Weekly Video Roundup
This week, our favorite assemblage of videos includes: HBO’s revelatory documentary “Hacking Democracy”; a shocking video of a UCLA student being repeatedly Tasered by campus police; and Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounding off on Joe Lieberman, Bernie Sanders and O.J. Simpson.
No. 1: HBO’s “Hacking Democracy”
Watch the entire documentary that exposes the truly frightening security flaws in America’s voting machines.
Check out the first part (below), and then catch the subsequent eight parts here.
UCLA Cops Taser Cuffed Student
University police officers repeatedly stunned a handcuffed UCLA student with a Taser in a library after he could not produce an identification card. The video is sickening. The university is promising an investigation.
For follow-up on the story, click here.
Truthdig Podcast: House Politics, Traitor Joe, Education and O.J.
Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer breaks down the race for speaker, Lieberman’s threats, the reason the education system is broken and O.J.’s revolting hypothetical.
“Simpsons” Satirizes Army Recruiters
“The Simpsons” takes a shot at the unsavory tactics of Army recruiters, always on the lookout for new blood to fight in “America’s next unresolvable conflict.”
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