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App That Crowdsources Bail Lets Anyone Help Disrupt America’s Mass Incarceration

(ANTIMEDIA) — The United States is known for having one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, fueled by the Drug War, a bought-off justice system, and the ever-flourishing prison-industrial complex. With special interests from police unions to prison guard unions fueling mass incarceration (to say nothing of the private prison lobby), it is not difficult to understand why the supposedly […]

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Why Is the FBI So Afraid of Encryption?

FBI Director Christopher Wray declared the bureau’s inability to access encrypted electronic devices a “major public safety issue.” (AP) New York City — On Tuesday the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations discussed the danger posed by encryption of electronic devices. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke about challenges […]

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Video: Someone Saw Harvey Weinstein at a Restaurant and Slapped the Sh*t out of Him

(ANTIMEDIA) Scottsdale, AZ — Footage obtained by TMZ shows disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein on the receiving end of a pair of backhanded slaps at a Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant Tuesday night, in addition to being called a “piece of shit” by the man delivering them. According to TMZ, Weinstein and his sobriety coach, a person who provides one-on-one assistance to someone just out […]

National Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion While Adding 1.1 Million Jobs

(COMMONDREAMS) — Though a key argument for legalizing marijuana in the United States is that it would put a tremendous and necessary dent in the domestic and global failure known as “the War on Drugs,” a new analysis out Wednesday reveals that federal legalization could also raise more than $130 billion in tax revenue by 2025 while […]

Oprah 2020 Is Not the Answer

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — On Sunday evening at the annual Golden Globes award ceremony in Los Angeles, Oprah won hearts and minds with a rousing speech about speaking truth to power and advancing the position of women in society. It was an objectively powerful oration, and social media was promptly flooded with calls for Oprah to be the country’s next president. […]

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US Army’s New Video Game Will Train Teachers to Defend Against School Shooters

(ANTIMEDIA) — Using software designed for the development of video games, the United States Army and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are creating a computer simulation to train teachers on how to respond during active shooter scenarios. “With teachers, they did not self-select into a role where they expect to have bullets flying near them,” Tamara Griffith, a chief engineer on […]

Fear Mongering Intensifies: CDC to Teach US Public How to Prepare for Nuclear War

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Sometimes it feels as if the mainstream media works in concert with government agencies to manufacture a perpetual atmosphere of existential terror. Reminiscent of the color-coded alerts issued by the Homeland Security Department during the early years of the War on Terror, we now get daily updates of a feud between two world leaders […]

Ron Paul: Just Say No to Jeff Sessions

(RPI) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off the New Year by reversing the Obama-era guidance for federal prosecutors to limit their enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. In what is almost certainly not a coincidence, Sessions’ announcement came days after California’s law legalizing recreational marijuana sales […]

Weinstein Effect: 50 Powerful Men Who Fell in 2017 Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

(ANTIMEDIA) — In October, famous Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, was fired from his position at the Weinstein Company after multiple women accused him of sexual assault. Additional shocking claims about the disgraced media mogul surfaced, including rape, as well as Salma Hayek’s recounting of the time Weinstein threatened her life and the revelation that Weinstein employed spies, including ex-Mossad agents, to silence […]

New Lawsuit Seeks to Force Disclosure of Trump’s Secret Kill List

The Trump admin is now facing legal challenges demanding the release of details related to the secret kill list and rules which allow for the assassination of American citizens.  (AP) — On December 22 the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in an attempt to force the release of newly established rules related to […]

7 Huge News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2017

(ANTIMEDIA) — 2017 was a chaotic year filled with violent protest, threats of nuclear war, ongoing Cold War-style accusations of collusion with ‘the Russians,’ and widespread allegations of sexual harassment. Establishment media outlets like Washington Post and CNN took it upon themselves to protect American democracy from the Trump administration, but in typical fashion, many of the most vital stories […]

From Reality TV Star to Mass Murderer in One Short Year

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — U.S. president Donald Trump ran his presidential campaign on a strict platform of anti-interventionism (with the exception of his campaign pledge to bomb the sh*t out of ISIS’ oil fields). In reality, Trump hasn’t just bombed the sh*t out of ISIS – he has bombed the sh*t out of the entire region, making former President Obama’s warmongering legacy pale […]