News for Greens

MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen

Posted by in News, Violence

by Ben Norton [FAIR] For the popular US cable news network MSNBC, the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world is apparently not worth much attention—even as the US government has played a key role in creating and maintaining that unparalleled crisis. An analysis by FAIR has found that the leading liberal cable network did not run a single segment devoted specifically to Yemen in the second half of 2017. And in these latter roughly six months of the year, MSNBC ran nearly 5,000 percent more segments that mentioned Russia than segments…read more

Dear Al Franken: I’ll Miss You, But You Can’t Matter Anymore

Posted by in Commentary, Rights

Ijeoma Oluo Right now, many would have you be another reason why we wait. You would be another reason why we harbor abusers. Dear Al, I don’t know if you remember me, but I snapped this selfie of us a little over a year ago. I was at the airport, waiting to board a quick flight from Seattle to Portland, when some middle-aged soccer-dad-looking white dude started waving and pointing frantically at his wife. “Look!” he tried to whisper as loudly as possible as he pantomimed at a row of…read more

How white engineers built racist code – and why it’s dangerous for black people

Posted by in Rights By Ali Breland|Dec. 4th, 2017 “You good?” a man asked two narcotics detectives late in the summer of 2015. The detectives had just finished an undercover drug deal in Brentwood, a predominately black neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, that is among the poorest in the country, when the man unexpectedly approached them. One of the detectives responded that he was looking for $50 worth of “hard”– slang for crack cocaine. The man disappeared into a nearby apartment and came back out to fulfill the detective’s request, swapping the drugs for money. “You see me around,…read more