Mothers of young men murdered by police in Orange County, Calif., testify to the systematic destruction of families and society that such shootings cause. And by extension they indict the capitalist evil that consciously holds the poor like animals in squalid pens.
The Truthdig columnist was honored Sunday night for his column "The Last Days of Tomas Young," which "sharply skewers a VA system that failed to aid the very people it’s meant to serve.”
As the number of confirmed cases of measles in the U.S. rises above 100, "Democracy Now!" speaks to a doctor, a law professor, and a legal scholar who believes her child developed autism as a result of vaccination.
In a deal two decades in the making, China is opening its doors to the Walt Disney Co., having finally given the quintessentially Western enterprise the go-ahead to bring Mickey Mouse and his fellow characters to Shanghai with a new Disney theme park tailored to the Chinese megalopolis.
Oh, what a tangled web Spider-Man weaves. Thanks largely to the multibillion-dollar success of Marvel's characters on the big screen, Disney is buying the fabled comic book company for $4 billion in cash and stock. The Mouse House says Marvel characters will soon be appearing at its theme parks, but that isn't the half of it.