Saturday, October 15, 2011

The People United Will Never Be Defeated

Songstress Otep Shamaya belts out a loving tribute to Sarah Palin and G.W. Bush in "Rise Rebel Resist"

Protests take violent turn in Rome
The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine) covers the classic "Stray Bullets" (Are Raining Down). Hear more at Axis of Justice Radio

"The Atomic Cafe" offers a darkly humorous glimpse at mid-century America, an era (unlike our own) full with paranoia, anxiety, and apprehension. Whimsical yet razor-sharp, this classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of US life in the "Atomic Age" we created while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation.

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Lisa Ling lives it up in "Our America" --
the new season delves into some of the most challenging, thought-provoking issues in society today. With stories ranging from amateur porn to polygamy, to sex trafficking and PTSD, Ling immerses herself into the lives of everyday Americans. Season premiere is Sunday, Oct. 16, 10:00 pm PST/9:00 pm Central, on OWN.

Comet Elenin debris to pass Earth Sunday

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What Bill Clinton thinks of Lady Gaga in LA

The former president admits he finds something stunning about the pop princess. Other celebs weigh in

"Iron Man" cyborg being built
This handout video frame grab was provided by the Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). It shows a man controlling a robot arm with his mind. It was taken on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The mind belongs to quadriplegic research subject Tim Hemmes. He is operating a mechanical prosthetic arm with Katie Schaffer during a testing sessions at a UPMC research facility in Pittsburgh. Hemmes had a chip implanted on the surface of his brain that reads his "intention" to move his paralyzed arm and sends that instruction instead to an advanced bionic arm. The goal is to create mind-controlled prosthetics to restore some independence to the paralyzed (AP/UPMC).

DSK with Tristane Banon (AP/Eric Feferberg, Pool) and with Nafissatou Diallo [Reuters/Todd Heisler/Pool (L) and Shannon Stapleton (R)]

IMF rapes in more way than one, allegedly

IMF says no celebration in Ireland until unemployment falls. Former Int'l Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss Kahn (DSK) with accusing victims Tristane Banon, the French writer who claims DSK tried to rape her in 2003, looks on prior to a television interview at the TV news broadcast by French TV station TF1, in Boulogne Billancourt, outside Paris, Sept. 29, 2011. DSK met in a face-to-face confrontation with Banon earlier that day as the two were questioned jointly by investigators at a police station in Paris, deciding whether to pursue the case. DSK allegedly also attacked Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault in NYC. The Manhattan DA's office wants to dismiss the charges against DSK.