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I'm a non-profit type who works mostly with refugees, but have lots of issues interests: environment, immigration, electoral politics, civil rights. I come here to learn, and for the community

Groups: Baja Arizona Kossacks, Foreign Relations, Birds and Birdwatching, Inherent Human Rights, Antiquities Act Defenders and Supporters

Diaries published: 36 (140 days since last diary on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 07:17 AM PST)

Comments posted: 18875 (0 days since last comment on Fri May 29, 2015 at 08:13 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 2137

Total Comment Ratings: 54572

Most Recommended Diary: Meanwhile in Iraq (Updated - US planes attack IS), 251 comments, 314 recommends

People Following ivorybill: 140

ivorybill's Most Recent Diaries:

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris, I thought it would be a good idea to provide background information on the prohibition of depicting the human form in Islam, including the Prophet ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 96 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 07:17 AM PST with 306 Recommends
So what happens when black police use excessive force? As the nation focuses on two instances in which white cops committed acts of violence against black citizens, perhaps it is worth looking at ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 08:08 AM PST with 15 Recommends
The so-called Islamic State calls out to be mocked... and plenty of comics in the Middle East are happy to rise to the challenge. Some say that they are so brutal, so awful, and cause so much ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Nov 03, 2014 at 01:22 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Mute swan - Cygnus olor I was in Stockholm for work, and had a chance to spend a few days in this beautiful city. We absorb images of Scandinavia from stories and books in childhood; Stockholm ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun Aug 24, 2014 at 05:50 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
[UPDATE: Just received reports from the NGO coordinating committee and some of our partners in Erbil that the US has begun airstrikes against IS forces between Mosul and Erbil. WP reports that US ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 251 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM PDT with 314 Recommends
I've felt that the diaries on Syria over the last few days have been more about the US than Syria and that there's been a gap in analysis. Meteor Blades encouraged me to write a diary on the Syrian ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 215 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:56 AM PDT with 294 Recommends

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