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TV anchor responds to her bully on the air

On Tuesday, Jennifer Livingston, morning anchor for LaCrosse, Wisconsin’s WKBT, took a moment to call a viewer who wrote in about her weight a “bully” and thank readers for their “inspiring” support. The viewer wrote to Livingston on Friday, in an email with the heading “Community Responsibility.” “It’s unusual that…

Riot police arrest 17 at Walmart warehouse worker solidarity rally

About 600 people turned out Monday in Elwood, Illinois for a sit-in protest against alleged mistreatment of warehouse workers employed by Walmart contractor RoadLink. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 17 peaceful protesters were arrested by police in riot gear after they sat in the middle of a road and blocked…

Romney’s sanitation workers bash his ‘hypocritical’ views

The AFSCME on Monday launched an online ad campaign against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, using public service workers in his own town to attack him. In three separate videos, public employees who work in La Jolla, California criticize Romney for benefiting from government services while threatening to cut them…

Unhappy activists return Occupy ‘Batmobile’ to Ben & Jerry’s founder

The founder of Ben & Jerry’s on Monday repossessed a projector-equipped “Batmobile” used to spread the Occupy Wall Street message after months of squabbling with activists about how the vehicle would be used. Ben Cohen had agreed in January to donate up to $65,000 to develop and operate vehicles that…

Spanish police attack journalists and anti-austerity protesters

As the Spanish government defends police response to anti-austerity protests surrounding the country’s Parliament building, Russia Times and other outlets reported instances of police violence against both media members and demonstrators. An Associated Press photographer reported seeing police “severely beat” at least one protester Saturday, who had to be hospitalized.…

Mona Eltahawy: ‘I’m proud I was arrested’ for defacing anti-Muslim ad

Journalist Mona Eltahawy defended her recent arrest in New York Sunday on Up With Chris Hayes, saying it was in line with the American tradition of lawful disobedience. “I don’t think we should be quiet or silent or be bullied into silence in the face of racism and hate,” she…

‘Hate group’ accused of stealing gay couple’s photo for homophobic mailer

A gay New Jersey couple is suing a national anti-LGBT rights organization after a photo of their engagement party was altered and used in mailers opposing same sex marriage in Colorado. Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere discovered that the photo of them kissing in front of the New York City…

Gary Johnson fights zombies with libertarianism

Former New Mexico governor and current third party presidential candidate Gary Johnson fought zombies with the power of libertarianism in a new video published this week by a small group of supporters from New Hampshire. Amid a rabble of red and blue shirt zombies mindlessly bumping into each other, Johnson…

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…

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