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Global ‘War on Drugs’ Terrible at Eradicating Drugs, But Great at Upending Societies: Report

Written by on October 22, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Global ‘War on Drugs’ Terrible at Eradicating Drugs, But Great at Upending Societies: Report

A major study designed to assess how national governments wage their so-called “war on drugs” shows that the last ten years of such policies have not only failed to put a dent in the illegal drug trade, the tactics have had serious negative impacts for global health, human rights, public safety and economic progress.

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Canada Becomes First Major Economy To Legalise Recreational Cannabis

Written by on October 18, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Canada Becomes First Major Economy To Legalise Recreational Cannabis

Canada is the first major world economy to legalise recreational cannabis. Weed enthusiasts celebrated the “end of prohibition” as the clock struck midnight on Tuesday evening and the first legal pot sales for non-medical purposes were made across the country. 

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All Laws That Make It a Crime to be Homeless Should Be Repealed and Here’s What Should Replace Them

Written by on October 18, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
All Laws That Make It a Crime to be Homeless Should Be Repealed and Here’s What Should Replace Them

And all laws that make it a crime to be homeless should be repealed. Burdening homeless people with fines and fees makes it even more difficult for them to return to the tax rolls. There are better ways to deal with the homeless. Here are some proven solutions…

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The Future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Is on the Ballot This November

Written by on October 17, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
The Future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Is on the Ballot This November

Everyone who cares about their Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid needs to vote on November 6. If Republican politicians and the donors who own them retain full control of Congress, they are determined to finally succeed in their longstanding goal of ending all three programs.

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EPA Aims to Weaken Radiation Regulations as FCC Gives Telecoms $2B to Install 5G Everywhere

EPA Aims to Weaken Radiation Regulations as FCC Gives Telecoms $2B to Install 5G Everywhere

The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics say the proposed change could lead to higher levels of exposure for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas drilling sites, medical workers doing X-rays and CT scans, people living next to Superfund sites and any members of the public who one day might find themselves exposed to a radiation release.

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‘Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist’: Sanders Introduces Bill to Break Up Nation’s Largest Wall Street Banks

Written by on October 4, 2018 in Bankers & Wall St., Government, Policies with 1 Comment
‘Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist’: Sanders Introduces Bill to Break Up Nation’s Largest Wall Street Banks

With Wall Street banks as big and profitable as ever ten years after their reckless criminality sparked the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would break up Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, and other so-called “too big to fail” financial institutions that pose a major systemic risk to the American economy.

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‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Yemen as Khanna Invokes War Powers Act to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians

Written by on September 27, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Yemen as Khanna Invokes War Powers Act to End US Support for Saudi-Led Slaughter of Civilians

Amid reports that civilian deaths have “surged dramatically” in Yemen since June, when the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to take control of the port city Hodeidah, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Wednesday officially introduced a highly anticipated resolution invoking the War Powers Act of 1973, in hopes of ending American support for the coalition’s attacks and the resulting humanitarian crisis.

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With US Bombs Killing Kids in Yemen, Sanders Tells Pompeo ‘Human Lives Worth Far More Than Defense Contractor Profits’

Written by on September 21, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
With US Bombs Killing Kids in Yemen, Sanders Tells Pompeo ‘Human Lives Worth Far More Than Defense Contractor Profits’

Just days after the Yemen-based human rights group Mwatana gave CNN documents showing that U.S.-manufactured bomb fragments have been found at the scene of at least 11 separate Saudi-led attacks on Yemeni civilians since 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opted to continue American military support for Saudi Arabia over the objections of his staff in an effort to preserve $2 billion in weapons sales to the brutal monarchy.

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US-Backed War Risks Killing an ‘Entire Generation’ of Yemeni Children

Written by on September 19, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
US-Backed War Risks Killing an ‘Entire Generation’ of Yemeni Children

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity organization Save the Children warned.

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Suspending the Constitution: In America Today, the Government Does Whatever It Wants

Written by on September 18, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
Suspending the Constitution: In America Today, the Government Does Whatever It Wants

We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document. The reality we must come to terms with, however, is that in the America we live in today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned.

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Central Banks Have Gone Rogue Putting Us All at Risk 

Central Banks Have Gone Rogue Putting Us All at Risk 

By Ellen Brown | Nexus Newsfeed Excluding institutions such as Blackrock and Vanguard, which are composed of multiple investors, the largest single players in global equity markets are now thought to be central banks themselves. An estimated 30 to 40 central banks are invested in the stock market, either directly or through their investment vehicles (sovereign wealth funds). According […]

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After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror

Written by on September 12, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror

The Costs of War Project’s investigations show that at least 370,000 people have been killed in the post 9/11 wars, and many more people have died indirectly due to environmental catastrophes, malnutrition, and broken infrastructure tied to the wars. In addition, over 10 million Afghan, Iraqi, and Pakistani people have been displaced as war refugees. The Project calculated the US budgetary costs in the post-9/11 wars to be $5.6 trillion.

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Rethink 9/11 Means To Question Those Who Have Taken Our Rights [47-sec VIDEO with Ben Swann]

Written by on September 11, 2018 in Censorship, Government, Policies, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Rethink 9/11 Means To Question Those Who Have Taken Our Rights [47-sec VIDEO with Ben Swann]

17 years after 9-11 we are so much less free as citizens of this nation. “To re-think 9-11 means that we still have the right to question those who have taken our rights, how they have taken them, and why?” – Ben Swann

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BOMBSHELL Documents Expose The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War

Written by on September 5, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
BOMBSHELL Documents Expose The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War

How did the war in Afghanistan start? And how did NATO become involved in this conflict? These details are never discussed because they have for nearly two decades, been hidden behind a shroud of secrecy. But now, after nearly two decades of lies, the remarkable truth about the secret documents that helped launch the Afghan war can finally be revealed. This is the story of The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War.

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Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data

Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data

The Seventh Circuit just handed down a landmark opinion, ruling 3-0 that the Fourth Amendment protects energy-consumption data collected by smart meters. The court recognized that data from these devices reveals intimate details about what’s going on inside the home that would otherwise be unavailable to the government without a physical search. The court held that residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy in this data and that the government’s access of it constitutes a “search.”

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