CWA Uncovers Massive Verizon Offshoring Operation in Philippines

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VERIZON’S ATTEMPTS TO DECEIVE PUBLIC ON THE EXTENT OF ITS OFFSHORING EXPOSED; CWA DELEGATION SEEKING MEETING WITH VERIZON MANAGEMENT IN PHILIPPINES IS CONFRONTED BY ARMED VERIZON SECURITY AND SWAT TEAM CARRYING AUTOMATIC WEAPONS Friday, May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far … MORE

Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

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Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right. BY ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Flickr/ CC 2.0) This post originally appeared at Truthout. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, … MORE

Denied Breaks, U.S. Poultry Workers Wear Diapers on the Job

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Workers in plants run by the largest U.S. poultry producers are regularly being denied bathroom breaks and as a result some are reduced to wearing diapers while working on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report Wednesday. “It’s not just their dignity that suffers: they are in danger of serious health problems,” said Oxfam America, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based global development group. The group works for a “just world without poverty” and … MORE

Watch What Happens When Cannabis Is Injected Into Cancer Cells.

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Cassius Methyl, MassReport Did you know that studies showed the effectiveness of cannabis at killing cancer cells as long ago as 1974? In 1974, a study from The Washington Post said that THC effectively “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36%.” The information was suppressed and people were incarcerated for up to decades for using or selling the harmless, absolutely miraculous … MORE

Tim Robbins Has Prison Drama Class That Cuts Recidivism in Half

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Actor Tim Robbins has dramatically cut repeat offender rates for prisoners who take his acting class behind bars. Six out of every 10 inmates in California will commit another crime and return to prison within three years of their release. Robbins’ program has cut that rate in half. The reason is because the drama workshops give prisoners a way to express their emotions. It was created by The Actors’ Gang — a theater production and … MORE

Computer Programmer Testifies Under Oath He Coded Computers To Rig Elections

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By Matt Agorist “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin (allegedly) One thing in US history is consistent throughout every single election cycle — allegations of voter fraud. These allegations, however, are not the ramblings of a kook with tinfoil wrapped around his head, they are substantiated and reach as high as … MORE

Autistic Boy Gains Ability To Speak After Just 2 Days Of Cannabis Oil Treatment

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At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking. “While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel … MORE

How An Abused Dog Saved An Autistic Boy

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The Hickey family knew something was different about their son Jonny and were advised to have evaluations. Their boy was diagnosed with autism. It was a rough time for the family, but it was all about to change. The mother saw a news story about an abused dog and just had to have it. From the moment they picked her up, she bonded with Jonny in a way that no one else could. It’s amazing … MORE

Prohibition, Politics, and Profit: The Truth About Cannabis and Why Government Wants to Control It

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Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, pot, reefer, and grass, is a preparation of the cannabis plant that is used as a psychoactive drug or medicine. The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC.  Despite its long history of use as a natural medicine, since the early 20th century cannabis has been subject to legal restrictions. Possession, use, and sale of cannabis preparations containing psychoactive cannabinoids are currently illegal in many parts of the world. Despite the U.S. government’s prohibition of … MORE

Raymond Santana Served Twelve Years for A Crime He Didn’t Commit

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On December 19, 2002, on the recommendation of the Manhattan District Attorney, the convictions of the five men were overturned. Raymond Santana served twelve years for a crime he did not commit. The investigation of the convictions of these five teenagers has raised questions regarding police coercion and false confessions, as well as, the vulnerability of juveniles during police interrogations. On the night of April 19, 1989, a 28-year-old jogger was brutally attacked and raped … MORE