Monthly Archives: August 2014

Police Take Down Belligerent White Guy with Gun

Another jay walking tragedy  Hullabaloo by digby Well, no actually. In fact, this story is about an armed, belligerent jay-walker cursing police and daring them to shoot him. And guess what? They didn’t. In fact, they were patient and respectful and used psychology to talk him down. Of course, he was a middle aged white man. […]

Video: The Incredible Folding President

Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

By: Kevin Gosztola The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell […]

Earliest UFO Sightings from Ancient Egypt to the Renaissance

  UFO Sightings In Ancient Egypt, Rome, And The Middle Ages From Frances Fontaine <>1-26-01 Excerpted from Reader’s Digest “Mysteries of the Unexplained”Pages 207-209. One of the first written accounts of a UFO sighting – a fleet of flying saucers, perhaps – is the following excerpt from an Egyptian papyrus – part of the annals of […]

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders Condone Gaza Genocide

Liberals’ darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (Reuters / Joshua Roberts) Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in […]

Saudi Arabia Beheads At Shocking Rate & Why We Look The Other Way

The Perfidy of the Black Misleadership Class

Black Folks are Going Nowhere Until We Discard the Misleadership Class by  Glen Ford “They are the perfect – and well-trained – junior partners to the racist regime’s counter-insurgency hammer.” They emerged like mosquitoes after a rain: the accommodators, self-servers and Democratic Party agents of corporate power, performing their time-honored ritual to deflate and divert […]

Callous police tactics continue to fuel anger in Ferguson

Michael Brown’s Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot—and Police Crushed Them —By Mark Follman St. Louis County police officers confront a crowd in Ferguson after Brown’s shooting. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/ZUMA Press As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael […]

Powell Shooting (Cell Phone Camera): This Shit Crazy

ForbiddenKnowledgeTV Alexandra Bruce August 28, 2014 The entire event of the almost-point-blank-range killing of Kajieme Powell, 25 on August 19th by “peace officers” who are paid to protect the communities they serve, not to kill its members was recorded on video by a cellphone. In a city still reeling with revolts over the police killing […]

Zombie civil rights organizations

To Zombie Civil Rights Organizations: Don’t Like Being Called Sellouts? Then Don’t Sell Out by Bruce A. Dixon Rev. Jesse L. Jackson released what we at Black Agenda Report think was an important letter early this month. Reproduced in the newsletter of the Minority Media Telecommunications Commission, a notorious mouthpiece of Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and its other […]