Monday, June 14, 2021

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?