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70 Years Later, We Still Haven’t Apologized for Bombing Japan

Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 226 Comments
70 Years Later, We Still Haven’t Apologized for Bombing Japan

Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki & not one step closer to a moral reckoning with our status as the world’s only country to use atomic weapons to slaughter human beings. Will an American president ever offer a formal apology and will we as citizens stop rationalizing that somehow lives were saved by ultimately killing at least a 1/4 of a million people? Since then, we have had massive military build up, a cold war,
Given the last seven decades of perpetual militarization and nuclear “modernization” in this country, the answer may seem like an obvious no. Still, as a historian, I’ve been trying to dig a little deeper into our lack of national contrition. As I have, Real love often requires the strength to apologize and make amends.

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Propaganda: Do You Know You’re Soaking In It?

Propaganda: Do You Know You’re Soaking In It?

“There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment.” Noam Chomsky

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In Victory for Animals and Their Defenders, Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Government, Policies with 2 Comments
In Victory for Animals and Their Defenders, Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

These investigations, and the subsequent media coverage, have led to food safety recalls, citations for environmental and labor violations, evidence of health code violations, plant closures, criminal convictions, and civil litigation. The Idaho statute unconstitutionally and unwisely prohibits efforts to bring violations of state and federal laws relating to food safety, environmental protection, and animal handling to the attention of the public and law enforcement.

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Bought Congress: Pro-GMO Lawmakers Get Big Funds from Agribusiness Lobbies

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Bought Congress: Pro-GMO Lawmakers Get Big Funds from Agribusiness Lobbies

Members of U.S. Congress who vote against mandatory labeling for genetically modified (GMO) products receive three times as much funding from the food and agriculture lobbies as their colleagues, according to new reporting from Open Secrets, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics.

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This Bill Will Finally End Cannabis Prohibition

Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Government, Policies with 2 Comments
This Bill Will Finally End Cannabis Prohibition

Like a pebble thrown into a still pond, once federal cannabis law is essentially nullified, states where lawmakers were previously reluctant to approve medical or even recreational use will be far likelier to approve decriminalization. As ripples go, once constituents see neighboring states end prohibition, the chance exists for those states with even the harshest pot penalties to succumb to public pressure and follow suit. It’s entirely feasible to expect the death of cannabis prohibition altogether, resulting from this single-sentence legislation.

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You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers

On Thursday, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling. They voted against the 90-percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods. They voted against you.

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Trans Pacific Partnership: Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Corporate Takeover of United States Advances

Trans Pacific Partnership: Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Corporate Takeover of United States Advances

Despite strong opposition, on June 24 the US Senate passed the Fast Track bill 1,2 (known as Trade Promotion Authority or TPA) that gives the President carte blanche to negotiate and finalize free trade deals in complete secrecy, which brings us one step closer to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP, which appears to be nothing short of a corporate takeover of global powers, has the legal ability to thwart all future attempts at protecting the public from genetically engineered (GE) foods. For this and many other reasons, the TPP must be stopped.

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Greeks Protesting Bailout Deal Clash With Riot Police in Athens (Live Updates)

Posted by on July 15, 2015 in Bankers & Wall St., Government, Policies with 3 Comments
Greeks Protesting Bailout Deal Clash With Riot Police in Athens (Live Updates)

An anti-austerity rally attended by thousands of protesters gathering outside of the Parliament in the Greek capital has spiraled into clashes with police, who are deploying pepper spray and tear gas against Molotov cocktails and rocks. See live updates below

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The CIA’s Plans for a Drugged & Debilitated USA

The CIA’s Plans for a Drugged & Debilitated USA

Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society. Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA. The intention is there, in the record. A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program. The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,” dated 5 May 1955. It begins: “A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIA’s] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:” What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses.

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Defying Troika, Greece Chooses ‘Democracy Over Fear’ With ‘No’ Vote on Austerity

Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Defying Troika, Greece Chooses ‘Democracy Over Fear’ With ‘No’ Vote on Austerity

News outlets are officially reporting that the ‘No’ side has won a decisive victory in Greece, rejecting a bailout offer from foreign creditors that would have imposed further austerity and economic hardship. ‘For the first time in history, austerity politics have been put to a popular vote and they have been resoundingly rejected,’ says Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now.

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IRS Urged to Investigate Walmart’s Use Of Overseas Tax Havens

IRS Urged to Investigate Walmart’s Use Of Overseas Tax Havens

Walmart has used foreign tax havens to shelter $76 billion in assets avoiding having to pay $3.5 billion in income tax over the last six years according to a Americans for Tax Fairness report. The report —”The Wal-Mart Web: How the World’s Biggest Corporation Secretly Uses Tax Havens to Dodge Taxes” – shows the company used a “network of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 overseas tax havens, which may be used to minimize foreign taxes where it has retail operations and to avoid U.S. tax on those foreign earnings.”

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Where Have All the False Flag Crisis Actors Gone?

Where Have All the False Flag Crisis Actors Gone?

Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014…This is according to information obtained from Internet Archive on June 15, 2015. Producers Jennifer McCray Rincon and John Simmons formed the group to demonstrate emerging security technologies, help first responders visualize life-saving procedures, and assist trainers in delivering superior hands-on crisis response training…The actors can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall.

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‘A Great Day for Corporate America’: US Senate Passes Fast Track

Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
‘A Great Day for Corporate America’: US Senate Passes Fast Track

In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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World Bank Insider Peels Away Veil of Secrecy From the Elites

World Bank Insider Peels Away Veil of Secrecy From the Elites

Karen Hudes worked in the World Bank legal department for more than 20 years and held the position of Senior Counsel. She was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank. Ms. Hudes knows exactly what the global elite are after — total control. They are jockeying financial institutions and transnational corporations into position to dominate the planet.

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Fast Track and TPP Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate-Friendly Trade Agenda

Posted by on June 12, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Fast Track and TPP Derailed? House Deals Blow to Corporate-Friendly Trade Agenda

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday dealt a serious blow to President Barack Obama’s corporate-backed trade agenda, while erecting a major stumbling block for proponents of Fast Track, or trade promotion authority. After a tense showdown and multiple votes in the chamber, a final decision on Fast Track was ultimately deferred, affording a delay that critics say could further scuttle the trade authority.

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