A kitten beaten by a police officer has been temporarily adopted by another officer in Bayamon, a city near Puerto Rico's capital.
Officer Edwin Rodriguez agreed on Wednesday to take in the kitten on a temporary basis.
The kitten's story, which garnered press coverage on the island, prompted chief Israel Vazquez to make the feline the official mascot of the Bayamon Police Region.
45(5), the November 2013 issue of the journal, is out now. There are papers on:
the public sphere, space and citizenship (Daanish Mustafa and colleagues' Antipode to Terror, Derek Ruez's…
Caricom will defer its consideration of an application for membership to the regional movement by the Dominican Republic (DR) and review its relationship with that country in Cariforum, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Organisation of American States (OAS), Trinidad’s Guardian reports.
Those were the major decisions announced by Caricom chair, Prime Minister Kamla Persad, at a news briefing following yesterday’s three-hour meeting of the Caricom Bureau at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, which discussed the September 23 ruling of the Constitutional Court in the DR.
Audra Simpson has an excellent new book out that pushes on anthropologists and political scientists to stop assuming the colonial project is complete. Here is a description of the book from Duke University Press. And, below, a talk Dr. Simpson gave earlier this year at the University of Victoria.
Mohawk interruptus: political life across the borders of settler states…
I have been thinking of the demand that one produce livability. More precisely, the impossible demand that one produce not only livability, but okayness. Not joy or happiness, as Sara Ahmed has it, or even a sense of good or better, but okay. Because so often it's that demand for okayness that I find so insulting, so infuriating, so invasive.
Perhaps because I do not know how to think about photography, and because I never take nor do I like to be in photographs, I am trying not to think about selfies.
A few weeks ago a white man addressed me as a woman. This has happened before, more than once or twice. And I have spoken to black women who recount the many times they have “accidentally” been referred to as “sir.” It is not the implied androgyny that bothers.
Published earlier this year in Antipode 45(3), Bradley Wilson and Joe Curnow's 'Solidarity™: Student Activism, Affective Labor, and the Fair Trade Campaign in the United States' examines ethical labelling campaigns as a central means for diffusing and negotiating conflicts between social movements and market actors.
Focusing on Fair Trade, a pioneering ethical label and, by many accounts, a success, Bradley and Joe look at how United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) activists worked for almost a decade to build the reputation of the label before withdrawing their support (and urging ethical consumers to do the same).
Yesterday (November 23, 2013), in Puerto Rico, thousands demonstrated for the release of Oscar López Rivera; protesters marched from the grounds of the Federal Court (Chardón Street, Hato Rey) to the Hiram Bithorn Stadium. It was estimated that around 40,000 people attended and/or participated in the demonstration. There were also marches in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
As attorney Jan Susler writes, Oscar López Rivera has “the unenviable distinction of being the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of the nation’s independence movement.” See video below and the following summary, taken from a presentation by Susler at the Congress on Human Rights held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 10, 2012 (see People’s Law Office link below).
More bad news on the environment: dolphins are dying all around Florida and scientists don't know how to stop it. “What makes so many deaths disturbing,” says Greg Bossart, “is that dolphins are regarded as ‘sentinels for ocean and human health,’ not unlike canaries in a coal mine.” I totally agree with his observation that “We've used the ocean as our toilet, and now it's starting to catch up with us.”