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Watch: Short film breaks down NYPD suppression tactics against Occupy protesters

A new short film by Paul Sullivan marking the second anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement explains how New York City police used targeted arrests to sap the gatherings of momentum, while also showing the threats leveled at protests, including the filmmaker himself. Sullivan’s encounter with police is the…

Alan Keyes tells ‘Dr. Chaps’: We need to elect ‘an impeachment and removal Congress’

Failed former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes told failed former Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt that the country’s best hope for survival was to elect a Congress solely dedicated to the impeachment of President Barack Obama. “A third of the Senate is up [for re-election] in 2014, and the…

Creationist: Bill Nye ‘doesn’t understand science correctly’

Australian “young Earth” creationist pastor Ken Ham said on Facebook Tuesday that Bill Nye “The Science Guy” does not “understand science correctly” because Nye does not believe in a literal interpretation of the Biblical book Genesis. “Bill Nye still doesn’t understand the difference between historical science and observational science–so he…

OSU students discover ‘some random guy’ squatting behind locked door in basement

Some Ohio State University students discovered “some random guy” had apparently been living in their off-campus house without their knowledge. The students told campus newspaper The Lantern that they became suspicious after hearing strange noises at their off-campus house. “We had been telling everyone the story of the ghost in…

University of Alabama president admits: ‘Our Greek system remains segregated’ by race

On Friday, Raw Story reported about the blanket rejection of a “perfect candidate” by the alumnae of the sororities at the University of Alabama because she was black. According to The Crimson White, Sunday night the president of the University of Alabama, Judy Bonner, met individually with advisors from each…

Report: Exec overseeing U.S. Open security wanted guard dog for ‘some n*gger eating’

An executive for a security firm hired for the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other high-profile events is being sued for discrimination and retaliation after he allegedly sent racist emails calling African-Americans the N-word. Emails obtained by The New York Post showed that Contemporary Services Corp. Vice President for Special…

Navy yard doctor: ‘I would like to not be an expert on gunshots’

Dr. Janis M Orlowski of MedStar Washington Hospital Center pleads with Americans to put her trauma center ‘out of business’ The most senior clinician at a hospital that treated victims of the Washington navy yard shooting has become a rallying point for gun campaigners, calling on Americans to eradicate the…

Columbia professor dispels myth of insatiable drug addicts

A new article in the New York Times by science reporter John Tierney suggests that the deprivations and delinquency associated with crack and methamphetamine abuse are due more to socioeconomic factors than the drugs themselves. Columbia University professor Carl Hart designed an experiment in which he offered pharmaceutical-grade crack-cocaine to…

Climate change imperils Alaska’s king, snow crabs

Alaska’s Resilient Crabs Not Immune to Effects of Rapidly Acidifying Waters (via PBS News Hour) GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight, it’s north to Alaska for the first of three reports on climate change in the Arctic region. Our story was produced for the NewsHour by The Seattle Times, in partnership with…

Texas student wins scholarship after outing teacher for comparing atheism to smoking

A student recently told a group of humanists in Texas in that she won a scholarship by standing up for her beliefs after her high school teacher compared atheism to smoking cigarettes. At a Humanists of Houston meeting last week, 19-year-old Sara Elizabeth Sheppard explained that she decided to use…

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