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Judge Compares Drug War To Slavery, Bravely Refuses To Put Convicted Drug Felon In Prison
It appears that America has awakened to the problem of mass incarceration–an issue underscored by the fact that the U.S. holds less than 5 percent of the world’s population but houses about 22 percent of the world’s prisoners. Congress is now making a token effort at criminal justice reform, including the reduction of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders, but even this faces opposition from the most fervent police state crusaders. In the face of inaction, one New York judge
Monsanto Loses Major PCBs Poisoning Lawsuit, Forced To Pay $46 Million To Victims
According to the lawsuit, Monsanto knew about the dangers of PCBs but continued to sell the product even after a government ban.
Airport Screening Made 70,000 Miss American Airlines Flights
TSA has projected it will screen 740 million people at U.S. airports this year, some 15 percent more than in 2013 despite a 12 percent cut in its staff
Animal Rights Activists Infiltrate Tyson Plant For Fourth Time In Less Than A Year
In the new video released on Tuesday by Mercy for Animals, sickly birds covered in fecal matter, a dying bird covered in insects, and a front-end loader scooping up hundreds of dead birds and dropping them into a dumpster.
‘Chilling Attack On Free Speech’: Multinational Corporation Sues Gov’t Transparency Watchdog MuckRock
Undaunted by the legal threats, the founder of MuckRock promised that the website ‘will not be complying with their demands’ to remove Seattle city records and share site visitors’ private information.
Daily Kos Issues Call For Unity Among Democrats By Banning Talk Of Third Party Candidates
According to the site’s founder, users are still free to criticize Hillary Clinton, but not to link to right-wing news sources and may not mention their support for Jill Stein or other third-party candidates.
Senator Chuck Schumer Played Cruel Hoax On 9/11 Victims Seeking Justice
Considering Schumer’s comments last month promising “This bill would allow a suit to go forward and victims of terrorism to go to court to determine if the Saudi government participated in terrorist acts” — uttered before he slipped his nullifying amendment into the text — it’s difficult to disagree.
Seniors Now The Fastest Growing Demographic Of Cannabis Users
The 55-and-older crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of pot users in the country.
Anonymous Hits New York Stock Exchange, World Bank, The Fed, And Vatican — Total Media Blackout
The fact that global corporate media is refusing to report on these numerous high-profile attacks is indicative of the fear the 1% have of OpIcarus garnering massive public support.