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“Thailand’s red-shirt demonstrators have splashed blood under the gates of Government House in a protest against a leadership they say is illegitimate.
Earlier the protesters lined up to donate their blood, as the anti-government rallies entered a third day.
So far the protests have remained peaceful and both sides say they want to avoid violence.” — March 2010
Respect to all Australian Indigenous peoples on this Invasion Day.
Terra Nullius was bullshit.
Check this awesome interactive map of Indigenous languages
For the uninitiated, this is a map of the estimated tribal roaming boundaries, or ‘countries’, of the incredible multitude of Aboriginal cultures existing in Australia before invasion.
NBC News: The US will require insurers to cover mental health and addiction the same as they do physical illness, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Friday.
"This is the largest expansion of behavioral health coverage in a generation," Sebelius said. "The rule is a reality in part because of the leadership of President Obama, who was committed to getting this done this year."
The impact of California’s intense prison isolation practices
Former Pelican Bay prisoner Steven Czifra, who was kept in isolation for up to 22 1/2 hours each day during much of his imprisonment, is out of jail and trying to pick up the pieces. But even as he rebuilds his life and attends UC Berkley, the effects of spending so much time completely alone linger with him:
Even on a campus noted for its tolerance and tranquility, Czifra can’t bridle a sense of doom: He will lose his scholarship, jeopardize his partner and their 5-year-old son, lapse from sobriety. Sometimes, his heart races and he is sure he’s going to die. Right here. Right now.
His short-term memory is weak. Those 12 lines of Yeats? Czifra had to read them over and over. James Joyce’s “The Dead” will bog him down for days. On this particular day, he’ll forget two appointments.
The fear, anxiety and memory loss are some of the symptoms commonly found among people kept in extreme isolation. They lie at the heart of a policy and scientific debate that was renewed this summer after prisoners statewide went on a hunger strike to protest conditions in high-security lockups.
Read more on Czifra’s journey, and the debate among researchers about the impact of isolation, in our latest Column One feature.
Photos: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
Dita Von Teese launches her lingerie line Von Follies at the Myer store in Melbourne, Australia November 6th, 2013
I love that her models aren’t all look heathy and beautiful
<3 Realistic models