The Great American Killing Machine
First class brainwashing (Go to 7:20)
NYPD for Hire
I was surprised two weeks ago to walk into my local TD Bank, on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, New York to find that the security officer who was usually standing by, on alert, had been replaced by a uniformed, armed, radio-carrying New York Police Department officer, Officer Battle. I confirmed from him that he was, in fact, an NYPD officer - and was working part-time for TD bank.
Israel presses on with plans for 6,000 new settler homes
Israeli officials said they would press on with plans this week to build 6,000 homes for settlers on Palestinian land, defying criticism from Western powers who fear the move will hit already faint hopes for a peace accord.
The Crime Report lists "Ten Most Significant Criminal Justice Stories of 2012"
Permanent war: Chomsky on torture and US empire
The return of class struggle unionism
Two faces of the U.S. labor movement were on display in 2012. On the one hand, teachers in Chicago showed unionists everywhere that the strike weapon could succeed in turning back the employers' attacks, and workers at Wal-Mart took a stand for dignity at the world's largest private employer. On the other, organized labor endured historic defeats with the passage of anti-union "right-to-work" legislation in Indiana and Michigan--with labor failing to mobilize more than token opposition, even in Michigan, its one-time greatest stronghold.
7 Craziest Gun Laws in America
Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sets Up Shop To Help Fund Journalism Disruptors Like WikileaksAn absolutely awesome group of folks have set up a project called the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is raising money to donate to various online projects that (you guessed it) help create a more free and open press.
Gaza Is No Longer Occupied. Really?
Working hard and still hungry
Elizabeth Schulte reports on Republican attempts to put food stamps on the chopping block.
Obama Vows Action: We Can't Tolerate This Anymore
Obama Hypocrisy: Outrage Over Children Killed
What it means when you disarm law abiding people