On Rape, Cages, and the Steubenville Verdict

by Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous: Today, the two 16-year-old football players who were accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty. The boys’ emotional reactions to the verdict, including crying in court, led several different CNN personalities to lament that their young lives have been ruined. That’s right. With…

Rumsfeld-Era Propaganda Program Whitewashed by Pentagon

Originally published on TruthOut, by Cyril Mychalejko. A controversial public relations program run by former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s Pentagon was cleared of any wrong-doing by the agency’s inspector general in a report published last month. The program used dozens of retired military officers working as analysts on television and radio networks as “surrogates” armed…

The leaked campaign to attack WikiLeaks and its supporters

Reposted from Salon.com – written by Glenn Greenwald There’s a very strange episode being widely discussed the past couple of days involving numerous parties, including me, that I now want to comment on.  The story, first reported by The Tech Herald, has been written about in numerous places (see Marcy Wheeler, Forbes, The Huffington Post, BoingBoing, Matt Yglesias, Reason, Tech…