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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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“Camping” on Your Own Land is Now Illegal — Gov’t Waging War on Off-Grid Living (Video)

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Government, Policies with 178 Comments
“Camping” on Your Own Land is Now Illegal — Gov’t Waging War on Off-Grid Living (Video)

Across the U.S., local zoning officials are making it increasingly difficult for people to go off the grid, in some instances threatening people with jail time for collecting rainwater or not hooking into local utilities.

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Legal Pot Industry Springs to Life But Can It Be Sustainable?

Posted by on October 4, 2015 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Legal Pot Industry Springs to Life But Can It Be Sustainable?

Oregon was the first state to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis (in 1973), and amongst the first to authorize medical marijuana growing and use (1998)

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The Surprising True Story Behind McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Posted by on October 2, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 5 Comments
The Surprising True Story Behind McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

The public generally ridiculed Liebeck – the media hook was the story of an Albuquerque woman who cleaned up with $2.7 million for spilling coffee on herself.

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How Enlightened Leaders Keep Changing Civilization for the Better

Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Government, Policies with 5 Comments
How Enlightened Leaders Keep Changing Civilization for the Better

The Enlightenment not only produced modern democracy, it also laid the foundation of liberal political values still winning victories today.

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Brazil’s Top Court Bans Corporate Money in Election Campaigns

Brazil’s Top Court Bans Corporate Money in Election Campaigns

Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday to ban corporate donations to election campaign financing in a move to clean up Brazilian politics caught in a massive kickback scandal.

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More Corporate Power Grabs: Make Your Voice Heard on TTIP & CETA

More Corporate Power Grabs: Make Your Voice Heard on TTIP & CETA

Europe and North America are currently negotiating two trade deals that could turn out to be the biggest corporate power grabs in history — TTIP and CETA. The treaties read like a corporate wish-list: secret courts that can sue our governments, the removal of environmental and health regulation and the degradation of working standards.

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Connecticut Becomes the FIRST State To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Government, Policies with 34 Comments
Connecticut Becomes the FIRST State To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

Nearly 300 veterans, residing in Connecticut, previously experiencing chronic homelessness have now been gifted permanent – or at least temporary – housing. Doesn’t end there, Connecticut is set to end homelessness for all people by 2016!

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The Donald Trump Phenomenon: Hidden Meanings

Posted by on September 1, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
The Donald Trump Phenomenon: Hidden Meanings

Now some are saying The Donald is running to form a third party and thus hand the election to Hillary. Whereas the preferred alternative would be what? Prince Jeb? There’s a difference between Hillary and Jeb? Who’s kidding who? I approach this from a different angle. Trump is unpredictable. He’s the only unpredictable presidential candidate in recent memory.

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Sausalito School District Is First to Serve 100% Organic Meals

Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Sausalito School District Is First to Serve 100% Organic Meals

Not only does this program far exceed USDA nutritional standards, but it ties the health of our children to the health of our planet. It’s the first program to say that fundamentally, you cannot have one without the other.

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