Last week a judge found that there was no legal basis to hold Brandon Raub in a psychiatric ward against his will. This after the Twenty-six year old Raub was taken away by authorities for controversial posts to his Facebook page. He was arrested outside his Virginia home on August 16 and was confused asking the authorities about what crime he committed. The FBI found his posts to be anti-American and "terrorist in nature." John Whitehead, the marine's attorney joins RT's Liz Wahl to discuss what does this case mean for freedom of speech in the US.
Violence has erupted across the Arab World with anti-American sentiments this week after a film mocking the prophet Mohammad spurred fiery protests at a US diplomatic consulate in Libya on Tuesday. That unrest has since spread throughout the region, and Paula Slier, RT correspondent, weighs in live from Cairo, Egypt, where only moments earlier the first protester casualty was confirmed.
Jesse Ventura is a New York Times best-selling author,former Minnesota governor and incredibly angry about the state of America's political system. No matter if a Democrat or Republican wins on Election Day,Gov. Ventura says everything will end up the same. To change that, he calls for the abolishment of all political parties in the United States. That isn't going to happen overnight, he says, but in the meantime he offers his take on some issues sure to be brought up this November, including what exactly he thinks of the TSA, Occupy Wall Street, US foreign aid and presidential candidates Gov.Gary Johnson and Rep. Ron Paul.
It appears the Los Angeles Police Department may find itself on the other side of the law. Civil rights groups are demanding federal investigators look into cases of excessive police force and brutality. Questionable arrests, caught on video, are putting into questions the old police motto of "to serve and protect,"but communities are fighting back.
Abby Martin talks about the American corporate media's unfair coverage of domestic issues pointing out the comparison between protests in Spain and Greece alongside the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in the US.
General David Petraeus' resignation as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency came after the FBI investigated complaints of harassing emails. This lead to the discovery of Petraeus' love affair with his biographer and many believe that the rivalry between the FBI and the CIA had something to do with the leaked information. So does the FBI have the power to search emails without a warrant? Trevor Aaronson, author of the book The Terror Factory, gives us his take on the scandal.
"Men' denkt nogal in complotten lijkt het zo toe maar ik zelf denk dat er heel iets anders aan de hand is en wel het volgende en ik denk niet dat de grote meerderheid daar wel eens aan denkt of het niet uitspreekt...
Ik zelf denk dat |Obama schoon schip aan het maken is, hij heeft andere leiders nodig maar kan dit niet openlijk voor mekaar krijgen en dus doet hij dit op een andere manier, valt mij heel erg op dat dit juist NU allemaal plaatsvind terwijl men deze info al lang moet hebben gehad!!!