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Zimmerman defender rants about ‘young black males’

In an interview on Tuesday, one of George Zimmerman’s neighbors referred to “young black males” eight times, but insisted that there was no racial profiling by his neighborhood watch. Speaking to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Frank Taaffe defended Zimmerman’s February slaying of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teen. “Neighbor-hood, that’s a…

Hedges: NDAA is ‘chilling’ the practice of journalism

Speaking about his lawsuit against the U.S. government over its claim that it may indefinitely imprison anyone it believes to be involved in terrorism, journalist Chris Hedges warned that the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is already having a “chilling” effect on the serious practice of journalism. That’s because…

Trump warns Fox News viewers: Autism caused by vaccines

Business mogul Donald Trump chose the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day to reveal that he “strongly” believes that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are linked to exposure to vaccines. In a Monday interview on Fox News, the reality star explained that a series of casual observations had led him to…

Moyers guest: Obama needs to back up populist rhetoric

Community organizer George Goehl would be glad if there was a national leader who could pressure the big banks to pay their fair share of taxes and deal honestly with the mortgage crisis by writing down the principle for underwater homeowners. He wishes President Obama could be such a leader,…

‘Occupy’ prank gives New Yorkers free subway rides

Activists thought to be affiliated with Occupy Wall Street on Wednesday chained open as many as 25 subway stations in New York City, inviting commuters to ride without paying fares. Signs with official Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) logos were places around stations, reading, “Free Entry, No Fare. Please Enter Through…

Tea party leader at Supreme Court rally: ‘Obamacare is a cancer!’

Tea party groups and Republican politicians rallied outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, urging that the justices declare President Barack Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional. Group leaders led chants of “Constitution, yes. Socialism, no” and “Real women buy their own birth control” while waiting for speakers to come to…

Geraldo Rivera: Hoodie ‘allowed’ Zimmerman to kill Martin

Update (below): Geraldo’s own son ‘ashamed’ of him Fox News host Geraldo Rivera thinks he knows who or what is to blame for the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin: the hoodie did it. Appearing on Fox News early Friday morning, Rivera conceded that George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who…

New Yorkers hold Million Hoodie March in honor of slain teen

Thousands gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a “Million Hoodie March” to show their support for Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was recently gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante. “My heart is in pain,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the crowd. “But to see the support of…

Kirk Cameron on anti-LGBT remarks: I’ve been bullied too

Actor Kirk Cameron said on Tuesday that he can sympathize with the LGBT people who he has called “unnatural” and “destructive” because he has been bullied too. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this month, Cameron asserted that his Christian faith taught him that homosexuality was “destructive to…

Atheists use ‘unholy water’ to ‘unbless’ Florida highway

Atheists gathered in Polk County, Florida on Sunday used “unholy water” to wash away a blessing placed on a highway by a religious group one year ago. “We come in peace,” Humanists of Florida Association (HFA) director Mark Palmer shouted to a group assembled to “unbless” Highway 98. “Now that’s…

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