Arturo Garcia Organizers of the South by Southwest festival (SXSW) announced on Monday that they canceled two video game-related panels after receiving threats, Fusion reported. The festival said in a statement that it has received numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming. SXSW prides itself on being a big tent and a marketplace
Agence France-Presse Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has stepped into the political ring, firmly backing Donald Trump in the billionaire tycoons bid for the White House in 2016. Tyson issued his endorsement late Monday on HuffPost Live, saying he would like to see a business-minded commander in chief after eight years of President
Tom Boggioni Responding to comments from a mens rights activist on a posting about finding enjoyment in sex with a wife who grudgingly agrees, the host of a website providing tips on proper Biblical gender roles agreed that keeping a woman in a constant state of fear is an appropriate way to control her actions.
David Ferguson A bar in the home town of the University of Georgia is generating controversy by featuring a racist drink a shooter called a Ni**erita, which features tequila and watermelon-flavored liqueur. Athens, GAs alt-weekly magazine the Flagpole reported Tuesday about the offensive drink which is served at the bar General Beauregards. The racist joke
Reuters Federal authorities said on Tuesday they will investigate a white deputys arrest of a black high school student in South Carolina, after video showed him slamming the teenager to the ground and dragging her across a classroom. The actions by officer Ben Fields at Spring Valley High School in Columbia on Monday drew swift
Reuters President Barack Obama will tell police chiefs on Tuesday that stricter gun control would reduce the number of police officers shot down on U.S. streets, in his latest call for reform of laws that govern the use of firearms in America. Obama is scheduled to speak at a major conference of police chiefs during
Jessica Glenza, The Guardian The American Public Health Association joins the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in a national summit in Washington DC to tackle gun violence. They describe the issue as one of the biggest public health issues facing America. But you wouldnt know it from looking at the state of gun research.
Bethania Palma Markus Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past. So goes the slogan of Ingsoc, or the English Socialist Party, the totalitarian rulers in George Orwells paradigm-setting dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The descendants of Orwell, whose name has become synonymous with mechanisms used to enforce power, are
David Ferguson The judge who freed the Missouri man who confessed to raping his 5-month-old daughter is coming under heavy scrutiny, with one lawmaker calling for her impeachment. According to LakeExpo.com, court documents show that Aaron Fisher who Judge Patricia Joyce freed last week on the grounds that his constitutional right to a speedy
Travis Gettys A South Carolina police officer wont face any charges in the shooting death of an unarmed man during a drug bust. Prosecutors declined to charge Seneca Police Lt. Mark Tiller in the July 26 shooting death of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond as he attempted to drive away from the officer in the parking lot
Agence France-Presse An Israeli NGO said Tuesday it was suing Facebook for failing to remove pages that encourage the killing of Jews, after a wave of attacks by Palestinians left nine Israelis dead. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin organisation that filed the lawsuit in the New York State Court on Monday, said the
Agence France-Presse Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the United States will ramp up attacks on Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq, with additional air strikes and even direct action on the ground. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carter said he expects more actions like the one last week that freed