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  • Angela Davis to Speak

    09/16/2004 7:26:48 PM PDT · by scan58 · 58 replies · 965+ views
    Pulse of the Twin Cities ^ | Thursday 16 September @ 16:58:02 | Dwight Hobbes
    Prisons says author and long-time activist Angela Davis. They don't rehabilitate. They exist to keep companies in business, building penitentiaries and keep troublesome minorities away. The responsible thing to do, she says, is get rid of them. Davis will speak in the Twin Cities Friday, September 17, hosted by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her address, “Education not Incarceration: Protecting the Future of Black America,” will draw from her latest book, “Are Prisons Obsolete?” The book was written, according to Davis, to encourage readers to question their assumptions about prison, in the same way that many have come...
  • Rosie O'Donnell to marry girlfriend in San Francisco

    02/26/2004 7:21:02 AM PST · by scan58 · 119 replies · 1,236+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2/26/04 | Associated Press
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Former television talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she planned to marry her longtime girlfriend Thursday in San Francisco, where more than 3,300 other same-sex couples have tied the knot since February 12.</p> <p>Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," O'Donnell announced she would wed Kelli Carpenter -- two days after President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.</p>
  • Jacko's MTV 'award' all a misunderstanding

    09/01/2002 2:23:55 AM PDT · by scan58 · 30 replies · 266+ views
    theage.com.au ^ | September 1 2002
    Michael Jackson was left embarrassed yesterday after he proudly accepted a non-existent award for the Artist of the Millennium in front of millions of television viewers. Confusion arose when Britney Spears introduced the singer on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York to present him with a cake to celebrate his 44th birthday. The Pop Princess said that, for her, Jackson was the artist of the millennium. But Jackson took her words to mean he was being honoured as the greatest singer of the last 1,000 years. The star even gave an emotional acceptance speech to the...
  • Wranglings ground Earth Summit

    08/28/2002 6:30:22 AM PDT · by scan58 · 7 replies · 210+ views
    theage.com ^ | Wednesday August 28
    Interminable squabbles between big business and environmentalists and divisions between the haves and have-nots have so far dominated the UN Earth Summit which has eight days left to formulate a panacea to reduce global poverty and protect the environment.Green groups claimed a minor victory yesterday with the return of text in the summit's draft action plan calling for businesses to account for damage they cause to the environment.The wording on corporate accountability had been dropped from the draft of the summit's Plan of Implementation. The proposed text backed a "global reporting initiative," a scheme already floated by the UN Environment...