background preloader

2014-11-29

Facebook Twitter

CBC News - Earlier this year, Woman Daily Magazine dubbed... Rep. Hank Johnson: “We cannot allow these weapons to be turned on us and deprive us of our freedom” When Fake Videos Go Viral: What the Fake Syria Sniper Boy Video Tell Us About “Media Experts” Many mainstream media websites helped a fake video go viral this month.

When Fake Videos Go Viral: What the Fake Syria Sniper Boy Video Tell Us About “Media Experts”

The video showing a young Syrian boy running through sniper fire to save a little girl, was exposed as a fake when the Norwegian producer Lars Klevberg made the fact public. One of the stated aims of the Norwegian film makers was to “see how the media would respond to a fake video.” This article examines how that experiment went. The western press very quickly accepted the video as real and used it to support the US administration’s narrative on Syria.

Many top US news sources began to spread the story. Mother Faces 2 Years In Prison For Healing Her Son. Media Publishes Officer Wilson’s Address, Others Retaliate With Journalists’ Addresses, Numbers. ISIS attack on Kobani comes from Turkey – Kurds — RT News. Published time: November 29, 2014 15:03 Edited time: November 29, 2014 15:40 Armed men, believed to be Kurdish fighters, run after an explosion during fighting against Islamic State militants at a location west of Kobani November 23, 2014 (Reuters / Osman Orsal) An attack by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) jihadists on the Syrian border town of Kobani has come from Turkish territory for the first time, a Kurdish official said.

ISIS attack on Kobani comes from Turkey – Kurds — RT News

IS forces advanced from the Turkish territory to attack the border crossing between Kobani and Turkey, according to Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for Syria's prominent Kurdish Democratic Union Party. The Islamic State "used to attack the town from three sides. Darren Wilson resigns in wake of shooting Michael Brown – attorney. LEE CAMP - Photos du journal. Free Talk Live - Photos du journal. 30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you're an Empath) Salon - Creationism is only the start: The lies...

AlterNet - Our mania for economic expansion and... CBC News - What is white privilege? In mid-October,... Filming Cops - Photos du journal. The Young Turks - Check out the map showing where these... AlterNet - This is far more common than people think. Mic - This year, one item made the cash registers ring... TomDispatch - Matt O'Brien at the Post with a look at... Facebook. Science-Hating Homeschool Mom Sued for Defamation in Ongoing Library Porn Flap.

November 29, 2014 | Like this article?

Science-Hating Homeschool Mom Sued for Defamation in Ongoing Library Porn Flap

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Facebook. Game reviewer strikes back at male stalkers with a brilliant new ploy: Telling their moms. Tired of harassment, rape threats, and obscene commentary from gamers stalking her on Facebook and Twitter, a female Australian game reviewer for digital TV show Button Bash is striking back at her harassers in a new way: Telling their moms.

Game reviewer strikes back at male stalkers with a brilliant new ploy: Telling their moms

Nancy Grace Absolutely Obliterates Darren Wilson And Prosecutor Robert McCulloch On CNN. When Darren Wilson escaped being indicted for murder by the grand jury, outrage erupted in Ferguson and across the nation, and that outrage extended to the CNN set as Nancy Grace made it crystal clear that she thinks Wilson’s testimony is complete garbage and that he should have been indicted.

Nancy Grace Absolutely Obliterates Darren Wilson And Prosecutor Robert McCulloch On CNN

On Wednesday, Grace appeared on CNN with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the grand jury decision. Republican staffer says Obama daughters are disrespectful and dress like bar sluts. A staffer for Republican Rep.

Republican staffer says Obama daughters are disrespectful and dress like bar sluts

Stephen Fincher (TN) took to Facebook this week to attack Sasha and Malia Obama, President Barack Obama’s daughters, for failing to show what she deemed to be sufficient respect for their father’s annual pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey. According to Gawker, Elizabeth Lauten, former new media political director for the Republican National Committee, wrote an open letter to the two girls, attacking their facial expressions and clothing choices. Amazon's 100 Books Everyone Must Read. Obama Has Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Any President In Past 100 Years. In response to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday, Republican lawmakers have threatened to sue the president or block his judicial nominees on grounds that the president overstepped his constitutional powers.

