20 Dec 2016

Peace On Earth


Peace on Earth is a one-reel 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short about a post-apocalyptic world populated only by animals.

24 Oct 2016

The Disappearence of Michael Rockefeller



A 'white tribesman' was seen with a a group of Papuan cannibals in 1969, eight years after Michael Rockefeller mysteriously disappeared in a similar area. More at dailymail.co.uk

16 Oct 2016

30 Days, 30 Songs



30 Days, 30 Songs is an independent website that will release one song per day from October 10 until Election Day. It is produced by the creators of 90 Days, 90 Reasons, which sought to motivate voters to give President Obama a second term, and it features work from artists across the country. As artists, we are united in our desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump. We will not be duped by Mr. Trump’s rhetorical contortions, by his pandering and lies and false promises. He has shown the content of his character time and time again, and the very fact of his candidacy is a blight on the nation. His words incite hatred and celebrate inequity. Most troubling of all, over the past year, the country has become inured to the towering vileness of his rhetoric and deeds, his attacks on women, Mexican-Americans, Muslims, and those with disabilities. But we have to remember these acts, and act against them. In the words of Cornell West, we cannot become "well-adjusted to injustice.”  Artists for a Trump-free America - 30days30songs.com

17 Sep 2016

Free Ivanka!

"Looking at the crowd of cretins encircling the Donald Trump campaign, the bigoted Republican presidential candidate, it’s hard to spot one who seems redeemable. But just outside the ring of riffraff, gleaming in a pinky-white haze like Glinda the Good Witch, is his daughter Ivanka, the lovely, polite, family-friendly, successful purveyor of tastefully designed, affordable attire for hard-working women.

It was Ivanka, by all accounts, who pushed her father to include a proposal for paid maternity leave and a tax deduction for child-care expenses in his campaign promises. Never mind that the plan is kind of crappy; Ivanka really seems to mean well. If only she weren’t supporting the presidential candidacy of a demonstrable misogynist and bigot, she’d be more believable.

Given the abusive nature of her father, you’d think Ivanka would have rebelled by now. Surely, it can’t be pleasant to be around the Donald as he hurls sexist invective at other successful women, such as Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and celebrity Rosie O'Donnell. Ivanka surely has the wherewithal to succeed without Daddy; he doesn’t own her brain, right?     ...   Or does he?"



14 Sep 2016

Murders of Trans Women Can't Be Separated from US Anti-Trans Laws


As many as 20 transgender women have been killed (in the US) so far this year, including 28-year-old Rae’Lynn Thomas, a black transgender woman who was fatally shot by her mother’s ex-boyfriend in Columbus, Ohio, last month. Family members say the shooter, James Allen Byrd, frequently made transphobic comments to Rae’Lynn and sometimes called her "the devil." There are now reports that another transgender woman may have been murdered over the weekend on the West Side of Chicago. The Chicago police have confirmed a body was found on Sunday, but have not released details. We discuss the escalation in violence against transgender women with Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU. http://democracynow.org

12 Sep 2016

I am the owl.



What is the ethicicy of groups such as the Bohemian Club? Considering such a sizable number of arms dealers and manufacturers make up their number that they have their own patrilineal housing on the encampment and the fact that both Skull and Bones and Bohemian Grove were both rumored to be discussion areas for the Manhattan Project (the eventual A-Bombing of Japan) during the mid-1940s demonstrates considerable ethical problems in the realm of violently taking life for business concerns.



Climate change and US politics

10 Sep 2016

Chelsea Manning goes on hunger strike 'until my permanent incapacitation or death'


Chelsea Manning has announced her decision to go on hunger strike in the Kansas military prison where she is currently being held.
The US whistleblower is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth prison for leaking classified documents.
In a statement released on the Free Chelsea Manning website, Manning, who is transgender, said she will refuse treatment until she receives help for gender dysphoria which she says led her to try to kill herself in July."

6 Sep 2016

Ball And Chain



Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Monterey Pop Festival 1967. 

12 Aug 2016

3 Aug 2016

Fight The Power



Public Enemy -  "Fight the Power" is a 1989 song by hip hop group Public Enemy. First released on the soundtrack for the film Do the Right Thing (Rosie Perez dances to the song over the opening credits), an edited version was released in 1990 on Public Enemy's third album, Fear of a Black Planet. The song has largely served as the political statement of purpose for the group, and is their biggest single. "Fight the Power" was recently ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, further demonstrating the impact of the song.[1] The single reached #1 on Hot Rap Singles and #20 on the Hot R&B Singles.

2 Aug 2016

Not so Olympic Rio





Inside Rio’s favelas, the city's neglected neighborhoods.

29 Jul 2016

Donald Trump Is a Fascist

Hillary Clinton Is A Threat To All Of Humanity

While It's Still Legal


Steve Hughes - Not one for the politically correct masses, or the easily offended. Topics discussed. Heavy Metal, War on Terror, Non Conformity, Israel, Palestine, Lady Gaga, Jobs, Homeless, Political Correctness, Jesus, and so much more..

10 May 2016

The Most Honest Politician in Latin America Will Be Removed By the Most ...


France: Police unleash tear gas on anti-labour reform protesters in Toul...

