Who's to blame in the UK riots

The police, politicians and some media outlets are all blaming technology for the riots. The people are blaming an ignorant government. The two sides don’t seem like they’re going to meet anytime soon. British MP David Lammy has called for social networking sites to be shut down, but, if they did that, then those who […]

Does anyone else see the irony?

Did anyone else see the irony in today’s news?  I listened to five minutes on why the Republicans passed restrictions on voting in Florida.  One of those restrictions was to limit the “early voting.”  Early voting allows working people to vote without missing work.  Other restrictions made it harder to register people to vote.  What […]

Canada Harper Tries to Abolish Anti-lying Laws But Fox Style News Kept Out Despite Attempts

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., tells readers that there has been an attempt by Canada’s right-wing Prime Minister Steven Harper to repeal a law that forbids lying on radio or television news. Canadian law requires that broadcasters may not air false or misleading news. When Harper went on the attack to foist notoriously dishonest and partisan […]

Honoring Lumumba In The Obama Era

By Obi   Egbuna For African people who respect the sacred tradition of remembering our fallen freedom fighters in the context of gaining inspiration to advance our liberation struggle forward,we pledge to the ancestors that Monday, January 17th 2011 will never be forgotten. At the same time Africans in the US on a mass level were […]

re Working the System

For the longest time it has bothered me to see Google ads, which advance the very poison I had just written about, showing up in the middle of my article.  My attempt to copy the ad failed due to embedded coding, but I have discovered that I don’t need to do that.  They are placing […]

China begins to demand registration and real names from cell phone users

This week, China began demanding the real names of new users with a cell phone in an attempt to further reduce anonymity. Within three years, the real identities of all users must be registered with the government. Last month, China also required online gamers to register their real names in order to protect minors from […]

Leading UN Investigator for Human Rights in Occupied Palestine Says Israeli Commando Raid was “as clear a violation of international humanitarian law"

Leading UN Investigator for Human Rights in Occupied Palestine Says Israeli Commando Raid was “as clear a violation of international humanitarian law… as we are likely to see in the early part of the 21st Century.” By Dennis Bernstein and Jesse Strauss In a pre-dawn raid on Monday, in international waters, off the coast of […]