poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Friday, April 29, 2005

do a few ticks
call it a galaxy
call it
a proposition


From: LGBTNepal -'After that I became a whore' : Rani

This statement of Rani-16, a female sex worker of Thamel. Prior she worked as an employee in a massage parlor and was very honest to her work . While on her duty, police arrested her from the parlor where she used to support to her survival. They kept her at Hanuman Dhoka custody and they misbehave frequently. The incident was happened before two months.

"I was compelled to have sex with those policemen in side the custody day by day " she stated.

Monday, April 25, 2005

check out this flash of Bushbag damage:

Two Years...

--"Two Years" flash file via chris murray's tex files , via, Alison Croggon at/from Poetry Etc/ Theatre Notes..

Intersex Awareness Week begins today

Events shed light on those affected by anomalies of reproductive, sexual organs
By MELISSA B. TADDEI / Aggie Staff Writer

  For most, the term "genital mutilation" evokes a mental image of the marring of young women in Africa. But for five babies born in the United States each day, it is also a reality.

  Since the 1950s, children born with intersex conditions, or anomalies of the reproductive and sexual organs, have received genital reconstructive surgery. Many survivors report damage to their emotional and sexual health, and there are limited resources for this sector of the population.

The End of oil is closer than you think    

The one thing that international bankers don't want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be round the corner. But last week, a group of ultra-conservative Swiss financiers asked a retired English petroleum geologist living in Ireland to tell them about the beginning of the end of the oil age.

Oil production could peak next year, reports John Vidal. Just kiss your lifestyle goodbye

U.S. organizing death squads to terrorize Iraqi resistance    

In devising a strategy to defeat Iraq’s insurgents, the Pentagon may be gaining the upper hand but at the cost of pushing Iraq toward civil war. A report by the Wall Street Journal from Feb. 16 revealed that “pop-up militias” are proliferating in Iraq. Not only is the U.S. aware of these illegal militias, but the Pentagon is arming, training and funding them for use them in counter-insurgency operations.

In war's name, public loses information
By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff  

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies under the Bush administration are sweeping vast amounts of public information behind a curtain of secrecy in the name of fighting terrorism, using 50 to 60 loosely defined security designations that can be imposed by officials as low-ranking as government clerks.

No one is tracking the amount of unclassified information that is no longer accessible.

Greenpeace discovers illegal GE rice in China

Hubei, China — In a startling development that may have repercussions on exports of China's biggest crop, Greenpeace has uncovered genetically engineered (GE) rice, unapproved for human consumption, that appears to have been planted and sold illegally in China for the last two years.

and this is not a police state...?

the big they, regulates what gender is, what medicines are legal, who can get married, what county they will invade based on lies... on and on....

US prison rate soars even higher

The US prison population has risen further, with one in 138 people now in jail, new official figures reveal.

There are more than 2.1 million US citizens in jail - more than in any other country, the Bureau of Justice Statistics says.

The government says putting and keeping criminals in jail is working. Recent figures have shown violent crime and murder falling.

But critics say less severe ways of approaching crime are being ignored.

The figures show the prison population increased by an estimated 48,452 people - 2.3% - in the year to 30 June 2004.