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The Progressive Press — Africa is Not Poor, It is Being Robbed (Video): Zambia

February 8, 2013

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Oregon and Colorado House Reps to Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill in Congress -

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Since Sandy Hook -

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dear Harry: Thanks For The Knife In The Back -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Poisoned US Soldiers, Secretary of the Army and KBR -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why is France in Mali? -

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ukrainian Ex-PM Tymoshenko Facing Murder Charges -

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Increased U.S Military Presence in Africa: Why Now? -

Monday, January 14, 2013

Did Armstrong Use Taxpayer Funds For Doping? -

Sunday, January 13, 2013

UAE paying men to marry women over 30 -

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence -

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

E L James

Holy Cow! Fifty Shades of Eye-Rolling Mind-Numbing Bad Writing! I’ll start with a few confessions: All the hype surrounding E L James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey finally prompted a download to my Kindle. However, a stockpile of Bing Rewards meant I didn’t actually have to pay for what may be the most horribly edited book ever to become a bestseller. Simply put, curiosity finally got the better of me after having a few good laughs with my husband over all the delightfully negative reviews already on Amazon (17,140 customer reviews and counting). Plus, I wanted a lite read for a…

Outspoken Icelandic MP Gears Up For Privacy Fight During Visit To U.S.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is no stranger to headlines or media scrutiny. A former volunteer activist with the hacktivist group “Wikileaks,” and a current member of the Icelandic Parliament, Jónsdóttir has made a name for herself with her outspoken support of imprisoned US Army Private Bradley Manning. She is also a subject in the US’ investigation into the cases of Wikileaks and Pvt. Manning. Her international profile has become a lightening rod in the growing debate over online privacy in the twenty first century. She is a staunch opponent of US counter-terrorism legislation such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and…

Beyond Bars: Prison Labor, Mass Incarceration, Private Prisons; An Interview with Jesse Lava

The United States claims the world’s highest incarceration rate. Currently, there are 2.3 million incarcerated people in U.S. Jesse Lava, Campaign Director of Beyond Bars at Brave New Foundation talked with Emine, our managing editor, about the causes and the results of mass incarceration, and possible solutions to lower it. Emine: Jesse, can you tell us about Beyond Bars and its mission? Jesse: Beyond Bars is a campaign that is part of the national movement to curb mass incarceration. We produce videos, graphics, and other media to say our country should be much less focused on incarceration and much more…

Early First Quarter, and Not So Super: Unwatchable Political Football Courtesy of Team-GOP


While Gov. Mario Cuomo was reliably sharp and memorable when he told us ‘one campaigns in poetry but governs in prose,’ the early going in the first quarter of our Second Term Democracy Bowl may have many already yearning for the sweet diversion of those fabulous ads and a swell, horribly produced half-time show with potential partial nudity. Besting the former New York Governor in the poetry of motion and emotion, the President turned in an amazing inaugural day performance with his first series; elegant, tight spirals to numerous receivers, poise in the pocket and the courage to bring it….