In this episode of System Error, we investigate how the U.S. Supreme Court became a broken institution.
We all understand that climate change is real, it’s here, and that the consequences of our inaction will be disastrous for our species and countless other forms of life around the world. But what happens when those in positions of power see climate change as a means to an end? A way to make trulyContinue reading “How Fascists Are Taking Advantage Of Climate Change – Second Thought”
Police officers arrested a suspect connected to an overnight mass shooting on East 6th Street near SXSW festivities in downtown Austin, according to the Austin Police Department (APD). Four victims were shot around 2 a.m. and taken to hospitals Sunday with non-life-threatening injuries, Austin-Travis County EMS said. APD had seven times officers than normal in the entertainment district because of SXSWContinue reading “Mass shooting near SXSW activities in downtown Austin, 4 people shot”
Police said they arrested one suspect in Saturday night’s shooting. At least 24 people were shot, including children, at a car show in rural Arkansas on Saturday night. At least one person has died, according to police. The shooting took place in Dumas, about 90 miles southeast of Little Rock, at about 7:30 p.m. localContinue reading “1 dead, at least 24 shot, including children, at Arkansas car show”
Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”
A lone gunman opened fire during a lecture at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday and wounded four people, some of them seriously, police said. Police said that the perpetrator was dead, but didn’t give details of how that happened. They had earlier asked people on Twitter to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area, homeContinue reading “4 wounded in Germany university shooting; gunman dead”
The VICE News Extremism Desk launches with an investigation into the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. since the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.
For the second year in a row, the right wing’s favorite dark money donation vehicle has given an unprecedented sum to a notorious white nationalist hate group. New tax records obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reveal that nonprofit charity DonorsTrust bankrolled the New Century Foundation—an alias for American Renaissance, a white nationalist organizationContinue reading “DonorsTrust Gives $600k Donation to White Nationalist Hate Group”
U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney called Pope Francis a communist on Sunday, a day after he met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican. Tenney, R-New Hartford, tweeted a response to a photo of Pope Francis shaking hands with Pelosi in a private audience at the Vatican. “Just two communists,” Tenney wrote. When a Twitter user responded toContinue reading “Rep. Claudia Tenney calls Pope Francis a communist after he meets Nancy Pelosi”
A Colorado State University Pueblo student arrested Tuesday for having a large cache of loaded weapons on campus allegedly told other students and CSU Pueblo staff he fantasized about setting off pipe bombs in the university courtyard and gunning down other students as they fled. In an arrest affidavit obtained by The Pueblo Chieftain on Sept.Continue reading “CSU Pueblo student arrested with firearms allegedly fantasized about mass shooting”