The ACLU has just released the results of our affiliates’ public records requests to hundreds of police departments around the country asking them about their cell phone tracking policies.
Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel. The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already known for its vicious cartels and gangs that paint entire cities red with blood. Comprised of rogue members of an elite unit of the Mexican army, Los Zetas started out as an enforcement wing of the Gulf Cartel. In 2010, they left the Gulf Cartel and went into business for themselves.
The US electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday announced it would close 50 stores this year and lay off 400 corporate and support workers as part of a plan to cut $800 million in costs and restructure its business. The Minnesota-based firm was one of a series of American and Canadian companies that announced major layoffs this week.
RT picks up on the story of the NDAA being used to silence journalists pointing out how the corporate media has entirely ignored the story.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. About 90 percent of Americans have traces of BPA in their bodies, mainly because it leaches out of food and beverage containers. Some scientists believe exposure to BPA can harm the reproductive and nervous systems, particularly in babies and small children, potentially leading to cancer and other diseases.
New research has recently been released showing that glyphosate, the main active ingredient found in Monsanto’s Roundup Ultra Max, is causing both DNA and cellular damage to cells found in the mouth and throat. Seeing as the inhalation of herbicides and ingredients like glyphosate is very common, this research alone is enough to raise concern over the safety of such substances which are used on a major scale.
Now, to say that America is becoming like Nazi Germany is not an exaggeration. But too many people glance over such assertions in disbelief, perceiving such things as absurdities. They are in denial, and just do not want to believe what’s going on.
The US House of Representatives has adopted a budget resolution that calls for privatization of Medicare and the elimination of Medicaid, food stamps and many other federal entitlement benefits. The resolution is part of a bipartisan campaign to slash spending on social programs.
Despite reports this week that the Fukushima nuclear situation may be even worse than previously thought, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has given approval today for two combined licenses for two nuclear reactors in South Carolina, only the second time in the last three decades that new nuclear plants have been approved in the nation.
Almost all the economic gains made recently went to the top 10 percent, and the lion's share to the top 1 percent. Luxury retailers are smiling. So are the owners of high-end restaurants, sellers of upscale cars, vacation planners, financial advisors, and personal coaches. For them and their customers and clients the recession is over. The recovery is now full speed.
We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized. soon California legislators will debate whether to enforce rules to provide water and shade to the 400,000 farmworkers who harvest our food.
In the past couple weeks, we have written here about our concerns that there will be no election and that we do not understand the press and the threats of riots if the killer of Trayvon Martin is not arrested. Add on top of that the tweet-gate of Roseanne Barr and Spike Lee and one has to wonder what is going to happen next.
Two studies confirm dangers of 'nerve agents' used on one-third of all British cropland. Worldwide declines in bee colonies, threatening much of global agriculture, may be caused by a new generation of nerve-agent pesticides, two new scientific studies strongly suggest. The findings place a massive question mark over the increasingly controversial compounds, now the fastest growing family of insecticides in the world.
The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California's seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:
“He had a temper and he became a liability,” he recalled. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted. … It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”
Nearly half of New Yorkers picked up for small amounts of marijuana possession in recent months were not displaying the drug before they were stopped, the study shows, despite an order by New York police chief Ray Kelly that officers should not charge people in such circumstances.
The total amount of 131I taken up by the canopy was most likely larger than that measured in the canopy tissue because iodine taken up by canopy blades is translocated throughout the kelp body as iodide. The scientists estimated that the entire kelp tissue on the surface at Corona del Mar contained about one millicurie.
A new investigation into pig virus contamination in human vaccines has revealed that both circovirus type 1 (PCV1) and 2 (PCV2) DNA are still present in vaccines developed against infant and childhood rotaviral gastroenteritis; and which since 5 June, 2009, the World Health Organization has recommended be included in all national immunization programs.
Rick Santorum catches himself before uttering the second syllable of "nigger" when referring to President Obama.
According to one Republican attorney general in the lawsuit against the health care individual mandate, the problem with Obamacare is that it’s not a government takeover of health care.
Late yesterday a federal judge in Boston denied the government's motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the suspicionless search and seizure of electronics belonging to activist David House when he reentered the U.S. after a vacation.
It is important that individuals become aware of the fact that natural solutions do in fact exist, but prevention is always a much simpler solution. So how can cancer rates be drastically slashed? Unfortunately, there are countless carcinogenic substances being used in most consumer products and food.
