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Rapper Jasiri X has a new video out that addresses the controversy surrounding the case of Marissa Alexander and the State of Florida’s seemingly backwards enforcement of the contentious Stand Your Ground Laws which came into prominence during the George Zimmerman trial.
Witchcraft. Some people believe in it. Some people laugh at it. Some people are afraid of it, even though they claim their various monotheist faiths are stronger. Our first documentary, A Very British Witchcraft, traces the origins of...Show More Summary
The former Attorney General of the State and New Jersey and current Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, is now under federal investigation. According to the Wall Street Journal federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey related to the business interests of its chairman.
Attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which represent twenty-two organizations in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency, have filed a motion to prevent the government from destroying any evidence related to the case. The evidence also apparently relates to other lawsuits against the NSA.
Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower in exile, spoke to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas today. He appeared via a choppy videostream which was said to be routed through seven proxy servers. Joining the conversation in person were the ACLU's Ben Wizner and Christopher Soghoian.
There is poetic justice to the fact that some of the Senators who selfishly defend the filibuster to increase their influence over the Senate may end up losing it all as a result.
Over the weekend the California Democratic Party decided to make support for marijuana legalization part of their official platform.
Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten
Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition - on air - to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT...Show More Summary
An American peace activist and co-founder of the group CODEPINK was planning to go to Gaza as part of a delegation on women. However, she flew to Cairo. She was detained in the airport, held for hours and then, before Egyptian security officers tried to deport her, she was roughed up and had her arm broken.
The rate of those without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped noticeably over the past few months and it is very likely the reduction is the result of the Affordable Care Act. It is still higher than it was when Obama took office however.
After a week of saber rattling by US officials it seems the writing is on the wall. With the referendum coming in six days it looks as though Crimea will separate from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Russian forces are already within the country though they apparently are not wearing insignia. Even former Secretary [...]
- The British foreign secretary William Hague said Europe is facing a "shooting conflict" if Russia goes beyond Crimea - Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: "Creative Resistance: Why We Need to Incorporate Art Into Our Activism" - OneShow More Summary
Another day another bit of bad news that the manufacturers of their own reality can ignore.
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls Pet Shop Boys release new song based on gay rights speech Pet Shop Boys have recorded a new song based on a gay rights speech made by a drag queen, which had gone viral on YouTube.
Before the twentieth-century changes, before the Tridentine Mass, there were several different rites, or "uses", of Christian worship in pre-Dissolution England.
Yesterday, millions of women marched in the streets from China to Mexico, to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you live in the United States, however, you may have never heard of IWD. IWD officially began in 1911. It was started by European Socialists in the Second International honoring the striking women textile workers in New York City. Show More Summary
When it comes to debates about sex work, feminists often raise the concept that it’s a “job like any other,” as journalist and former sex worker Melissa Gira Grant has explained. Yet the exchange of sex for pay remains a curiously radical notion for many around the world. Show More Summary
At this time in history a movement to forestall climate change catastrophe is being organized. Yet one can at the same time read into the situation signs that the movement itself is already inadequate to the task of marshaling support for climate mitigation. Public opinion reveals this inadequacy as much as anything else:
What will you be doing in 2030? If I survive that long, I’ll be 84 years old. My dad lived to be 87, my mom to 94, so there’s a chance I’ll be around. Will I be using cannabis then, if I’m still around? If so, it will be in a vastly different legal and social framework than what exists now.