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Holy shit.  I don't know if any of you have heard of this yet (I've been up to my eyeballs in homework, so watching the news has been a low priority), but... They're shooting monks?  Feel the rage, yo.  Feel the rage.

Myanmar government warns monks

Myanmar junta begins crackdown

Internet cut as violence continues

Blogs helping expose Myanmar horrors

So... anybody else have news on this?  Organizations that are getting revved up to do some protesting?  Good websites to check out?
ship_go_boom: (Common Sense?)
Okay, it's been over a month since my last post.  I can't remember how long it's been since I checked my FList.  However long it's been, it'll have to wait another day - or at least until I finish this paper I'm supposed to be writing (which is already late.  Oops.).  But it's the last paper before finals!  Yay!  And Inherit the Wind has finished it's very short run, so I have my evenings back now.

I'll do another post in a few days, wherein I'll tell of various goings-on, but on what I'm doing tomorrow:

GLSEN Day of Silence, April 18, 2007: from the official website:
"The Day of Silence is an annual event held to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBT and ally students face everyday. In it's 11th year, the Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country."

A largish portion of Students Opposed to Acts of Prejudice will be wearing t-shirts in observation of the day but are unable to forgo speaking due to previous commitments (others will just be wearing black).  I'll be doing the full-fledged vow-'o-silence thing, and I may goth up to make my silence more noticeable.

This should be interesting.

(Class discussion for English and Sociology will be painful.  My ideas are normally out there enough that I can't really trust others in the class to say them for me.)

ship_go_boom: (Needs Coffee)
Great googly moogly, I'm tired.  This may have more to do with theatre crunchtime than with the election frenzy, but the fact still stands.  (And I've just realized that despite my involvement in SOAP and suchlike, I managed to not to say a word about it in this blog.  Must fix this.)  I went out and picketed for about an hour yesterday afternoon (I had a "People of Faith Vote NO" sign out on Veterans Parkway), and was pleased to see more thumbs up than middle fingers (a few rounds of whoops and applause, as well), which made the whole experience very rewarding.  Plus, I feel more justified in being bummed about election results since I've done a bit to try and influence them.  As readers in the U.S, are likely aware, Democrats took the house, which makes me happy, as does Arizona deflecting the Marriage Amendment.  Wisconsin's version of said amendment, however, went through (the swing vote swung the wrong way).  I plan to keep wearing my "Vote No" pin and bracelet for a week out of mourning (true devotion - the bracelet may be classic red, white & blue and kind of pretty, but the pin is blue & orange and ugly as hell...).

On the bright side, Rumsfeld stepped down.  Yay!  Although it did produce this quote from Dubya, which I found in the LA Times: "To our enemies, do not be joyful," Bush said. "Do not confuse the workings of our democracy with our will."  Umm... what?  ::is confused::  Can anyone make sense of that sentence for me, please?  Also, I won't be surprised if that phrase makes it to Newsweek's Perspectives.

In other news, Antigone seems to be shaping up fairly well, with opening night on Friday.  I'm still having a great time, but honestly?  I'm going to be very happy when it's all over and I can sleep for a week.  ::collapses::


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