Really. A “basic freedom”? Is this what the musket-owning Founding Fathers had in mind? Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) thinks so.
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday July 22, 2012 6:00 pm|
|By: RH Reality Check Wednesday June 6, 2012 3:48 pm|
Since Roe v. Wade was decided 39 years ago, reproductive health centers have taken security of person and property extremely seriously, installing motion detectors, screening incoming mail, and paying close attention to menacing protesters. Most have developed, or have tried to develop, close ties with law enforcers in an attempt to deter would-be terrorists. Furthermore, they’ve been schooled to recognize potential hazards—suspicious packages, unattended bags, and tiny holes through which foul smelling butyric acid might be injected into buildings.
Now, however, a new concern has entered the fray: Hacking.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday June 3, 2012 6:00 pm|
Imagine if David Duke were U.S. Attorney General, or the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Imagine if ICE head Duke proclaimed loudly, at a rally produced by Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
“Mexicans, Asians and Negroes that arrive here do not even believe that this country belongs to us, to the white man!”
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday June 1, 2012 7:44 am|
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its report, Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2011 on Thursday, and the statistic that jumped out is the rise in anti-LGBT murders, up 11%.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 4, 2012 12:30 pm|
The arrest made in the bombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin has led to federal charges against the suspect. He has a significant criminal record and a possible history of anti-abortion protests, according to local authorities. He may have participated in demonstrations against this particular Planned Parenthood office. His prior arrests are unrelated to any anti-abortion activity.
|By: Ian Welsh Saturday November 19, 2011 1:59 pm|
One might note that the high point of American power (absolute as opposed to relative, after the collapse of the USSR) coincides with peak of oil production in the US, and that the sudden rise in American pathologies coincides fairly closely with the oil crises of the 70s and early 80s, for example. Hustling, eternal growth, works when cheap energy is readily available, when more, more, more is possible, and when growth is choked, the hustlers, rather than growing the pie, turn on each other in a vicious “war of all against all”.
|By: spocko Sunday October 23, 2011 8:35 am|
Remember Mr. Media, anyone can go to a protest — even people who want to cause violence and discredit the movement or are simply working out their daddy issues on TV.
|By: Miles Grant Saturday September 24, 2011 1:59 pm|
Progressives’ concerns about the climate crisis typically bring our gaze to the north – struggling polar bears and melting ice caps. But in Tropic of Chaos, Christian Parenti makes the case that we’re missing the real story to the south – where our addiction to dirty fuels is introducing a new level of disorder in places that are already struggling and unstable.
|By: WhyIHateCCA Thursday September 22, 2011 3:26 pm|
In terms of forensic psychology, why do prison abuses occur in for-profit prisons? Jenni Gainsborough, director of Penal Reform International, says many corporations take shortcuts in training prison guards. Prisons are no place for novice security workers, but require well-trained staff that are highly educated to respond to the types of situations common in a prison. Workers need to understand prisoner’s rights, appropriate self-defense procedures, and need to be able to communicate with prisoners in a fair and effective manner.
|By: Rashad Robinson Friday September 2, 2011 5:30 am|
This week, I joined Chicago-area ColorOfChange.org members to deliver more than 66,000 petition signatures to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. The petition demands that State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez immediately acknowledge the innocence of 10 falsely accused Black men (known as the Cook County 10) and agree to vacate the convictions of nine who were convicted for crimes they didn’t commit.