If you like on the ground reporting from independent and reliable journalists, you’re probably familiar with Ford Fischer from Washington, DC. If there’s something interesting happening in DC, he’s there. Sleeper […]
A Florida man is in custody after an apparent nervous breakdown. Justin King, editor of The Fifth Column (our parent outlet), is facing multiple felony counts after his breakdown. According to witnesses, King ran from […]
25-year-old Jay Anderson was killed by a Wauwatosa officer at 3am on June 23d, 2016. That officer was identified by the family at this protest, despite officials keeping it hidden. During the protest, the Andersons’ described how they’re holding up, as well as their demands for answers as to what happened to Jay. Milwaukee PD continues investigations.
During an off-camera interview with Cop Block contributors, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson described how WPD has handled protests. SWAT officers who stormed Mayfair Mall allegedly had their badges covered up. According to the Andersons, even mall goers who’d otherwise support the police found this suspicious. According to the Andersons, during their most recent protest–also at Mayfair–WPD ordered the Andersons to not say a word in the mall. If words were spoken, or even a formal march was organized in the mall, then either Jay’s mother or fiancé would be arrested first. WPD has threatened arrests since the beginning and, although none have been made, these most recent threats were the most targeted.
As Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s marks his first three months in office, a mobile app, based on his controversial and widely popular ‘war on crime,’ has reached over 2 million downloads on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
The popularity of the game Fighting Crime provides a peek into the admiration many Filipinos hold for their new president, in spite of human rights abuse concerns and cases of extrajudicial killings related to his war on crime. Since Duterte took office at the end of June, more than 3,500 people have been killed as part of his war on drug traffickers and users. Human rights groups say most of them were suspected drug pushers.
Chinese netizens are chattering about a series of new spoof videos that features remixed footage from the October 9 US presidential debate. The videos depict Clinton and Trump as lovers, singing romantic songs to each other.
But these are not the average spoof videos made by teenager with too much time on their hands. News outlets and social media accounts affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party and the government are jointly promoting the series of videos remixed by “netizens”. Since they can’t stop people from following the news, propaganda authorities are doing their best to keep the focus on the more absurd aspects of the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
A sneak peek to a video documenting a peaceful protest in Milwaukee’s Madison Park. The Anderson family have protested for months attempting to get justice for their son, who was killed by Wauwatosa police. Jay Anderson died three months ago, and WPD hasn’t held a press conference, or released the shooting officers name. The Anderson’s feel his case is being swept under the rug. Stay tuned for the full video.
With social discontent reaching a boiling point in Mexico, the country’s social media users started sharing the hashtag #RenunciaAhora (Resign Now) to mobilize people for a massive march on September 15, 2016, demanding the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
In Mexico City, the march began at 5:00 p.m. local time, assembling at the Angel of Independence and continuing to the Zócalo. The demonstration was timed to coincide with the president’s customary “Cry of Independence” at the the National Palace, when the government remembers the beginning of the Mexican war of independence, marking the occasion with nationwide festivities.
Footage shot by video journalist Isiah Holmes during the first night of the national guard activation following the Milwaukee riots. The raw footage shows the lights of surveillance planes as they circled over the riot zones. It also gives a brief look at the event from the perspective of ordinary citizens waiting it out in their homes.
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YungCartographer Productions Video Journalist Isiah Holmes’ footage of the second night of riots in Milwaukee. Show’s clearer images of the planes which continued to circle the city for day’s. Also includes interviews done that night and the following evening of residents describing their experiences.
In this installment of the Free Radical Media podcast, anarchist activist and The Fifth Column News author John Carico returns to discuss Wikileaks, the 2016 election, his new weekly show “How to Overthrow and Empire,” (co-hosted by Eric Scott Pickard) and more.