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German police arrest 93-year-old Auschwitz medic for aiding and abetting murder

German police have arrested a former Nazi medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp, on multiple charges of aiding and abetting murder, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 93-year-old, who was arrested at his home near Neubrandenburg north of Berlin, underwent a medical checkup before he faced a judge and was…

John Kerry compares Uganda’s anti-LGBT law to apartheid and Nazi policies

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday compared tough new anti-gay laws enacted in Uganda to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany or apartheid in South Africa. “You could change the focus of this legislation to black or Jew, Jewish, and you could be in 1930s Germany or you could…

Former head of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was Nazi paramilitary

A former head of Vienna’s prestigious Philharmonic Orchestra was a member of Nazi Germany’s elite paramilitary SS and collaborated with the secret police, while half of its musicians were members of the Nazi party, historians have said. Helmut Wobisch, a member of the Nazi party since 1933 when it was…

Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey spoke to Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night after being pepper sprayed by police the previous night during an “Occupy Seattle” protest. The protest was formed in downtown Seattle in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” after it was raided by authorities. Police claimed they gave…

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