GMO Labeling Hampered By Monsanto, Government Confusion In Oversight

(MintPress) – A nationwide push for labeling of genetically modified foods has spurred the nation’s food giants into a panic, spending exorbitant amounts of money to defeat grassroots campaigns. And while companies like Monsanto and DuPont have plenty to lose if such labeling were mandated, it could also cause quite a headache for the government’s […]

(MintPress) - A nationwide push for labeling of genetically modified foods has spurred the nation’s food giants into a panic, spending exorbitant amounts of money to defeat grassroots campaigns. And while companies like Monsanto and DuPont have plenty to lose if such labeling were mandated, it could also cause quite a headache for the government’s

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Albany SWAT Conducted Live Fire Exercise In Occupied Housing Complex

(Mint Press) – On March 21, the Albany, N.Y. Police Department conducted a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) training exercise in an occupied, predominantly Black neighborhood. The training officers used blank ammunition (bullets without a fireable slug), flash grenades and fake blood in the scenario, terrifying residents, according to the Albany Times Union. Photos of […]

(Mint Press) - On March 21, the Albany, N.Y. Police Department conducted a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) training exercise in an occupied, predominantly Black neighborhood. The training officers used blank ammunition (bullets without a fireable slug), flash grenades and fake blood in the scenario, terrifying residents, according to the Albany

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Peru Declares Amazon Oil Contamination Emergency: Indigenous Groups Have Protested For Years

Peru’s government declared an environmental state of emergency on Monday in a remote Amazon jungle region it says has been affected by years of contamination at the country’s most productive oil fields, which are currently operated by Argentina-based Pluspetrol. Indigenous groups in the Pastaza River basin near the Ecuador border have been complaining for years […]

Peru's government declared an environmental state of emergency on Monday in a remote Amazon jungle region it says has been affected by years of contamination at the country's most productive oil fields, which are currently operated by Argentina-based Pluspetrol. Indigenous groups in the Pastaza River basin near the Ecuador border have been

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Obama’s Visit Strengthens Israel, Jordan: Are Palestinians Left In The Cold?

AMMAN, Jordan – (MintPress) – President Obama has scored a surprise diplomatic coup by patching up a three-year dispute between Israel and Turkey. It was an unexpected turn for him as a conflict mediator and a last-minute flourish in his first visit as U.S. president to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan last week. Reportedly, […]

AMMAN, Jordan - (MintPress) - President Obama has scored a surprise diplomatic coup by patching up a three-year dispute between Israel and Turkey. It was an unexpected turn for him as a conflict mediator and a last-minute flourish in his first visit as U.S. president to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan last week. Reportedly, Obama kept prodding

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Newtown Residents Upset About NRA Robocalls

Some residents of the Connecticut community devastated by December’s school shooting said they’re outraged over robocalls they’ve received from the National Rifle Association only three months after a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Newtown residents said the automated calls from the NRA began last week and urge people […]

A girl sits on a Newtown bus leaving the new Sandy Hook Elementary School after the first day of classes in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Some residents of the Connecticut community devastated by December's school shooting said they're outraged over robocalls they've received from the National Rifle Association only three months after a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Newtown residents said the automated calls from the NRA began

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FCC Chairman Genachowski To Step Down

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, on Friday announced that he’s stepping down in the “coming weeks,” after a four-year tenure that’s garnered mixed reviews for him and tangible progress in the industries he oversees. The country’s top telecommunications regulator told a staff meeting of his decision Friday morning. His impending departure […]

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, on Friday announced that he's stepping down in the "coming weeks," after a four-year tenure that's garnered mixed reviews for him and tangible progress in the industries he oversees. The country's top telecommunications regulator told a staff meeting of his decision

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