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  • A Lethal Game of “Cops” and “Robbers”

    On July 5th, Dr. Shiping Bao, the medical examiner who autopsied Trayvon Martin, took to the stand in the George Zimmerman murder trial to discuss new revelations he had gained from dealing with a recent shooting, one remarkably similar to that of young Martin. When pressured by the defense attorney to explain how remarkably ‘convenient’…

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  • Hustlin’ Justice: A Profile Of Jasiri-X

    “We wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don’t ask me why, thank God, and…

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  • Framing The Debate Around The BART Strikes

    The current BART strikes in the San Francisco Bay Area are causing absolute pandemonium right now. It’s the first time in almost twenty years that BART has actually stopped running, and people everywhere are either looking for answers, or more importantly, for someone to blame. As per usual, most people are pointing their fingers at…

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  • Shadow Labor: Memories of the American Temp Industry

    Journalist Michael Grabell published a great piece in ProPublica yesterday called “The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed”, about the ever-expanding role of temp agencies as prominent players in the unskilled labor force. Laden with powerful testimonies of people young and old who struggle to maintain a sense of dignity and…

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  • SCOTUS and The Economy Of Liberty

    Tuesday was one of the gloomiest days in American judicial history. In one day, the Supreme Court managed to roll back civil liberties by several decades through a savage gutting of the Voting Rights Act, the destruction of workplace harassment and discrimination protections, and a near-complete revocation of your right to remain silent. It was heartbreaking,…

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  • Attorney Jason Flores-Williams: KYAnonymous Will “Not Go Gently Into That Good Night”

    As the controversy surrounding the FBI investigation of Deric Lostutter–aka KYAnonymous, the hacker who brought the Steubenville rape case to national attention back in December–increases, so does the list of questions. Lostutter, who is facing charges relating to the hacking of the Steubenville High football fan site RollRedRoll.com, elected to go public and solicit donations…

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  • The American Al-Qaeda?

    The Albany Times Union posted an article on their website about a local man involved in a bizarre terrorist plot that was recently rounded up by the FBI. Titled “Terrorism Radiation Plot Uncovered in Albany”, it opens with the following: ALBANY, N.Y. — An industrial mechanic with General Electric Co., who is also allegedly a member…

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  • Was KYAnonymous Involved in “More Than Just Steubenville”?

    Deric Lostutter – better known now as KYAnonymous, the Steubenville whistleblower – had a very busy 2012 holiday season. Lostutter is the man behind #OpRedRoll, the Anonymous operation last December that thrust the rape conversation back into the national spotlight, and led to the convictions of Trenton Mays and Ma’lik Richmond for the rape of…

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  • Nick Griffin: The BNP’s Terror Troll

    On a recent visit to Damascus, right-wing British National Party leader and MEP Nick Griffin claimed that any attempt by the United Kingdom to arm opposition forces in Syria would be “madness”, as the rebel armies are currently “dominated by Islamist jihadis”. From Griffin’s Twitter feed: [Prime Minister David] Cameron & Hague plan to send…

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