October 20, 2014

Title: Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Terrorized for Critique of Video Games ——- Description: Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent feminist critic of video games, was forced to cancel a speech at Utah State University last week after the school received an email threatening to carry out “the deadliest shooting in American history” at the event. The email sender wrote: “feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge.” The sender used the moniker Marc Lepine, the name of a man who killed 14 women, most of them female engineering students, in a mass shooting in Montreal in 1989. Sarkeesian canceled the talk after being told that under Utah law, campus police could not prevent people from bringing guns. Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: freespeechtv

October 20, 2014

Title: Russian & American Filmmakers with Disabilities Document Shared Struggles ——- Description: Meet the Media Enabled Musketeers, a group of Russians and Americans with disabilities who have banded together to raise awareness about disability issues through film. They have created a dozen short movies that delve into the everyday challenges faced by people with disabilities — issues of accessibility, love, dreams and prejudice. One of the films, “Don’t Look Down on Me,” has become a YouTube sensation, viewed more than 2.6 million times. The film chronicles a day in the life of Jonathan Novick, a New York resident with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, who uses a hidden camera to expose the prejudice and insensitivity he encounters on a daily basis. Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: freespeechtv

October 20, 2014

Title: Uprising with Sonali Premiering on Free Speech TV 10.27.14 ——- Description: ——- By: freespeechtv

October 17, 2014

Title: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly 10/17/14 ——- Description: The Good - The Bad - and the Very Very Flavescently Ugly The Good - Shep Smith, Fox News; The Bad- Pat Robertson; The Ugly - Keith Ablow ——- By: freespeechtv

October 17, 2014

Title: In Historic Police Brutality Case, Family of Homeless Denver Pastor Killed in Custody Awarded $4 6M ——- Description: As Denver faces a string of police brutality cases, a federal jury has awarded a historic $4.6 million in damages to the family of a homeless preacher killed while he was in the booking area of the Denver jail. Marvin Booker died after he was grabbed and then piled on by a team of officers who handcuffed him, put him in a chokehold and tasered him. The coroner ruled his death a homicide, but prosecutors declined to charge the deputies involved, and Denver Sheriff Department officials never disciplined them, saying Booker could have harmed someone and that force was needed to restrain him. Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: Free Speech

October 17, 2014

Title: Colorado’s Senate Race Could Decide Who Controls Congress ——- Description: The US Senate race in Colorado could shape who controls Congress. Republican candidate Cory Gardner and Democratic incumbent Mark Udall are neck and neck in the polls. Gardner is a two-term congressman and son of a tractor salesman who has attacked Udall’s support of the Affordable Care Act and close family political ties. Meanwhile, Udall has accused Gardner of being too far to the right, especially in his previous support for Colorado’s “personhood” ballot measures, which declared that rights begin at conception. Outside groups have poured millions of dollars into the campaigns. Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: Free Speech

October 16, 2014

Title: A US Nurse Witnesses Ebola’s Ravages in Sierra Leone ——- Description: As the infections of two Dallas nurses fuel concerns about Ebola in the United States, the death toll in West Africa is approaching 5,000. The World Health Organization has warned there could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in the coming months, up from the current 1,000. Michelle Dynes, a nurse and epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who has returned from Sierra Leone. Dynes spent the past several weeks responding to the Ebola epidemic in the country’s Kenema district. “It’s a strange situation to see that much pain and suffering and not be able to provide a hug, or comfort,” Dynes says. Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: freespeechtv

October 16, 2014

Title: The Politics and Economics of Ebola ——- Description: Science writer, Leigh Phillips calls for a socialization of pharmaceutical research and production. Phillips says that using revenues from profitable drugs to subsidize research for unprofitable drugs would reduce the costs of vaccines and their development. He also argues the decimation of the healthcare infrastructure is linked to the same free market policies and austerity measures pushed by Western countries and the International Monetary Fund that impoverished the West African countries where the Ebola outbreak has occurred. “We need to begin to ask whether capitalism itself is not pathogenic,” says Phillips, whose recent article for Jacobin magazine is “The Political Economy of Ebola.” Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: freespeechtv

October 16, 2014

Title: Supreme Court Lets Abortion Clinics Reopen, Easing Crisis of Access in Texas ——- Description: Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: freespeechtv

October 16, 2014

Title: Katha Pollitt Has a New Vision for the Pro Choice Movement ——- Description: In “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights,” Nation columnist Katha Pollitt dissects the logic behind the hundreds of abortion restrictions enacted over the past few years and shows that, at their core, they are not about safety, but about controlling women. In order to reverse the tide of eroding access, Pollitt concludes, the pro-choice movement must end the “awfulization” of abortion. She writes, “I want us to start thinking of abortion as a positive social good and saying this out loud.” Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: http://ift.tt/1lUTwu1 ——- By: freespeechtv

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