New bill would sell off 3 million acres of public lands

January 28, 2017

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The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. yesterday Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants to sell off 3.3 million acres of public lands, the latest step in a plan to seize Our Wild. Photo credit: Michael Jolley, flickr. New bill would sell off […]

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reacts to Trump’s executive orders to advance construction of DAPL

January 24, 2017

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CANNON BALL, N.D. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued the following statement Tuesday after President Trump signed executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline […]

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CREDO Statement on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

January 24, 2017

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  For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10:30am Credo Action Contact: Email: citizenaction@credoaction.com CREDO Staetment on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders WASHINGTON – CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Pres. Trump plans to sign executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “President Trump […]

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Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA (as updated 1/18/2017)

January 19, 2017

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  The CIA of the U.S. has released information on the updated rules and regulations concerning collection of data and investigation of U.S. Citizens as of 1/18/2017. The published information is available on their new website, “Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties”. This is the first time that this information has been readily available to […]

National Mammal In Peril As Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

January 14, 2017

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For Immediate Release: January 9, 2017 Contacts: Dan Brister, BFC Executive Director, 406-726-5555 / director@buffalofieldcampaign.org Mike Mease, BFC Campaign Cofounder, 406-646-0071 / mease@wildrockies.org Yellowstone National Park / Gardiner, Montana: Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks. Yellowstone […]

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A record number of journalists are in jail, CPJ census finds

December 15, 2016

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Turkey holds at least 81 journalists, fueling global high of 259 New York, December 13, 2016–Turkey’s unprecedented crackdown on media brought the total number of jailed journalists worldwide to the highest number since the Committee to Protect Journalists began taking an annual census in 1990. As of December 1, 2016, there were 259 journalists in […]

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Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

December 9, 2016

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Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to […]

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Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

December 3, 2016

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Link to video: https://youtu.be/rye7J6jnVeE Produced By Navdanya International and FINCA Direction, footage and editing by FINCA and ESC The Monsanto Tribunal and the People’s Assembly were held in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. Over the last century giant agribusiness interests which came out of the war industry have poisoned life, our ecosystems, […]

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U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold

December 3, 2016

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By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human […]

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ACE Hardware stores are refusing to sell goods to water protectors

December 1, 2016

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#BoycottACEHardware #NoDAPL   Ruth Hopkins ‏@RuthHHopkins ACE Hardware stores are refusing to sell goods to water protectors at the direction of Morton Cty Sheriff #NoDAPL SOURCE

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An effort to get ecstasy FDA-approved is entering a key final test

December 1, 2016

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Kevin Loria After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he learned he had post-traumatic stress disorder. Macie went to the VA "on and off" and tried the standard therapy. "And then I kind of just fell off the radar, secluded, and did my own thing and got really dependent on a lot […]

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House passes medical cures bill

December 1, 2016

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By Peter Sullivan – 11/30/16 06:40 PM EST The House on Wednesday passed a medical innovation bill aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations. The legislation, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, passed 392-26. It seeks to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new […]

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Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in South Carolina Statewide School-to-Prison Pipeline Case

November 29, 2016

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Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in South Carolina Statewide School-to-Prison Pipeline Case The Justice Department filed a statement of interest late yesterday in the case of Kenny et al. v. Wilson et al. articulating the United States’ position that […]

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Warning: A Psychiatric tsuNAMI is Upon U.S.

November 29, 2016

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  By   Lauren Tenney, PhD, MPhil, MPA, Psychiatric Survivor November 29   Well, our government is at it again. It is not clear if this is the last stop, or where in the process we even are, but as best I can tell: happening any moment, Congressman Tim Murphy (R, Pennsylvania) will be making another […]

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…47 persons have been put to death in Florida under an unconstitutional process

November 22, 2016

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  HHarry Lee Anstead, My View 2:46 p.m. EST November 22, 2016 In January 2016, in a case called Hurst v. Florida, the United States Supreme Court held that Florida’s death penalty scheme was unconstitutional and violated the Sixth Amendment, pursuant to its decision in Ring v. Arizona. The Court held that Florida’s statutory scheme […]

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Environmental justice and conservation groups speak out about the illegality and injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline

November 17, 2016

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                      Kandi Mossett, mhawea@gmail.com, (701) 214-1389 Jade Begay, jade@350.org, (505) 699-4791 Cannon Ball, ND- On November 15th Robert Kennedy Jr. (Waterkeeper Alliance), Michael Brune (Sierra Club), Kandi Mossett (Indigenous Environmental Network), and Joye Braun (Indigenous Environmental Network) spoke in a press conference at the Oceti […]

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Spiritual Leaders of the Oceti Sakowin Invoke American Indian Religious Freedom Act

November 17, 2016

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                              Faith Spotted-Eagle, eagletrax@hotmail.com, 605-481-0416 Paula Horne, Paulahornem@gmail.com, 1-605-200-2472 Jade Begay, jade@350.org, (505) 699-4791 Cannon Ball, ND – On November 15th Spiritual Leaders of the Oceti Sakowin, otherwise known as the Seven Council Fires evoked Executive Order 13007, American Indian Religious […]

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Petitioning to keep Kratom OUT of the Controlled Substance Act and Schedule I – We only have until December 1st!

