Thursday, June 24, 2021

From ‘Demos’ to ‘Podemos’: Popular Uprisings in Greece and Spain

The future of Europe is in flux, as popular movements in Greece and Spain gain power and challenge traditional economic and political systems. The global economic crisis created enormous suffering for billions around the world, but it also created an opening.

Governor Apologizes to Indian Government for Brutal Police Assault

In a formal announcement this week, Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama apologized to the government of India after a brutal assault by an officer left a 57-year-old Indian man visiting America partially paralyzed. Bentley said "justice would be served."

Reverend William Barber: Leader of the Biggest Social Movement the Media Won’t Talk About

Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and voice of the Forward Together movement is "challenging the legislators and governor to be true to the constitution and true moral values." So where's the media coverage?

LAPD Shoot 15-Year-Old in Back for Standing Near Friend Holding Toy Gun

Violence implemented on victims by police has become a growing problem in the U.S. and the city of Los Angeles is no different. LAPD officers recently shot a 15-year-old because his friend was playing with a replica gun on their way to school.

Trading US Democracy for Corporate Profits with TPP

The current trade deals being talked about in the U.S. is an ugly reality that American democracy no longer exists. The American government is loyal solely to giant corporations and their wealthy capitalist owners who so easily influence legislative decisions.

A Corporate Apostate

Not only did Mark Bertolini, corporate chief of the health insurance giant Aetna, increase the company's lowest wage to $16 an hour and improve health benefits, he publicly revealed that these increases aren’t as financially painful as other corporate conglomerates claim.

Video Reveals Police Gunning Down Man for Throwing Rocks

Police recently shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a mentally disturbed man, and it was all caught on video. While he had a rock in his hand rather than a gun, could the situation have been handled differently?

NYPD Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Innocent Man

Officer Peter Liang claims his gun accidentally discharged when he opened the door to a dimly lit stairwell, resulting in the death of Akai Gurley. Although Liang pleads not guilty, prosecutors claim his failure to follow training or administer first aid resulted in the death of an innocent man.

A Farewell to Arms? Not on Your Life!

"In non-medical cases, firearms may soon cause more death than motor vehicle accidents." Guns have long been a leading cause of non-medical deaths throughout the U.S.— far more more than any other developing country. It's the scary reality.

2 Cops Charged with Aggravated Assault After Video Reveals Savage Beating

Two police officers in Philadelphia falsely accused and arrested a man with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, but upon viewing recorded footage the suspect has been released. Why all the lies and corruption?