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Anonymous member: We aim to take Westboro Baptist Church offline permanently

A nameless member of the hacker activist group “Anonymous” took credit on Wednesday for releasing a trove of information pertaining to members of the Westboro Baptist Church and claimed his group is planning to permanently wipe the hate group off the Internet. “We’re starting out with their websites,” the person…

Anonymous vows to ‘destroy’ Westboro Baptist Church over Sandy Hook picket plans

Update (below): Westboro spokesperson’s Twitter account hijacked Second update (below): Westboro spokesperson responds to ‘Anonymous’ Third update (below): Westboro website taken offline Members of the hacker collective “Anonymous” published a trove of information over the weekend purporting to be the individual names, email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses of…

VIDEO: Gun control advocates gather near White House

Gun control advocates gathered near the White House, many holding white candles, in a demonstration calling for a renewed discussion of gun control policy after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., left almost three dozen children and adults dead, reported the Associated Press. Multiple signs read…

Santa tells Ryan he’ll get ‘coal’ if he keeps tax cuts for the wealthy

In a short bit of tax reform activism, a new liberal activist group calling itself “The Action” sends Santa Clause to confront Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Capitol Hill, telling him he’s got a lump of coal coming this Christmas if he doesn’t shape up. “I just want to give…

Filmmakers capture iceberg the size of ‘Manhattan’ breaking off Greenland

In rare and stunning footage, filmmakers behind a newly released documentary captured the largest-ever iceberg calving yet seen off the Greenland ice shelf’s Ilulissat glacier. The footage is just one part of a new documentary called “Chasing Ice,” by filmmaker James Balog, which released in the U.K. and across the U.S.…

George Takei slams Scalia for ‘repugnant’ anti-gay comment

During an appearance on MSNBC, actor and LGBT activist George Takei called for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from upcoming cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Scalia recently told an audience at Princeton University that someone could be morally opposed to…

Teamsters president warns of brewing ‘civil war’ in Michigan

The fight over union rights in Michigan has some peoples’ blood absolutely boiling, and Teamsters Union President James Hoffa is chief among them. “This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state,” Hoffa told CNN on Tuesday. “We’re going to have a civil war…

Silverman to ‘bros’: Support reproductive rights ‘if you ever want to see a vagina ever again’

In a saterical public service announcement intended to advocate for the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Bill of Reproductive Rights, comedian Sarah Silverman warned America’s “bros” that if they ever want to see a vagina ever again, they’d better become “bro-choice.” “Listen to me, bros,” she said. “If you love your…

Watch: Michigan pro-union protests escalate as former congressmen gets pepper-sprayed

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI) was pepper-sprayed by police at Michigan’s capitol building amid an escalating protest against so-called “right to work” bills passed by the legislature on Tuesday that critics say will strip public and private unions of their bargaining power. Schauer said he and other protesters gathered outside the Capitol’s…

Michigan mounted police trample pro-union protester with horse

Michigan State Police mounted on horseback reportedly knocked down at least one pro-union demonstrator at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Video posted by the Lansing State Journal shows a man laying on the ground as several mounted police awkwardly try to move their horses through a crowd of people protesting…

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