November 16, 2016

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Recently I published an article with information pertaining to the rescheduling of Kratom by the U.S. Government via the DEA into Schedule I Status. Fortunately the change was at least held off long enough for people to be able to make their comments on the subject. The link to REGULATIONS.GOV where the DEA/Federal Government is […]

Legal Marijuana Poses a Problem for Gun Buyers

November 15, 2016

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Firearm purchases by drug users are prohibited by federal law; Alaska Republican is taken aback By Gary Fields and Kristina Peterson Updated Nov. 14, 2016 6:04 p.m. ET 37 COMMENTS Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband and sons ordered her a new Benelli 12-gauge shotgun as a gift, but when the Alaska Republican—and enthusiastic duck hunter—went to […]

Trump victory a new challenge for Dakota pipeline protesters

November 11, 2016

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    By Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici The surprising victory by Native American and environmental groups in September to delay the Dakota Access Pipeline may turn out to be short-lived, after Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. presidential election. Trump backs measures to speed energy industry development and upgrade the country’s oil and […]

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People at the front lines of the battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline are calling it a ‘death sentence’

November 7, 2016

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Erin Brodwin Nov. 1, 2016, 9:11 AM Thousands of protesters have been camping out for months in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a proposed 1,172-mile oil project that would shuttle half a million barrels of North Dakota-produced oil to refining markets in Illinois. The protesters, which include […]

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The DEA is accepting comments on the rescheduling of Kratom into Schedule I until December 1st…The time to comment is NOW!

November 2, 2016

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Due to be published in the “Federal Register” on August 31st, 2016 is the DEA’s “Intent to reschedule” the opioids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine  These are the “ingredients” of the plant Kratom and they are placing it into schedule I using the “temporary scheduling provisions” of the Controlled Substances Act.  LINK     Speak now or […]

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The U.S. Marijuana Party stands with "Standing Rock"!!!

October 31, 2016

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GO TO THIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY FOR "STANDING ROCK"! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Standing-Rock-Indian-Reservation/109268902425837   (CNN)Protesters are using a new weapon in their push to block the Dakota Access Pipeline: Facebook. By Monday, hundreds of thousands of people had checked in at Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the social networking site. But many of them weren’t […]

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How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.

October 31, 2016

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The Dakota Access pipeline is funded directly by 17 banks, many of which—Citibank, Wells Fargo—are ones you’ve probably heard of or do business with. Banks are more susceptible to public pressure than the oil and gas giants. Researchers with the nonprofit Food & Water Watch found that 38 banking institutions are involved in funding the […]

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Robert Dupont claims PHPs result in a “lifetime of well-being” LMAO

October 29, 2016

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The Medscape article  Physician Health Programs- More Harm Than Good? by Pauline Anderson shed some light on coercive, controlling  secretive lair of Physician Health Programs.    Coercive v. supportive is the question Alissa Katz presents in todays Emergency Medicine News.  Supporting coercion, John Knight and J. Wesley Boyd claim that any doctor caught in the maw […]

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US interior secretary, officials warn of ‘impacts’ from Bundy brothers’ acquittal

October 29, 2016

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  VIDEO HERE! The US interior secretary is urging vigilance, following the Bundy brothers being found not guilty of crimes relating to a six-week armed Oregon standoff. A Bureau of Land Management chief echoed the message, warning of “potential impacts of the verdict.” “As we digest the jury’s verdict, our foremost priority continues to be […]

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Every 25 seconds in the United States, someone is arrested for the simple act of possessing drugs for their personal use…

October 13, 2016

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  Summary   Neal Scott may die in prison. A 49-year-old Black man from New Orleans, Neal had cycled in and out of prison for drug possession over a number of years. He said he was never offered treatment for his drug dependence; instead, the criminal justice system gave him time behind bars and felony […]

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The DEA is withdrawing a proposal to ban another plant after the Internet got really mad

October 12, 2016

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By Christopher Ingraham October 12 at 10:42 AM The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers say could help mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic. Citing the public outcry and a need to obtain more research, the DEA is withdrawing […]

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Bayer and Monsanto: a marriage made in hell

October 12, 2016

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US agriculture giant Monsanto has agreed to a US$66 billion takeover by German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer. If the deal is approved by international regulators, Bayer-Monsanto will become the world’s biggest agribusiness, controlling 29 percent of the global seed market and 24 percent of pesticides. The companies have dismissed widespread concern about the deal […]

Posted in: ECOLOGY, Food, GMO, HEALTH, LATEST

Seed Freedom Call to Action 2016

October 2, 2016

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Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly The Hague 14-16 October We are happy to inform you that Navdanya – along with multiple civil society organizations – is co-organizing a People’s Assembly for the future of food and the future of our planet at the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. The […]

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Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

October 2, 2016

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By John Whitehead   We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone … All in all it’s just another brick in the wall All in all you’re just another brick in the wall. –Pink Floyd, "Another Brick in the Wall" The […]

United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline

October 2, 2016

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2016 Media Contact: Tom Goldtooth, (218) 760-0442 United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) –   United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United […]

