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Member Blogs

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    It must have seemed a very good idea at the time. The young, ambitious son of an aged king launching a war against a rebellion in a troubled country to the south. However, the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which was supposed to break the Houthis resistance and drive them from the cities, has failed miserably. The Houthis remain in control of the capital Sanaa and much of the key southern city of Aden. And the only beneficiary of the Saudi air war may be al-Qaeda.

    It must have seemed a very good idea at the time. The young, ambitious son of an aged king launching a war against a rebellion in a...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    In the midst of a historic drought, Californians have no way of knowing who is guzzling the most water. That’s not an accident. It’s by design, thanks to an obscure 1997 measure that weakened one of the state’s chief open government laws, the California Public Records Act. For the source of this legislation, look no further than Silicon Valley, where the city of Palo Alto decided it needed to do more to protect the privacy of the tech elite.

    In the midst of a historic drought, Californians have no way of knowing who’s guzzling the most water.

    That’s not an accident. It’s by design,...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    El Salvador joined the near unanimous appeal by Latin American and Caribbean governments for the Obama Administration to repeal its executive order declaring Venezuela a “threat” to national security. The U.S. is now issuing veiled threats that it might deny El Salvador’s participation in its proposed $1 billion Alliance for Prosperity program for Central America, which ostensibly is designed to reduce the influx of migrants to the United States.

    The United States is threatening the small Central American country of El Salvador with financial repercussions for having supported Venezuela's...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    The recent anti-immigrant violence that erupted this month in parts of Johannesburg and the coastal city of Durban has left at least seven people dead. It is the greatest explosion of xenophobic violence against foreign nationals in South Africa since 62 immigrants were killed in 2008. This article, written in January of 2015, provides some background and insight into the recent violence against migrants in South Africa that has shaken the continent.

    Three months after the South African government announced that it was planning to introduce a controversial stringent application process for...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Since last weekend more than 1,000 people have drowned off the coast of Libya. Another 600 died during journeys to Europe earlier this year. According to Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Europe must change its course and assume responsibility for preventing similar tragedies. He calls for changes in the legislation governing asylum and migration, which has only increased migrants’ vulnerability—and made smugglers richer.

    The Mediterranean Sea has for centuries been the cradle of modern European civilisation. It has today become a huge graveyard, as...

  • This Can't Be Happening - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 12:58pm
    Keeping the Pentagon honest by:  By Dave Lindorff

    In this podcast of the latest "This Can't Be Happening!" weekly broadcast on PRN.fm, ThisCantBeHappening.net collective member John Grant, a Vietnam War veteran and long-time peace activist, talks with show host Dave Lindorff about a Veterans for Peace campaign to counter the Pentagon's latest PR initiative to rewrite and distort the history of the Vietnam War. Grant says the VFP's Vietnam War Full Disclosure Project is...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:22am
    Videos: Fraud city: Atlanta & Wall Street. Football Town Nights. Battle for the Internet. Greece: Austerity Isn't Working. Willie Nelson & Trigger. Fraud City   When a cheating scandal rocks an Atlanta school system, Jon notices eerie similarities to the 2008 U.S. financial crisis brought on by Wall Street.     Inside Amy Schumer - Football Town Nights   A small-town high school's new football coach faces...
  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:06am
    April 24, 2015

    When a cheating scandal rocks an Atlanta school system, Jon notices eerie similarities to the 2008 U.S. financial crisis brought on by Wall Street.

    Tags: the Daily ShowJon StewartTeacherssatire
  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:58am
    April 24, 2015

    A small-town high school's new football coach faces opposition after he implements a controversial no-rape code of conduct.

    Tags: Amy SchumersatireRapefootball
  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:52am
    April 24, 2015

    Killswitch is about the battle for control over the Internet, framedby the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet.

    Tags: Internetnet neutralityAaron SwarzEdward...