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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…

News Corp launches Spanish-language network in U.S.

The new Spanish-language broadcast network MundoFox – a joint venture of News Corp and RCN Television Group of Colombia – began broadcasting Monday with the goal of reaching the growing U.S. Hispanic market. The company, which says its programming is aimed at providing “Latino entertainment” with an “American attitude,” will…

Associated Press calls white supremacists a ‘white rights group’

The Associated Press has come under scrutiny from liberal blogs after the news organization published an article that referred to the group European American Action Coalition as a “white rights group.” The language was first used by the local Philadelphia newspaper Scranton Times-Tribune, according to Daniel Denvir of City Paper.…

Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown dies at 90

NEW YORK — Helen Gurley Brown, the saucy Cosmopolitan editor who delivered thousands of sex tips to single women and more than a few curious men, died Monday. She was 90. Gurley Brown, whose influence spread across 64 international editions of the low-brow, glossy magazine, died after a brief hospitalization…

Nobel winners press NBC to cancel Wesley Clark’s war-based ‘reality’ show

Nine Nobel Peace prize winners said Monday that NBC must “immediately” drop a planned “reality” show called “Stars Earn Stripes,” where former four-star general and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark sends celebrities on military-style training “missions” to entertain viewers. Signers of an open letter to the network include Nobelists…

Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman barred from entering the UK

As “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, Duane Chapman has made a name for himself tracking down offenders on his hit US reality TV show, but his own criminal past came back to haunt him when the UK government refused to grant him a visa. Chapman, whose show has run for eight…

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