15 QUESTIONS FOR CLINTON AND TRUMP. YOU CHOOSE...

Sep 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The New York Times In a campaign season in which public insults, tweets and political gaffes grab the biggest headlines, many of the issues and challenges the next president will face are being pushed aside. Here are 15 questions for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that the editorial board of The Times and readers have said they’d like answered. Please select the three that are most important to you. The board will pose the most popular questions to both candidates. SEPT. 20, 2016 There are 43 million people living in poverty in this country. What will you do about this? Health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs are rising rapidly. What would you do to control them? How will you minimize the domestic threat of home-grown terrorists? Where would you set the limits of...

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URGENT: CDC ATTEMPT UNCONSTITUTIONAL “POWER GRAB”...

Sep 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Ty Bollinger On August 15th, 2016, in an unbelievably draconian attempt to claim control over YOUR body, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued “Control of Communicable Diseases – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (published in Federal Register Number: 2016-18103). If you have the patience to wade through the linguistic gibberish, legal mumbo jumbo, and medical doublespeak, you’ll see that this proposed rule would give the CDC the power to apprehend, detain, and vaccinate YOU against your will and without your consent! I’m sorry, did we stumble into Mao’s China? Or Hitler’s Germany? Is this a decree from Kim Jong-un? Although this sounds like something we would expect from Communist China, Nazi Germany, or current day North Korea, the proposed rule is intended for “the land of the free and the...

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Why the Dakota Access pipeline fight may be a turning point in U.S. environmental politics...

Sep 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Earth Journal By Ron Meador REUTERS/Andrew Cullen A sage tie, which has spiritual significance for Native American Plains tribes, hangs at the Seven Council camp, one of three encampments that have grown on the banks of the Cannon Ball River over the last month with the purpose of stopping construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. In about two weeks’ time, Indian-led opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has grown in stature from a somewhat local, perhaps desperate struggle to what may well prove a watershed event in modern American history, marking significant shifts in environmental politics and  pipeline policy. Given the Obama administration’s newfound willingness to give it more federal review, announced last Friday, it seems at least possible that the 1,172-mile pipeline, said by its...

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American Psychiatric Association Lobbies FDA to Electroshock Children...

Sep 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] “While the APA looks to seizure-inducing, brain-disabling, electricity as a form of ‘treatment,’ lobbying the FDA to make ECT available for children, no one in medicine, let alone psychiatry, has a clue how ECT machines ‘work’ or how passing large amounts of electricity into a child’s brain ‘treats’ the subjective mental disorder.” The Latest Psychiatric Mentality: If drugs don’t work on kids— let’s electroshock them By Kelly Patricia O’Meara Published by CCHR International The Mental Health Industry Watchdog May 5, 2016 The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is aggressively lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow it broader use of Electroshock (ECT) on patients, including children.[1] While most Americans don’t realize that electroshock is still used, the fact is more than 100,000 are subjected to electroshock in the U.S. alone—every year.[2] But that’s...

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CDC Wants to Expand Power to Eliminate Measles — What You Need To Know and Do Now...

Sep 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Visit the Mercola Video Library By Barbara Loe Fisher I remember the day in 2007, when I was standing in front of a Maryland county courthouse videotaping interviews with mothers and fathers lined up with children who had been thrown out of school for failing to show proof they had gotten chickenpox and hepatitis B shots.1,2 State public health officials were threatening the parents with fines and jail time and suddenly, as we were talking, men in uniforms with guns and dogs emerged from the courthouse and headed toward us. In the pit of my stomach was the sickening feeling that people in countries throughout history have felt when the exercise of freedom of thought, speech and conscience is met with a demonstration of police power wielded by agents of the State....

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WHAT HAS CONGRESS DONE ABOUT AUTISM LATELY? LET’S ASK...

