Happy Hour: Frat Asks, ‘If You Could Rape Someone…’
RT’s Jenny Churchill and Jake Brewer with FissionStrategy.com join happy hour to talk about a Fraternity survey that asked, “If you could rape someone, who would it be?”, a possible nationwide cell phone ban for drivers, Microsoft co-founder unveiling his plans to change the future of space travel and Louis C.K.’s comedy special online.
Tool Time: Chris Dodd Champions Censorship
Former Senator Chris Dodd has taken on the new role as head of the MPAA, and on Tuesday he lobbied in favor of SOPA. His claim that the fight is not against technology is simply not true, of course it’s against technology! You want to block websites that have any type of ties to pirated material, how is your efforts at censorship not against technology? According to TechDirt, he also stated: “The entire film industry of Spain, Egypt and Sweden are gone.”
Back From Iraq, What we Left Behind
This week, President Obama has been doing a bit of a victory tour, over the upcoming departure of all US troops from Iraq at the end of this year. Today he and the first lady spoke to troops at Fort Bragg repeating over and over again, welcome home. But what kind of Iraq we’re leaving behind? Returning Iraq veteran and co-founder of votevets.org, Jon Soltz joins the show.
You said it, I read it
Alyona takes the time to respond to some of her viewer comments. First is from a viewer who watched our coverage of Occupy the ports, which attempted to shut down ports from Portland to San Diego. Next is from a viewer who watched the interview with Rocky Anderson, a presidential candidate from the newly formed Justice Party. Plus hear more from our viewers.
The Real Casualties of the Drone War
The majority of our political and military class have embraced drone warfare as the future. But what we rarely see are questions asked about the legality, and the ethics. And what we see even less, are the often devastating results of civilian deaths. The British based Reprieve and their Pakistani partners, The Foundation for Fundamental Rights are launching a broad-based campaign to legally challenge drone use in courts in Pakistan, Europe, and the US. Clive Stafford Smith, the founder of Reprieve discusses.
Calls for a Lowe’s Boycott
We told you how the Florida Family Association called for companies to pull their spots from TLC’s “All-American Muslim”. Lowe’s openly admitted that it has pulled their ad because of issues raised by “a broad spectrum of customers”, failing to put in their own two-cents on the conflict and take a stand. Now there are calls to boycott the home-improvement chain and calls have also been echoed by celebrities, and Russell Simmons has taken the protest a step further. Also reports say the Florida Family Association’s website was hacked and defaced by a person associated with Anonymous.