Archive for July 30th, 2013

Sleepwalking into Censorship
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Sleepwalking into Censorship

By Jim Killock and David Warner After brief conversations with some of the Internet Service Providers that will be implementing the UK’s “pornwall” we’ve established a little bit about what it will be doing. To be fair, the BBC were pretty close. The essential detail is that they will assume you want filters enabled across […]

Manning ACQUITTED of “Aiding enemy” but CONVICTED on Other Charges
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Manning ACQUITTED of “Aiding enemy” but CONVICTED on Other Charges

US Army Pfc Bradley Manning, the former Army intelligence officer who was branded as both a whistle-blower and a traitor after he sent 700,000 secret government documents to WikiLeaks, was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy but convicted of other charges. Manning has been convicted of 5 espionage counts and 5 theft counts in WikiLeaks case. […]

Jay Z Says This Generation Isn’t Racist
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Jay Z Says This Generation Isn’t Racist

Jay Z claimed to have been so bothered by George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict that he “didn’t sleep for two days,” according to a recent interview he did with hip hop journalist Elliot Wilson. However, while musicians like Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Usher and Rod Stewart are boycotting Florida until it repeals Stand Your Ground, Jay Z […]

Largest Fast Food Walkout Begins in Seven Cities for a $15 Minimum Wage
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Largest Fast Food Walkout Begins in Seven Cities for a $15 Minimum Wage

By Allison Kilkenny and Micah Naziri Yesterday, non-union workers went on strike in seven cities, at chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and Wendy’s will reportedly walk out in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Flint, Michigan. This marks the start of what will likely be the largest fast food worker mobilization in […]

The Luis Ramirez Beating Death Verdict Is a Model For Federal Prosecution of George Zimmerman
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The Luis Ramirez Beating Death Verdict Is a Model For Federal Prosecution of George Zimmerman

By Micah Naziri Think the Zimmerman verdict was the end? Think again! There is not only hope for putting Zimmerman behind bars still, there is legal precedence for it. Bear with me as I recount for you the story of the beating death of Luis Ramirez and the acquittal of his assailants… Prosecutors called the […]