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FAA Complicity in Violence Against Standing Rock Water Protectors #NoDAPL

  ND Hwy Patrol Lt. Tom Iverson on how today's 2PM evacuation is going to be played out at #StandingRock pic.twitter.com/J6a1hQoF9S — missmonet (@jennimonet) February 22, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Protector efforts to thwart the development of the pipeline has been met with violence and surveillance by police. In order to track the Water Protectors, police and… Continue reading FAA Complicity in Violence Against Standing Rock Water Protectors #NoDAPL

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The new Indian wars in Washington

How the Supreme Court and a divided Congress have stymied efforts by poor tribes to recover long-lost lands.

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Starwars one step closer: DARPA’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has received government permission to field test its HELLADS laser weapon system. “The technical hurdles were daunting, but it is extremely gratifying to have produced a new type of solid-state laser with unprecedented power and beam quality for its size,” DARPA program manager Rich Bagnell said in… Continue reading Starwars one step closer: DARPA’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests

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How do you feel about boycotting Amazon?

The Amazon.com story, part 2: The tax-dodging predator Amazon's ruthless practices are crushing Main Street -- and threatening the vitality of our communities Even by the anything-goes ethical code of the corporate jungle, Amazon.com's alpha male, Jeff Bezos, is considered a ruthless predator by businesses that deal with him. As overlord of Amazon, by far… Continue reading How do you feel about boycotting Amazon?

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Lost Babies documentary: Catholic Ireland’s adoption trade of illegitimate children

by Irish Abroad on 19 September 2014 Philomena journalist Martin Sixsmith reports on the tragic consequences of the  adoption trade of illegitimate children by the Catholic Church in Ireland. Journalist Martin Sixmith was the person who helped Philomena Lee in her 50 year search to find out what happened to her son after being forced… Continue reading Lost Babies documentary: Catholic Ireland’s adoption trade of illegitimate children

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Who Rules Washington? The Fourth Branch?

  Tomgram: Engelhardt, Who Rules Washington? | TomDispatch. In their 2010 Washington Post series “Top Secret America,” Dana Priest and William Arkin offered this thumbnail summary of the extent of that boom for the U.S. Intelligence Community: “In Washington and the surrounding area,” they wrote, “33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction… Continue reading Who Rules Washington? The Fourth Branch?

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Are we all mentally ill?? The war inside us

HEADLINES you might have missed: Banker Suicides? Read here  and All Wars are Bankers Wars? Watch here By Lara/Trace This is not my usual post about adoption. But one thing that adoption can cause is (drum roll) - SUICIDE. I used to think about this when I was writing my memoir - why would someone… Continue reading Are we all mentally ill?? The war inside us

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What you don’t know can hurt you: Forced Sterilizations history

By Lara/Trace This is a short post for me. This is the excerpt. Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Late Twentieth Century Physician Cooperation with National Eugenic Policies Post Date: 10/08/2010 Author: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD   02:11 25:18 Download audio file Length: 25:18 minutes (17.4 MB) Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)   Many consider… Continue reading What you don’t know can hurt you: Forced Sterilizations history

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Tribes on child welfare: We can do it better

But ability to administer foster care has doubters in Indian Country Jul. 27, 2013, Written by Steve Young At issue GRANTS: Members of the Lakota People’s Law Project, a nonprofit that advises Native Americans about Indian Child Welfare violations, say they have been talking to government officials in Washington about money for South Dakota’s nine… Continue reading Tribes on child welfare: We can do it better

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There Are 939 Active Hate Groups in the United States. Here’s Where They Live.

You don't have to go far to find racism. It turns out President Obama's election was a boon to bigots, as can be seen on the Southern Poverty Law Center's recently-released "Hate Map." In the year before Obama was elected, there were only 888 organized hate groups on record. Although the total number dropped from 1,007 in… Continue reading There Are 939 Active Hate Groups in the United States. Here’s Where They Live.

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Giant Crack in Antarctica About to Spawn New York-Size Iceberg

Giant Crack in Antarctica About to Spawn New York-Size Iceberg. I heard on the BBC that Great Britain is sending a team to investigate this iceberg asap... Lara/Trace

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Facebook site to dump adoptees, “rehoming” costs nothing

Usually, you only see the term "private re-homing" on message boards where pet owners seek new caretakers for unwanted animals. But, Reuters reports, there's a far more sinister context for the phrase—on another, scarily similar network of online bulletin boards where desperate parents advertise and abandon children they regret adopting from overseas. Through Yahoo and… Continue reading Facebook site to dump adoptees, “rehoming” costs nothing

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TomDispatch: Privacy Down the Drain

ACLU report released Just this week, in fact, the American Civil Liberties Union (for which both Calabrese and Harwood work) released an important new report on the post-9/11 morphing of the FBI into a “secret domestic intelligence agency.”  In addition to the subterranean surveillance of protesters and religious groups, the Washington Post offered this summary… Continue reading TomDispatch: Privacy Down the Drain