Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2011″

Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2011″ – Arrivals, 2011-10-15 – Universal Studios Backlot, Universal City, CA, USA

Civil Rights Pioneer Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth Is Remembered

One of the leaders of the the civil rights movement in America, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, died recently and will be buried later this month [October 24] in his home town of Birmingham, Alabama. Shuttlesworth was a fire-and-brimstone preacher who endured a bombing, and beatings. Many prominent African Americans believe that without Shuttlesworth, the civil-rights

Republicans, Democrats Put Own Spin on ‘Occupy’ Protests

The “Occupy” protests around the United States have provided another opportunity for the Democratic and Republican parties to voice their differences.  To the dismay of the protesters, both parties show signs of trying to sway public sentiment about the demonstrations in their favor.

Greeks Look to Sun for Economic Salvation

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Greece for one reason: sunshine. But now the Greeks and their German neighbors to the cloudier, richer north are looking skyward for economic rays of light.

US Trying to Stop ‘Reverse Brain Drain’

The U.S. Congress is debating how to overhaul the nation’s immigration system in an effort to get foreign nationals who earn advanced degrees at American universities to stay and work in the country to help the U.S. stay globally competitive. Some are calling it a “reverse brain drain.”

Obama Calls Merkel About Eurozone Crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama has called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the latest developments in the eurozone crisis. The White House said that in the telephone talk on Friday President Obama and Chancellor Merkel also discussed preparations for the G20 summit next month in France.

Obama Deploys Troops to Central Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama has deployed 100 U.S. troops to Central Africa to help forces that are fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army group – known for its campaign of rape and killing in the region, and its use of child soldiers. The president, in a letter to Congress, said he has authorized the deployment of

Alleged Iranian Plot Prompts Skepticism

The alleged Iranian-backed plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. has sparked skepticism among some veteran Iran watchers.   Many longtime Iran watchers are puzzled over the alleged Iranian plot to kill Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir.   According to the criminal complaint, Mansour Arbabsiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Texas, conspired with an Iran-based

Some Lawmakers Call for Tougher US Action Against Iran

U.S. lawmakers are calling for senior Obama administration officials to step up the pressure on Iran, after an alleged Iranian plot was disrupted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Several members of  Congress complained that sanctions against Iran do not appear to be working, and that stronger action is required. The House

Tunisian Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters

Tunisian police have used tear gas to disperse protesters who made a second attempt on Friday to march to a television station that aired a controversial film. Witnesses say the demonstrators were stopped by authorities as they moved near the Nessema TV station in Tunis. On Sunday police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of