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09.05.2014

Solitary Confinement Is Not the Answer

There has been much attention, and rightly so, on the CIA’s extensive use of torture, which the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is said to have documented in its still-classified 6,000-page report. The use of torture is not limited to the CIA, however. It is all too common… »

09.05.2014

Montreal’s police brutality captured on video

Montreal’s police brutality captured on video

Montreal citizens were invited to gather near police headquarters to talk about police brutality yesterday – May 7, 2014. The event was organized by one of Quebec’s largest and more militant student federations, ASSE, and the Coalition Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP). Roughly 100 supporters came out to… »

08.05.2014

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Protecting Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

By Chris Riley Mozilla‘s official blog on open Internet policy initiatives and developments In January, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order that prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking and discriminating against… »

08.05.2014

Canada: Farley Mowat passes away

Canada: Farley Mowat passes away

Farley Mowat died 7 May, 2014, at the age of 92. “He was one of a kind – his writing and his life infused with humour and a genuine love and respect for all living things – except for the humans who are ruining the planet for everybody else. “His… »

07.05.2014

Convicted Occupy Wall Street Activist Triggers Criticism in U.S.

Convicted Occupy Wall Street Activist Triggers Criticism in U.S.

Washington, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A court ruling has found Occupy Movement activist Cecily McMillan guilty of felony assault against a police officer, triggering harsh criticism in the U.S. McMillan, a student at the New School University and Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activist, was accused of hitting an NYPD… »

07.05.2014

Foretelling Devastating Impact, Will White House Climate Report Spark Action on Global Warming?

Foretelling Devastating Impact, Will White House Climate Report Spark Action on Global Warming?

A new report warns human-driven climate change is having dramatic health, ecological and financial impacts across United States. The White House’s “National Climate Assessment” details how the consequences of climate change are hitting on several fronts — rising sea levels along the coasts, droughts and fires in the Southwest, and… »

26.04.2014

Race Matters: Resegregation and the Rollback of Affirmative Action

“I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” So proclaimed Alabama Gov. George Wallace more than a half-century ago. His proudly racist rhetoric was matched by heinous actions: Murders, lynchings and systemic violence, often endorsed or organized by state and local governments, were inflicted on African-Americans and their… »

24.04.2014

Zunzuneo Violates Law Principles, Swiss Academician Says

Zunzuneo Violates Law Principles, Swiss Academician Says

Geneva, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. program Zunzuneo, created to promote subversion in Cuba, is a violation of the basic principles of law and international relations, academician Alfred de Zayas said here today. According to a report recently published by the Associated Press (AP) news agency, this Twitter account… »

18.04.2014

The Grand American Tradition of Violent White Supremacy

 By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan for Democracy Now! Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two… »

16.04.2014

War Tax Resisters Mark April 15 with Call to Stop Military Spending

War Tax Resisters Mark April 15 with Call to Stop Military Spending

Millions of Americans are rushing to file their federal and state taxes today by the midnight deadline. But others are using the day to protest the use of tax dollars to fund war. The War Resisters League estimates at least 45 percent of the 2015 federal budget would be used… »

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