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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In west London, the last words of Jimmy Mubenga (killed by outsourced security personnel, carrying out British state routines) were reportedly "I can't breathe".

Meanwhile in Ohio the Cleveland police union are justifying their homicide of a child whilst expressing outrage that a gridiron player wore a t-shirt.

Reihan Salam unpacks what white privilege means (via Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brad DeLong).

Friday, December 12, 2014

'Race, class, and gender: Intersectionality between social reality and political limits' by Houria Bouteldja (via Justin LS of TMP).

Wow.

[side-note: Bouteldja's navigating through and under etc. different patriarchies reminded a little bit of Deniz Kandiyoti's patriarchal bargains*, in that case just wrt treatments of different patriarchies as a starting point, something since revised by Kandiyoti herself granted

* this may well be a whitesplaining/mansplaining** addition I realise, but just really wanted to rep Kandiyoti, pretty much apropos of nowt, to be honest

**without wanting to dilute a genuinely valuable term)]

Thursday, December 11, 2014



Lying is easy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Indigenous over-representation in custody (%)
Indigenous persons as a percentage of total population Indigenous persons as a percentage of total juvenile detention population Indigenous persons as a percentage of total adult prison population
New South Wales 2.3 48.6 22.1
Victoria 0.7 10.8 6.3
Queensland 3.6 52.9 30.0
Western Australia 3.3 68.0 38.5
South Australia 1.9 41.0 23.9
Tasmania 4.0 20.0 12.4
Northern Territory 30.3 96.9 82.3
Australian Capital Territory 1.3 47.6 16.2
Australia 2.5 46.2 26.1

(source: Australian Institute of Criminology, May 2013)