The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Cindy Cohn is on fire: “Let’s be clear: Under international human rights law, secret “law” doesn’t even qualify as ‘law’ at all.”
The US Government and agencies like the DEA, NSA, TSA and FBI conduct mass-scale domestic…
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Heartbreaking photos show the first day back to school in Gaza. Many students did not return.
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Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.
Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)
THIS is what a men’s rights activist should be.
As I was reading, I couldn’t help but recall the overwhelming feelings I first experienced when reading ‘Voyage of the Beagle’, which I chose to read before ‘On The Origin Of Species’ in order to have a more chronological understanding of Darwin’s life.
It’s incredibly discouraging to me that the public school system highlights such a man as Christopher Columbus, yet, there’s no mention of Charles Darwin and his literal and figurative struggle for existence amidst the HMS Beagle expedition.
The rampant religious fundamentalism that continues to taint Darwin’s name and belittle his achievements without understanding his life at all, are maddeningly disrespectful.
It truly is amazing that Darwin even made it back alive from his expedition. So to toss the foundation of life science out simply because it doesn’t agree with Biblical scripture….it vexes me.
Explore Darwin’s 5 year mission aboard the HMS Beagle through this interactive infographic via the Natural History Museum; and indulge in Darwin’s most notable of works, ‘On The Origin of Species' via Darwin Online.