Friday, February 23, 2024

A Family Broken Up: Freed After 8 Years at Guantánamo, a Father and Son...

Democracy Now discusses a story about a father and son who were held for many years at Guantánamo. Here is how their relationship was used against them in Guantánamo and what's become of them after their release.

VIDEO: A Double Standard on Leaks? As Whistleblowers Jailed, Petraeus Escapes Prison and Advises...

When it comes to punishing whistleblowers, the Obama administration is the most aggressive in history. Join Democracy Now in their discussion surrounding the double standard when it comes to who is punished and who walks free.

LAPD Rookie Wanted for Murder

An LAPD rookie officer is on the run after a warrant was issued for his arrest for murder. The probationary officer, who is a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Pomona, has been missing since Friday.

Why a Loss for Chicago’s Mayor 1 Percent Could be the Win Progressives Have...

While Chicago politics has always been rough and tumble, this April could mean the beginning of a new era not only for Chicago, but for the progressive wave. Democratic politicians might be forced to finally listen to their base.

Should McDonald’s & Monsanto Have the Same Rights as People? A Debate on Corporate...

Five Years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people and have the same rights a person has. This has led to companies, like Monsanto and McDonalds, fighting against new laws in order to protect their businesses. Seem fair?

In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today

The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?

Ghost Dance: Five Facts about Our Vanished Nations

In his column, Thomas Magstadt lists a few facts about U.S. history from a new book about Indigenous people of the nation written from the perspective of non-Indigenous people. It's time we as a nation recognize our past wrongs so we can finally heal.

Giving Homes to the Homeless is Cheaper Than Leaving them on the Street. Here’s...

It is much more cost-effective to build public, low-income housing for the homeless than it is to leave them on the street. This was proven in Salt Lake City, Utah. The only thing we’re lacking is the political leadership willing to abolish homelessness for everyone, nationwide.

Drunken Secret Service Agents Crash into White House Barricade

Secret Service agents Mark Connolly and George Ogilvie were returning from drinking and celebrating the retirement of departing Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan. While driving drunk through the police tape and interrupting an active investigation, the agents crashed into a temporary barricade in their government vehicle.

University of Oklahoma Students Mobilize Against Racism as Two Fraternity Members Expelled for Hate...

"It is wrong to use words to hurt, threaten and exclude." Two students who allegedly led a song that included a racial slur at the University of Oklahoma were recently expelled for their hostility. It's since spurred a mobilization of students standing up to racism.