1968 Olympics: An Afrikan-Amerikan Summer of Love and Reckoning

The 1968 Summer Olympics were 50 years ago this week. Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’ raised gloved fists were many African Americans’ Summer of Love – and Pride, and Reckoning.  by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  Gold medallist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) raise their fists at the 1968 Summer Olympics, Wikimedia Commons In the summer of […]

Thanks to Government, That Road Sign Might Be Watching You

The DEA’s latest privacy-infringing plan is bringing mass surveillance to the streets. By DAN KING AND E.A. GREENE • October 16, 2018 Credit: reddees/Shutterstock   Should each and every intersection you stop at or drive through be a potential federal surveillance site? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certainly seems to think so. The DEA is currently expanding its use of license […]

Brazilian Bolsonaro, a fascist, Roger Waters says

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/JzXADN9WgS0 This 12 October 2018 video says about itself: Pink Floyd ex-bassist Roger Waters declared Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to be the South American country’s “neo-fascist on the rise”. Waters named at this first concert of his Brazilian tour far-right politicians similar to Bolsonaro. Like Donald Trump,…