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March 16th
6:32 PM EST
Usually vanity plates suck, but this one I love! 
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Usually vanity plates suck, but this one I love! 

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October 28th
1:35 PM EST
"…we live in a kind of society which breeds criminals like rabbits. A society that worships money, and yet deprives so many people of it. A society that advertises and exalts homes, automobiles, Caribbean trips, color television, and a million other possessions, and yet has not been able to organize its enormous wealth so as to give everybody a job and an income sufficient to get the things they want. A society that wastes hundreds of billions of dollars on instruments of death, that condones official violence on a mass scale, and then punishes individual violence on a small scale."
October 7th
8:45 AM EST
"How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?"
—  Howard Zinn, Ten years ago today, Oct. 7, 2001, the U.S. launched the invasion of Afghanistan. (via Facebook)
September 15th
11:18 AM EST

blogfrombookstores:

Blogging From: Busboys and Poets

Ring the bell, sound the alarm! We have a winner! OK, I guess this was never really meant to be a contest, but Busboys and Poets  definitely wins the prize for being the best establishment I have found so far that meets all of the things that I look for when I’m on the hunt for the perfect places conducive to reading and writing in public. Busboys and Poets is an independently owned restaurant and cafe that now has four different locations all around the DC Metro area. It was founded in 2005  by Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist, and restaurateur, with the intentions of creating a “community gathering place.” He named the establishment for Langston Hughes, who once worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel prior to gaining recognition as a poet.

Before entering Busboys and Poets, I was expecting it to be a little more bookstore and a little less cafe. However, it happens to be much more of a cafe and restaurant than it is a bookstore. This was not a disappointing turn of events, though. (Continue reading)

September 14th
10:36 PM EST
blogfrombookstores:

Join Busboys and Poets on September 21 for International Peace Day and the dedication of their Howard Zinn room! And tomorrow on Blogging from Bookstores learn more about Independent coffee shop, restaurant, and bookstore (Yes! It’s all three in one!) Busboys and Poets!

blogfrombookstores:

Join Busboys and Poets on September 21 for International Peace Day and the dedication of their Howard Zinn room! And tomorrow on Blogging from Bookstores learn more about Independent coffee shop, restaurant, and bookstore (Yes! It’s all three in one!) Busboys and Poets!

September 9th
3:27 PM EST
blogfrombookstores:

Celebrating International Literacy Day
This year’s International Literacy Day theme is Peace (As noted on the poster above.)
In 2008, about 796 million adults were unable to read and write, which means that about one in six adults is still not literate.
Of those 796 million, 64% were women.
“The adult literacy rate increased by about 8 percentage points  globally over the past 20 years – an increase of 6% for men and 10% for  women.”
In 2008, for the majority of countries surveyed, youth (ages 15-24) literacy rates were greater than adult literacy rates.
Still, “131 million youth worldwide lacked basic reading and writing skills,” that same year.

(Read more on Blogging From Bookstores)
Yesterday was International Literacy Day, but let’s keep talking about it on all of the days! 

blogfrombookstores:

Celebrating International Literacy Day

  • This year’s International Literacy Day theme is Peace (As noted on the poster above.)
  • In 2008, about 796 million adults were unable to read and write, which means that about one in six adults is still not literate.
  • Of those 796 million, 64% were women.
  • “The adult literacy rate increased by about 8 percentage points globally over the past 20 years – an increase of 6% for men and 10% for women.”
  • In 2008, for the majority of countries surveyed, youth (ages 15-24) literacy rates were greater than adult literacy rates.
  • Still, “131 million youth worldwide lacked basic reading and writing skills,” that same year.
(Read more on Blogging From Bookstores)

Yesterday was International Literacy Day, but let’s keep talking about it on all of the days! 

(Source: unesco.org)

August 19th
9:00 AM EST
"By chance, Jimi Hendrix came up the stairs and found me sitting there like some hick wallflower and grinned. He had to catch a plane to London to do the Isle of Wight Festival. When I told him I was too chicken to go in, he laughed softly and said that contrary to what people think, he was shy, and parties made him nervous. He spent a little time with me on the stairs and told me his vision of what he wanted to do with the studio. He dreamed of amassing musicians from all over the world in Woodstock and they would sit in a field in a circle and play and play. It didn’t matter what key or tempo or what melody, they would keep on playing through their discordance until they found a common language . Eventually they would record this abstract universal language of music in his new studio.

‘The language of peace. You dig?’ I did.

I can’t remember if I actually went into the studio, but Jimi never accomplished his dream."
—  Patti Smith, Just Kids
July 24th
3:18 PM EST
shortformblog:

motherjones:

As Salon’s Glenn Greenwald points out, could you imagine any US politician saying that, ever?

Fascinating thing to say — for any leader.

shortformblog:

motherjones:

As Salon’s Glenn Greenwald points out, could you imagine any US politician saying that, ever?

Fascinating thing to say — for any leader.

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June 23rd
10:12 PM EST
March 22nd
10:57 AM EST
August 27th
10:43 PM EST
"History does not offer us predictable scenarios for immense changes in consciousness and policy. Such changes have taken place, but always in ways that could not be foretold, starting often with imperceptibly small acts, developing along routes too complex to trace. All we can do is to make a start, wherever we can, to persist, and let events unfold as they will. On our side are colossal forces. There is the desire for survival of 5 billion people. There are the courage and energy of the young, once their adventurous spirit is turned toward the ending of war rather than the waging of war, creation rather than destruction, and world friendship rather than hatred of those on the other side of the national boundaries. There are artists and musicians, poets and actors in every land who are ready to take the world musical and eloquent and beautiful for all of us, if we give them the chance. They, perhaps more than anyone, know what we are missing by our infatuation with violence. They also know the power of the imagination and can help us to reach the hearts and souls of people everywhere."
—  Howard Zinn, from Passionate Declarations
June 20th
1:05 AM EST
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