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Once having set up her idols and built altars to them it was inevitable that she would worship there. It was inevitable that she should accept any inconsistency and cruelty from her deity as all good worshippers do from theirs. All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 16 (p. 144 in ISBN 978-0-06-112006-0)

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There is a basin in the mind where words float around on thought and thought on sound and sight. Then there is a depth of thought untouched by words, and deeper still a gulf of formless feelings untouched by thought.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 3 (p. 24 in ISBN 978-0-06-112006-0)

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Op-Ed: Graduate Student and TA Speaks Out on Deltopia 2014 Riot | The Bottom Line (UCSB)

Campus newspaper The Bottom Line (the decent newspaper, with the actual journalism) has published my guest editorial about this weekend’s riots in Isla Vista.

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Photos from the 3 April strike called by UAW 2865, the union that represents many graduate students at the University of California, over an unfair labor practices grievance.

More information about the strike.

Santa Barbara, California.

Original photo locations:

UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike IUC Unfair Labor Practices Strike II
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike III
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike IV
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike V
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike VI
UC Unfair Labor Practices Strike VII

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