August 20, 2014

Title: Missouri State Senator Condemns Gov. Jay Nixon ——- Description: During the protests in Ferguson, one of the key voices calling for justice is Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. She has been in the streets facing tear gas, and on Twitter, where she was highly critical of Gov. Jay Nixon’s lack of action days after Michael Brown was killed by police and protests erupted. “The fact that [Gov. Nixon] still has not come to talk to the people who see themselves as Michael Brown at any given time is really a slap in their face,” Chappelle-Nadal says. “He only comes around the minority community when it’s politically expedient.” ——- By: freespeechtv

August 20, 2014

Title: Ryan Devereaux on Journalist Crackdown in Ferguson ——- Description: Protests over the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown have continued for a 10th night in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters are calling for the arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot the unarmed teenager six times, including twice in the head. According to The New York Times, Attorney General Eric Holder and top Justice Department officials are weighing whether to open a broader civil rights investigation to look at Ferguson’s police practices at large. Meanwhile, the Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Ferguson Police Department to stop harassing and detaining journalists. At least 11 journalists have been detained while covering the protests sparked by the shooting of Brown. ——- By: freespeechtv

August 20, 2014

Title: 90 Year Old Holocaust Survivor Arrested in St Louis ——- Description: Just days after her 90th birthday, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested Monday in St. Louis when she was part of a protest outside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s office. Epstein was born in Germany and left in 1939 on a Kindertransport to England. Her parents died in Auschwitz. Epstein is a co-founder of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and St. Louis branch of Jewish Voice for Peace. In 2011, she was part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and was a passenger on the U.S.-flagged ship, The Audacity of Hope. Over the years she has made many solidarity trips to the West Bank. Epstein criticizes the police handling of protests in Ferguson. “It’s the same kind of violence that I’ve observed when I was in the Israeli-occupied Palestine,” Epstein says. “I know what it feels like to be discriminated against, to be oppressed, and I can’t stand idly by when I see there are problems.” ——- By: freespeechtv

August 20, 2014

Title: Nazi Resister Returns Holocaust Medal to Israel After Losing Relatives in Gaza ——- Description: A 91-year-old man honored by Israel for saving a Jewish life during the Nazi Holocaust has returned his medal in protest of the Gaza assault. Henk Zanoli was given Israel’s Righteous Among the Nations award for his actions under Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. In 1943, Zanoli smuggled out a Jewish boy and helped hide him in his home for two years, despite Nazi suspicion he and his family backed the resistance. Zanoli’s father was executed in a concentration camp and his brother-in-law executed as a resistance fighter. But last week, Zanoli returned his medal to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague, saying that Israeli bombings of Gaza had killed six of his relatives. His grandniece is married to a Palestinian man who lost three brothers, a sister-in-law, a nephew and his father’s first wife in a bombing of their home last month. ——- By: freespeechtv

August 19, 2014

Title: Gay USA 8/13/14 ——- Description: Seventeen big LGBT groups issue a statement in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, the student shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri. After numerous judicial wins for the marriage equality movement, a state judge in Tennessee deals us a defeat. Is it a big setback or a blip? Voters in Chattanooga overwhelmingly repeal their LGBT rights ordinance. And the City Council in Billings, Montana narrowly rejects one. Same-sex marriages could commence in Virginia on Wednesday unless the Supreme Court intervenes. We’ll analyze the Sixth Circuit hearing on six same-sex marriage cases last week from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Gay Games IX opens in Cleveland with a video greeting from President Obama. Discrimination even in death. A church in Tampa cancels the funeral of a man when they discover he had married his male partner. In Uganda, one hundred brave activists march for LGBT pride. International protests versus the anti-gay laws in Jamaica—and a disturbing display of mob homophobia on the island. The musical of “Fun Home,” based on Alison Bechdel’s novel, is Broadway bound. And a historical note on the Gay ‘90s in Paris. Updates on all state marriage cases: http://ift.tt/1kHy3ut ——- By: freespeechtv

August 19, 2014

Title: “Overpoliced & Underprotected” In Michael Brown Killing, Neglect of Black Communities Laid Bare ——- Description: “The black community tends be overpoliced and underprotected,” john a. powell says. “That’s a very serious problem.” ——- By: freespeechtv

August 19, 2014

Title: Pastor Osagyefo Sekou on Police Crackdown in Ferguson ——- Description: In Missouri, Ferguson has seen another night of heavy unrest in the ongoing uproar over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. At least 31 people, including two journalists, were arrested as street clashes erupted between groups of demonstrators and riot police. Police are claiming they came under “heavy gunfire” and that unknown suspects shot two people over the course of the night. The protests came hours after attorneys for the family of Brown held a press conference to discuss the findings of a private autopsy that revealed Brown had been shot six times. The officer who shot Brown, Darren Wilson, remains in hiding and on paid leave. ——- By: freespeechtv

August 19, 2014

Title: National Guard Deployed in Ferguson, Also in Kansas City After MLK Assassination ——- Description: The upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, has called to mind the racial divisions that split open in the 1960s with a series of uprisings in cities across the country. In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson established what became known as the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of the unrest. In February 1968, the commission famously concluded: “Our nation is moving toward two societies — one black, one white — separate and unequal.” Just a month later, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sparked uprisings in more than 100 cities across the United States, including Kansas City, Missouri, where the National Guard was deployed and at least five people were killed. ——- By: freespeechtv

August 19, 2014

Title: Ring of Fire 8/10/14 ——- Description: “The Tea Party’s Charity Swindle.” David TeSelle explains how pro-troop charities are being used to fund Tea Party candidates. #TeaPartyCheats “Scalia’s Son Sabotaging Wall Street Reform.” Howard Nations tells us how Antonin Scalia’s son is working to undermine meaningful finance reform. #FinanceReform “BP Still Won’t Pay Up.” Newspaper publisher Rick Outzen talks about BP’s ongoing fight to avoid their full liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. #PayUpBP “McDonnell Trial Highlights GOP’s Corrupt Nature.” David Haynes explains why the Bob McDonnell trial is a prime example of the GOP culture of corruption. #McDonnellTrial “V.A. Horror Stories Mounting.” Christopher Lavorato gives us the latest developments in the VA care scandal that is leaving our troops with subpar care. #VADisaster “The Backstory.” Progressive host David Pakman joins us for a discussion of the news that the corporate media refused to talk about. ——- By: freespeechtv

August 19, 2014

Title: Ring of Fire 8/17/14 ——- Description: “The Tea Party’s Charity Swindle.” David TeSelle explains how pro-troop charities are being used to fund Tea Party candidates. #TeaPartyCheats “Scalia’s Son Sabotaging Wall Street Reform.” Howard Nations tells us how Antonin Scalia’s son is working to undermine meaningful finance reform. #FinanceReform “BP Still Won’t Pay Up.” Newspaper publisher Rick Outzen talks about BP’s ongoing fight to avoid their full liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. #PayUpBP “McDonnell Trial Highlights GOP’s Corrupt Nature.” David Haynes explains why the Bob McDonnell trial is a prime example of the GOP culture of corruption. #McDonnellTrial “V.A. Horror Stories Mounting.” Christopher Lavorato gives us the latest developments in the VA care scandal that is leaving our troops with subpar care. #VADisaster “The Backstory.” Progressive host David Pakman joins us for a discussion of the news that the corporate media refused to talk about. ——- By: freespeechtv

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