Dec 07 2012

Florida Case of Murdered Black Teen, Jordan Davis, Has Echoes of Trayvon Martin

Seventeen year old African American student Jordan Russell Davis was gunned down two weeks ago as he sat in a car outside a convenience store in Jacksonville Florida listening to music with his friends. The shooter, Michael Dunn a 45 year-old gun collector and software engineer, fired at least eight shots into the car after admonishing the teenagers about the …

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Sep 24 2012

Violence Against Women Act stalled by Congressional Bickering

Native American women are being sexually and violently assaulted at shockingly high rates in the United States. According to Justice Department statistics, not only are Native American women ten times more likely to be murdered than other women, one in three report being a victim of rape or attempted rape. An disturbing 86 percent of the cases of sexual violence …

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Sep 18 2012

Obama’s America: 2016 – a Debate between Dinesh D’Souza and Chris Hedges

Timed for release in the thick of the 2012 presidential campaign season, a new film called 2016: Obama’s America has hit 2000 theater screens nationwide and earned an estimated $30 million to become a box-office success. The film is based on the best-selling book by conservative commentator, Dinesh D’Souza, called The Roots of Obama’s Rage, and produced by Gerald R. Molen, who has been a …

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Sep 06 2012

Four Years Makes a Difference: The Democratic Party on Civil Liberties

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A high ranking Kuwaiti official is currently in the US urging for the release of two Guantanamo Bay detainees. The two detainees, of Kuwaiti nationality, have been imprisoned in Guantanamo for more than a decade without trial. A senior US official told the press, “We are aware that they want them back. Because of legal restrictions and our own view …

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Aug 27 2012

The Gun Violence Epidemic and Our “Insane” Gun Laws

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A disgruntled former designer of women’s accessories shot and killed an ex-colleague on Friday near the iconic Empire State building in New York City. The gunman, identified as Jeffrey Johnson, was killed by police during the ensuing gunfight that wounded nine bystanders, none of them with life-threatening injuries. According to police, Mr. Johnson had filed several complaints regarding workplace harassment …

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Jun 11 2012

Norman Solomon Race Still Undecided

Nearly a week after voters went to the polls in California Congressional district 2, the race remains too close to call between Progressive candidate Norman Solomon and Republican Dan Roberts. The two are vying for a second place finish behind Democrat Jared Huffman who is assured a place on November’s ballot. Solomon declined to admit defeat last Tuesday night after …

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Jun 05 2012

Conversation with Political Prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal

Long time political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal has just published his last work while on death row called Message to the Movement. The award winning journalist was moved to the General prison population earlier this year in Pennsylvania where he is serving out a life sentence. It took years of activism and legal proceedings before Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s office announced …

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Mar 23 2012

‘Men’s Rights Movement’ Symbolizes Growing Nationwide Misogyny

Legislation restricting the rights of women to independently make healthcare choices continues to be introduced in state legislatures at a dizzying pace, accompanied by debates that reveal attitudes about women that harken to a much earlier era. This week, the Idaho state senate debated proposed legislation requiring any women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound first, even …

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Nov 21 2011

Ralph Nader Wants You to Get Steamed

The deadline for the Congressional Supercommittee to outline cuts in the Federal budget is today and an announcement is expected at any time that the 12-member bi-partisan group has failed to come to consensus. This means that $1.2 trillion dollars of automatic cuts to Medicare, the military, and other programs will be triggered as per the debt ceiling bill that …

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Oct 14 2011

Analyzing the Occupy Wall Street Movements with Roberto Lovato and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

A poll conducted by Time Magazine yesterday finds that the Occupy Wall Street movement is twice as popular than the Tea Party. Fifty four percent think favorably of the growing movement for economic justice, compared to 27% support for the Tea party. The mainstream media has been comparing the two movements, in what many Occupy Wall Street protesters deem is …

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