Anarchism, explained

Anarchism, explained

The Conversation Whenever public protests ignite into violent behaviour, the mainstream media are often quick to refer to “anarchy” and to “anarchists”. Those who are referred to as anarchists are protesters who burn tires or engage in battles with the police. In this narrative, anarchists are lawless hooligans and anarchy is about chaos and pointless

America’s ‘voting machines are f**cked’: The Daily Show examines a major threat to our election process

America’s ‘voting machines are f**cked’: The Daily Show examines a major threat to our election process

Travis Gettys A “Daily Show” correspondent was shocked to learn just how half-assed and slapped-together the American voting system actually is. Ronny Chieng, a native of Malaysia, spoke with elections officials and experts about the voting process, and found that many states use out-of-date and unreliable equipment that cause confusion, delays and a potential for

Stephen Colbert mocks Ben Carson’s fabulist tales about violent youth to set up his ‘conservative redemption’

Stephen Colbert mocks Ben Carson’s fabulist tales about violent youth to set up his ‘conservative redemption’

Travis Gettys Stephen Colbert took aim at some of Ben Carson’s bizarre and unsubstantiated claims about his personal history. The “Late Show” host said the media have been “dredging up all kinds of ancient history” about Carson — including his theory about the biblical origins of the pyramids as grain silos — since he laid

Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

The Conversation In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against two marketers of weight-loss supplements – Roca Labs, Inc and Roca Labs Nutraceutical USA, Inc. According to the FTC, Roca Labs, Inc “allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce ‘gag clause’ provisions against consumers to stop

Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody is more persecuted than the Duggars

Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody is more persecuted than the Duggars

Bethania Palma Markus Kevin Swanson, a right-wing Christian pastor who believes LGBT people should be put to death, thinks the Duggars are persecuted. Speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference over the weekend, a swaying, panting Swanson said, in a video posted by Right Wing Watch, that the “Quiverfull” movement is one of the most persecuted

Univ. of Missouri cops ask for reports of ‘hateful or hurtful’ speech in wake of protests

Univ. of Missouri cops ask for reports of ‘hateful or hurtful’ speech in wake of protests

Tom Boggioni With heightened awareness of racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus that resulted in the school president stepping down, the on-campus police department advised all students to contact them in the event of hateful speech, reports the Missourian. In an email to all students, the campus cops admit that “speech is not

Elizabeth Warren: Congressional favor let Wall Street keep $10 trillion in risky swaps

Elizabeth Warren: Congressional favor let Wall Street keep $10 trillion in risky swaps

International Business Times

Congress has been warned: No more favors for big banks. That’s the message from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who announced Tuesday that a financial reform repealed last year in the “Cromnibus” budget package allowed Wall Street to keep some $10 trillion in risky swaps in federally insured accounts. In letters to federal…