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Every three years the Librarian of Congress allows individuals and other public interest nonprofits to petition to improve the regulations and exemptions involving personal devices and property concerning copyright infringements. These are submitted to the Copyright Office. Over the course of...

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Senator Bernie Sanders has received significantly less media coverage than other candidates in the United States 2016 Presidential primary race. GDELT—an open database that monitors the world’s news media—created “2016 Campaign Television Tracker” to monitor how often each candidates’ name is...

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Laurence Shoup  Author of Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1979-2014 Speaking at Sonoma State University April 11, 2016—7:00 PM Student Union Building: Ballroom C  Free Admission for students: Suggested Donation $5-10 to support...

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On today’s program, we hear a speech by historian and veteran journalist David Talbot; his latest book “The David Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.” He spoke at Sonoma State University, pointing out how many of the abuses of the Bush and Obama ...

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In 2001, the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) published a trial known as Study 329, which claimed that the drug paroxetine – known as Paxil or Seroxat – was “generally well tolerated” and that it helped cure depression in children and adolescents. This led to some...

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The European Union and the G20’s Financial Stability board have imposed a “bail-in” regimen to aid in banking crisis. This bail-in system means keeping insolvent banks afloat by “confiscating the savings of investors and depositors.” Instead of taxpayers paying for the debt of the banks, as in...

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Guided one-on-one mindfulness meditation is being proposed for rehabilitation purposes in high security prisons. Sixty of Britain’s most dangerous criminals, from eight of the highest security prisons, are undergoing daily mindfulness practices to learn how to subjugate violent impulses. 60...

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) recently ruled against India’s National Solar Mission, which aimed to rapidly increase the country’s renewable energy and create local jobs. The plan would bring energy to millions of people by generating 100 gigawatts of solar energy annually by 2022, and have...

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Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high school students across the country to report fellow students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that they may be in the same category as ISIS and “anarchist extremists.” They also...

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As tools to build immunity to specific diseases, vaccinations are an important tool in the healthcare arsenal. However, vaccines are also capable of doing greater damage than the diseases they are intended to prevent. Since 1986, the US government has had to pay over $3 billion to vaccine-...

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Evocative, a US biomaterials company, is making packaging out of mushrooms. This alternative comes from mycelium, a fungus-based mass of branched fibers, that is, in effect, the root structure of mushrooms. This new packaging material causes no harm to the environment and it will help replace...

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The ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation has made its way across the globe and to the attention of the west. Mindfulness practices are becoming quite popular, with some good science behind the hype. According to a 2011 Harvard study, the regular practice of nonjudgmental, present-...

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Vocativ and Colorlines report that over 1,400 federally recognized place names in the United States include racist slurs. Jennings Brown describes the Vocativ study’s methods: Using 2.2 million official location names form the US Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) in...

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In February of 2016, while corporate news media eagerly anticipated the involvement of allegedly “moderate” Syrian opposition groups in peace talks, Mnar Muhawesh of Mint Press News reported that such coverage made “little mention of who these groups really are, who’s behind them, and their...

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In June 2015, Linn Washington Jr., reported problems in the police department of Philadelphia, focused on the tragic case of Sharif Anderson, who was a victim of police brutality and injustice in 2013. In July 2013, Anderson, a Philadelphia resident, caught the attention of four city police...

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When you think about climate change does gender equality come to mind? As Georgie Johnson reports, we need to understand climate change through the lens of gender equality. As Johnson shows, climate change has different impacts on men and women, based on preexisting social and economic...

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The cold war between the United States and Russia is alive and ongoing by proxy now in Syria, and it is over control of oil and natural gas delivery. Syria holds one of the most geographically strategic locations in the region for potential oil and gas export pipelines from U.S. allies: Iraq,...

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Over 6,000 Pennsylvania inmates infected with Hepatitis-C are currently being denied life-saving medication due to the high cost of treatment, under the guise of a “treatment protocol” that is only treating four inmates. Besides the fact that the state’s Department of Corrections (PA DOC) is...

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If your stress levels are unusually high you may want to look into a frequently overlooked cause—discrimination. In March 2016, Kenrya Rankin of Colorlines reported on a new study from the American Psychological Association (APA) that says the effects of discrimination can increase stress levels...

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Bryan Schatz in Mother Jones reports how a new generation of “armchair” intelligence analysts are using new digital technologies—and repurposing existing ones—in order to document war crimes and debunk propaganda. Schatz describes “a small army of armchair analysts who are venturing into...

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The Rwandan government is currently in the process of creating a rebel force composed of Burundi refugees. Former UN official Jeff Drumatra served at Rwanda’s Mahama Refugee camp near the Rwandan Burundian border. There are approximately 45,000 refugees at any given time. The recruitment of...

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Nearly 3,000 civilians have been killed and millions displaced by strategic bombings of Yemen’s civilian infrastructure by Saudi Arabia’s air force. Leaked UN documents confirm that civilian buildings are the targets. Saudi Arabia is backed by the US and UK. While the US and UK each claim to...

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Seth Freed Wessler reports on deadly conditions in eleven privately-owned prisons in the US that are used exclusively for non-citizens. The medical care provided at the facilities is the biggest issue these prisons face. From 1998 to 2014, 103 men died inside these prisons. In twentyfive cases,...

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In January 2016, for the first time a high level governmental commission entered an infamous prison in Colombia to investigate whether the abysmal conditions merit its closure as mandated by the court. The prison, known informally as La Tramacua, was built in 2000 with the US Federal Bureau of...

