Health & Lifestyle
California Case Could Be A Pivotal Moment In Ending The War On Marijuana
Over half of Americans think marijuana should be legalized, and one California case challenging the constitutionality of the DEA’s scheduling of the drug could prove instrumental in ultimately putting an end to the government’s war on marijuana.
Worldwide, Tobacco Regulators Monitoring Philip Morris Lawsuit Against Uruguay
The tobacco giant’s lawsuit against Uruguay is a key example of the growing trend of multinational companies using trade agreements and mechanisms to circumvent national legislation -- even legislation meant to protect public health.
Bakken Region Tribes Fight Back Against Human Trafficking
The Bakken oil boom is bringing man camps of strangers into the region’s small, isolated tribal communities, which are seeing rises in drug addiction, sexual assault and prostitution. These communities are uniting to protect their communities and help victims through healing.
The Psychology Of Jihad: Who’s Most At Risk For Falling Into The Web Of Radicalism?
“Rather than assign blame onto the religious, we should determine what has pushed our disillusioned youth into the arms of radicals. Otherwise, we will remain part of the problem,” one human rights activist tells MintPress.
A Game-Changing Week On Climate Change
In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.
Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point In US History
A new report on child homelessness in America finds that 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually.
The US Prison System Perpetuates “The Criminalization Of Disability”
“So when we want to talk about mass incarceration, we can’t talk about mass incarceration without talking about disability because once the psychiatric facilities were shut down in the 70s and 80s people started funneling people with disabilities into prisons instead.”
Experimental Green Energy Project Threatens Local Ecosystem
An experimental tidal power project could generate clean energy without leaving behind a major footprint for 120-plus years, yet residents are worried about what effect it will have on the local fishing industry that’s sustained the community for generations.
Ebola And ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between The UN And Faith-Based Organizations
In both sets of cases, there are realities of overstretched service providers seeking to respond, in real time, to rising death tolls and collapsing state-run services.
EPA Finally Updating Pesticide-Use Guidelines For Farm Workers
Advocates say a draft of the updated Worker Protection Standard is imperfect, but still offers greater protections to laborers in one of the country’s most hazardous industries.