Protesters Seek Release of MIT Janitor

Dozens of people gathered at the Suffolk County House of Corrections to protest the detainment of MIT janitor, Francisco Rodriguez on Thursday. Rodriguez has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement since July 13 after he was denied a “stay of removal,” which is a temporary postponement that prevents the Department of Homeland Security from carrying out an order of removal. Rodriguez was not allowed … Continue reading Protesters Seek Release of MIT Janitor

North Korea Could Lose $1 Billion in Exports Under U.S. Proposed Measure

A possibly crippling proposal by the U.S. to the U.N. Security Council would cut $1 billion of North Korea’s annual export revenue, the most impactful proposal in 11 years. North Korea makes $3 billion a year through the exportation of coal, iron, lead and seafood. The measure is in response to North Korea’s missile test on July 4th, which experts say had the capability to … Continue reading North Korea Could Lose $1 Billion in Exports Under U.S. Proposed Measure

Russia Cracks-down on Web VPNs

A highly controversial move by Russian President Vladimir Putin will see Russian officials crack-down on virtual private networks (VPNs). VPNs allow users to appear as if they are in a different country and bypass censored websites from their home nation. Russia has previously censored websites that promoted demonstrations against the government which caused a major anti-government protest in the streets of Moscow, ironic. Former NSA … Continue reading Russia Cracks-down on Web VPNs

Pence Seeking Koch Brothers Approval

Vice President Mike Pence will meet with the Koch brothers and fellow conservative donors in Richmond, Virginia this month in order to advance the president’s agenda. The Koch brothers (David and Charles) own an oil and refinery company called Koch Industries which is worth around $115 billion, and have spent this money to fund far-right conservatives who promote their anarchic ideology (less federal regulation and low business … Continue reading Pence Seeking Koch Brothers Approval

Qatar Purchases Italian Warships to Defy Saudi Led Bloc

Qatar purchased seven Italian warships at a cost of $6 billion on Wednesday in an act of defiance against the Saudi-led blockade. The purchase of warships by the Qatari Kingdom indicates that the economic and diplomatic annexation of the Qatar by four Arab nations is not relenting anytime soon. Earlier this week, Qatar reached out to international organizations including the International Civil Aviation Organization and … Continue reading Qatar Purchases Italian Warships to Defy Saudi Led Bloc

Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on June 16th for the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. 15 months of the sentence will be served in prison plus a period of supervised probation. Carter had repeatedly told Roy to kill himself over text, and ordered him to get back into a … Continue reading Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

August 4th Beantown Rundown

President Trump called New Hampshire “a drug-infested den” during a conversation with Mexican President Pena Nieto. Read the full transcript of the conversation here. The majority of students accepted into the incoming freshman class at Harvard are not white. More here. The Governor of Maine Paul LePage has blasted Maine’s U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King for voting against the GOP proposal to repeal … Continue reading August 4th Beantown Rundown