friendsofaiweiwei:

Ai Weiwei cannot travel freely to see his exhibition in the prison of Alcatraz. Support this campaign„ #aicantbehere

friendsofaiweiwei:

Ai Weiwei cannot travel freely to see his exhibition in the prison of Alcatraz. Support this campaign„ #aicantbehere

chinesecharacters:

Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz? by Chinese Characters contributor Christina Larson for Smithsonian Magazine.

Pour some out

Ilham Tohti, Uighur Scholar Goes on Trial in China on Separatist Charges 

As the trial of the professor, Ilham Tohti, began in the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court, uniformed police officers stood on alert outside the courthouse and in the surrounding streets, some with riot shields. They had sealed off the blocks around the building with white tape. Plainclothes officers also strolled in the area.

(NYT)

MT micdotcom:

Twitter detective finds Philadelphia men responsible for hospitalizing gay couple

An anonymous Twitter user became a hero this week by solving the case of a brutal, homophobic gang assault on a young gay couple in Philadelphia that left the two hospitalized.

Twitter to the rescue

Can’t. Wait. #CatchAsCatchCan

strandbooks:

More from Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, page 263.

pulitzerfieldnotes:

The water in the Sanishare camp is turned on for two hours each day. 

Image and text by Julia Rendleman, via Instagram. Nepal, 2014. 

Pulitzer Center grantees, Julia Rendleman and Moriah Balingit report from Nepal on Bhutan’s displaced persons preparing to resettle in the United States.

People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alberta Ferretti prêt-à-porter | S/S ‘15

(via dangerousmaybe)

humansofnewyork:

"I have a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy. Now I want to learn as many languages as possible so I can teach as many people as possible."
"What do you think is the most important thing that people can learn from Buddhism?"
"Compassion. Everyone suffers and everyone needs happiness."

(Dharamshala, India)

chinadigitaltimes:

Cartoonist Badiucao offers a comment on Ai Weiwei’s surprise appearance on a CCTV-1 late night sketch show last week. While the appearance was brief—Ai uttered no more than three words—Badiucao sees the high-profile dissident’s image making it on to state television as akin to flipping the Party the bird. Watch Ai’s appearance here.

micdotcom:

MIT’s new robot cheetah may haunt your dreams 

The future is here — and it’s apparently a robot cheetah.

MIT’s cheetah robot, designed to mimic the form of the animal and emblazoned with cheetah spots, can run unleashed and untethered — without support wires — at 10 mph. With a potential to outpace human running records at 30 mph, MIT’s achievement will scarily exceed human capability. Funded by DARPA, the cheetah’s quiet, functional and swift technology will likely be used in rescue missions. 

Their invention may have huge implications

laurennmcc:

wolvensnothere:

Malcolm X on "Progress"

Always reblog Brother Malcolm

"They won’t even admit the knife is there."

(via philthyasphuck)

politiciansandhiphop:

Rob Ford x Drake

The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century. It is about right and wrong.
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