Sep 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] k. The election is coming up.      All 435 voting members of the US House of Representatives are up for re-election this year and so are 34 US Senators. As the election nears we thought it might be worthwhile to ask them what they think they have done in response to the autism epidemic. Before you Take Action on that, please help the Autism Action Network help you by donating as generously as your means allow to our one fundraiser of 2016 that we are running in conjunction with the Autism Community Walk: https://grouprev.com/autismcommunitywalkLI16-autism-action-network Now please click on the Take Action link to send an email to your member of the House and the two US Senators from your state asking them the following question: What have you done since the last...

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ALL HANDS ON DECK

Sep 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Million Mamas Movement  Children’s Health, General, Health & Well-being, Vaccines 0 Comments CALL TO ACTION RE: Proposed CDC/HHS Amended Quarantine Policy On August 15, 2016, the US Center for Disease Control, (CDC), and the Human Health Services, (HHS), issued a Notice for Proposed Rulemaking, NPRM. an amendment to its domestic and foreign quarantine policy. The deadline to receive public comments is October 14, two weeks before the vote for the next US President. It is a scary and drastic amendment, one which will remove Health and Medical Freedom from United States citizens and others traveling domestically or to/from the US via plane or boat. If this amendment is approved, travelling with a noticeable sniffle, cough, sneeze or sore throat may lead to serious implications.  While this proposal currently pertains to boat and plane travel, if this amendment becomes effective, the chances are high that this will spread...

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Florida raises allowable limits of cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water ahead of fracking boom...

Sep 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  by: Daniel Barker (NaturalNews) On Tuesday, July 26, Florida’s Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing controversial new water quality standards that will raise the maximum allowable levels of more than two dozen cancer-causing chemicals to be dumped into the state’s rivers and streams. The new standards, which were based on Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommendations, were passed despite strong opposition from clean water advocates who say that the move poses a serious health threat and paves the way for widespread fracking operations in the state. Florida regulators pimping for the fracking industry The higher maximum allowable levels apply to several of the toxic chemical byproducts produced by fracking, such as benzene, leading opponents to the conclusion that the new criteria were designed to protect the fracking industry, rather...

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CDC-Detainment, imprisonment, forced medical examinations, forced treatment, forced vaccination…...

Sep 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TLB Staff FREEDOM, GOVERNMENT, HEALTH, Tyranny 0 Contributed to TLB by Marcella Piper-Terry I am currently reading the Federal Register article on the CDC’s proposed measures for “Control of Communicable Diseases.” This is REAL. If you remember the movie, “Contagion,” the CDC’s power grab reads like the script. Detainment, imprisonment (indefinite), forced medical examinations, forced treatment, forced vaccination… for MEASLES. The CDC is lumping MEASLES in with Ebola. If you have seen the outrage over Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the national anthem, and you don’t think he has reason to protest the actions of the United States, you need to read this article. The United States government is rapidly surpassing Hitler in their oppressive and illegal use of force against citizens who refuse to inject themselves or their children with experimental vaccines...

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Immediate Congressional Hearings on CDC Fraudulent Pediatric Vaccine Research...

Aug 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] 15,455 Letters Sent So Far It has come to the public’s attention that scientists involved in as many as 8 epidemiological studies focused on the link between ethyl mercury in vaccines and increased risk of autism have omitted data, repeated analyses until the desired result of no association is forced, watered down the significance of positive findings of results showing association, and pressured co-workers to do the same. Dr. William Thompson stepped forward via his legal representatives to issue a statement confirming that he, and co-workers. In the statement, he wrote: “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for...

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Mothers fighting Chicago gun violence one block at a time...

Aug 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Sher Watts Spooner  DAILY KOS Tamar Manasseh started a mothers’ community group to combat gun violence in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. A year later, there hasn’t been one shooting on the block where the group is active. RSS REBLOGGED BY Daily Kos Barriers and Bridges Support the Dream Defenders DK GreenRoots Protest Music Street Prophets DKOMA Subversive Agitation Team Action Network Chicago Kossacks Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism Daily Kos Liberation League It’s no secret that gun violence on Chicago’s South and West sides has reached horrific proportions. This is the story of how one mother organized a group to fight back. The neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side, where Tamar Manasseh grew up, has high crime rates. A year ago, a friend trying to break up a fight...

