Friday, February 28, 2014

Resources for February 28, 2014

Takei, George. "George Takei on Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill, Life in a Japanese Internment Camp & Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu." Democracy Now (February 27, 2014)

Naureckas, Jim. "News From Venezuela–but Where Is It Coming From?" FAIR (February 22, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn. "How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations." The Intercept (February 24, 2014)

Hasemeyer, David and Lisa Song. "Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas." Democracy Now (February 27, 2014)

Ackerman, Spencer and James Ball. "GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users worldwide." The Guardian (February 27, 2014)

Shoe by Wesley Houp

As a child, my old man
found a shoe with a foot in it
that had belonged to Sam Waldrop
some years before, but now
it was sort of finders-keepers,
and it would amaze any kid
how many odd-shaped bones
make a foot, like turtle bones,
so he’d be reluctant to share
such a discovery, let alone
give it back, without making
all the proper inspections.

What is a foot but a secret
of twenty-some-odd strange turns,
a message of spur and mishap
in a patent leather bottle.

When the train struck Sam,
he came apart at the seams.
He’d been sleeping, drunk,
on High Bridge, and his shoe,
it turned out, came to rest
atop the southernmost pier,
isolated from the rest of the world
by the river’s deep current
and people’s reluctance
to go looking for a drunk’s foot.

But the shoe was loyal beyond
the call of shoes, beyond
his stride, beyond even the body
as a cohesive unit, like a sarcophagus
full of callused history.
What, then, of a man’s comings
and goings, worn by pressures
from every conceivable direction,
carried in a vessel mail-ordered from Sears?

Cromwell, David. "Bias Towards Power *Is* Corporate Media ‘Objectivity’: Journalism, Floods And Climate Silence." Media Lens (February 13, 2014)

Blackford, Linda B. "Proposed state budget would divert $76 million away from cash-strapped student aid programs." Lexington Herald-Leader (February 25, 2014)

Lovan, Dylan. "Funding after evolution debate spurs ark project." Lexington Herald-Leader (February 27, 2014)

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