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WikiLeaks Founder Interviews Hezbollah Leader in TV Premiere

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Julian Assange, the controversial WikiLeaks founded, launched his talk show The World Tomorrow with an interview with Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah, as a guest. This was Nasrallah’s first interview in six years. The World Tomorrow was shown on the RT network, a broadcaster criticized by some as a Russian propaganda [...]

George Clooney Arrested and Handcuffed During Protest

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George Clooney has been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis. Clooney, a long time political activist, was arrested and handcuffed while protesting country’s blockage of food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains area of the country, and the treatment of the Sudanese people. Speaking to the crowd Clooney said [...]

Rush Limbaugh Loses 141 Advertisers

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It’s been nearly two-weeks since the “slut” heard around the world, and advertisers are still fleeing from Rush Limbaugh’s radio program at a record pace. Think Progress reports that 141 companies have yanked their ads from Limbaugh’s program since the conservation talk show host called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute”. [...]

Newspapers Pull Doonesbury’s Abortion Comic Strip

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A handful of newspapers say they won’t run this week’s “Doonesbury” comic strips because it uses graphic imagery and language to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. Garry Trudeau, the Pulitzer-winning creator of the oft-controversial comic strip called the legal statute “rape” and said that if he ignored [...]

‘Kony 2012’ Video Targeting Celebrities, Rihanna Responds

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So if you are reading this and still don’t know about the ‘Kony 2012’ video circulating the web, get out from underneath your rock. The video is a 30 minute mini-documentary created in support of Invisible Children, a nonprofit focused on combating the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Africa. Whether you agree or disagree with [...]

LGBTQ Self Evident Project Heads South

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A friend turned me on to an artistic/political photographic endeavor called Self Evident Truths last week. Though it is not musical in nature, it is supported by many musicians (and artists, et al.) in the independent realm, deeming it worthy of mention. Self Evident Truths is a photography project started by iO Tillett Wright in [...]

President Obama Causes Al Green Sales to Increase by 490%

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Last Thursday, President Barack Obama collectively made every teenage female Democrat (and me!) swoon when he burst into an impromptu rendition of Al Green’s celebrated “Let’s Stay Together”. The President sang last week at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, where he later joked “those guys didn’t think I was ganna do it”. As a result [...]

Senate and House Postpone SOPA and PIPA Indefinitely

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The Senate and House have indefinitely postponed voting on two highly controversial anti-piracy bills, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). This decision comes a day after millions of internet users, along with some of the largest corporations  in the world protested the bills, both online and offline. The Senate had [...]