Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA in Opinion by Republican-Appointed Judge Do you support Truthout's reporting and analysis? Click here to help fund it by the end of this week! (Photo: Kevin Zolkiewicz / Flickr ) Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs is a very conservative judge. He joined a court decision effectively declaring corporations immune to international human rights law — even when they “trade in or exploit slaves, employ mercenary armies to do dirty work for despots, perform genocides or operate torture prisons for a despot’s political opponents, or engage in piracy.”
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If This Country Is So Free, I Can Burn Your Flag Wherever I Please The Fourth of July celebrates of the birth of the United States, its act of finally breaking free from tyrannical England, represented by a reenactment of bombs exploding in the sky. As a nation, we fetishize the loss of life on both sides while we devour factory-farmed meats, consume liquids bottled in poor countries, and with fireworks, literally burn the money we sweat and toil for. We yearn for a respite from our jobs, the right to liberate ourselves for a day from the chains of our work. We are free to trade our bodies, complete with aches and pains, for money. We consider our country the freest on the Earth, with civil liberties we celebrate and cherish like free speech and assembly shrink wrapped to our right to dissent. Yet, as the bombs made by laborers cheaply in other countries for our enjoyment burst in the air, the feeling of true liberation dissipates as quickly as the smoke from a municipal fireworks show.
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There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship - the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace. Thus, to the degree that access to quality information is willfully or unintentionally obstructed, democracy itself is degraded. It is ironic that in the era of 24-hour cable news networks and "reality" programming, the news-to-fluff ratio and overall veracity of information has declined precipitously. Take the fact Americans now spend on average about 50 hours a week using various forms of media, while at the same time cultural literacy levels hover just above the gutter. Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans
Unravelling: Promo Two Hourglass: Promo One Unravelling: Promo Two Assange: Official trailer Episode Two: Teaser Warning: Assange! Controversy! Cypherpunks: Episode Eight, full version, pt.2 Cypherpunks: Episode Eight, full version, pt.1 Ibrahim: Episode Eleven Chomsky-Ali: Episode Ten Khan: Episode Nine Cypherpunks: Episode Eight, pt.2 Cypherpunks: Episode Eight, pt.1 Occupy: Episode Seven Correa: Episode Six Begg-Qureshi: Episode Five Rajab & Abd El-Fattah: Episode Four Marzouki: Episode Three Horowitz-Zizek: Episode Two Nasrallah: Episode One Revealed: Assange pre-show full interview
Syndicated News NET Gerald Arthur "Jerry" Sandusky (born January 26, 1944) is a retired American football coach. In November 2011, he was arrested and charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky served as an assistant coach for his entire career, mostly at Pennsylvania State University under Joe Paterno , and was one of the most notable major college football coaches never to have held a head coaching position.
The Sovereign People's Movement, represented nationally through the people occupying the various Liberty Square locations across this great country, have laid out and democratically submitted and are currently voting on the list of following Demands to then be distilled into one Unified Common demand of the people. First of all. There are no Official Demands of the Occupy Movement. that being said, multiple factions of the movement have been assembling to discuss and vote on the output and message for the movement. Occupy Wall Street Demands
Here they are, just the links, for those of you who don't want to make your own paper. The good thing about this page is that it is updated as often as the form page, so you'll always have the latest links to periodical information sources on the Internet. Enjoy! The numbers in brackets ([ ]) are the percentage of CRAYON newspapers that included that news source. There is also a list sorted by popularity among CRAYON subscribers. News Links
Last day at Salon Glenn Greenwald Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 9:30 PM UTC Politics The sham “terrorism expert” industry A highly ideological, jingoistic clique masquerades as objective scholars, all to justify US militarism Glenn Greenwald Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 9:29 PM UTC Politics
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Vancouver, British Columbia Relative humidity is a percentage of water vapour per area at a specific temperature. Relative humidity is calculated at all times of the year, but the humidex is usually only given in the warmer months from May to September. Relative humidity can be calculated using various methods and instruments. It is a calculation to find out how many grams of water vapour can be held at a given temperature. Usually, the warmer the air, the higher its capacity for holding water vapour.
Slide Show: 18 Disturbing Things We Wouldn't Know Without WikiLeaks United States Embassy in London (1 of 19) “Nearly fifty days have passed since the WikiLeaks document release in late November, this one centering on US diplomatic cables and quickly dubbed ‘Cablegate,’” Greg Mitchell writes in his article in " Why WikiLeaks Matters ." So far, WikiLeaks has released less than 3,000 cables from the 251,000-document cache, but already the media, politicians and the public are questioning the value of the leak.
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