In the last few years the people of the world have witnessed and been a part of a mass awakening of humanity on a level never seen before. The people are no longer standing idly by as the powers that be further seek to control every aspect of their lives. A major part of this mass awakening has been the revelation that the corporate controlled media has literally served the military industrial complex for at least the last 20 years. As advertisers and readers flock to the alternative media, the old dinosaur media continues its downhill plunge with CNN leading the free fall.
Think about it for a minute. People who passionately want the United States to go to war should have to accept that there will be consequences for themselves personally. This is why the U.S. Constitution mandated that only Congress could vote to go to war, denying the authority to do so to the office of the president.
Perhaps the most significant factor of all is that Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, is a retired Orange County magistrate judge. He has been very vocal in the case, recently writing a letter to the Orlando Sentinel chiding people against jumping to conclusions, defending his son’s character and claiming that Zimmerman never followed Martin. Black Teen Death Caught On Tape ( Trayvon Martin ) - Audeo
The name of the Jump-Start Our Business Startup Act was chosen to yield the acronym “JOBS Act,” but this awkward terminological concession was the only nod that the framers gave toward actual job creation.
In the wake of the acceptance of a United Nations peace plan by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the US, Western Europe and Turkey are preparing a meeting in Istanbul to escalate the armed campaign for regime-change in Syria.
Nicole Colson reports on the outrageous attempts by some in the media to suggest that murdered Black teenager Trayvon Martin may have "had it coming." The New York Post's contribution to the smear campaign against those demanding justice for Trayvon. "THEY'VE KILLED my son. Now they want to kill his reputation." Anyone with any compassion or sanity had to ask: What kind of person could read the reports of Trayvon's death and somehow conclude--or even entertain the idea--that the unarmed 17-year-old might have "had it coming"?
An excellent infographic has been released, which covers many of the physical and mental health problems, as well as the financial burden sold to an increasing number of people who feel they "cannot live without" a cell phone.
This wide gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world is relatively recent. In 1980 the U.S.'s prison population was about 150 per 100,000 adults. It has more than quadrupled since then. So something has happened in the past 30 years to push millions of Americans into prison.
"Russia has drawn the attention of the U.S. Department of State on many occasions to the increasingly frequent visits by U.S. warships to Georgian ports, including warships equipped with Aegis combat systems." MOSCOW: Moscow has expressed its concerns to Washington over U.S. plans to ship weapons to the Georgian contingent in the International Assistance Force in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesmen Alexander Lukashevich said.
Congress kills a measure that would prevent employers from demanding confidential information, such as Email, Facebook and Twitter passwords from potential employees.
Two lawyers linked to a homeowner association scandal that has rocked Las Vegas have been found dead in less than a week. The body of prominent attorney David Amesbury, who was named in a fraud investigation, was found Sunday hanging in a northern California shed just five days after Nancy Quon, a construction-defect lawyer, was found dead in her Henderson, Nev., bathtub, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The United States is a bizarre and dangerous country, a nation with "sociopathic tendencies riddled throughout its institutionally racist society." Like a psychopath unfazed by other people’s pain, the general American (white) population appears "completely desensitized to what should be seen as a massive, one sided, blood bath" committed in their name.
Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Then let us consider how those principles have been severely undermined, and how we, the American people, can restore them so that once again our government is of, by, and for the people, rather than a tool of oppression cynically utilized for the benefit of a small, powerful, abusive, elite political and financial class, to the detriment of the vast majority of U.S. citizens, as well as billions of people around the world.
The U.S. House of Represenatives will weigh in Thursday on the direction the country should take regarding budget priorities. At the most interesting ends of the debate, the choice will be stark: A Budget for Wall Street versus a Budget for All.
This is a list of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ – gleaned from decades of association with news media insiders & activists. Infiltrators and agent provocateurs have always tried to derail activists’ efforts. Your success greatly depends on your ability to defend yourself from their intimidation tactics – real or imaginary.
To the corporate media, the machinations of the 1 percent's most infamous poster boys might look like old news. But for regular Americans, it's a fight for their lives. Together, the pair have used their wealth not merely to assure its continuance, but to advance an ideology designed to secure the dominance of American politics and, indeed, the control of global capital, by themselves and a very few similarly endowed individuals.
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