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Why a Growing Number of Americans Are Leaving the U.S.

Why a Growing Number of Americans Are Leaving the U.S.

Many Americans are renouncing their citizenship and moving overseas. Could this be due to an increasingly oppressive government?

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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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Why More and More Parents Are Opting Their Kids Out of Homework

Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Why More and More Parents Are Opting Their Kids Out of Homework

Research now shows that homework, especially too much homework, may actually hinder a student rather than help.

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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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What IS the Purpose of Education in a Democracy?

Posted by on March 8, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 1 Comment
What IS the Purpose of Education in a Democracy?

Both elite and mainstream media have pretty much fallen in line with the reigning policy talk about the problems with our schools and how to fix them. But how necessary is an education system?

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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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FBI Doesn’t Count Number of Civilians Killed By Cops But You Can Help Build a Database That DOES

Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 1 Comment
FBI Doesn’t Count Number of Civilians Killed By Cops But You Can Help Build a Database That DOES

Although the Federal Bureau of Investigation tracks how many police officers die in the line of duty, it keeps no such record for how many civilians are killed by police each year

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How the Government Outsourced Intelligence to Silicon Valley

Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Corruption, Government, Internet Control with 1 Comment
How the Government Outsourced Intelligence to Silicon Valley

There is an illusion that information is simply collected as an enhancement for shoppers and social networkers, rather than the means by which our government keeps tabs on all of our activities—from the political to the most personal.

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Nation’s Top Teacher Resigns: “I Can’t Drill ‘Em and Kill ‘Em”

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Nation’s Top Teacher Resigns: “I Can’t Drill ‘Em and Kill ‘Em”

Nation’s top teacher, Stacie Starr, resigns amidst environment that fails children who cannot quickly grasp material, study like a robot and navigate standardized testing. Starr spoke of her reasons for leaving teaching, saying: “I can’t do it anymore, not in this ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’ atmosphere.”

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Questioning the Charter School Hype [Project Censored #21]

Posted by on February 17, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Corruption, Government with 0 Comments
Questioning the Charter School Hype [Project Censored #21]

Charter schools have been heralded as the antidote to “failed” public schools, especially in poor urban communities of African-American and Latino/a students. However, as Salon, AlterNet, and other independent media outlets have reported, charter schools have come under fire for not fulfilling the roles or achieving the results that their proponents have claimed. Instead of providing positive teaching and preparing children for the future, recent news reports have indicated that charter schools are subjecting students to padded cells, public shaming and embarrassment, poor instruction, and the negative consequences of financial corruption.

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Key Marijuana Case May Lead to Nationwide Reclassification

Posted by on February 15, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 3 Comments
Key Marijuana Case May Lead to Nationwide Reclassification

Nine men were recently accused of growing marijuana illegally on private and federal land. The men are arguing that the charges of a $10 million fine and life in prison should be dropped because marijuana is inaccurately classified by the U.S. government as a Schedule 1 substance.

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Project Censored #23: Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
Project Censored #23: Number of US Prison Inmates Serving Life Sentences Hits New Record

A report released by the Sentencing Project, a Washington DC–based nonprofit criminal justice advocacy group, revealed that the number of prisoners serving life sentences in the US Prison System (state and federal) reached a new record of close to 160,000 in 2012. Of these, 49,000 are serving life without possibility of parole, an increase of 22.2 percent since 2008. Ashley Nellis, senior research analyst with the Sentencing Project, argued that the rise in prisoners serving life sentences has to do with political posturing over “tough on crime” measures.

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‘Love Wins’ in Alabama as Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
‘Love Wins’ in Alabama as Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge on Friday struck down Alabama’s gay marriage ban. U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade wrote in her ruling: “Those children currently being raised by same-sex parents in Alabama are just as worthy of protection and recognition by the State as are the children being raised by opposite-sex parents. Yet Alabama’s Sanctity laws harms the children of same-sex couples for the same reasons that the Supreme Court found that the Defense of Marriage Act harmed the children of same-sex couples.”

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On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics

On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which unleashed a scourge of dark money and unlimited corporate spending in U.S. elections, a coalition of reform-minded organizations gathered on Wednesday to promote several key pieces of legislation aimed at countering the influence of big money in politics.

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Ron Paul: If The Fed Has Nothing To Hide, It Has Nothing To Fear – It’s Time To Audit, Then END the Fed

Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 3 Comments
Ron Paul: If The Fed Has Nothing To Hide, It Has Nothing To Fear – It’s Time To Audit, Then END the Fed

Quantitative easing is just the latest chapter in the Federal Reserve’s hundred-year history of failure. Despite this poor track record, Fed apologists still claim the American people benefit from the Federal Reserve System. But, if that were the case, why wouldn’t they welcome the opportunity to let the American people know more about monetary policy? Why is the Fed acting like it has something to hide if it has nothing to fear from an audit? The American people have suffered long enough under a monetary policy controlled by an unaccountable, secretive central bank. It is time to finally audit — and then end — the Fed.

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