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The Stop Online Piracy Act, a piece of internet legislation that has potentially dangerous consequences to the free flow of information online, was shelved Wednesday after a massive web-wide protest. Sites such as Wikipedia and Reddit went black, while Google, Craigslist, and countless other highly trafficked destinations posted notices informing their users of the bill. Amidst... MORE »
In a strange turn of events on Friday afternoon, the Westboro Baptist Church announced that they were not going to be protesting over the Bernie Fine scandal at Syracuse, but would instead be picketing Fab Melo’s new haircut. Westboro Baptist Church is known for its offensive and ultra-conservative politics. “His haircut is strange, it makes... MORE »
So apparently a lot of people enjoyed my article lampooning the UC Davis police brutality affair, “Food and Drug Administration Declares Pepper Spray a Vegetable.” Since I posted it on Saturday, it has spread throughout all the internets in true viral fashion, collecting an astounding FOURTEEN Google +1’s. But for every reader who loved my... MORE »
After the events that occurred on UC Davis’s and Berkeley’s campuses this past month, many people expected that the universities would strive to protect their reputations through support for peaceful protests and apologies for their resident police departments’ actions. Not the case. In fact, the UC system announced today that it would begin routine beatings... MORE »
The US Congress and the Department of Agriculture have collectively agreed that pepper spray, an inflammatory agent commonly used in riot control and personal self-defense, is now publicly recognized as a member of the vegetable food group. With this declaration, pepper spray now joins the ranks of carrots, arugula, chickpeas, and broccoli as an official... MORE »
Title says all. During peacefully Occupy Movement, police came in to tear down tents and proceeded to arrest students who stood in their way. Once students peacefully demanded the release of the arrested, a police officer unnecessarily pepper sprays the students to open a path for the rest of the officers MORE »
“Hey man, legalize marijuana, it’s like, really important to the world.” In Speaker’s Circle this past Monday, the Marijuana Legalization Support (MLS) group waiting good-naturedly to pass out flyers and brownies to the eager stoner students. But as hours flew by, bystanders could tell the groups members became more and more giggly, carefree and red... MORE »
It has been over a month since Occupy Wall Street protester Paul Flenderson set up camp in New York City’s Zuccotti Park equipped with nothing but a tent, a few basic daily necessities, and a sign reading “Corporations are not people.” However, the first-time protester is growing increasingly concerned about his digital video recorder box... MORE »