At Cartoon Movement, "graphic journalist" Susie Cagle (Twitter) surveys the impact of recent DEA raids of medical marijuana centers, and legal attacks against Harborside and the like, in 'Down In Smoke'. The work includes sound clips, which is brilliant. — Read the rest
A recent investigation from the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit corporate and government accountability research institute, and its LittleSis database partners breaks down some of the ways that oil producers such as Chevron, Shell, and Wells Fargo are closely intertwined with police departments in cities like Seattle, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. — Read the rest
It's easy to think of climate denial as a right-wing phenomenon, but a growing and ultra-violent strain of white-nationalism also embraces climate science, in the worst way possible.
Patronscan is the leading provider of ID-scanning/verification services to bars and restaurants, and one of its selling points is that it allows its customers to create shared blacklists of undesirable customers who can then be denied services at every other establishment that uses its services.
In a reported comic, journalist and cartoonist Susie Cagle follows volunteers as they attempt to count the homeless on the streets of San Francisco, a city where the median cost of a one-bedroom apartment is $3,410. Cagle describes the process as crucial but flawed, since the headcount is necessary to receive federal funds for shelters—but uses a definition that many advocates say is too narrow. — Read the rest
Ross Ulbricht, the 29-year-old man accused of running billion-dollar drug bazaar Silk Road, gets his day in court today.
Writing at GRIST, Susie Cagle points to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, which finds that "not all neighborhoods and racial groups are faring equally" as climate change raises temps in urban areas: "According to the research, blacks, Asians, and Latinos are all significantly more likely to live in high-risk heat-island conditions than white people." — Read the rest
Illustrator-journalist Susie Cagle shares news about a new tablet magazine of comics journalism, Symbolia, that launches Monday, Dec. 3, and includes some of Cagle's own excellent work. Symbolia editor Erin Polgreen explains,
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Graphic novel-style investigative journalism now has a home and its name is Symbolia.
[Video Link] "Portraits from the Occupation is an artist project by Alex Abramovich and Lucy Raven. The project comprises a series of video interviews with sixteen individuals involved with or impacted by Occupy Oakland. The interviews were recorded in March and April 2012." — Read the rest
Susie Cagle, a journalist and cartoonist who has been covering Occupy Oakland in a manner I can only describe as fierce and tenacious, shot this video just before she was arrested, along with the other journalists and legal observers you see seeking safety. — Read the rest
Someone very very creepy attempted to distribute these to a not-receptive audience of Occupy Oakland protesters yesterday: "YOU hold the cock of the Empire in your supple hands!"
Note the strategic use of Riot Kitten.
(via Susie Cagle, who's been live-cartooning Occupy Oakland.)