Thursday, October 22, 2020

Net Neutrality, Back by Popular Demand

During the past two decades, as the Internet flourished and transformed our society, several major corporations have assumed dominant “gatekeeper” positions, threatening net neutrality. We must protect net neutrality.

Civil Rights: From Sundance, to Selma, to South Carolina

In 1915 one of the most nakedly racist films was screened in the White House. One hundred years later a very different film, directed by an African-American woman, was screened there. Change happens, slowly, but it happens. Could the birth of a new nation be at hand?

Eight NFL Scandals Worse Than ‘Deflategate’

Football has become America's pastime, but it's time the sports reporters start covering real NFL scandals and stop focusing on non-stories such as "deflategate." Here are a few leads for reporters to chase.

CIA Whistleblower Faces 100 Years in Prison for Talking to NY Times Reporter

Even though his actions didn't harm or kill any people, Jeffrey Sterling, former CIA case officer, faces a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison and a fine of up to $2.25 million. His sentencing is scheduled for April 24.

US Journalist Sentenced to 5 Years and 3 Months for Posting a Link

Barrett Brown, a freelance journalist, was sentenced to 5 years and three months in prison for posting a hyperlink containing stolen credit card information. The excessive prison sentence looming over Brown has gained massive media attention.

How Tacky Can the Golden Arches Get?

McDonald's new ad campaign is designed to link the corporate brand to the healing power of love. Is this McDonald's newest idea to help reverse declining sales: more "Lovin?" Just ask protesting workers about the "love" they're getting from McDonald's.

Sterling Trial Opens in Security-State Matrix

A lot of smoke will be blowing through the U.S. District Court in Alexandria during the next few weeks as the Obama administration and the CIA hierarchy are clearly eager to see Jeffrey Sterling punished in a big way.

The Other Charlies

In the wake of the violence in France, people from around the world expressed solidarity with the victims, and with the people of France. Although the world leaders posed for a photo op to show they were there, it was the people who led the day.

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

Philadelphia Inquirer Pimps for Philly Cop Chief

The Philadelphia Inquirer was shamelessly pimped for the brutal and murderous Philadelphia Police Department. Has the Inquirer, once one of the country's best papers, become such a shameless apologist for the powerful?