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This Woman Is Trying to Make the World a Better Place, One Community Center at a Time...

Aug 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Local Peace Economy Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Janet Wilson is helping transform vacant buildings into thriving community centers. By Sarah Lazare / AlterNet Photo Credit: Pueblo House Five years ago, Janet Wilson was one of thousands of people who flocked to New York’s Zuccotti Park to participate in the Occupy Wall Street movement that would eventually sweep the country and the world. “It was life-changing to see people come together and pay attention to what was going on,” Wilson told AlterNet. “Young and old people were organizing together, and people were actually talking to each other. It gave me chills.” Like countless others, Wilson sought to take the lessons she learned with her after she left New York. For her, this was buying an RV and traveling to 160 Occupy camps across...

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Why can’t our economy promote equality and shared prosperity?...

Aug 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Take On Wall Street is a grassroots movement aiming to create a fair finance system that works for all Jim Hightower  SALON.COM (Credit: Richie Chan via Shutterstock/Salon) Instead of griping about the greed-heads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around our necks, why don’t we take on wall street? You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what. For example, if tiny groups of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and their political puppets are allowed to write the rules that govern our economy and elections, guess what? Only bankers, billionaires and puppets will profit from those rules. That’s exactly why our land of opportunity has become today’s land of inequality. Corporate elites have bought their way into the policymaking backrooms of Washington, where they’ve rigged the rules to...

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Immediate Congressional Hearings on CDC Fraudulent Pediatric Vaccine Research...

Aug 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] 14,863 Letters Sent So Far It has come to the public’s attention that scientists involved in as many as 8 epidemiological studies focused on the link between ethyl mercury in vaccines and increased risk of autism have omitted data, repeated analyses until the desired result of no association is forced, watered down the significance of positive findings of results showing association, and pressured co-workers to do the same. Dr. William Thompson stepped forward via his legal representatives to issue a statement confirming that he, and co-workers. In the statement, he wrote: “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for...

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THE POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF BEING INCONVENIENCED...

Aug 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Young activists chain themselves together to block a street in Chicago, Illinois, disrupting traffic at the Association of Chiefs of Police Conference on October 25, 2016. (Photo: Sarah Ji) “To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger.”—James Baldwin Last fall, Black Youth Project 100 along with Fight For 15, Organized Communities Against Deportation, and #Not1More shut down the International Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago. Coordinated teams of protesters locked themselves into blockades all over the McCormick Place convention center. They strategically took over major streets, building entrances and passageways, in an attempt to make access to the conference as difficult as possible. In reflection, organizers noted that one of the greatest successes of the mass action — in which over 60 arrests were made — was that so many officers were called...

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How Do We Transition from a World of Domination and Extraction to a World of Resilience and Regeneration?...

Aug 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Local Peace Economy At the New Economy Coalition conference, activists build the road by walking. By Mariana Mendoza / AlterNet Photo Credit: CODEPINK How do we transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of resilience and regeneration? How do we move away from a system that has been ingrained in most of our daily activities and thoughts and grow with the values that support justice and wellness? Throughout my work in the social, economic and environmental justice movement, I have been asking these questions and trying to figure out how to be resilient and regenerative and not repeat the failures of the exploitative and extractive economy. This July, I had the great opportunity to attend to to the New Economy Coalition’s conference CommonBound, where brilliant and powerful people got...

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Thomas Merton > Quotable Quote...

Aug 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.” ― Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty...

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These Are Your 28 TPP House Democrat Targets...

Aug 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson   CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE President Obama is trying to get a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the “lame duck” session of Congress that will take place after the election. We can help stop this by getting enough Democrats on the record as opposing the TPP. In particular, we need to get the 28 Democrats who – in spite of opposition from most Democrats and hundreds of labor, consumer, LGBT, health, human rights, faith, democracy and other civil organizations – voted for the “fast-track” trade promotion authority (TPA) bill that “greased the skids” for the TPP by setting up rigged rules that will help TPP pass. Now, along with all of those voters and organizations, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the rest of us need to start working on...

