Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Model Philanthropist

Ron Read, a philanthropist and janitor from a small-town in Vermont, shocked his community by leaving behind millions for the common good—gifting the largest bequest to the local library and hospital. What a great way to restore faith in humankind.

In the New Gilded Age, Social Protest Dominates Academy Awards Ceremony

Oscar winners at the 87th Academy Awards took advantage of their stage time by making statements on behalf of minorities and the discriminated-against. It's being hailed the most politically progressive Oscars ever.

Will Immigrants Who Built America Redeem It?

America is not just a land of immigrants, it was built by “foreigners” to reinvent themselves. It's time for a reality check, America—"Remember always, that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

50 Years After Murder, Malcolm X Remembered by Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz and Friend A....

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Democracy Now speaks to his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and friend, A. Peter Bailey who were both present inside the Audubon Ballroom the day Malcolm X was shot dead.

We Kill Our Revolutionaries

“I am a human being and no human being should be caged like an animal.” Prisoners might soon carry out acts of mass civil disobedience for justice because changes inside prisons need to be made and this is the only mechanism left to them.

The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per Household, Per Year

The Alaska Permanent Fund proved a success, therefore an America Permanent Fund (APF), based on that program, would benefit both the rich and poor. We all deserve to receive some national productivity.

Why We’re All Becoming Independent Contractors

The most significant legal trend in the American workforce is “independent contractors,” which lessens companies' costs of having full-time employees. But is the trend contributing directly to low pay, irregular hours and job insecurity?

NSA & British GCHQ Hacked SIM Card Maker to Steal Encryption Keys to Spy...

NSA, and its British counterpart, have hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world. They are now able to oversee mobile communications without permission from telecom companies and foreign governments.

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."