Unless we tell the real truth about why folks shouldn’t support "legalization", we are as negligent as the legalization supporters…

September 25, 2016

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Marijuana Possession Played Key Role in Police Shooting of Keith Scott

September 25, 2016

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By Daniel Politi Possession of marijuana played a significant role in the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerry Putney said during a news conference that officers were trying to serve a warrant for someone else when they spotted Scott rolling “what they believed to be a marijuana ‘blunt’" […]

The message they are sending to striking workers is, we will only give you coverage if things turn ugly

September 22, 2016

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Thousands of prisoners in over 24 states began a labor strike on September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, to demand better conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and what one organizing group calls an “end to slavery in America.” But one would hardly know it watching major U.S. media, which […]

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Kratom Advocates Sip Tea and Seethe at White House Rally Against DEA Ban

September 22, 2016

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One user plans to move to Canada. Another plans to quit. Many more don’t know what to do. By Steven Nelson | Staff Writer Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:20 p.m. Several protest attendees brought their own bottle of kratom tea Tuesday to the White House. Those who did not were offered a Solo cup. Steven […]

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‘No compromises’ in implementation of 2030 Agenda, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells UN Assembly

September 21, 2016

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    Address by His Excellency Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe General Assembly Seventy-first session 10th plenary meeting General Debate.UN Photo/Cia Pak   21 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Zimbabwe underscored that compromises or half-measures, which were unavoidable, even inevitable, in developing the 2030 […]

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U.S. Attorney General Admits Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

September 21, 2016

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Top federal official crushes this popular anti-legalization argument. One of the most popular arguments against the legalization of marijuana is that pot is a “gateway” drug with the potential to turn the great American populous into a nation of dope fiends. But today the country’s leading law enforcement official denounced this common misconception by admitting […]

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The country was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river

September 20, 2016

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    By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address to the annual gathering of world leaders in New York. Ban told the U.N. General Assembly that […]

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The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.

September 14, 2016

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The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now. You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws. But those […]

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

September 9, 2016

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By Dr. Nicholas Kardaras August 27, 2016 | 7:54pm   “I walked into his room to check on him. He was supposed to be sleeping — and I was just so frightened…” She found him sitting up in his bed staring wide-eyed, his bloodshot eyes looking into the distance as his glowing iPad lay next […]

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A day after the federal judge declared that he will wait up to two weeks to issue his ruling to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Red Warrior Camp continues to grow and thrive.

August 27, 2016

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August 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Cody Hall Organization: Red Warrior Camp Voice Phone Number: (605) 220-2531 Email Address: RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp , @ZuyaLutaOceti on Twitter Cannon Ball River, 1851 Ft Laramie Treaty Territory… A day after the federal judge declared that he will wait up to two weeks to issue his […]

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TRIBAL GATHERING FACES AGGRESSIVE STATE REPRESSION AND MEDIA MANIPULATION

August 23, 2016

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For Immediate Release: August 23, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), ladonnabrave1@aol.com, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org, (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org, (612) 226-9404 The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues in the face of aggressive state repression and media manipulation.  Last Friday, Governor […]

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Mental Health Bill Caters to Big Pharma and Would Expand Coercive Treatments

August 20, 2016

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Friday, 06 November 2015 00:00 By Oryx Cohen, Truthout | Op-Ed Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania), right, and former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a news conference about the Affordable Care Act at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, October 23, 2013. (Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) On its surface, the mental […]

Posted in: HEALTH, LATEST, PHARMA

US maternal mortality rates sky rocket

August 13, 2016

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Originally posted on Engineering Evil:
Public Release: 10-Aug-2016 US maternal mortality rates higher than reported, BU study finds Boston University Medical Center Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of a 75 percent reduction in maternal deaths by 2015, the estimated maternal mortality rate for 48 U.S. states and the District of Columbia actually increased…

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…the indiscriminate and immediate disposal of national public lands…

July 18, 2016

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In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev.   The Republican platform committee met this week to draft the document that defines the party’s official principles and policies. Along with provisions on pornography and LGBT “conversion therapy” is an amendment calling for the […]

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This is me at 21 years old. This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy…

July 13, 2016

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Merri McGregor Yesterday near Harrison Township, MI · This is me at 21 years old. This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy at 4:00pm, went home and took a couple hour nap, woke up at 9:30 that night and reported to my first tour of duty at the 12th Precinct for […]

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MotherJones.Com "My four months as a private prison guard", by Shane Bauer

July 12, 2016

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Have you ever had a riot?" I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). "The last riot we had was two years ago," he says over the phone. "Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!" says a woman’s voice, cutting in. "We got rid of them." "When […]

Ellen Brown Asks if Monsanto Will Win The War On Weed

July 12, 2016

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Corbett • 07/11/2016 • 4 Comments   Voter initiatives like California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have many celebrating the legalization of the long-demonised plant. But as Ellen Brown writes in her new article, “The ‘War on Weed’ Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner?” the push toward legalization is being steered […]

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Democrats call for ‘pathway’ to marijuana legalization

July 10, 2016

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      By David Weigel July 9 at 6:27 PM ORLANDO — The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into the platform committee […]