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Earth Overshoot Day: August 8th Proved Our Planet Is Hurting Badly...

Aug 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   FUTURISM The Global Footprint Network says on August 8, our demands have exceeded what the Earth can offer and regenerate for the year. And if our consumption and carbon emissions continue at the rate we’re going, we’ll be needing two Earths to address our needs by the 2030’s. What’s Going On? August 8 marked the day that the Global Footprint Network says our annual demands would have exceeded what the Earth can regenerate in the year. They estimate humanity’s consumption of natural resources is equivalent to that of 1.6 Earths. If we continue at this rate of consumption and pollution, our needs will be equivalent to that of two Earths by the 2030s. Just a quick reminder: we only have one. “It is crucial to understand that the longer we continue consuming...

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Dave Zirin: Protests by Athletes and Displaced Rio Residents Accompany Opening of 2016 Olympic Games (Video)...

Aug 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Activism More than 60 percent of Brazilians think hosting the Games will hurt their country. By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now!  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Alice Wheeler/Twitter Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, says protests highlighting racial and economic injustice are expected from athletes attending the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, such as tennis champion Serena Williams and players from the NBA, WNBA and other countries. Polls show more than 60 percent of Brazilians think hosting the Games will hurt their country. He says that ahead of today’s opening ceremony, residents of heavily policed and displaced neighborhoods plan a major march to Rio’s “Olympic City.” Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author...

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A Party of Lemmings Led by a Zombie: Why We Need to Keep Bernie Sanders’ Vision Alive...

Aug 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Alan Minsky  TRUTHDIG   Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs-up as she appears on stage Thursday during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) Well, I guess I won’t be working in the Clinton White House. I ran into Truthdig Editor in Chief Bob Scheer at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week. I asked about his take on the Clinton delegates. I explained that I wanted to engage them on matters of policy, but I could hardly get an honest peep out of them. Bob looked at me, shrugged off my question as if to suggest that they’re not interested in that stuff, and quipped, “This is a job fair to them.” Indeed, just as Thomas Frank portrays in his magisterial...

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Response to Rubella Vaccine in Somali and Black Children Suggests MMR Vaccine and Autism Connection...

Jul 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Watch this video: Now read this article. Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in immune response, still significantly higher than Caucasians… Now… read this article. “This study validates the concerns of the Somali community in Minneapolis,” comments epidemiologist Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks associate director for public health research. “There may be factors that put Somali-American children at higher risk of autism and autism with intellectual disability,” he says. “Or these findings may reflect better autism awareness and detection within this tight-knit community. We need to explore these possibilities, and that takes further research.” Yes. It does take further research. Or DOES IT??? Let’s review. Somali...

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What’s next for the Bernie Sanders revolution? The populist insurgency is ratcheting up....

Jul 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] What an amazing Democratic primary season it’s been, including this happy result: WE WON! “We” being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted progressives, and other “outsiders” who felt the Bern and forged a new, game-changing, populist force of, by, and for grassroots Americans. True, this progressive-populist coalition did not win the White House on its first go ’round behind the feisty Sanders insurgency (which the smug political establishment had literally laughed at when he began his run). But they are not laughing now, for even they can see that the outsider revolt against power elites won something even more momentous than the 2016 election: The future. Back in April 2015, when the blunt, democratic socialist from Vermont issued a call for disenchanted voters to join him, not merely in...

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LIVE AT TRUTHDIG: DOES AMERICA CARE ABOUT THE COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF WAR?...

Jul 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TRUTHDIG     Anti-war activist Ron Kovic alongside Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer. (Eric Ortiz) Truthdig staff discussed the costs and consequences of war with veteran and peace activist Ron Kovic on Facebook at 3 p.m. PDT on Thursday. Does the United States treat war like a video game? And do Americans truly realize the cost and consequences of our military engagement? Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, who participated in Thursday’s discussion, has this to say: In his farewell letter to the American people, President George Washington warned about “the impostures of pretended patriotism.” That is the precise warning that another great and true patriot, Ron Kovic, has been echoing ever since he penned his first classic war memoir some four decades ago. In “Hurricane Street,” an equally brilliant chronicle of resistance,...

