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John Beieler

A Geography of Dissent In Time

A Penn State doctoral candidate made a time-lapse visualization of what appears to be every recorded protest on the planet since 1979 that shows a flood of resistance sweeping the planet beginning with the anti-globalization movement of the late 1990s.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Pennsylvania Suing NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is filing a lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of his state, claiming that the governing body of college athletics overstepped its bounds when it issued harsh penalties against Penn State University for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 READ MORE



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What Americans Don’t Get About Afghanistan

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ed Girardet has been reporting from Afghanistan for 30 years and he predicts things will fall apart. Also: new infections of HIV among young, gay black men up by 48 percent; one of the architects of financial deregulation wants a do-over; and sportswriter Mark Heisler goes out on a limb looking for answers.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE


What Americans Don’t Get About Afghanistan

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ed Girardet has been reporting from Afghanistan for 30 years and he predicts things will fall apart. Also: new infections of HIV among young, gay black men up by 48 percent; one of the architects of financial deregulation wants a do-over; and sportswriter Mark Heisler goes out on a limb looking for answers.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE


Santorum Defends Penn State, Paterno

Many and more have condemned Penn State and Joe Paterno over their handling of allegations involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, but not “family values guy” Rick Santorum.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 READ MORE



AP/John Beale

Penn State Penalized for Sandusky Scandal

The NCAA, college football’s governing body, hit Penn State with unprecedented penalties on Monday for not taking action after discovering that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting young boys.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Penn State, JPMorgan Chase, and the War on Youth

When asked if criminal charges should be brought against a number of people in the Penn State scandal, including former university President Graham Spanier, lead investigator Louis J. Freeh said that decision wasn’t up to him, confirming that justice in America works primarily for the rich and powerful and against the poor, marginalized and young.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 READ MORE


Joe Pa’s Shame

Penn State’s Board of Trustees commissioned former FBI Director Louis Freeh to investigate how child molester Jerry Sandusky—for years one of Joe Paterno’s most trusted and loyal assistants—could have committed his awful crimes under the noses of university officials. The answer is simple and shocking: Those officials simply looked the other way.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Paul Vathis

Paterno and Others Hid Facts, Inquiry Says

An investigation into the Penn State sexual abuse scandal determined that head football coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials knew for as long as 15 years that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky may have had sexual relationships with young boys.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Sandusky Found Guilty

A jury on Friday convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts related to the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 READ MORE



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Sandusky May Testify During His Trial

Former Penn State assistant football coach and pedophile suspect Jerry Sandusky may take the stand in his own defense, his lawyers hinted as his trial began Monday. Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Gene J. Puskar

Lessons of JoePa, in Case the Next Witch We Hunt Doesn’t Drop Dead

Unfortunately, most people will insist they were the ones insisting this was a witch hunt all along, and believe it.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Preoccupied by Health and Safety

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer condemns the eviction of Occupy L.A.; the protesters police themselves; the NBA lockout ends and so does Herman Cain’s campaign, and we get a feminist analysis of the Penn State scandal.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 READ MORE


Preoccupied by Health and Safety

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer condemns the eviction of Occupy L.A.; the protesters police themselves; the NBA lockout ends and so does Herman Cain’s campaign, and we get a feminist analysis of Penn State.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 READ MORE


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Posted on Nov 13, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Matt Rourke

Joe Paterno Gets Due Process of Us

These days you don’t get due process of the law until long after you have gotten due process of us ... and the “us” isn’t our rational side, but our bloodthirsty one, as presented by media.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 READ MORE



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Paterno’s Exit Sparks Student Riot

Angry at school officials and the media for ousting football hero Joe Paterno, thousands of Penn State students poured into the streets of their college town Wednesday night, clashing with police, chanting and taking their frustrations out on local property and a news van.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 READ MORE


Sex Scandal Sacks Joe Paterno

Since 1950, Joe Paterno has been a fixture at Penn State’s football program and a legend in college football. He sent more than 250 players to the NFL and ran as clean an athletic program as may be reasonably accomplished, but now he has to end his career on a low note.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Carolyn Kaster

The Shame in Happy Valley

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno said, “I did what I was supposed to.” In fact, nobody at Penn State did what basic human decency requires—and as a result, according to prosecutors, an alleged sexual predator who could have been stopped years ago was allowed to continue molesting young boys.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 READ MORE


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