Today in history: May 21, 1968, thousands of poor people set up a shantytown known as Resurrection City on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This was part of the Poor People’s Campaign, a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the U.S. Martin Luther King, Jr. was organizing for the Poor People’s Campaign when he was assassinated in April 1968; it was carried out in the wake of King’s assassination. The Campaign demanded economic and human rights for poor Blacks, Chicanos, Native Americans, and Whites. After presenting an organized set of demands to Congress and executive agencies, participants set up the 3000-person tent city on the Washington Mall, where they stayed for six weeks.
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
She beat out professional developers sent by the event’s sponsors, including ESPN, the Echo Nest, and Klout. She came up with the idea for Twivo the night before the competition, and it took her 10 hours and 150 lines of code to complete.
[I’ve had this idea for sports! But it kind of defeats the point and only really works for soccer.]
A Massachusetts police chief begged Wednesday for help in finding a burial place for Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, saying that guarding the funeral home where his body is being held is a drain on town resources.
“There is a need to do the right thing,” Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme said. “We are not barbarians. We bury the dead.”
The only sane voice in this miniature mess so far.
The macho egos of Boston’s citizens must be proven at all times. It’s in their DNA. They know no bounds.
I don’t quite think it’s about egos. While I’m not too sure about this myself, I have a hunch that some people still see him as in the middle of committing the act as opposed to — you know — being dead, which is unfortunate, as that seems to betray an inability to deal with what happened and literally/figuratively bury the matter appropriately.
how is this not expected when the jingoism ramps up to 11?