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OBAMA AND WALL STREET PUSH FOR PASSAGE OF TPP DURING “LAME DUCK” SESSION...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future | Op-Ed   Have a say in how we are governed, right? So shouldn’t we have a say in how we are governed? President Obama, Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations are pushing — and pushing hard — for a vote in Congress in the “lame duck” congressional session after the election to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The most recent pitch by Obama was on Monday at a summit of business leaders in Washington, where he said the TPP “will do even more to lower the cost of exporting, eliminating taxes and custom duties, and raising intellectual property standards that protect data and ideas and jobs.” Here is why the push is on. The so-called “lame duck” session of Congress is particularly unaccountable. Those who...

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DUMPSTER DIVING...

Jun 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Food How to seriously cut down on your monthly food bill. By Assya Barrette / Greenhighfive   VIA ALTERNET   Photo Credit: Wikipedia I first came into contact with dumpster diving when I volunteered with the organizationFood not Bombs (FNB),Toronto Chapter. Their objective is to recover food that would otherwise have been thrown away, and cook up delicious vegan meals for whomever wants some. Although a lot of the food they get is donated from bakeries and shops (who’d otherwise dump the food), they do dumpster diving to fill in the gaps. Recently, one of the members of the group held a dumpster diving tutorial in downtown Toronto. After I attended the tutorial, I went solo in my town, with huge success. This, coupled with the times I had gone with FNB in...

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HEALTH FREEDOM RALLY -PARENTS GATHER TO PROTEST SB277 – MANDATORY VACCINES...

Jun 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]             CALIFORNIA CITIZENS RALLY PROTESTING SB277 LAW             & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL COMMEMORATING VACCINE INJURED CHILDREN                                    JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY TO SUPPORT                                OUR CONSITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CHOOSE                                                       SAFE VACCINES                              July 1, 2016 Outdoor on the lawn of Santa Monica City Hall – 4:00pm-9:00pm Featuring the team behind “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe” plus performers and special guests.     To sign up: Facebook Invite page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248044642234292 When Sb277 goes into effect on July 1st, it will take away the rights of parents who want to delay, postpone, and selectively vaccinate, along with parents who don’t want to vaccinate for religious or...

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Mark Ruffalo Urges President Obama to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground in Gripping New Documentary...

Jun 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   A new film introduces the president to the victims of the drilling and fracking boom. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet I recently attended a film screening of Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now, a new documentary narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo about the impact of hydraulic fracturing across the United States. Fracking is a controversial drilling process to access oil and natural gas—primarily methane—trapped in underground shale deposits. While the fracking boom has created jobs and stimulated the economy, numerous studies have linked it to many environmental and health impacts. The evening was hosted by ABC Home in downtown Manhattan. The screening at a nearby AMC Theater was followed by a discussion with an energized crowd led by Ruffalo and director Jon Bowermaster at Deepak Homebase, a...

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RESISTANCE TO VACCINE MEDICAL TYRANNY GROWING IN THE U.S. AS VAXXED FILM GAINS WIDER AUDIENCE...

Jun 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Demonstrations against mandatory vaccines and the removal of parental exemptions last year in California. Image via California Coalition for Vaccine Choice. by Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor It has been nearly two years since a top scientist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) came forward as a whistleblower, revealing fraud in a top published research paper that has been used to refute any connection between vaccines and autism. The mainstream media, controlled by Big Pharma advertising, ignored this story, and hoped it would fade away quietly. Likewise, members of Congress, for the most part, have not taken action in the public’s best interest and called hearings about the alleged fraud. In spite of the fact that Dr. William Thompson supplied documents and an affidavit to Congress via Florida Congressman Bill...

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