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Five years after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Dahr Jamail reports that TEPCO officials in charge of the plant continue to release large quantities of radioactive waster water into the Pacific Ocean. Arnold Gunderson, a former nuclear...

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Although environmental campaigners and scientists have urged the Japanese government to change its fishing policies to help protect Bluefin tuna stock, Japan continues to move in a direction that will lead to extinction of one of the most prized fish species in the world. Approximately 80% of...

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In a fight to stand up against corporate greed, Germany has chosen not to sign the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The partnership agreement has an Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision that would allow transnational corporations to take legal action against...

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In an evolutionary sense, we humans are a social species with the innate capacity to collaborate and associate with others. Millions of years of collaborative habits around food gathering and shared problem solving have shaped human existence. Feeling that you belong, that you are part of an...

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Have you noticed that most “news” is about what we fear—natural disasters, human failures, fraud, theft, murder and war? The constant reporting of possible threats supports a worldview that is “mean and dangerous.” This fear-based perspective can be overwhelming, and it leaves out the vast...

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Research indicates that 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution. Over four million of these deaths are due to household air pollution from cooking with smoky stoves. In China, the biggest contributor is outdoor air pollution, due to burning coal. In India, the main...

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In 2010, the wave of support for Tea Party candidates put Sam Brownback into the state of Kansas’s governor’s mansion and Republican majorities to its legislature. Together, they implemented the conservative movement’s blueprint for Utopia: They passed massive tax breaks for the wealthy and...

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Food waste in the U.S. is a huge problem. 80 percent of our water consumption, more than 50 percent of our land area and 10 percent of our energy use goes to agriculture, yet 40 percent of that food production gets thrown away. Most of this unused food ends up in landfills, where it rots […]...

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Studies are showing that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from our food. Biochemist Donald Davis and his team studied the...

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Something has gone fundamentally wrong with one of our greatest human creations – scientific research. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, voiced his concerns:  “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.” Dr....

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When it comes to climate change, the essential problem is not about industry versus environmentalists. It’s people against physics. Here’s the numbers: We need to keep 80 percent of the fossil-fuel reserves underground. If we dig up the coal, oil and gas and burn them—we will overwhelm the...

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Research findings indicate that the way Google’s search algorithm interprets election-related information can influence the voting preferences of undecided voters by 25 percent or more. Research psychologist Robert Epstein performed a study that found that the Search Engine Manipulation Effect (...

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The same herb frequently eaten as salad in Asia has been shown to destroy cancer cells — without harming healthy tissue. Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a compound based on traditional Chinese medicine that is 1,200 times more effective in killing malignant cells...

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There is a massive scandal that has not been covered by corporate media–the Pentagon cannot account for $8.5 trillion (since 1995). If you combine “known” Pentagon waste (like the $1.5 trillion F-35 fighter) and missing Pentagon money, you have a sum equal to half of the national debt. Where is...

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Teaching high school kids all over the nation about climate change and its harmful effects—on both a local and a global scale—promises to help strengthen our collective efforts to minimize its damage to our planet, Kate Stringer reports for YES! Magazine. By teaching youth about the consequences...

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Afghanistan sources 90% of the world’s heroin, contributing signifantly to the large number of heroin addicts in the United States. David Erdstrom reports that heroin use is project to account for the deaths of 165,000 Americans over the next ten years—and that the CIA bears responsibility for...

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In February 2016, an article published by AlterNet warned of the World Bank’s dangerous private enterprise solution to the Syrian displacement crisis. Behind the facade of humanitarian aid, the World Bank is leading western corporations to invest in new establishments in Jordan as a means to...

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While Americans may be aware of the billions of dollars spent on the use of legal or illicit controlled substances, many are still in the dark about the billions spent on treating those suffering from addictions. According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,...

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Dozens of inmates in privatized illegal-immigrant only jails have died under disturbing circumstances involving negligent medical and mental health care. “This Man Will Almost Certainly Die,” an article by Seth Freed Wessler, was published by The Nation on January 28th, 2016; Wessler’s article...

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On January 15, 2016, Walmart publicized a plan to close 269 stores. This was mostly an inconsequential story for the corporate media; although behind the scenes this choice was much more than a meek corporate decision. While the news of Walmart store closings disseminated more through local...

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At an annual conference for the British Transplantation Society, the National Health Service (NHS) announced that it wants to encourage women who have babies that would be born with life threatening birth defects, to carry them to term so that their organs can be used to help another infant who...

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What action steps can the American people and the government take to eliminate gun violence in the United States? Harold Pollack, a professor of Social Service Administration and Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago, proposes three elements to help prevent the issue of gun...

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Truthout’s Adam Hudson’s article, “Thanks to Reliance on ‘Signature’ Drone Strikes, US Military Doesn’t Know Who It’s Killing,” highlights the United States military’s recent shift in “the war against terror,” in the form of unmanned drones that carry out lethal strikes in places like Yemen,...

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“Airport workers across US strike for better pay, benefits,” a report published by RT International, covers the story of service workers in nine airports across the country that went on strike for better working conditions and wages. The airports being affected include “Reagan National Airport...

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A report published by The Natural Research Defense Council (NRDC) informed the public that The Oregon Legislature voted on March 3, 2016 to eliminate coal generation from the state’s future and committed to supply at least half of their electricity from renewable resources by 2040. The report, “...

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According to a study from the Center for Disease, Dynamics, Economics & Policy, nearly 120,000 infections and 6,000 deaths will occur over seven years due to the growing ineffectiveness of antibiotics. Hundreds of clinical trials involving the 10 most common surgical procedures were analyzed...

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