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Clinton Fein
Clinton Fein (born 1964) is a South African born artist, writer and activist, closely identified with his controversial web site,<a href="http://www.annoy.com" title="http://www.annoy.com"><span class="mylinks">Annoy.com</a></span> and his notable <a href="http://annoy.com/history/index.html?CategoryID=25" title="ApolloMedia v. Reno"><span class="mylinks">Supreme Court</span></a> victory against Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States, challenging the constitutionality of the <a href="http://annoy.com/history/index.html?CategoryID=25" title="Communications Decency Act"><span class="mylinks">Communications Decency Act</span></a> in 1997, where Fein's right to disseminate his art was upheld in a landmark victory for First Amendment rights.
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In the wake of the sexual abuse revelations in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Washington DC and pretty much everywhere else, there seems to be a seismic shift going on. The writing was already on the wall when Uber unceremoniously dumped Travis... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Pointing Fingers
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I voted for Trump because I hate the fact that I two people who love each other can marry each other. And who better to emblematize the sanctity of marriage than a pussy grabbing adulterer currently on his third marriage?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Pointing Fingers
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The only thing Donald Trump’s ascendency has taught us is that a parent can leave a child enough money to hoodwink the ignorant and disaffected into transforming a narcissistic village idiot into an actual presidential nominee. There are the contributory... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Pointing Fingers
Anybody who knows me knows that I am antiwar. I was against the war in Afghanistan from September15, 2001, before it even started. I was obviously against the war on Iraq, who did nothing to warrant it. I have worried... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Pointing Fingers
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Guardian journalist Spencer Ackerman's frightening revelations about Chicago's Homan Square, a secret, off-the-books interrogation facility, or equivalent of a domestic CIA black site, and the police brutality, torture and death, has opened up a festering secret. Today, Saturday February 28,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Pointing Fingers
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The reaction to today's release of the Torture Report has certainly changed since the Abu Ghraib images blew the lid off America's torture tactics, despite the fact that Major General Antonio Taguba had written a damning report that sat gathering... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
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This piece was originally written for The New Civil Rights Movement. On November 17, 2014, Whoopi Goldberg expressed doubts about the allegations made by Barbara Bowman, the woman who accused Bill Cosby of raping her when she was seventeen. She... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
Feeling anxious that climate-change denialist Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe is likely to become the chairman of the senate environment and public works committee? The guy who wanted to launch McCarthyesque criminal investigations of climate change scientists and who compared the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
As much as I despise torture, and as much as I frown upon vigilante justice, I find it difficult to outright condemn this man. The father who tortured and then killed his impregnated fourteen year-old daughter's rapist claims he didn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
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It defies one's worst expectations. Sure, Hunter Biden's discharge from the Navy for snorting cocaine is slightly embarassing for Joe. But no one expects the Second Family to be perfect. It's not as if the Veep himself was jacked up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
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Facebook's release of Atlas reveals it to be less social network and more an aggressive digital ad platform for which an authenticated, credit-scored identity is the price of engagement. On Monday. according to the New York Times, Facebook will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
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Ouch! This idiot, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, was so upset about a parody account mocking him on Twitter, he proceeded to send in a fucking SWAT team to catch the perpetrator. The SWAT team proceeded to find the roommate's marijuana... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
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I’m slightly resistant to writing this piece, because it requires me to reveal some personal truths that have nothing to do with my politics (which I’m very used to expressing with little reservation). But a somewhat bizarre conversation is happening... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Pointing Fingers
Okay, he may be giving the government the same backdoor key to your privacy that he's selling to advertisers, and yes, you're nothing more than inventory to him, and for sure, he gives credence to the adage that white guys... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Pointing Fingers
Die Antwoord my vriend, is blowing in the wind...Ninja, Yolandi Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Pointing Fingers
Once again, here we are, scratching our heads as our brains prepare us for a media onslaught of round-the-clock coverage of yet another mass shooting by another deranged gunman who, no matter how you slice it, shouldn’t have had access... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
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As the world contemplates the notion of Syrian missiles being prepped with serin, and the latest Israeli announcement to expand building on settlements in the wake of the Palestinian statehood resolution at the United Nations has the world on shpilkes,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
From The New Civil Rights Movement In what appears to be an act of heavy-handed political retribution, longtime activist, muckraker and citizen journalist Michael Petrelis today surrendered to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department in response to the District Attorney issuing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
Just a few weeks ago, Chick-Fil-A was just another fast food joint, and certainly not one at the center of the marriage equality debate. Sure, activists in the know were well aware of the Christian identified company’s homophobic tendencies as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
As the Trayvon Martin story shows no signs of disipating any time soon, vigilantes spring into action and the racists start finding defenses, parallels and reasons as to why we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions, and asking why Obama didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
As advertisers flee, Rush Limbaugh, in the worst attempt at spin control ever uttered by anyone facing a widespread public backlash, offered a half-hearted explanation for his unconscionable attack on a Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh, who triple-downed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
Last week after the Pentagon announced new rules easing the ban on women serving in combat, Rick Santorum, having never served in the military, was forced to clarify his sexist position on women in combat – “where people naturally may... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Pointing Fingers
We want to apologize for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives. -- Susan B. Komen Foundation Political kowtowing and lack of moral courage do nothing to advance women's health. Nancy G.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Pointing Fingers