Brexit is on

On the EU Referendum

Leave – 52% Remain – 48%


Felix Salmon. The Economist.


Democrats in The United States House of Representatives sit-in.
NPR. Guardian.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on December 7, 1964, London

Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives aired a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on December 7, 1964. King, invited by Christian Action, spoke at City Temple Hall, London, on his way to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Brian DeShazor of Pacifica Radio narrates its finding from their archive and some context for the recording.

World’s Columbian Exposition.

Haiti Building
Haiti Building. World’s Columbian Exposition.

Foreign Buildings
“Foreign Buildings,” consisting of images of the Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, & Haiti buildings. From Columbian Gallery: A Portfolio of Photographs of the World’s Fair by The Werner Company. 4 photographs from a series. 1893.

via Field Museum.

Lecture on Haiti, The Haitian Pavilion Dedication Ceremonies Delivered at the World’s Fair, in Jackson Park, Chicago, Jan. 2d, 1893
By the Honorable Frederick Douglass.

The Ferguson Commission released a people’s report

Their website is the place to begin. NPR – Audie Cornish talks to Rev. Starsky Wilson.

This report is not in any way an investigation of what happened between Michael Brown Jr. and Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson on August 9, 2014, nor is it an investigation of the response to the uprising that followed. Other bodies have been responsible for those investigations.

Consistent with our charge, this report is a “a wide- ranging, in-depth study of the underlying issues brought to light by the events in Ferguson.” In other words, we have looked at a wide variety of factors—social, political, historic, economic, educational, and racial, among them—that contributed to the climate in which those events occurred.

Some of the things we look at may at first seem unrelated to the events in Ferguson. However, our work and the community feedback has shown that these factors have either a direct or indirect connection to the environment in the St. Louis region, and therefore must be considered when discussing any potential changes that might lead to progress.