WILLY-NILLY, I KID YOU, NOT

So it was 'on all sides', he said, but no-one believed him. I mean you can't smell roses when you're standing in shit, can you? Then, amid much clamour even he said what everyone expected but then, straightaway, the jackboot shuffle and it was his way or the highway, willy-nilly.

PASSPORT

  She feels free if not entirely painless. Spending half her adolescence teetering on her mother's heels, working her way from sensible hockey ref to drop dead diva with six inch stilettos, her calves twinged, her toes cramped. The man at the desk doesn't buy it. Damn, that's old me's passport.

Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

 Winona LaDuke spells it out, uncompromisingly September 12, 2016 Winona LaDukelongtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives…Read more Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

Land of the Free

North Dakota Wants to Arrest Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman for Engaging in Journalism . The independent journalist was documenting private security personnel using dogs to attack Native Americans activists. By John Nichols Amy Goodman receives the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize, from Johan von Uexkull in Stockholm, December 8, 2008. (Reuters…Read more Land of the Free

BIG BROTHER’s HERE

SECRET CAMERAS RECORD BALTIMORE'S EVERY MOVE FROM ABOVE Since January, police have been testing an aerial surveillance system adapted from the surge in Iraq. And they neglected to tell the public. By Monte Reel | August 23, 2016 Photographs by Philip Montgomery Video by Drew Beebe From read more

Karma Chameleon

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/police-in-turkey-blast-pride-parade-with-water-cannons-accidentally-create-rainbow-10353695.html Police in Turkey blast pride parade with water cannons, 'accidentally create rainbow' 'Police reacts with water cannons. Karma reacts with rainbow.' Christopher Hooton @christophhooton Monday 29 June 2015 7 comments A crowd-dispersing method turned into an unwitting symbol of defiance, if this photo is to be believed, in Taksim Square, Turkey yesterday, where the…Read more Karma Chameleon