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Mary Harris Jones must be turning in her grave

I've been debating whether I should post this for a few days, but I've decided I must.  

Earlier this week, I went to the Mother Jones website to find an old article I wanted to post here. But my search was interrupted when I saw an ad for Wal-Mart pop up.

An ad for Wal-Mart on the website of a magazine that calls itself:   

An independent nonprofit whose roots...

Melting with love...

The Yanks are ruining yet another overseas comedy series

Kath and Kim are the clueless, flamboyant, and extremely tacky Australian mother and daughter on the show of the same name. The Aussie series—whose cocreators, Jane Turner and Gina Riley, are also its stars—is a hysterical parody of suburban life in Australia. EVERYthing is over the top—the accents, the clothes, the props, the plotlines. And from the first time I saw the show, the thing I...

Belated but big love to Lincoln

Have you seen this?

On a lighter note...

Since I know lots of people who like this, I thought they might also like this...

Mankind?

Last night I took home the galley (galleys are uncorrected proofs of books sent out by publishers) of one of Jeanette Winterson's latest novels, The Stone Gods. I love Winterson's writing, in part because of the precision with which she writes about concepts like language, gender, sexuality, power... 

So it was awfully strange to read the opening sentence of the book's description...

For the love of all that is good...

If I had a list of wishes, pretty high up would be that people realize that Whole Foods Market... well... sucks.

Here are a few reasons to avoid them and support your local grocer instead (if you're lucky enough to have one, that is):  

  • Whole Foods violates their workers' rights to unionize, including busting up a union in Madison, Wisconsin and hiring armed guards to...

Speaking of PETA

H/T to Vegans of Color...  

PETA wants to advertise "Go vegan" message on border fence: 

While many view the contentious border fence as a government fiasco, an animal rights group sees a rare opportunity.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans today to announce an unusual marketing pitch to the U.S. government: Rent us space on the fence for billboards...

Podcast Debate Club: Can Britney do justice to Varla?

Say what you will about the shock-schlock, soft-core oeuvre of filmmaker Russ Meyer, the man was definitely ahead of his time when it came to showcasing the hips-lips-tits-power! aesthetic that would eventually become inextricably linked to third-wave feminism. His best-known work, 1966's sinsister thrillride Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, has come to be regarded over the years as something of...

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