Turkish Journalist Sedef Kabaş Faces 5 Years in Prison for Her Tweet

Image Hurriyet Daily News   Midnight Express is on my list of most powerful movies seen young, so maybe I'm adding a layer of horror … but I don't believe an extra one is necessary. Just add a local lady journalist with a problem with blatant corruption. Despotların cesur seslere gözdağı vermek için kasten hedef aldığı @SedefKabas 'la dayanışmak üzere mesajı paylaşalım! pic.twitter.com/aldkoXjvdK — Kazım Cingöz (@Cingz053) January 19, 2015 No journalist should have to defend herself like this: “Turkey must not busy itself with my tweets. We must consider on whether there is a corruption or not.” [...]

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Let’s Make Sure It’s Streamed!

In his masterpiece, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,"  Gil Scott-Heron offers an unbridled indictment of the failure of the corporate media, which has only gotten exponentially worse in the four decades since we first heard it. An updated version would certainly include some reference to today's predicament. Senator Al Franken calls the fight for Net Neutrality "the free speech issue of our time" . Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that he'd always support and would only appoint FCC commissioners who'd uphold his belief in the need for a free and open internet. So, WTF is going on with Chairman Tom [...]

Speak Out … Or Shut Up!

Once again, I have to point out the hypocrisy of the right.  Many of your elected (Republican) representatives now want to charge you for the right to ask them questions.  From the idiotic freshman nut job Ben Quayle to the wacky's wunderkind Paul Ryan, these people who were elected to represent all of their constituents are foregoing town hall meetings in favor of pay-for-access events. Of course some - like my congressman (Allen West) are still holding events that they call "town hall meetings". But, as I know from personal experience, they're actually lectures where, if you dare to try to ask [...]

War Criminal

You might think I'm talking about Osama Bin Laden, but I'm not.  I'm glad Bin Laden is gone. Now maybe we can bring our troops home and stop killing people. But the war criminal I'm writing about now is Allen West, who disregarded the Geneva Conventions in 2003 when he carried out a mock execution of an Iraqi police officer - shot a gun right over his head.  He was relieved of his command and fined $5000.  Truthout's Jason Leopold joined me on the show today to give the whole story of Allen West's war crimes... everything you'd never wanted [...]

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