Friday, February 21, 2020

‘Proud Partners’ Corporatize Our Parks

Why are our presidents so good at praising America's national park system, but lousy at maintaining it? Now Park Service officials have begun the "corporatization" process starting with "co-branding" agreements with national parks.

'Collective Healing' at National Black Lives Matter Convergence Ends with Police Pepper-Spraying Teen

While a historic conference to raise national attention about police brutality and other pressing issues took place in Cleveland this past weekend, the event ended in violence against Black Lives Matter supporters. But why?

VIDEO: Sandra Bland Laid to Rest; First Black Judge in Waller County Demands Sheriff...

While thousands remembered Sandra Bland at the suburban Chicago church she attended for decades, politicians in Illinois are calling for a federal investigation into Bland’s death. They're seeking the truth to what really happened.

The ‘Private Property’ Chokehold on Equality

How extraordinary that the glaring oppression of private property remains the invisible elephant in the room. Who doubts how many huge “private” fortunes accumulate by passing huge liabilities from “externalities” (pollution, waste, disease, ruinous landscapes) onto public shoulders? Hold manufacturing liabilities to impeccable business logic, not what lobbyist influence-peddling frees them to get away with. How long can the commons survive when our most affluent free-loaders are not only “too big to fail” but “too immune to pay their own way”?

VIDEO: Sandra Bland’s Sister Responds to Suicide Allegations, Lawyer Says Waller County Withholding Details

Sandra Bland was stopped by a police officer for allegedly failing to signal a lane change, but this traffic stop escalated into an arrest and resulting in suicide while in police custody. But friends and family claim she was not suicidal.

Former Deputy Charged in Flashbang Raid that Nearly Killed Toddler

This week former deputy Nikki Autry was indicted by a jury. Autry allegedly cut corners and provided false information, which resulted in a SWAT team raiding an innocent family’s house and tossing a flashbang grenade into the face of their young child.

Revised Dash Cam Video Shows Arrest of Alleged Suicide Victim

While Sandra Bland’s death had been ruled a suicide from self-inflicted asphyxiation, her family suspects Bland was the victim of foul play. With the release of the unedited version of the dash cam video, could this tell the truth?

VIDEO: Ride-Sharing Service Uber 'Using Any Means Necessary' to Stop Regulation Attempts

Uber has expanded worldwide at an extremely rapid pace and it is prepared to fight any limitations introduced to them. Cab drivers and cab driver veterans are attempting to get Uber out of New York City and all over the world.

VIDEO: Outrage Grows After Mysterious Death of #BlackLivesMatter Activist Sandra Bland in Texas Jail

Two days after an African-American woman was stopped by police, Sandy Bland was found dead in a jail cell. Now people are demanding answers about the #BlackLivesMatter activist's death.

My Teacher

Chris Hedges discuss Rev. Coleman Brown's legacy and how Brown had the most profound impact of all his teachers on his education.