At Wall Street Protests, Clash of Reporting and Policing Any officer who “unreasonably interferes” with reporters or blocks photographers will be subject to disciplinary actions. These are fine words. Of course, his words followed on the heels of a few days in mid-November when the police arrested, punched, kicked and used metal barriers to ram reporters and photographers covering the protests. Where the Torture Never Stops by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR It was shortly after five o’clock on a Saturday morning last April. The prisoners in the communal cellblock at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay Prison had just gathered for morning prayers. Suddenly the overhead lights went out, the cell doors slammed shut and tear gas canisters exploded in the room.
An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Café Has A Big Heart At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can. Christopher Kuettner hide caption itoggle caption Christopher Kuettner At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can. Christopher Kuettner Here's what might have sounded like a pretty shaky business plan for a neighborhood pizza café: "We'll only be open one day a week. Half-Finished War Memorial For Iraq And Afghanistan Announced WASHINGTON, D.C. — A memorial dedicated in honor of halfway-finished wars has been approved for placement in the nation’s capitol. The site titled “The Long War Memorial” — featuring troops molded from granite fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan — will be unique in that it will be ambiguous and incomplete, leaving room for additions in future years. While workers broke ground only recently, the memorial was sanctioned in 2001 as part of the Authorization for Use of Military Force against Al Qaeda “and associated forces.” The clause has been broadly interpreted as giving the president power to wage war against Al Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, dictators in Iraq, offshoots of the original terrorists of Afghanistan living in Yemen, loosely-affiliated terrorists of the original terrorists in Afghanistan living in Somalia, and arch-enemies of the original terrorist group in Afghanistan supported by former military officers of the deposed dictator in Iraq who now live in Syria.
Kansas GOP official: Americans have a ‘duty’ to offend Muslims — ‘especially with a .45′ By David EdwardsThursday, August 7, 2014 11:34 EDT The Kansas Republican Party is distancing itself from its Kansas Republican 3rd Congressional District Committee vice chairman after he tweeted that Americans had a “duty” to use firearms to “offend” Muslims. Gavin Ellzey admitted to the Kansas City Star that he had tweeted: “Offending Muslims is the duty of any civilized person. Especially with a .45.” He said the sentiment was in response to reports that Christians were being “crucified” in the Middle East.
How Occupy Became This Century’s Free Speech Movement The monument to the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, decorated by Occupy Cal supporters after their eviction. The Occupy movement took a turn for the symbolic in Berkeley this week, harkening back to a heritage of protest, social unrest, and progressive causes. And, according to one former member of the Free Speech Movement, which began in the same spot, the implications of the Occupy movement could reverberate for a generation — even if the protesters only force small institutional changes. [bug id="occupy"]On Wednesday students and residents of the Bay Area gathered to occupy the space outside Sproul Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in 1964. The Free Speech Movement, after a tumultuous year, ended restrictions on student speech not only at Cal, but universities all over the nation.
CIA and Mandela: Can the Story Be Told Now? Back in 1990, FAIR (Extra!, 3/90) noted that the media coverage of Nelson Mandela's release from prison failed to mention there was strong evidence that the CIA had tipped off South African authorities to Mandela's location in 1962, resulting in his arrest. So with coverage of Mandela's death dominating the media now, can the story of the CIA's role in Mandela's capture be told? Mostly not. The link between the CIA and Mandela's capture--reported by CBS Evening News (8/5/86) and in a New York Times column by Andrew Cockburn (10/13/86)--was almost entirely unmentioned in media discussions of his death.
9 Awesome Customer Service Stories The train passenger with no toilet paper who was saved by twitter An unlucky pooper who found himself in the stall on his train without toilet paper was recently saved by the power of Twitter and awesome customer service. It seems that 16-year-old Adam Greenwood was traveling on Virgin Trains when he found himself in the no-TP predicament.
Why is there such an explosion of violence across the Middle East? Here's an alternative view... By Robert Fisk November 03, 2014 "ICH" - "The Independent" - What on earth has descended upon the Middle East? Why such an epic explosion of violence? Paul Ryan Thinks Humans Might Not Be The Cause Of Climate Change KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The planet has faced climate change forever and humans' pollution might not be to blame for shifts, Republican U.S. Rep. Global Revolution HQ raided in Bushwick; 6 Arrested “We can do all of this from laptops”—Vlad Teichberg, GlobalRevolution.TV, after the #OccupyWallStreet and global protest news livestream channel was evicted from its NYC base The Global Revolution collective has been covering Occupy Wall Street via live stream since Day 1. Originally based in Zuccotti Park, Global Revolution’s base of operations have relocated as the Occupy movement’s locations have changed.