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Update: Zimmerman Protests Grow Violent

Update: Zimmerman Protests Grow Violent

The protests regarding the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial have taken a turn for the violent in the city of Los Angeles. The peaceful protest in Leimert Park became violent last night. 14 people have been arrested as a result, most of them for failing to disperse, in connection with the violence. The prayer


Thousands Protest Zimmerman Verdict

Over the weekend George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin. Thousands took the streets to protest the verdict. From New York to Los Angeles, thousands of protesters marched in solidarity protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal, and demanding justice. The protests were, for the most part, peaceful. Police were respectful, and mostly


Together, We Can End Women’s Suffrage!

Suffrage: the right to vote. Suffering: an experience of pain/unpleasantness. These two things are very different, but individuals confuse them all the time! YouTube channel whatever wanted to see how many women’s studies majors at UCSB knew the difference between suffrage and suffering. Is this prank a new thing? Not really, but it’s hilarious!

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Update: The NSA, Snowden, And Political Asylum

The Obama administration can’t avoid a lawsuit over PRISM pulling the state secrets card, and Edward Snowden has been offered political asylum in two more South American countries. The Obama administration is unable to terminate a lawsuit using the argument that would risk exposing national secrets. A federal judge ruled on Monday regarding Jewel vs.

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Muslim Brotherhood Calls Followers To Rise Up

Recent clashes between the Egyptian army and Muslim Brotherhood Islamists protesting the military’s ousting of the President Morsi have resulted in bloodshed, leaving 51 protesters and 3 security forces members dead. The divide between Egyptians has deepened with calls from the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party for an all-out rebellion against the army. Carnage broke out

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Mos Def Participates In Gitmo Demonstration

As an act of solidarity with those being force fed at Guantanamo Bay, Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, undergoes the painful procedure. The force feeding procedure in the video below is administered exactly as it would be in the Guantanamo Bay Facility. Actor and rapper Mos Def chose to participate in the procedure,


Morsi Overthrown by Egyptian Military

After the Egyptian military presented their ultimatum to the President and he refused to comply, Morsi was officially removed from office and placed under house arrest. A senior judge has become the interim president while the military, Morsi, and the country reels from the past few weeks. What does this mean for the future of


Bolivian President’s Plane Grounded in Austria

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales’ plane was ground in Vienna, Austria for 12 hours due to fears and speculation that Edward Snowden was on board. President Morales is calling this move an ‘act of aggression’  and a ‘violation of international law.’ The plane was also restricted from entering French, Portuguese and Spanish airspace. Austrian Deputy Chancellor Michael


Bug Found In London Ecuadorian Embassy!

The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister has claimed that a hidden listening device was found in his country’s embassy during his visit in London last month. During a press conference yesterday in Ecuador’s capital Quito, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Aroca said a bug was found during the regular security check by the Ecuadorian intelligence for the embassy


Brutal Beating Victim Awarded $58 Million Settlement

Antonio Lopez Chaj, a man who was nearly beaten to death outside of a bar and left with half his skull caved in, was just awarded one of the largest settlements in history of the California court system. Antonio and his relatives went a bar in Downtown LA, and when a bartender and an unlicensed

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Washington Says Goodbye To Gender Bias

In a move that some call silly, Washington state is removing 40,000 pieces of legislation that contain gender-biased words such as fisherman, freshman, and journeyman plumber. New laws will come into effect this week finally implementing the state’s six year effort to rewrite all state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary. Terms such as fisherman, freshman, and


Second Teen Arrested for Sarcastic Video Game Comment

After news of the teen being arrested in Ohio for comments he made during an online game, a story has surfaced of a gamer who was arrested in October for comments he made on ‘Runescape’. Josh Pillault was an avid gamer, and during an online game of Runescape, he and another gamer began exchanging insults.


The NSA Introduces NSAFLIX!!

The NSA decided to give back to the nation today by releasing NSAFLIX! Spy on the girl next door from her webcam, find out where grandma is hiding your inheritance ,and all the info you could ever want with NSAFLIX. At NSAFLIX, no need to sign up because they have all your information already! NSAFLIX