Ana Kasparian fired back at the breast-obsessed Pastor James David Manning over sexist remarks he directed at The Young Turks host. The right-wing pastor recently appeared on the online program to discuss his belief that President Barack Obama was pushing a pro-gay agenda on the U.S. Manning, who is black, became upset when Kasparian called him “Debbie Schlussel ignorant” for pointing out that his skin was darker than Young Turks host Cenk Uygur, who is Turkish-American.
The US Justice Department said Thursday it has launched an antitrust probe of the mega merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The $45.2 billion tie-up would unite the largest US cable companies, which also are among the largest broadband Internet providers. Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona said the agency’s antitrust division “is looking at the proposed acquisition involving Comcast and Time Warner.” She said in a statement that Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer would be recused and that “the investigation will be overseen by two experienced antitrust practitioners,” principal deputy assistant attorney general Renata Hesse and deputy assistant attorney general David Gelfand.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 Does Canada still need the CRTC to regulate broadcasting, especially when their vision includes a whole host of new fees?
Photo of Shin-Okubo by flickr user Metro Centric, (CC BY 2.0) Shin-Okubo , a district in Tokyo with high concentration of ethnic Korean residents, has been suffering from anti-Korean protests by some extremely racist citizen groups in recent years.
Explosive revelations of massive surveillance programs conducted by government agencies by the former contractor Edward Snowden triggered new debate about the security and privacy of each individual who is connected somehow to Internet and after the Snowden’s disclosures they think that by adopting encrypted communications, i.e. SSL enabled websites, over the Internet, they’ll be secure. People do care of their privacy and many have already changed some of their online habits, like by using HTTPS instead of HTTP while they are surfing the Internet.
Tom Gagné traces the connection between the aftermath of last year’s Gezi Park struggle and a new upsurge of protests in the wake of a government corruption scandal. Democracy demonstrators fill Taksim Square at night during the Gezi Park protests (Burak Su) SINCE THE end of last summer, anti-corruption protests have become a steady fixture of Turkey’s political landscape–and they have escalated going into the new year, amid recent financial scandals.
No private party ought to be getting rich off a basic public trust. This article originally appeared in Inequality.org’s weekly newsletter Too Much , and is reprinted here with their permission