Guardian: Goldminers sue for lung disease payout
They say they were not provided with facemasks or any other protection against intensive and excessive exposure to dust and were encouraged to continue working even after they fell ill.
People are starting to be more aware of the diamond issue these days, but many are not aware of the abuses that go on in the precious metals industry. More information on this from the No Dirty Gold campaign (and, as always, people, I recommend using ethical jewelers).
Plainly Pagan: A Note to Well-to-Do Quakers on Glorifying Poverty
Their poverty is not a mark of their goodness (though good they may be) but a mark of your shame and your failure to live up to your obligations as a human being.
This is required reading. If you read nothing else today, read this.
Sociological Images: “Hit the Bitch!” Danish Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
I am trying to think of any context that would make this seem like a good idea, or an effective way to combat domestic violence.
Fast Forward Weekly: Inside the spindustry
…traditional journalism is shrinking and anybody with an opinion can share it on the Internet…
New Haven Advocate News: Murder Through the Looking Glass
It was hard to see the story of the real Annie through the maze of competing stories trying to explain her death.
The Boston Phoenix: Boston rat rampage
…experts are reluctant to estimate the number of neighbors beneath our floorboards, but will nonetheless confirm that, if you’re in an urban setting, rats are probably fornicating within a few feet of you.