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Katie Miranda is an illustrator, jewelry designer, calligrapher, and cartoonist living in Portland, OR. Her Arabic calligraphy jewelry and apparel are favorites of people in the Palestine solidarity community. Katie runs Palbox: a quarterly subscription box containing Palestinian goods benefiting the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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  1. pabelmont
    pabelmont
    January 7, 2016, 5:10 pm

    Not news w/o cleavage, innit? And this news shows some real (that is, non-comix) cleavage between FBI treatment of good-ol-boys and various less well protected others.

  2. Katie Miranda
    Katie Miranda
    January 7, 2016, 5:24 pm

    Pabelmont: I’d like to do a cartoon showing male and female news anchor outfits from the 60’s-present. The men’s haven’t changed a bit while the women’s gradually get more and more revealing. It’s pretty standard now if you are a female news anchor in the mainstream media to wear a sleeveless top whereas 10 years ago it wasn’t.

    • RoHa
      RoHa
      January 8, 2016, 1:31 am

      Any explanation for the hair of American women newsreaders?

      • Katie Miranda
        Katie Miranda
        January 8, 2016, 2:01 am

        Roha: wish I knew why they did their hair that way…

    • Froggy
      Froggy
      January 8, 2016, 8:39 am

      There were female news anchors in the 60’s?

      • Philemon
        Philemon
        January 9, 2016, 9:26 pm

        From time to time There were lots of local stations back then. Wives, sisters, even aunts, would fill in as needed. Not as a career of course. But some of them were pretty regular.

        http://www.broadcastlegends.com/ramey.html

        In 1957, while she [Wanda Ramey] was at KCBS, she interviewed and was hired for a newscaster position at San Francisco’s first television station, KPIX, Channel 5.

        And, of course we all know how Baba Wawa got her start…

        “Walters first became known as a television personality when she was a writer and segment producer of “women’s interest stories” on the morning NBC News program The Today Show, where she began work with host Hugh Downs in 1962…” Well that’s from Wickerpedier.

  3. CitizenC
    CitizenC
    January 8, 2016, 12:56 pm

    The federal govt burned alive 80 or so white Branch Davidians in Waco TX in 1993, including whole families. I think they have played this correctly. The “patriots” have been denounced by the Mormon church, by the ranchers who had to return to jail, the nominal cause celebre, and by the people of Burns, OR, incl more ranchers. They have become a laughing-stock, and will probably wind up being arrested with no shots fired.

    I”m not defending the blatant racism of US law enforcement, but I think the feds did the right thing in this case.

    • Katie Miranda
      Katie Miranda
      January 9, 2016, 2:12 am

      If they were Muslims instead of white guys, the feds would have droned/burned/shot them out of existence by now. I’m not advocating the feds handle the current situation any differently than they are, in fact I’m impressed that there has been no blood shed. But I’m angry about the double standard and the parallel justice systems.

      • January 9, 2016, 9:49 am

        Katie, the government is reacting perfectly normally in their constant double-standards and privileging certain groups of citizens over others. The system is behaving just as its designers intended, including provoking the anger out of you which they get their twisted kicks from. Your anger makes them happy.

        We should stop reacting publicly towards every instances of aggression towards us who values justice and equality and give the enemy what they crave. Lets channel our anger into a collective effort to fight and dismantle this system altogether, and build one which exist to provide justice for all, not certain men, certain colors, certain religion.

    • gamal
      gamal
      January 9, 2016, 3:55 am

      “white Branch Davidians” not that it detracts from what you are saying in point of fact the Branch Davidians were a mixed bunch quite a few Jamaicans among the dead.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9950378/Waco-siege-20-years-on-the-survivors-tale.html

  4. Citizen
    Citizen
    January 14, 2016, 4:38 pm

    The Ruby Ridge incident and the 1993 Waco siege, involving many of the same agencies and even the same personnel, caused public outcry and fueled the widening of the militia movement.

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