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Predictable and Deplorable: Over Half of US Governors Vow to Slam Door on Refugees

Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 227 Comments
Predictable and Deplorable: Over Half of US Governors Vow to Slam Door on Refugees

In what appears to be a textbook case of xenophobia in the wake of a tragedy, more than a dozen U.S. governors have declared their states off-limits to Syrian refugees in the days following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris.

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Unprocessed Rape Kits Lower Rape Prosecutions (Project Censored #23)

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Censorship, Government, Policies with 3 Comments
Unprocessed Rape Kits Lower Rape Prosecutions (Project Censored #23)

A report that got little mainstream media attention indicates that although the testing of rape kits—forensic exams that collect evidence of rape or sexual assault, including the perpetrator’s DNA—can be “vital for the prosecution of cases,” a backlog of untested rape kits may factor into low rape prosecution rates.

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The TPP is the Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History – Chris Hedges

Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Government, Policies with 5 Comments
The TPP is the Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History – Chris Hedges

Citizens will be forced to give up control of their destiny and will be stripped of the ability to protect themselves from corporate predators, safeguard the ecosystem and find redress and justice in our now anemic and often dysfunctional democratic institutions.

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Cops Arrested and Charged with Murder After Shooting Autistic Kid 5 Times

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 33 Comments
Cops Arrested and Charged with Murder After Shooting Autistic Kid 5 Times

An autistic child, 6 year old Jeremy Mardis, was shot and killed on Friday by police officers of the Louisiana State Police Department. The Superintendent gave an update in a press conference remarking about the incident.

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Yeeeeehaw!’ Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (Video)

Posted by on November 7, 2015 in Government, Policies with 17 Comments
Yeeeeehaw!’ Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (Video)

“America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action on climate change,” Obama said in remarks at the White House. “Frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership.”

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Full Text of TPP Released to Public… And It’s Horrible

Posted by on November 6, 2015 in Government, Policies with 9 Comments
Full Text of TPP Released to Public… And It’s Horrible

Though a tightly held secret throughout the years-long negotiating process, publication of the entire text confirms the deal’s many woeful inadequacies which had been gleaned from leaked drafts and public statements by those privy to its contents.

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The Shadow Government Blackmails Everyone (Which is Why Voting Doesn’t Matter) (Video)

Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
The Shadow Government Blackmails Everyone (Which is Why Voting Doesn’t Matter) (Video)

Control over voting uses its intelligence apparatus to monitor and blackmail everyone in a position of political power.

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Why Are the Chicago Police Ignoring Arrestee’s Rights in Homan Square?

Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 10 Comments
Why Are the Chicago Police Ignoring Arrestee’s Rights in Homan Square?

Police “disappeared” more than 7,000 people at an off-the-books interrogation warehouse in Chicago, nearly twice as many detentions as previously disclosed. From August 2004 to June 2015, nearly 6,000 of those held at the facility were black, which represents more than twice the proportion of the city’s population. But only 68 of those held were allowed access to attorneys or a public notice of their whereabouts, internal police records show.

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UN To Call On Governments Around The World To Decriminalize All Drugs, Says Richard Branson

Posted by on October 20, 2015 in Government, Policies with 20 Comments
UN To Call On Governments Around The World To Decriminalize All Drugs, Says Richard Branson

The war on drugs has done too much damage to too many people already.

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TTIP Already ‘Rewriting the Rule Book’ for EU Food Safety Standards, New Report Finds

Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Government, Policies with 7 Comments
TTIP Already ‘Rewriting the Rule Book’ for EU Food Safety Standards, New Report Finds

“Corporate lobbyists are pushing so hard for TTIP because this is one of the biggest chances they’ve ever had to systematically strip these protections away from citizens and consumers. TTIP isn’t really about trade, it’s about corporations rewriting the rule book as to how they’re allowed to operate.”

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Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against TTIP Trade Deal

Posted by on October 12, 2015 in Government, Policies with 16 Comments
Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against TTIP Trade Deal

Critics say the trade deal will benefit large corporations at the expense of average Europeans.

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How One Man Is Redefining ‘Responsible’ Gun Ownership

Posted by on October 11, 2015 in Government, Policies with 11 Comments
How One Man Is Redefining ‘Responsible’ Gun Ownership

Though he has never used his weapon to hurt himself or others, Elliott wrote that his life has been scarred by gun violence.

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Native American Tribe is Opening the Nation’s First “Marijuana Resort”

Posted by on October 10, 2015 in Government, Policies with 33 Comments
Native American Tribe is Opening the Nation’s First “Marijuana Resort”

The tribe is facing considerable risks with this venture, considering that other tribes with similar plans were recently raided. What are your thoughts on this?

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New Leak of Final TPP Text Confirms Attack on Freedom of Expression and Public Health

Posted by on October 10, 2015 in Government, Policies with 8 Comments
New Leak of Final TPP Text Confirms Attack on Freedom of Expression and Public Health

WikiLeaks on Friday published the final negotiated text for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)’s Intellectual Property Rights chapter, confirming that the pro-corporate pact would harm freedom of expression by bolstering monopolies while and injure public health by blocking patient access to lifesaving medicines.

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12 Nations (Including U.S.) Agree to Deal on Controversial TPP

Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Government, Policies with 7 Comments
12 Nations (Including U.S.) Agree to Deal on Controversial TPP

The controversial trade agreement must now be approved by the twelve individual nation-states before it can officially become law.

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