Obama Has Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Any President In Past 100 Years

Obama’s unilateral action, which will grant deportation relief to roughly 5 million undocumented immigrants, came almost a year and a half after the Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform measure. House Republicans have refused to take up that bill but also failed to move an immigration plan of their own, saying they will pursue a more piecemeal approach to the issue. While the constitutionality of the president's order has been cleared by both liberal and conservative legal experts, GOP lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Texas Gov.

Rick Perry (R), are still calling the action illegal. During a Fox News interview Sunday, Sen. White supporters stay in background during low-key Ottawa vigil for Michael Brown. If Ottawa police feared that Tuesday night’s vigil for Michael Brown — the unarmed 18-year-old black man shot and killed last August by police in Ferguson, Missouri — might turn violent, their fears were groundless.

White supporters stay in background during low-key Ottawa vigil for Michael Brown

The vigil, which attracted about 200 people despite near-zero temperatures, was peaceful, orderly and, most of the time, almost eerily silent. There were no angry chants or raised fists; just the muffled sound of mittened hands intermittently applauding a succession of speakers, a drummer, and an impromptu a cappella singer. AlterNet - Ah, the American dream: being able to...

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto. In Sololá, hundreds of campesinos mobilized to oppose the “Monsanto Law,” which would have opened Guatemala to the privatization of seed.

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

(WNV/Jeff Abbott) Late in the afternoon of September 4, after nearly 10 days of protests by a coalition of labor, indigenous rights groups and farmers, the indigenous peoples and campesinos of Guatemala won are rare victory. Under the pressure of massive mobilizations, the Guatemala legislature repealed Decree 19-2014, commonly referred to as the “Monsanto Law,” which would have given the transnational chemical and seed producer a foot hold into the country’s seed market. “The law would have affected all indigenous people of Guatemala,” said Edgar René Cojtín Acetún of the indigenous municipality of the department of Sololá. “The law would have privatized the seed to benefit only the multinational corporations.

Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in Walport report. Fracking carries potential risks on a par with those from thalidomide, tobacco and asbestos, warns a report produced by the government’s chief scientific adviser.

Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in Walport report

The flagship annual report by the UK’s chief scientist, Mark Walport, argues that history holds many examples of innovations that were adopted hastily and later had serious negative environmental and health impacts. The controversial technique, which involves pumping chemicals, sand and water at high pressure underground to fracture shale rock and release the gas within, has been strongly backed by the government with David Cameron saying the UK is “going all out for shale”. But environmentalists fear that fracking could contaminate water supplies, bring heavy lorry traffic to rural areas, displace investment in renewable energy and accelerate global warming. The chief scientific adviser’s report appears to echo those fears. TomDispatch - Photos du journal. How 5 stereotypical online profiles... - HuffPost Black Voices.

Bill Moyers - Executive director of the Center for... Oops! - HuffPost Politics. PoliticusUSA - PoliticusUSA a partagé un lien. In the wake of the Ferguson grand jury... - HuffPost Black Voices. RT - “I was fired from the boards of companies, so I have... Occupy Calgary - p FYI On Friday’s Dateline, a... Michael Moore - Did any of you venture out into Black... 5 Key Inconsistencies in What Happened During the Michael Brown Shooting.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Since the St. Louis County prosecutor's office released a trove of documents and evidence reviewed by the grand jury that decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, there have been numerous reports pointing out the discrepancies between Wilson's and various witness accounts of what happened on the day that Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Doors Shut In Seattle: Cops. (Adds byline, details on tree lighting ceremony) By Bill Rigby SEATTLE, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony.

More than 120 people were marching when a group broke off, went through Pacific Place mall and chained shut two doors, Seattle Police Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said. Seattle police later said on Twitter that a total of five people were arrested in the protests. It was the latest in a series of demonstrations across the United States to disrupt Black Friday shopping at hundreds of stores.

Occupy Calgary - WASHINGTON – The world’s virgin forests... The train station is also near Fruitvale... - HuffPost Black Voices. It's all about spreading love. - HuffPost Black Voices. Truthdig - It is clear that among the major losers in the... Occupy Calgary - p Organizers aim to fill an 18-wheel... TomDispatch - Thought I'd post a full, long, and... Salon - The most liberal city in America won't surprise...

How Harper exploits Canadians’ ignorance of parliamentary democracy. On pipelines, politicians are just listening to the people. Nashville Police Chief Refuses to Crack Down on Ferguson Protesters, No Violence Ensues. 11 Stupid Reasons That White People Have Rioted. What People Abroad Really Think of Americans. November 28, 2014 |