In American folklore, Thanksgiving is a holiday that originated in 1621 with the Pilgrims celebrating a good harvest. Some historians say that this event is poorly documented, and others believe that the Thanksgiving tradition traveled to the New World with the Pilgrims and Puritans who brought with them the English Days of Thanksgiving.
Racism is the most sacred American value. Racism is the American obsession. America calls itself a democracy, but practices apartheid. Being black in public is a capital crime in Ferguson, Missouri and in every other US community.
The Ukrainian government has cut off economic relations with the rebel-controlled Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, deepening the social and economic crisis engulfing the region.
Though focusing on a question of political principle, this article is, in its own way, a striking piece of INVESTIGATIVE journalism. Written in reaction to an e-mail from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (aka "Bold Progressives"), it exposes the masochistic contradiction at the core of "progressive" politics: proclaiming marital fidelity to Liz Warren's principles, while secretly enthralled to "dominatrix" Clinton.
As for the victims, they're just victims. They're dead. That's all. War is war, and that sort of thing -- no news there. It's those people's tough luck. After all, they had voted for Viktor Yanukovych. And, since Obama had installed a 'democracy' when he overthrew that democratically elected Ukrainian President, Obama needed to get rid of such voters, in order to be able to make his new Ukrainian regime last.
British comedian Russell Brand took to his web series The Trews to criticize US mainstream media framing of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, which he described as a “microcosmic cauldron of centuries of racial oppression.”
A Jacksonville sheriff fired shots at an unarmed suspect during a traffic incident Monday, but will not be placed on leave. Officer J.C. Garcia shot at Brian Dennison as the latter was rushing his daughter home in the midst of an asthma attack.