andrew W. Mellon, Andrew Carnegie) but also marked by extreme poverty. The term was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner to mean “an era of serious social problems disguised by thin gold gilding.”
So … are we there yet?!
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Watch Iceland’s president explain just how they got their country down to 2% unemployment and kick-started their economy.
The first step? Let private banks fail. Hmmm…
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The justification for drone strikes is that they target suspected terrorists. But so often what’s left from the picture painted by our politicians are the innocent lives taken.
Artist Omer Fast spoke with a former American drone operator in Afghanistan and Pakistan about the pilotless aircraft — but instead of just filming the interview, he tried a different approach. It’s a powerful and harrowing way to bring the issue closer to home and to close the empathy gap when a problem seemingly only exists “far away.”