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‘Ex-gay’ pastor: Arrest Dan Savage for anti-bully campaign

A pastor who claims to be a “former homosexual” says that sex columnist Dan Savage should be arrested for his role in launching an anti-bullying campaign to help young LGBT people. In a recent interview with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour host Peter LaBarbera, pastor DL Foster suggested…

Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous. On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da…

Striking Belgian firefighters hose down the cops

When Belgium’s firefighters were threatened with a government attempt to raise their retirement age, they fought back using the tools of their trade. According to Russia Today, “Several hundred firemen broke through police cordons and hosed down the prime minister’s office. The men, dressed in full gear, were smiling as…

Springsteen drops video for Obama 2012 song: ‘We Take Care of Our Own’

A Bruce Springsteen song that’s been selected by President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign now has a sing-a-long video to go with it. In the video “We Take Care of Our Own,” Springsteen plays in what looks like a closed down warehouse. Black and white images of economic degradation, people of…

Protesters deliver petitions demanding Apple respect worker rights

Protesters on Thursday delivered petitions to Apple’s store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal demanding the company improve worker conditions in its factories in Southeast Asia. An annual internal audit of Apple’s supply chain found many of its suppliers overworked and underpay employees, and nearly one-third were negligent in managing…

J.C. Penny CEO: ‘Ellen represents the values of our company’

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Thuesday, J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson put an end to the so-called controversy over talk show host Ellen DeGeneres being picked as the company’s spokeswoman. “She shares the same values that we do,” he said. “Our company was founded 110 years ago on the…

Chris Hedges: Occupy’s ‘Black Bloc’ is ‘serving’ the 1 percent

After publishing a scathing essay criticizing the tactics of some “Occupy” protesters, Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges appeared on Russia Today’s The Alyona Show to discuss what he sees as a “cancer” on the movement: the so-called “Black Bloc.” The “Black Bloc” isn’t so much a sub-group as it is a tactic used by…

Ellen on anti-LGBT group: ‘My haters are my motivators’

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is finally responding to an anti-LGBT rights group that called on JC Penney to fire her as their spokesperson because she is a lesbian. In a taping of the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will air on Wednesday, DeGeneres used the opportunity of California’s same…

Nader: Airline tried to charge me $2,680 for aisle seat

Ralph Nader, a perennial presidential candidate and longtime consumer advocate, ran into something of a problem recently when flying to Texas from Connecticut. After asking for an aisle seat due to his 6 ft. plus frame, he was informed by an American Airlines representative that there were no more available…

‘Charlie McAwesome’ glitter bombs Ron Paul

A man going by the name “Charlie McAwesome” made it official Monday night: every remaining Republican presidential frontrunner has been glitter bombed. At a campaign event in Minneapolis, “McAwesome” doused Texas Congressman Ron Paul with sparkly particles as he was leaving the stage, according to City Pages. “Housing and healthcare…

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