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Tonight’s music video is “The Cold Song” by Klaus Nomi. Dangerous Minds recently re-shared this older post about an encounter with Klaus Nomi, including this video.

Protests in solidarity with the people of Gaza, and against the war crimes of the Israeli military and government, have been held worldwide recently. Today, protests occurred simultaneously in Chicago, Illinois where five were arrested at an action inside Boeing:

and in Austin, Texas, where over three hundred people came out to chant and rally in front of the Texas Capitol.

A crowd of hundreds assembled in front of the Texas Capitol dome.

Interfaith Stop Israel rally at the gates of the Texas Capitol.


Read more about today’s Chicago march and action on Storify, collected by @plussone. And more photos from today can be found on my Instagram. Of course, both protests are dwarfed by some other recent solidarity marches:

Bonus: You Won’t Believe What Happened When This Texan Decided to Talk About Abortion” from Andrea Grimes on RH Reality Check.

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and