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And Here’s Another Thing the Clinton’s Fucked Up.
In the late nineties Duh Prez. appointed General Barry McCaffery to be the Drug Czar!
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:57AM
New UK Report Supports Strong Action on Antibiotics in Ag
WASHINGTON, May 20th, 2016 — A report commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom (see PDF) recommends reducing “the extensive and unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture” in order to curb the global spread of infections. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released its final report this week, calling for quick movement to ban or restrict the use of antibiotics in animals that are vital for human health, among other measures.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:37PM
The Language of Neoliberalism
Knowledge enables people to interpret reality. Metaphors and pictures give things a new meaning and can change reality when people act accordingly. Capital isn't so frightened and isn't the same as a deer. Different forms of capital must be distinguished. The financial crisis is compared to a thunderstorm that is not man-made. The term "sleek state" implied in the demand for "more market and less state" is physical or bodily. Costs for the population rise parallel to the trimming of the s...
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:58AM
National Research Council GMO Study Compromised by Industry Ties
Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016 — One day before the National Research Council (NRC) is scheduled to release a multi-year research report about genetically engineered (GMO) crops and food, Food & Water Watch has released an issue brief detailing the far-reaching conflicts of interest at the NRC and its parent organization, the National Academy of Sciences.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:51PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder
Politicians are using stereotypes and myths to make it harder to buy a cell phone. Laws based on racist beliefs only serve to reinforce racism and discrimination. Harsh voter ID requirements harm Black communities. Tell Representative Speier to retract her bill.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:37PM
Groups Ask FDA to Protect Consumers from Misleading Labels on “Natural” Foods
COTATI, CA, May 10, 2016 – Americans are paying more attention to food labels, but that does not mean that current government regulations adequately ensure that those labels mean what consumers expect them to. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the opportunity to take significant strides towards protecting consumers from unscrupulous producers of meat and poultry products who sell their factory farmed meat with misleading “natural” labels.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:26PM
Sacred Psychology & Plant Medicine: Dr. Kat Coder (audio/mpeg 52.6MB)
Kezia Vida speaks with Dr. Kat Coder about sacred psychology, empowering others to heal themselves, and the proliferation of plant medicine in today's society.
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 12:27PM
Hawai‘i Legislature Provides Landmark State-Funded Tax Credit Supporting Organic Farmers
(May 5th, 2016) Hawai‘i lawmakers hope to strengthen and expand the state’s organic farming sector after passing unprecedented legislation that would allocate $2 million in state-funded tax credit for certified organic food production (House Bill 1689 CD 1). The state-funded tax credit is the first of its kind in the United States, and is designed to complement existing federal programs that help organic farmers overcome the financial barriers of certification.
Posted: Sat May 7, 2016 3:26PM
EPA Uses Industry-funded Studies to Determine Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer
PORTLAND, Ore., May 2, 2016 — An EPA analysis relying heavily on unpublished, industry funded studies has determined that glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” The EPA determination, released to the public on Friday, stands in sharp contrast to a finding last year by the World Health Organization’s cancer-research arm that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 3:08PM
Chernobyl + 30
Thirty Years after the nuclear cataclysm at Chernobyl, the disaster continues.
Posted: Mon May 2, 2016 3:52PM
Scar Story: Documentary of Paulette Leaphart's 1,000 Mile Walk to DC (audio/mpeg 33.5MB)
Kezia speaks to Paulette Mackenzie Leaphart about her 1,000 mile topless walk from Biloxi to DC as a breast cancer warrior and individual who under went a double mastectomy without reconstructive surgery. Filmmakers Emily Mackenzie and Sasha Solodukhina also join.
Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:34AM
Nepal Struggles to Rebuild One Year After Massive Earthquake
Nepal faces significant humanitarian challenges one year after its devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:07PM
Puerto Rico's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens as Congress Debates Legislation
As Congress debates legislative solutions for Puerto Rico's financial crisis, new reports indicate that the island's child poverty rate is worse than previously feared and that migration is increasing.
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:23AM
A law offers relief to families struggling to care for serious mentally ill loved ones. (audio/mpeg 40.9MB)
Janet Hays interviews Judge Calvin Johnson about the Assisted Outpatient Treatment law and two parents in the New Orleans region who share their stories about similar struggles to get care for their seriously mentally ill children that resulted in very different outcomes. Discussed is a little known law that has been implemented in almost every State in the Union known as Assisted Outpatient Treatment. In Louisiana the law is known as Nicola's law. It has been proven successful in providing ...
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:09AM
RNs Welcome Bill to Step Up Public Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation'
(April 15, 2016) California nurses are heralding the advance of a State Senate bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status, where they can be held for hours or days with less public oversight and fewer protections.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:58PM
#XochicuautlaAlert: Statement on San Francisco Xochicuautla
On Monday, April 11, 2016, around 800 State of Mexico riot police at the service of Grupo Higa laid siege to the Otomí community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, destroyed the camp set up in defense of the forest, used heavy machinery to illegally tear down the house of Dr. Armando García Salazar, and violently dragged out at least 25 men, women and children who were inside the house, including 64-year-old Isabel Hernández, a member of the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:00AM
#AlertaXochicuautla: Pronunciamiento sobre San Francisco Xochicuautla
El lunes 11 de abril de 2016, por lo menos 800 granaderos del estado de México al servicio de Grupo Higa sitiaron la comunidad otomí de San Francisco Xochicuautla, destruyeron el campamento levantado en defensa del bosque, usaron maquinaria pesada para derribar ilegalmente la casa del doctor Armando García Salazar, y con harta violencia echaron fuera a aproximada 25 personas que se encontraban en la casa, entre ellas la compañera Isabel Hernández de 64 años, integrante del Consejo Supre...
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:56AM
The Financial Market Crisis in the Light of the Social Market Economy
The global financial market crisis had its beginning in the crisis of the American mortgage market, the sub-prime crisis, In 2007 and 2008 the US housing market almost completely collapsed. The crisis was brought about by a combination of state- and market failures. The failure of the capital markets was a result of extensive deregulation. The principle of liability was violated. Failure risks were passed on without making transparent the actual risk of a security for the buyer. The rating a...
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:16AM
Philippines: Fast-track legislation to end hunger
Akbayan party-list today reiterated its call for the enactment of urgent reforms to address and stave off incidence of hunger across the country.
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:45AM
USDA Proposes Organic Animal Welfare Regulations
WASHINGTON, April 7th, 2016 — Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule that would hold organic livestock producers to a high standard of care for rearing food animals. Animal welfare and public health advocates say the move is a good first step toward ensuring that USDA certified organic meat and poultry products live up to the integrity and the intention of the national organic standards.
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 6:08PM