Category: Activism

Retrenchment and Higher Education: A Followup

Retrenchment and Higher Education As a result of continued annual budget cuts under Governor Tom Corbett (18% for 2013 alone) to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), all universities in the system have had to reconcile the difference by making difficult financial decisions.  However, one state college, East Stroudsburg University (full disclosure: my […]

DHS And Western Union Announce Alliance To Combat Human Trafficking

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that they are forming an alliance with Western Union for the purpose of combating human trafficking. Western Union will work closely with the DHS Blue Campaign, which is the “unified voice for DHS’ efforts to combat human trafficking.” (Source) Among other services, DHS provides immigration relief for […]

Chris Brown Says Losing Virginity At Age 8 Is Normal 'In The Country'

In an interview with The Guardian, R&B star Chris Brown admitted to childhood sexual abuse. Except he didn’t call it that… According to Brown, he lost his virginity when he was eight years old. His “lover” was “14 or 15.” When the reporter expressed shock, Brown confirmed with a “grin and chuckle”: Yeah, really. Uh-huh. […]

Filmmaker Documents Questionable Suppression Tactics By NYPD During Occupy Protests.(Video)

Paul-Henry Sullivan documents the tactics used to Suppress Occupy protestors by the NYPD. In his 10 minute film, titled “10 arrests in 83 minutes”, Sullivan goes to the protest and captures footage in multiple locations of protesters being arrested for “public safety reasons”.  Sullivan questions if these people who are being arrested really are menace […]