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The Maui GMO Ban, Human Experimentation, and War Crimes

The Maui GMO Ban, Human Experimentation, and War Crimes

To summarize: in the last election, the voters of Maui, in a ballot measure, decided to place a temporary ban on further Dow/Monsanto GMO/pesticide experiments in Maui County. Immediately, Monsanto, Dow, and yes, even the County government of Maui (betraying their own voters), lined up against the results of the vote…Maui County is home to ongoing Monsanto and Dow EXPERIMENTATION with new GMO seeds and new pesticides…Research and development. Out in the open air. Experimentation, which naturally affects the humans living there, and the land.

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The Well Could Run Dry for Gaza as Soon as 2016

The Well Could Run Dry for Gaza as Soon as 2016

“In Gaza, 1.7 million Palestinians currently live without clean drinking water…95 percent of the water in Gaza does not meet World Health Organization (WHO) standards for human consumption…26 percent of disease in Gaza results from contaminated water supplies…[and] there is discrimination in water allocation….”

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Will Liberals and Conservatives Unite to Defeat Crony Corporatism?

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Will Liberals and Conservatives Unite to Defeat Crony Corporatism?

Shared agendas may forge new alliances between liberals and conservatives against crony corporatism.

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Reconciliation: Ex-IRA and British Soldiers Take Tea Together

Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Reconciliation: Ex-IRA and British Soldiers Take Tea Together

Ex-members of the IRA and the British military have rarely encountered each other since the 1998 Good Friday agreement brought to an end 30 years of violence that had claimed more than 3,700 lives. Four former members of the British army and four former members of the Irish Republican Army commenced a meeting that was intended to start a process of reconciliation among men who had once been the most implacable of enemies.

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Tide Turns as 56 US Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech

Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Tide Turns as 56 US Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech

Condemning Netanyahu’s efforts to “sabotage diplomacy,” grassroots groups called on lawmakers ahead of time to skip his speech before the US Congress.

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Hell Freezes Over: Missouri GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Restore Campaign Donation Limits

Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Hell Freezes Over: Missouri GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Restore Campaign Donation Limits

A state lawmaker in Missouri has proposed an earth-shattering bill: The Missouri Anti-Corruption Act, which would put an end to unlimited gifts from lobbyists by restoring campaign contribution limits, and also close other loopholes that lead to corruption. But, perhaps most surprisingly, it was a Republican who introduced this bill.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained & Why Fast Track Must Be Stopped (2Min Video)

Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Bankers & Wall St., Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained & Why Fast Track Must Be Stopped (2Min Video)

Robert Reich gives one of the best descriptions of the nature & dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a less than 3 minute video. The effort to have this secretive, nontransparent proposal put on a “fast track”, smacks of Tammany Hall-style politics that benefits no one but fat cats. And, after years of the public hoping for bipartisanship in Congress, isn’t it ironic that this is the issue where Republicans are supporting the president in large & growing numbers?

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Obama Budget Plan Would ‘Benefit the Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers’

Posted by on February 2, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Budget Plan Would ‘Benefit the Worst Corporate Tax Dodgers’

President Barack Obama on Monday announced a new proposal as part of his 2016 budget to tax the trillions in offshore profits made by U.S.-based multinational corporations, but critics say the plan leaves in place a system that “encourages companies to game the system to avoid U.S. taxes.”

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Launching ‘New Era of Political Change,’ Tens of Thousands March in Madrid

Posted by on February 1, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Launching ‘New Era of Political Change,’ Tens of Thousands March in Madrid

Fed up with conservative economics and fueled by Syriza’s recent victory in Greece, tens of thousands of Spaniards flooded the streets of Madrid on Saturday to say: “No to Austerity and Yes to Change!” The march, dubbed the “March for Change,” is the first mass demonstration in support of the country’s new leftist party, Podemos, which is Spanish for “We Can.”

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‘Turning Back on American People,’ US Senate Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
‘Turning Back on American People,’ US Senate Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Marking a major—and likely symbolic—victory for Republicans on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in a 62-36 vote that will not be sufficient to override President Barack Obama’s expected veto.

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Dark Money Is Destroying Our World, Not Just Our Politics

Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Dark Money Is Destroying Our World, Not Just Our Politics

Once again, dark money ruled on Election Day 2014 when a slew of die-hard reactionaries swept into office, their victories clinched by donations from a small group of selfish big money donors. These wealthy funders seem to believe they can hide behind the gates of their fancy estates and not experience the adverse effects of global climate change or the consequences of the other regressive policies they promote. So how did these radicals, who are out of touch with the values of most Americans, spend their second week of the 114th Congress? Rubbing elbows with one another and the other sycophants that feed at the trough of dirty money.

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Senate Votes 98-1 That ‘Climate Change Is Real’; Amendment Stating that Humans Contribute To It Fails

Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Senate Votes 98-1 That ‘Climate Change Is Real’; Amendment Stating that Humans Contribute To It Fails

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 98-1 to approve a resolution stating that “it is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” Then, about 15 minutes later, the Senate rejected a second resolution that said climate change is real and caused by humans.

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Which Current Members of Congress Voted Against Making MLK Day a Federal Holiday?

Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Which Current Members of Congress Voted Against Making MLK Day a Federal Holiday?

In 1983, Congress voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation to honor the memory of the late Martin Luther King Jr. by observing a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January. But not every elected official was onboard with the effort. Now the decades-old issue of who opposed making MLK Day a holiday has returned to the political scene, as one House Republican leader has faced scrutiny for his opposition to the day in conjunction with a larger controversy over race.

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Senate To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Happening

Posted by on January 13, 2015 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Senate To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Happening

A measure proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asks whether lawmakers agree with the consensus of scientists who say climate change is impacting the planet and is worsened by human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

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Paris Attacks: Not About Islam or Free Speech – Abby Martin

Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Paris Attacks: Not About Islam or Free Speech – Abby Martin

Abby Martin goes over the most outrageous responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and why the clash of civilizations mentality (when it comes to these type of acts) is so misleading.

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