V.19 No.50 |
NEWS The Daily Word 12.19.10 DODT repealed, Dream Act fails, synthetic cannabis Grinch
Don't ask don't tell is
repealed in the Senate. Will Obama sign the bill? Probably, but top brass are still worried about "distractions".
fails to pass in Grinch-like Senate.
Party like it's
1989: APD shuts down "illegal rave" this weekend. Those Journal links are a PIA, but it's worth it. High humidity in the building and bikinis were factors, apparently. Bank of America joins others in suspending Wikileaks accounts.
Meanwhile, in a tit-for-tat scene the
Swedish police report on the Assange accusations has leaked.
Only six more shopping days before ...
synthetic cannabis is banned in the U.S. AGAIN with the Grinch.
Sonic booms turn
Bangladeshi stock market has
collapsed. Right now you're asking yourself, "Bangladesh has a stock market?" Yup, and so does Mongolia.
Check out this ridiculously tiny
Fun fact for journalists: on this day in 1918 Lenin made it illegal for the Bolshevik press to criticize in any way the original Soviet secret police, the
Cheka--which had been formed exactly one year earlier. Lenin had originally intended the secret police to be a temporary institution. Oh well. Learn Unstoppable Sunday, Oct 22: 4pm UNM Student Union Building
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk discusses the importance of protecting animals.
Words Ferocious Feminists Fight for Immigrant Rights Sunday, Oct 22: 6-8pm Teatro Paraguas Studio
Featuring poets and activists Isabel Ribe and Tara Evonne Trudell and an open mic for performers on the topics of immigration, borders, exile, and expatriation. All proceeds go to the Santa Fe Dreamers Project.
Comm To Life: Fundraiser Sunday, Oct 22: 6-9pm Congregation B'nai Israel
Casual dress, food, libations, fun, dancing and music by the 45's Classic Oldies Band. Benefit for The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico.
Stage An American in Paris Sunday, Oct 22: 7:30pm Popejoy Hall
A Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and indomitable European city, all yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Monday, Oct 23: 9am-4pm New Mexico Humanities Council
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and fine-art photographer Miguel Gandert shows his work highlighting his mestizaje heritage, and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. Runs through 12/29.