News & Politics


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So, you know I never KICKSTART bomb. This is only the second time I’ve supported a project AND asked for your support as well. But like the last time, I think this project is incredibly important and very cool. I’ve seen a rough cut of it, and I’m behind it 100%.

MONEY FOR NOTHING: INSIDE THE FEDERAL RESERVE is a revealing, ambitious documentary film and act of balanced journalism that chronicles the last 100 years of Federal Reserve history, details the Fed’s central role in the 2008 financial meltdown, and asks whether today’s Fed policies are sowing the seeds of an even larger crisis.

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What the Hell is Happening in Anaheim? (Chaos Outside the Walls of Disneyland)

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“What we have here is concentrated power in the hands of a wealthy minority, a working-class and working-poor Latino majority that feels it has no voice coupled with completely uneven distribution of the city’s resources. And then, the deaths of two young Latino men in the span of one weekend. We want this to be the happiest place on earth, but it’s not for those of us who live here…” - Jose Moreno, California State University-Long Beach professor, serves on the Anaheim City School Board and president of Los Amigos Orange County, a community organization.

West County SWAT watches over protestors along Ball Road in the City of Anaheim.

Tensions between the hispanic community and the local police department in Anaheim – the city that houses Disneyland – have been escalating for some time. Now it seems the boiling point has finally been reached. Read more

Illustrating the Iranian Movement: The art of Mana Neyestani

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Political Cartoon of the Day

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Audra Shay, accused of endorsing racism on Facebook, is favored to become the head of the Young Republicans tomorrow.

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John Avlon reports that…

Thirty-eight-year-old Audra Shay’s campaign to become the next chairman of the Young Republicans went from obscure to infamous over the past week, after The Daily Beast revealed details of posts of her Facebook account. Specifically, a thread where one of her friends posts that ““Obama Bin Lauden [sic] is the new terrorist… Muslim is on there side [sic]… need to take this country back from all of these mad coons… and illegals,” and Shay responds eight minutes later with: “You tell em Eric! lol.”

He goes on to cite much more damning incidents of hate speech and chronicle the overall descent of the supposed “leadership” of the Republican party into a race-baiting, homo-hating, islamophobic Klan.

Full article here.