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Protester defaces anti-Palestinian ad in New York City subway

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy was arrested on Tuesday after defacing an anti-Palestinian advertisement in a New York City subway station. During the incident, which was caught on video by the New York Post, photographer Pamela Hall attempted to protect the ad from Eltahawy. As Eltahawy tried to spray the ad…

Madonna tells fans to vote for ‘black Muslim’ Obama

Appearing onstage at a Washington, D.C. concert on Monday night, performance artist Madonna urged her fans to vote for President Barack Obama, who she called “a black Muslim.” “Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, okay?” she said during a brief intermission. “For better or for worse, alright? We have a…

‘Anonymous’ releases NYPD footage of Occupy Wall Street eviction

Late Sunday night, an unidentified person associated with the hacktivist group “Anonymous” released footage of the New York Police Department evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from their encampment in Zuccotti Park last year. A statement accompanying the 85 files said the footage was recorded by the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response…

Bill Nye to creationists: ‘Question your beliefs’ if they conflict with evolution

Television “science guy” Bill Nye found himself at the epicenter of some controversy in the Christian blogosphere recently, but he’s sticking to his guns, telling The Associated Press on Monday: “If [evolution] conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs.” Nye, 56, gave the interview in…

Thousands gather in Belgium for climate change sing-a-long

Thousands of Belgians both north and south of the Flemish-French language divide joined a weekend singalong to fight climate change, with organisers claiming more than 60,000 people took part. The weekend “Sing for the Climate” event aimed to film as many people as possible singing the same song in scores…

Hackers share security tips with the public in ‘cryptoparties’

In an effort to fight increased cyber-surveillance by authorities, more hackers and security experts are sharing their tips to online security with the public. According to Russia Today, there has been an increase in “cryptoparties,” gatherings where newcomers can learn how to shield their online usage from detection, through programs…

Ted Koppel takes down Bill O’Reilly and launches war on ‘partisan ranting’

Veteran newsman Ted Koppel appeared as a special contributor to NBC’s “Rock Center” on Thursday to launch an apparent war on what he believes is “partisan ranting” masquerading as news coverage at Fox News, MSNBC and other partisan media. But, first he sat down for an interview Bill O’Reilly and…

Judge denies mayor’s injunction as Chicago teachers strike continues

The teachers’ strike in Chicago will not stop for at least two more days, after a judge refused on Monday to hear the city’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have forced teachers back into the classroom. The Chicago Tribune reported that Cook County Circuit Court judge Peter…

Doocy: Occupy movement ‘looks like what happened last week in Libya’

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday likened the latest Occupy Wall Street protests to the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Libya that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. During a segment on Fox & Friends, Doocy asked Fox News contributor (and conservative…

British journalist: Chicago teachers’ strike touches on far-reaching issues

As Chicago teachers prepared to vote on a tentative agreement to end their weeklong strike, a British journalist appearing on Up With Chris Hayes Sunday said the issues at hand — not only teachers’ pay but evaluation standards, working conditions and government investment — are not just in play in…

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