Let’s continue to be happy for this: “Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2 mln more over Sandy Hook lies

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2 mln more over Sandy Hook lies Hurriyet Daily News A Texas jury on Aug. 5 ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must … Read more

Great work: “What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol

Did You Know? Fun Facts about Donald J. Trump Boing Boing by Ruben Bolling Tom the Dancing Bug – Did You Know? Fun Facts About Donald J. Trump YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here. The White House website … Read more

I knew it! “Activists are turning TikTok trends into political statements

I talked to some representatives from Tiktop six months ago. When I was told there is not much politics, I told them they were lucky that TikTok did not exist when Gezi Park Protests happened. Now the protests in the US- my Tiktok feed is full of protest videos! The crackdown before Trump’s photo op: … Read more

My take on the #Midterms2018

I have been reporting about the midterm elections for P24. While I am working on the presentation for the incoming AAA Conference at San Jose, I will be following and tweeting about the elections in my Twitter feed probably under this Tweet. Bugün ABD'de ara seçimler var (#Midterm2018) @P24Punto24 'te iki yazı var. Biri benden … Read more

Such a shame for US. the CIA #TortureReport released…

Why Obama Won’t Prosecute Torturers  Slate Articles by Eric Posner The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture under the Bush administration has revived calls for the Obama administration to prosecute those responsible for violating the law. Summary of Torture Report released: Surprise! CIA tortured people and torture doesn’t work A summary of the long-awaited … Read more

Meanwhile in the US #ICantBreathe Grand Central Occupied

  Why cameras alone won’t protect black mens’ lives  …My heart’s in Accra I wasn’t expecting the grand jury to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. I was disappointed and outraged, but not surprised. Unfortunately, the response of local and state government in Ferguson to the shooting … Read more

#Ferguson burning after Grand Jury decisions. A roundup…

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did FiveThirtyEight – Ben Casselman – Nov 24, 6:30 PM – A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The decision wasn’t a surprise — … Read more

EFF Scoreboard for Obama’s NSA reform plan… An Americana roundup…

Rating Obama?s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained Earlier today, President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency. We were heartened to see Obama recognized that the NSA has gone too far in trampling the privacy rights of people worldwide. In his speech, the President ensured that National Security … Read more

Americana roundup: Interactive: US interventions post-Cold War…FBI?s Files on Hemingway, Einstein, Marilyn & Other Icons…

Interactive: US interventions post-Cold War The proposed US military strike on Syria would be the latest in a long list of overseas intrusions. FBI?s ?Vault? Web Site Reveals Declassified Files on Hemingway, Einstein, Marilyn & Other Icons Yesterday we featured pages from Charles Bukowski?s FBI file and, along the way, mentioned William T. Vollman?s. But … Read more

“5 Nastiest Things the White House Has Said About Snowden…Surveillance and American Liberty… Americana roundup

  The 5 Nastiest Things the White House Has Said About Snowden If there were any doubts as to how President Obama feels about Edward Snowden, he laid them all to rest in a Friday news conference, dismissing the NSA whistleblower as no patriot. Obama denies bad relationship with ‘bored kid’ Putin President Barack Obama … Read more

Americana roundup: Detroit Bankruptcy, Zimmerman Trial…

Detroit Files for Bankruptcy The city of Detroit, Mich., has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest city in the history of the United States to do so. If Detroit Were a Country, Would It Be a Failed State? The city of Detroit has sorrows to spare. Its government — officially, as of Thursday — can’t … Read more

NSA’s PRISM scandal continues…

86 Civil Liberties Groups and Internet Companies Demand an End to NSA Spying Today, a bipartisan coalition of 86 civil liberties organizations and Internet companies ? including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, reddit, Mozilla, FreedomWorks, and the American Civil Liberties Union ? are demanding swift action from Congress in light of the recent revelations about unchecked … Read more

In the mean time, PRISM scandal grows in US…

MAIN FOCUS: US government’s spy programme uncovered | 10/06/2013 After the revelations about the surveillance programme Prism, an employee of the US National Security Agency on Sunday revealed that he was the one who leaked details to the press. The newspapers The Washington Post and The Guardian reported on Friday that in addition to recording … Read more

Americana roundup: “Obama’s counterterrorism policy, by the numbers

Obama’s counterterrorism policy, by the numbers According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama will use his big counterterrorism speech on Thursday to sharply curtail the administration’s targeted killings. Going forward, the strict criteria used for approving strikes on American citizens abroad will govern drone strikes on all suspected militants. ***************** Republicans to make … Read more

Massive tornado in Oklahoma… Photos collected from Reddit…

Teachers Carrying Elementary Students out of School Leveled by Tornado in Moore, Oklahoma     My brother’s friend after the tornado standing in front of his former house.   A teacher finds one of his students among the rubble caused by the tornado in Moore, OK. (i.imgur.com)   Massive tornado strikes Oklahoma City A powerful tornado struck a suburb … Read more