Journalism agenda: #FreeRasool “Jake Hanrahan On His Detention In Turkey, And Why Mohammed Rasool Must Be Released

  Journalists detained in Turkey for using encryption On 27 August, a British journalist and a cameraman working for Vice News, a news channel that broadcasts in-depth documentaries about current subjects, and their fixer were detained in Turkey while reporting in Diyarbakir, the main city of the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeastern region. At the beginning of … Read more

Literati roundup: “An Academic Journal About Leisure… “Tolstoy and Gandhi Exchange Letters…

An Academic Journal About Leisure Exists, and It’s Amazing Wired Top Stories by Sarah Zhang Peruse at your leisure. Tolstoy and Gandhi Exchange Letters: Two Thinkers’ Quest for Gentleness, Humility & Love (1909) Open Culture by Josh Jones Some of the most rigorous moral thinkers of the past century have spent time on the wrong side of … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “2015 AAA Annual Meeting Registration and Refund Details….

2015 AAA Annual Meeting Registration and Refund Details American Anthropological Association   While the annual meeting (Denver, CO November 18th this year) is still far away, it is never too early to start planning for the event.  After all, the invited/volunteer call for papers deadline is April 15th.  This year we are introducing a three tiered … Read more

Before Biden’s arrival, US Army clarifies once more: not al-Assad, says US army chief/ Amnesty report reveals desperate plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey

My mission is ISIL, not al-Assad, says US army chief General Dempsey says his duty is defeating the Islamist militants reigning in Iraq and Syria, not toppling al-Assad Amnesty report reveals desperate plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey  World news: Turkey | by Constanze Letsch Government-run camps full to bursting and those outside camps battling to … Read more