Soon there will be a change in Urban Ecology's masthead. My everyday bird in this urban ecosystem is the robin. They have nested in the bushes next to our porch here at Grand Ave, similarly, they nested on the porch at my parent's home (of happy memory) on Storer Ave.
This just came to my attention. The Women's Health & Justice Institute in New Orleans has issued a statement on the demeaning practice of criminalizing poor women's lives as an excuse for deficit reduction. Check out Stereotypes, Myths and Criminalizing Policies: Regulating the Lives of Poor Women.