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text Precedent Setting Decision: Endangered Species Act Protects Captive Animals by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2018 – Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, scored a major victory for endangered animals living in captivity. A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit issued a unanimous decision upholding a district court’s 2016 ruling that Cricket Hollow Animal Park (formerly Cricket Hollow Zoo), a roadside zoo in Manchester, Iowa, violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing substandard care for the four tiger...
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08PM
text The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
text Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges by Urs Gascha, Marc Chesney & Thomas Bieger
The financial sector that has gone off course should serve the real economy again in the future. The exchange functions like a gigantic casino with the difference that a casino is more transparent and is easier to understand. Throwing some sand in the gears with a transactions tax would slow down the speculation. Only opening the exchanges two days a week would be better....
Posted: Mon Apr 9, 2018 4:14AM
text Black Portraitures IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba NO....Cambridge SI! by jeffrey mcnary
Rather than it's planned Cuban venture, Black Portraiture(S) IV found itself back home in Cambridge, MA...
Posted: Sun Apr 8, 2018 11:50AM
text Dismantling Toxic Masculinity: What We Must Do by Fiona Duffy
We need to dismantle toxic masculinity and build a generation of men who aren’t afraid to openly discuss their emotions....
Posted: Sat Apr 7, 2018 11:56AM
text Supreme Court shields a police officer from being sued for shooting a woman in front yard by LA Times
The Supreme Court on Monday shielded a police officer from being sued for shooting an Arizona woman in her front yard, once again making it harder to bring legal action against officers who use excessive force, even against an innocent person....
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 6:49PM
text NAACP Condemns Latest Injustices Surrounding Fatal Police-Involved Shootings around Nation by NAACP
BALTIMORE, MD (April 2, 2018) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark by a Sacramento police officer and the acquittal of the officers involved in the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge in 2016....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 11:05PM
text Sacramento, California will A.C.T. to End Racism by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Sacramento, California has a very unique opportunity to A.C.T.to End Racism this 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush...
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 12:13PM
text As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself by Sascha Abramsky
As Adolf Hitler rose to power, principled conservatives in Germany convinced themselves that he could be controlled. Compromises, concessions, and countermeasures are necessary for America after the budget attacks on the poor, seniors, the disabled, students, and children....
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:41PM
text Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan by Lydia Andrews
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week....
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:38AM
text As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself by Sascha Abramsky
As Adolf Hitler rose to power, principled conservatives in Germany convinced themselves that he could be controlled. Compromises, concessions, and countermeasures are necessary in America after the budget attacks on the poor, seniors, the disabled, chidren, and students....
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:03AM
text New ACLU Charges Allege Pregnancy Discrimination Against Dockworkers at West Coast Ports by American Civil Liberties Union
Policies Block Women from Higher Wages and Union Membership...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:54AM
text How Dentists Manipulate Legislators to Get Fluoridation Mandates Passed by NYSCOF
Adding unnecessary fluoride chemicals into public water supplies is harmful to health. Politics, not science, keeps it going. Profiteers include legislators, corporations, organized dentistry and others - not those forced to drink fluoride-laced tap water and eat and drink restaurant and supermarket foods & beverages made with fluoridated water without their knowledge of fluoride content. Yet, there's no dispute that a little too much fluoride damages bones and children's teeth....
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:14AM
text Please debunk this alleged evidence-based chemtrail website by friendly indy reporter
"Lab Tests and Health effects" is the title of a webpage allegedly backing up claims that "chemtrails" are for real. Topics covered, include: Shocking Phoenix Air Quality Test Results, Chronic barium intoxication disrupts sulphated proteoglycan synthesis, Lab results from snow and rain water samples that were taken during very high Chemtrail activity in North Carolina; and much more....
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:22PM
text ICE Trained Surreptitiously at Urban Shield - In Our Sanctuary County. by Oakland Privacy
The revelation of secretive HSI/ICE participation (ICE was not listed on the Urban Shield website as a participating agency) follows a series of disturbing incidents at the event, including the presence of the Oath Keepers vigilante extremism group in an Urban Shield-branded community fair giving out literature to the public in an Alameda County Sheriff's Department pavillion, the use of vendor Strategic Operations in secret after the Alameda Board of Supervisors vetoed the vendor due to blat...
Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:26PM
text John Bolton Avoided Draft, As did Trump and Bush, Jr. by We Remember Vietnam
John Bolton, Nazi Trump's latest National Security Adviser, born in 1948, avoided the draft to fight the American War against Vietnam the same way Bush, Jr., born in 1946, by joining the National Guard. His new boss, Trump, also born in 1946, got a medical exemption for "bone spurs" while he played college sports, namely squash, football and tennis. The rich do not fight wars; they promote them to maximize the profits of the oil companies and munitions makers, the only reason the military e...
Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:06PM
text Holy Ground Desecrated at Site of Apache Resistance to Arizona Mine by Center for Biological Diversity
Vandals Destroy Crosses, Eagle Feathers at Oak Flat Campground...
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:28PM
text Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief by Lydia Andrews
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37PM
text Trump - Hard as Steel by Tomasz Konicz
There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards on the world financial markets could finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing industry that suffocates in its own productivity....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:53AM
text Fluoride Safety & Efficacy is Not Settled, Researchers Report by NYSCOF
Declarations of fluoride safety are not backed by science. Fluoride, neither a nutrient nor essential, is a drug with adverse side effects....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:09AM