Police unleashed tear gas on protesters in Toulouse, Tuesday, during a demonstration against the French government's proposed labour reforms. At least one protester was injured by police during the clashes.



6 Apr 2016

Gods in Shackles


Captive elephants are exploited for profit in the name of culture and religion. Kerala's captive elephants have declined substantially, with only 360 of them left. India's heritage animal, and the embodiment Lord Ganesh needs to be treated with so much more reverence. You can find out more details and join our legacy movement by clicking on this link here.

4 Apr 2016

Mannish Boy


The Panama Papers


The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world's rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.

27 Mar 2016

The tragic bear that suffers for selfies


Trapped in the middle of a shopping centre in China - his white fur contrasting against the unnaturally blue display he is an unwilling part of - this sad polar bear has no escape.

Nowhere to hide from people taking photos – banging on the windows and shouting. Nothing natural, no attempt to create an environment that would meet the needs of any living bear – never mind this vast magnificent animal.

13 Mar 2016

Jewish Life before World War II



Rare, intimate home movies—depicting family life, birthday parties, vacations, and more—provide a glimpse into the lives of Jewish individuals who were soon swept into the destruction of the Holocaust.

12 Mar 2016

Diyarbakir, 'City of Dead and Missing'



RT crew has visited Diyarbakır, the unofficial capital of the Turkish Kurds, to throw light on the gruesome consequences of Turkey’s crackdown on the Kurdish population.

28 Feb 2016

West Tampers with Burgers, Whiskey to Induce Birth of Girls among Muslims


 
In a 2013 show on the Saudi channel Dana TV, Saudi cleric Ali Al-Malki warned viewers that Western burger chains, such as McDonald's and Harvey's, tamper with the meat in order “to kill the male genes” among Muslim men and women and make them give birth to girls rather than boys. Sheikh Al-Malki further complained that Saudi Arabia exports all its prime agricultural produce to America and in return, America exports whiskey to Saudi Arabia. “Some of that whiskey is not fresh,” he said. “It’s defective.”

27 Feb 2016

20 Shocking China Facts You Didn’t Know About



Apart from being the most populous country in the world, China's economy is the second largest in the world after the US. However, some activities, norms, and Chinese government policies are quite bizarre by Western standards.

19 Feb 2016

Libya's Quiet War: The Tuareg of South Libya



In remote southwest Sahara, the indigenous Tuareg tribe — variously used and discriminated against by former strongman Muammar Qaddafi — fight for their place in a post-revolutionary Libya.
Living deep in Libya’s desert near large oil fields and lucrative smuggling routes, hundreds of miles from Libya’s capital, the Tuareg find themselves impoverished and isolated on this prized land.
Nowhere is this felt more than in the oasis town of Ubari. Here the Tuareg are pitted against former neighbors in a proxy battle for assets and power, backed by government and international interests.

VICE News travels to meet the Tuareg on the front lines of Ubari and the border town of Ghat, to find out what is really happening in this rarely visited land.

12 Feb 2016

The Empire's War on the Border





Join Abby Martin as she investigates why there are thousands of bodies on the US Mexico border--and uncovers a hidden war

10 Feb 2016

30 Jan 2016

Oregon Militia Threatens “Bloodbath"

Tensions came to a head last night as authorities and militia members were involved in a shooting during a traffic stop. Eight militia members have been arrested and one is confirmed dead. After police shot and killed one of the militia members and arrested of eight of their comrades, the remaining members are threatening a “bloodbath” if the F.B.I. moves in on them. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola hosts of The Young Turks break it down. See The Raw Story for more.
 

27 Jan 2016

Corruption, Hate and Violence: Kosovo in Crisis

Kosovo is currently seeing the worst case of political unrest since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. A new European Union-brokered deal that would give the Serbian minority more local powers in the majority-Albanian country has proved to be the tipping point after a long period of dissatisfaction with the government.




24 Jan 2016

Ghost of Tom Joad



France to extend controversial state of emergency

France will, meanwhile, extend the controversial state of emergency that has been in place since the Paris attacks in November despite criticism from human rights groups and United Nations experts. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports from Paris



21 Jan 2016

Suburbia


 

Britain's Secret Surveillance

IMSI catchers are portable surveillance tools used for spying on thousands of phones in a targeted area, tracking their location and even intercepting calls, messages, and data. They are supposed to help identify serious criminals, but cannot operate without monitoring innocent people too.



8 Jan 2016

Aid to reach starving Syrian town of Madaya by Monday

Aid deliveries bringing food, medical supplies and blankets to three towns in Syria where residents say they are starving to death will begin by Sunday or Monday, a Red Cross official has said. The official called for humanitarian organisations to be granted unimpeded access to all areas under siege in Syria, saying one-off deliveries were not enough to prevent civilians from starving.
 

 
 
Madaya, located 1,300 metres above sea level in a mountainous region straddling the border with Lebanon, is home to 30,000 people who have been under siege since July, as part of a complicated power play.  Their fate is tied to Fua and Kefraya, two Shia villages in northern Syria besieged by rebels belonging to a coalition called Jaysh al-Fateh. Backers of the government and the rebels are attempting to orchestrate a population swap but it has been repeatedly delayed.
Médecins sans Frontières said on Thursday night that 23 people had died of starvation in Madaya since 1 December.