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Occupy’s Influence on Obama’s State of the Union Address (INSPIRING SPEECH TEXT!)

January 26, 2012

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(Be sure to read the speech highlighted in red towards the bottom!) From In These Times: WEDNESDAY JAN 25, 2012 11:11 AM Occupy’s Influence on Obama’s State of the Union Address BY ALLISON KILKENNY   Income inequality was a major theme in President Obama’s State Of The Union address last night. As I wrote yesterday, the fact […]

Sundance documentary examines rape in US military

January 25, 2012

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Sundance documentary examines rape in US military By SANDY COHEN | Associated Press – 2 hrs 58 mins ago PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Department of Defense estimatesthat more than 19,000 military men and women were sexually assaulted by fellow troops in 2010 while serving in the United States armed forces. At least 20 percent of servicewomen and 1 percent of men […]

Supreme Court: GPS Tracking Needs Court Warrant

January 23, 2012

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Excellent unanimous decision.   From PCWorld: Jan 23, 2012 9:40 am Supreme Court: GPS Tracking Needs Court Warrant By Grant Gross, IDG News U.S. law enforcement agents need court-approved warrants to track a suspect’s whereabouts using a GPS device, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, in deciding a burning issue where privacy intersects with modern technology. The court, […]

Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs

January 23, 2012

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[Editor’s Note: My apologies for the messy formatting. For full charts, please scroll to the very bottom of the post and click through the link to the original publication on ProCon.org. Thanks!] From ProCon.org: Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs (Jan. 1, 1997 to June 30, 2005) Background Cause of Death Categories & Definitions  […]

Protesters to demonstrate outside US courthouses

January 20, 2012

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Protesters to demonstrate outside US courthouses Associated Press – 2 hrs 26 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters plan to “occupy” courthouses in more than 100 cities across the U.S. on Friday to protest a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. The grassroots coalition, called Move to […]

Exxon to pay Montana $2.4 million in spill accord

January 20, 2012

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Exxon to pay Montana $2.4 million in spill accord By Laura Zuckerman | Reuters – 12 hrs ago (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp. would pay more than $2 million in penalties and cleanup costs to Montana for a pipeline rupture in July that spilled an estimated 1,500 barrels of oil into theYellowstone River, according to a proposed legal settlement unveiled on Thursday. Under the negotiated agreement […]

Pentagon report: Sexual assault in the military up dramatically

January 20, 2012

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Pentagon report: Sexual assault in the military up dramatically Defense Secretary Leon Panetta vowed to reduce sexual assaults within the military with a series of new initiatives. Some say, though, that the initiatives were already mandated by Congress. By Anna Mulrine | Christian Science Monitor – 4 hrs ago There has been a startling and consistent increase in violent sex crimes within […]