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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Stories of Police Brutality

Stories of Police Brutality

Editors note:  The activity of some police is truly frightening. The worst part is that these are only a small part of the stories that cross my desk.     Cops Choke Black Boy Holding Puppy for Giving Them ‘Dehumanizing Stares’ by Piper Hoffma Police brutality against blacks, especially black males, is a nationwide crisis. Newspapers from Philadelphia to New Orleans to New York have decried out-of-control cops routinely arresting, beating ... Full Story

Impeachment Would Fix Lots of Problems

Impeachment Would Fix Lots of Problems

by Robert De Filippis What’s wrong with the Republican’s burning desire to impeach the president? If you lived here in the rural heartland, well sheltered from all those liberal, urban and coastal types, you would understand. I do, because recently I was educated by a couple of locals while we sat at the bar of a neighborhood restaurant. The larger topic was American politics. I learned that our most important problem is really Obama, who we all know is a (expletive) socialist ... Full Story

The true cost of hunger in America

The true cost of hunger in America

Moyers: 50 Million Go Hungry Each Day Debates on how to address hunger are filled with clichés about freeloaders undeserving of government help. But the documentary "A Place at the Table" paints a truer picture of America’s poor. August 3, 2013  | Here in the richest country on earth, 50 million of us — one in six Americans — go hungry. More than a third of them are children. Debates on how to address hunger – in both Congress and the media — are filled with ... Full Story

No freedom of speech or assembly in Wisconsin

No freedom of speech or assembly in Wisconsin

70 Year Old Vietnam Vet Injured By Scott Walker Stormtroopers While Arrested For Singing In WI (VIDEO) As reported by Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative, longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers.  In a move that defied the most basic first-aid principle ... Full Story

US Killing Children around the world

U.S. Has Nothing to Say About 10-Year-Old Killed in Drone Strike By Cora Currier Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants,  according to media reports. It soon emerged that  among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder brother, Saleh Hassan Huraydan, was believed to be the target of the ... Full Story

Bribery keep domestic spying in place

Bribery keep domestic spying in place

  Domestic Spy Program Remaining In Place Thanks to Legal Bribes By Justin Acuff The recent failure of Congress to reign in the domestic surveillance capabilities of the NSA wasn’t split along party lines; instead, the 217-205 vote was split along which congresspeople get paid more by the defense industry. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that those getting more money from the defense industry voted against cutting that power back. Our government is deeply ... Full Story

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

The Trial of Bradley Manning: July 29, 2013

  The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier By Timothy Gatto Bradley Manning March by Susan Melkisethian After the details of My Lai, a Vietnamese village that was destroyed and men, women and children killed by U.S. Soldiers came out, and the military had selected their fall guy for the massacre, Lt. Calley, we in the Army were subjected to constant classes on when to follow or when not to follow orders. We were told that there are legal orders and ... Full Story

Defining Terrorism

Defining Terrorism

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism NSA apologists say spying is only used for menaces like "weapons of mass destruction" and "terror." But those terms have been radically redefined.   One of the assurances I keep hearing about the U.S. government's spying on American citizens is that it's only used in cases of terrorism. Terrorism is, of course, an extraordinary crime, and its horrific nature is supposed to justify permitting all sorts of excesses to prevent it. But there's ... Full Story

Letter to Edward Snowden

Letter to Edward Snowden

  Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story It’s true that, as Glenn Greenwald and others have written, the American media has focused attention on the supposed peccadillos of Edward Snowden so as not to have to spend too much time on the sweeping system of government surveillance he revealed. At least for now, the Obama administration has cornered the document-less whistleblower at Moscow’s international airport, leaving him ... Full Story

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

GOP, feed the rich, starve the poor

  House Republicans Pass Farm Bill That Rewards Corporations While Starving The Poor By: Jason Easley   The only way House Republicans could get the Farm Bill passed was to not just cut food aid for the poor, but to starve them. The House passed their modified version of the Farm Bill by a vote of 216-208. To show their disdain for the bill, 0 Democrats voted for it. but the Democratic displeasure went beyond no votes. Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi blasted her ... Full Story

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