Friday, November 28, 2014

Donation of Prize Money by Canadian Activist Spurs Flood of Dollars to Tar Sands Fight | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Donation of Prize Money by Canadian Activist Spurs Flood of Dollars to Tar Sands Fight | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, recipient of a prestigious Canadian literary prize, announced this week he is donating the $25,000 award to a grassroots coalition against TransCanada Corporation's "Energy East" pipeline.

His challenge to people across Canada and the world to double his contribution to the group Coule Pas Chez Nous (Don’t Let it Flow in Our Backyard) has resulted in a flood of donations totaling at least $326,000 (in Canadian currency), with more money continuing to pour in.
  

Addicting Info – Nancy Grace Absolutely Obliterates Darren Wilson And Prosecutor Robert McCulloch On CNN (VIDEO)

Addicting Info – Nancy Grace Absolutely Obliterates Darren Wilson And Prosecutor Robert McCulloch On CNN (VIDEO)

GRACE: When people say, it just doesn’t add up, I will tell you what doesn’t add up, these photos. Because I was expecting to see and we’ve all seen them, I’ve looked at a them, I’ve studied them, and I was expecting to see his face mangled. I hear what he’s saying and that he was afraid and this happened and that happened, but I always go back to the beginning and the beginning is this: You got an armed man and an unarmed man. The unarmed man is shot six to seven times. He unloaded many many more bullets. Why? He doesn’t even have a bruise, right? It’s red. He’s got a red mark! I don’t see it. And another thing, when he says ‘It all happened so fast I couldn’t think,’ then later says ‘I paused and thought, “Can I legally shoot him?”‘ Listen, it doesn’t add up.
  

Darren Wilson's Testimony Eviscerated At The Young Turks


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Top Louisiana Republican admits there is no voter fraud, so it's time to set up voter fraud program

Top Louisiana Republican admits there is no voter fraud, so it's time to set up voter fraud program

Louisiana still has a run off to contend with. So it's time to start a voter-suppression fraud program. It is a strange thing to do considering that the state has one of the oldest voter ID laws (since 1997). When asked about voter fraud in "recent years", the Republican Louisiana Secretary of State, Tom Schedler answered:
Schedler also says the unit has received no recent complaints of voter ID fraud, a situation he attributes to the state law.
  --It's what the author of a post on the conservative blog in the Houston Chronicle calls the "sham" of voter fraud. The leadership can be that specifically honest because their base hasn't had their brainwashed heads spin dried yet.

Pennsylvania GOP official accused of drugging and raping woman multiple times pleads ‘no contest’

Pennsylvania GOP official accused of drugging and raping woman multiple times pleads ‘no contest’

The former chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee in Pennsylvania has pleaded no contest after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman following a GOP event.

Robert Kerns, 67, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of indecent assault.
  

Darren Wilson’s first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities - The Washington Post

Darren Wilson’s first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities - The Washington Post

FERGUSON, Mo. — The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch.

That was three years ago. One of the officers who worked in that department, and lost his job along with everyone else, was a young man named Darren Wilson.

Some of the Jennings officers reapplied for their jobs, but Wilson got a job in the police department in the nearby city of Ferguson.
  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A one-chart summary of every Ferguson eyewitness's grand jury testimony - Vox

A one-chart summary of every Ferguson eyewitness's grand jury testimony - Vox

If McCulloch believed that this evidence was not credible, then why did he present it to the grand jury? It is perhaps understandable that he would have presented evidence with only minor credibility issues, in order to let the grand jury evaluate it. But McCulloch referenced "witnesses" who had only heard about the shooting from their neighbors, or from the media. It is hard to imagine a reason why it would have been reasonable to present that evidence to the grand jury.

And if McCulloch didn't present that testimony to the grand jury, then why discuss it during the press conference? What would be the purpose of bringing it up at all? By attacking the credibility of the eyewitnesses to the shooting, most, if not all, of whom had been publicly critical of Wilson, McCulloch gave the impression that he was acting as an advocate for Wilson.
  

Chris Hayes in Ferguson


Makes me wish I could afford satellite,

Military Veterans Send Urgent Letter To National Guard In Ferguson Telling Them To Stand Down

Military Veterans Send Urgent Letter To National Guard In Ferguson Telling Them To Stand Down

(TheAntiMedia) Hundreds of active duty US military and veterans have sent an open letter to Missouri National Guard members urging them to join Ferguson protesters, not fight against them.

The letter, signed by many veterans including dozens who fought in the Iraq war, was published on MarchForward.org and can be viewed here.:
  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Anonymous Claims to Have Evidence Directly Connecting Darren Wilson & Ferguson PD to KKK | The Free Thought Project

Anonymous Claims to Have Evidence Directly Connecting Darren Wilson & Ferguson PD to KKK | The Free Thought Project

Ferguson, Mo. – The hacker collective Anonymous launched #OpKKK and #HoodsOff this past week which took down, and took over, multiple klan websites and social media accounts while exposing numerous Ku Klux Klan members by making their personal information public.

In the process of outing Ku Klux Klan members, Anonymous discovered connections between the Klan and the “We Support Darren Wilson” group.

One of the Darren Wilson rallies was held in Imperial, Missouri, and was rumored to have been organized by the Klan. It’s important to note that this is also allegedly the hometown of Darren Wilson’s girlfriend and fellow Ferguson police officer Barbara Spradling.


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