Fatigue, Migraines Linked to Fracking as Case Builds for National Ban

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‘It is abundantly clear that fracking is harming people, and the only solution is to stop fracking’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported their findings online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, saying their research … MORE

Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

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 Hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, Eric Andreus, announced at a monthly township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, last week that Nestlé had given up on its plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town’s local aquifer. Truth-out depicted the scene of the announcement: “The room erupted in cheers and for the first time since Nestlé began meeting with community members about the project, the company received a standing ovation.” Kunkletown, … MORE

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

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 If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there … MORE

Despite Historic Achievement, Feminists Grapple with Clinton’s Deeply Troubling Record

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“As a feminist, I should feel a thrill right now. I grieve that I don’t,” lamented author and activist Naomi Klein. by Lauren McCauley, staff writer “This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us, and this is our moment to come together,” Hillary Clinton told supporters in Brooklyn Tuesday evening. (Photo: Peter Foley/ EPA) There is no doubt that history was made Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton … MORE

‘Worse Than We Thought’: TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare

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‘President Obama has sold the American people a false bill of goods,’ says Friends of the Earth by Deirdre Fulton Text released today confirms the TPP rolls back past public interest reforms to the U.S. trade model while expanding problematic provisions demanded by the hundreds of official U.S. corporate trade advisers who had a hand in the negotiations while citizens were left in the dark. (Image: File w/overlay) “Worse than anything we could’ve imagined.” “An … MORE

And the Struggle Continues…

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Because of unprecedented election fraud, and the unfortunate ignorance, and/or lack of informed decisions on behalf of  American voters, we are potentially facing a disastrous future with the two worst Presidential candidates ever seen in the history of this country.  Now is the time to come together, and unite behind the only man who can and will save this country from unmitigated disaster, Bernie Sanders.  Last night, Bernie Sanders made it very clear that he has every intention of taking … MORE

8 Year Old Child Bride Dies on Wedding Night

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An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times her age. Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle … MORE

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Using Ultrasound

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A new way of treating Alzheimer’s disease with ultrasound has been demonstrated in mice, clearing the amyloid plaques in 75% of the animals.   Untreated Alzheimer’s mouse (left) and treated with ultrasound (right)   Researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), part of Australia’s University of Queensland, have shown that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory in mice. This innovative, drug-free method breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques … MORE

Raif Badawi, Activist, Humanitarian & Free Thinker

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Raif Badawi, born 13th january 1984, is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals. He was arrested in 2012 on a charge of insulting Islam through electronic channels and brought to court on several charges including apostasy. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes in 2013, then resentenced to 1000 lashes and ten years in prison plus a fine in 2014. The lashes … MORE

Matt Damon Speaks out Against Oligarchy, “Our Problem is Civil Obedience”

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Damon makes some crucial points in this passionate rant against the system, and what he calls a “topsy-turvy” world. . “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy turvy. That things are all wrong,” starts movie star and author Matt Damon in this powerful speech calling on people to question authority. The wrong people are in jail, and the wrong people are out of jail,” Damon goes on. “The wrong people are in … MORE