"Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) made another controversial remark last week, telling constituents that Democrats want Hispanics to be dependent on government -- and claiming that African Americans already are...".
One of the biggest copyright infringement cases in history just took a turn. MegaUpload's founder Kim Dotcom has taken steps to throw out the case where his company allegedly got rich off of the piracy of copyrighted movies, music and media. The defense is now arguing that the website can be held accountable for its users.
The United States military spends more money on its armed forces than any othercountry in in the world and its budget is greater than the next ten countriescombined. GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, thinks it isn't enough and believes the USneeds to continue its military domination in the world.
Hip-hop artist Immortal Technique is a self-described social guerrilla.
Felipe Coronel is the real name of the Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised political activist who raps about politics, religion and racism.
Since the genesis of the OWS movement, Tech has been an active voice for the cause, and on July 10 a documentary will be released showing his everyday life. He now joins us with more on his beliefs and his work.
Facebook fury has forced the head of the International Monetary Fund to express sympathy with Greece's financial struggle. Christine Lagarde caused outrage by saying she had more sympathy for poor African children than Greeks suffering economic problems. She suggested that the Greek culture of tax evasion was the main cause of their hardship, prompting tens of thousands of furious messages on her page. For more on the story RT talks to George Katroungalos, attorney and professor of international law.
A protester burst in on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he testified at a UK inquiry into media ethics at London's Royal Courts of Justice on Monday. The protester gained entrance to the court through a secure corridor and shouted "This man should be arrested for war crimes!" before being removed by security. Blair addressed the man's accusations before continuing his testimony to Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry.
Quebec's university student federation has confirmed it will return to negotiations with provincial authorities on Monday. The talks over tuition fees stalled over a month ago, sparking a wave of ongoing mass protests in Montreal. But government treatment of protesters indicates the sides are nowhere near a compromise.
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The main objective of this piece is to hopefully make you and also officer Lombardo laugh. To only make him aware of his actions and hopefully ease tensions next time he is at Occupy Wall Street. We mean no harm against Lombardo and don't condone any hateful actions or remarks.
Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker made headlines last year for busting up state unions. Walker's attack on collective bargaining rights caused a seventeen day occupation of the state capital which led to a recall election against Walker.
In two weeks Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to choose between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett.
Praised by Barack Obama as a model for the world, Australia's highly unpopular carbon tax, set to take effect from July 1st, is set to be policed by laws which forbid business owners from criticizing it for causing price rises -- with thought criminals who do so under threat of being hit with huge fines of over $1 million dollars.
"SHOPS and restaurants could face fines up to $1.1 million if waiters or sales staff wrongly blame the carbon tax for price rises or exaggerate the impact," reports the Daily Telegraph.
Student protests in Canada escalate as nearly 700 people were arrested on Wednesday night alone. The rallies against the proposed tuition fee increases have been going on for over a 100 days in Quebec.
Many of those detained were carted off in public buses, which police converted into temporary holding pens. The demonstrations swelled after Quebec's government passed emergency laws last week to make the protests more difficult to organize.
Via Washington Post: "The Internet is buzzing after the Washingtonian published a review of Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss's forthcoming book "Barack Obama: The Story," including an excerpt about President Obama's high school clique and their favorite pastime. The group of friends smoked marijuana frequently enough to nickname themselves the "Choom Gang."
One would assume the German Chancellor would have no trouble locating her own country, and its main cities, on a map.
But as it turned out, Angela Merkel had a spot of trouble finding Berlin, finally placing it... in Russia. The German leader was attending an open geography lesson at an International European school in Berlin.
"Are Miami Beach Police planning to arrest 2,000 people during the notorious Memorial Day weekend parties on South Beach? As in they've actually set a quota regardless of whether or not 2,000 deserve to be arrested. To put that in prospective, the record number of arrests over Memorial Day weekend ever in Miami Beach was just over 1,000.
Rumors of such a number emerged this week, but Police Chief Raymond Martinez has denied that his department has set a real quota...".
The fragments of information that have emerged from inmates and advocates suggest that the violence had more to do with a pattern of abuse and neglect that has emerged at privately run, for-profit prisons.