“No food, no money, no way to make a living… how far would you go to make sure that you and your daughter are fed?”
Sometimes, the most difficult part of getting books from Instafreebie or Book Funnel, is that you have a title and a cover page to go off of… Finding the synopsis on Amazon for this book was difficult. But I found it!
I have only finished the first chapter, but The protagonist, Anne, grabbed me by the hand and took me with her as she pillages a neighbour’s garden to feed herself and her daughter, Terry.
I love the narrative and my heart too leapt to my throat when the lights came on upstairs.
Needless to say, I am hooked to see how everything is about to go awry with Anne in the swamp. EDIT: I have finished the short story and now must read the Family Values Trilogy. .
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White nationalists are posting “Imagine a Muslim-Free America” fliers on college campuses

  • Anti-Muslim fliers affiliated with the American Vanguard, a white nationalist organization, have appeared on college campuses nationwide.
  • Students from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Central Florida and Rutgers University tweeted photos of a flier reading “Imagine A Muslim-Free America." 
  • The flier was in black and white with a silhouette of the Twin Towers depicted in the background. American Vanguard’s Texas group has taken credit for the posters at UT Austin.
  • The University of Texas at Austin released a statement on Tumblr notifying students that the fliers were removed since it was defacing the campus property.
  • Sarah Khan, a senior at the University of Texas, expressed frustration at the university’s response, noting that it did not explicitly condemn the fliers nor did it offer support or resources to students who felt affected by the incident. Read more (2/14/17 12:45 PM)

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  • David Dao is not the first to be dragged off an airplane. He’s also certainly not the first to have been allegedly racially discriminated against by an airline company.
  • In fact, airlines companies have discriminated against people of color so many times, Mic published an article listing 26 everyday things that can get you kicked off a plane — and that’s just if you’re Muslim or look like a Muslim.

  • But viral footage of Dao, a 69-year-old Asian doctor, being forcefully removed by security guards from an overbooked United Airlines flight, sparked a new conversation about racial profiling and discrimination among airline carriers. Mic curated a list of eight other times when these companies discriminated against people of color. Read more. (4/12/2017 11:20 AM)


Robert Doggart won’t face terrorism charges for plotting to burn down a NY mosque

  • Robert Doggart, 65, was arrested for plotting to attack and burn down a mosque, school and cafeteria in a predominant Muslim community in upstate New York in April 2015.
  • On Tuesday, less than one year since his arrest, the New York Daily News reported that Doggart won’t face terrorism charges for his plot. 
  • Doggart faces “one count of solicitation to commit arson, one count of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation and two counts of threat in interstate commerce.”
  • Why won’t he face terrorism charges? The United States does not have a federal statute on domestic terrorism. 
  • According to Rafia Zakaria, a human rights attorney, federal statutes on terrorism are — ironically — designed in language to deliberately criminalize foreign suspects.
  • The U.S. federal law statute on terrorism almost entirely targets individuals with foreign ties or alliances. Read more (2/14/17 3:27 PM)

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Saffiyah Khan, who comes from a Muslim background, said: “I ended up going to the EDL demo because there is a history of harassment and assault of Muslims, vulnerable members of the public, and people of colour at the demos and outside of it.”

She added: “I went with the intent of showing support for anyone who was assaulted or harassed by them.”