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UGA student paper staff walk after faculty memo forbids ‘Liable’

The student editor-in-chief and most of the student staff of the University of Georgia’s The Red and Black newspaper resigned en masse on Wednesday, contending that control of the paper was being taken away from students and placed in the hands of non-students. In a statement published by Red and…

Study: News networks largely ignored climate change during hottest month ever

Even amid July’s record-breaking heat wave, America’s most-watched news networks largely ignored the subject of climate change, according to a study by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters. Media Matters found that ABC and CNN were the worst offenders, with just 2 percent and 4 percent of their extreme weather…

U.K. Foreign Office: We would refuse Assange safe passage out of London

Britain has told Ecuador that it would refuse to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange safe passage out of the country even if Quito grants him asylum, official notes showed Thursday. Police and protesters gathered outside Ecuador’s embassy in London on Thursday ahead of a statement from Quito on whether or…

Foodies celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday

Foodies paid tribute Wednesday to celebrity chef Julia Child, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the woman who introduced Americans to exotic French delicacies like boeuf bourguignon. Across the United States, 100 restaurants celebrated with Child-inspired menus during the Julia Child Restaurant Week, which runs August 7-15. “Happy…

Unification Church founder –and Washington Times and UPI owner– Sun Myung Moon in critical condition

The founder of the controversial Unification Church is in a South Korean hospital in critical condition due to complications from pneumonia, his spokesman said on Thursday. Sun Myung Moon, 92, was admitted to Seoul’s St Mary’s Hospital on Tuesday and has been unconscious since then, Ahn Ho-Yeol told AFP, describing…

Wikileaks says British raid threat ‘hostile, extreme’

Whistleblowing website Wikileaks on Thursday condemned a British threat to raid the Ecuador embassy in London where its founder is holed up as a “hostile and extreme” assault on asylum-seekers. “WikiLeaks condemns in the strongest possible terms the UK’s resort to intimidation,” it said in a statement. “A threat of…

Devo co-creator: Obama versus Romney is like Coke versus Pepsi

Update: Moments before this story was published, Devo’s official website was suddenly blocked by Google (screenshot), ostensibly for malware. The band’s official Twitter account confirmed to Raw Story that their site had been hacked. —— To Jerry Casale, co-creator of new wave electro-rock group Devo, the 2012 presidential election is…

Bob Beckel drops f-bomb while threatening Fox News co-host

On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Five,” Fox News personality Bob Beckel, the show’s sole token Democrat, shouted at co-host Eric Bolling for wagging a finger in his face and slapping his arm, warning: “You know, if you do that again you’re fucking toast.” For Beckel, that marks the second…

Drug war ‘peace caravan’ woos Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — A “peace caravan” has reached Los Angeles in search of Hollywood support for its crusade to end to the US war on drugs, which organizers blame for the violence tearing up Mexico. “The artists are the opposite of the barbarity we are living with,” said Mexican poet…

Malaysian bloggers and politicians team up for ‘Internet blackout’

Malaysian NGOs, well-known bloggers and opposition politicians on Tuesday staged a one-day “Internet blackout” to protest a legal amendment that they say threatens free expression on the Web. Participants replaced their home pages with black screens featuring messages attacking the new section of the Evidence Act, which went into effect…

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