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Tony Perkins: Google’s pro-LGBT campaign will ‘search and destroy’ values

The leader of an anti-LGBT Christian think tank on Monday warned that search engine giant Google should be ready for “blow back” over their “Legalize Love” campaign, which targets countries that have anti-homosexuality laws. “Thanks to a new campaign, Google’s approach to traditional values is to search — and destroy,”…

California police fire into crowd of women and children during near-riot

Update: Protesters storm lobby of Anaheim police on Sunday A near-riot broke out in Anaheim, California on Saturday after a police shooting left one man dead and angry witnesses began throwing bottles at police offers. Police responded by firing bean bags and rubber bullets into a crowd of terrified women…

Chris Hedges: America’s devastated ‘sacrifice zones’ are the future for all of us

Journalist and activist Chris Hedges appeared Friday on Moyers & Company to talk about the conclusions of his latest book. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is dedicated to investigating the most exploited and impoverished places in America, places that he says are “virtually off the radar screen in terms…

Science guy Bill Nye endorses President Obama

Children’s television host Bill Nye, better known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” has formally endorsed President Barack Obama for reelection in 2012. Appearing at a press conference this week with Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) at the Seacoast Science Center, Nye told a reporter for Foster’s Daily Democrat that the…

Florida cops taser man three times after stopping him for jaywalking

Police in Casselberry, Florida tasered and handcuffed a man after he refused to produce identification when they stopped him for jaywalking, according to the Daily Mail. Officers tasered Zikomo Peurifoy three ties before cuffing him and taking him into custody, but rather than apologize for using violence against a non-violent…

Democracy Now! pays tribute to Woody Guthrie on his 100th birthday

On “Democracy Now!” this week, hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales celebrated the centennial of the “Dust Bowl Troubadour,” Woody Guthrie, who was born on July 14, 1912. Guthrie was a transformative figure in American music, bringing American folk songs and the music of working class America into the mainstream,…

Anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva: ‘Find the right thing to do. That is your duty.’

This week on “Moyers and Company,” host Bill Moyers welcomed scientist, philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva, who, in his words, has become “a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds.” Shiva was trained as a physicist, but has become an outspoken voice against the predations of giant…

NSA whistleblower: They’re assembling information on every U.S. citizen

NSA whistleblower William Binney was interviewed by internet journalist Geoff Shively at the HOPE Number 9 hackers conference in New York on Friday. Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001 over its domestic surveillance program, had just delivered a keynote speech in which he revealed what Shively called “evidence…

Rootworms have developed resistance to genetically engineered corn

Last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency warned that Monsanto’s Bt corn, which was genetically engineered a decade ago to ward off rootworms, is now falling prey to worms that have developed resistance to the plants’ built-in insecticide. The EPA also expressed concern that Monstanto’s monitoring was “inadequate and likely to…

Bill Moyers asks activists: Is Labor a lost cause?

Last week, as Americans focused on the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law, a “disturbing” decision got lost in the shuffle. Knox v. Service Employees International Union [SEIU], Local 1000 restricts the financial power of organized labor by restricting union dues used for…

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