Plans to close some schools in Chicago. Read more here:Read more »
Why The USA?
Why is the USA so frequently the victim of resentment around the world.
This section attempts to answer the question: why is the USA so frequently the victim of resentment around the world?
The USA government blames hatred of democracy and envy at the American way of life for this resentment. Many people in the USA and a majority around the world look towards USA foreign policy for the answers. Much of this policy, its history and consequences is under-reported by the American media.
Japan announces new U.S. plan for Okinawa withdrawal
Japan may soon get back control of land the U.S. military currently occupies at its base in Okinawa.Read more »
MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT MARIJUANA LEGALIZED
For the first time, the majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, indicating a shifting public opinion in regards to the government’s criminalization of drug use.
The new survey, which was conducted by the Pew Research Center, indicates that 52 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, which is 11 points higher than the results of the 2010 survey asking the same question.Read more »
Read MLK's 6 Steps of Nonviolent Social Change on the Anniversary of His Death
On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was just 39. To honor his memory, and his message of nonviolence, read (and implement!) these six steps to nonviolent conflict-resolution and social change based on his teachings.Read more »
EDITORIAL: Freedom’s just another word
Freedom means different things to each of us, but in New Jersey, California and New York, shrinking personal and economic freedom means shrinking population. In the decade since 2001, New York has lost 9 percent of its population, California 4.5 percent, and New Jersey 5.6 percent.
If a person commits suicide, and they felt pushed to do so, does that make the person or persons that pushed them, or harassed them, an accomplice; and should they be held accountable as accomplices? Perhaps this is a topic that can be opened for discussion on the show? How many people have committed suicide due to similar circumstances, that the general public is not even aware of? Perhaps, their names can be added here, under "comments" so they can be remembered? Can people be bullied to death?Read more »
A social activist is charged with attempted suicide.Read more »
An open letter from bunnie, author of Hacking the Xbox:
No Starch Press and I have decided to release this free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. As you read this book, I hope that you’ll be reminded of how important freedom is to the hacking community and that you’ll be inclined to support the causes that Aaron believed in.
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