Archive for July 8th, 2013

Nearly 150 Female Inmates Sterilized in California Without Consent!
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Nearly 150 Female Inmates Sterilized in California Without Consent!

By Corey G. Johnson, and Micah Naziri Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilzed nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without the required state approval. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years, and there are maybe 100 more dating to the […]

Supreme Court Rules Drug Companies Exempt From Lawsuits
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Supreme Court Rules Drug Companies Exempt From Lawsuits

In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled 5 – 4 that patients cannot levy personal injury lawsuits against manufacturers of generic drugs if they fail to warn about side effects. The ruling was based on the FDA’s regulation that generic drugs must be functionally, chemically equivalent to their name brand counter parts. What that translates to […]

Muslim Hip-Hop Star Mos Def Force-Fed In Standard Guantanamo Bay Procedure!
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Muslim Hip-Hop Star Mos Def Force-Fed In Standard Guantanamo Bay Procedure!

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. Over 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees, and the details are horrifying. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve […]

42 Morsi Supporters Dead, As Calls for Jihad Against the Egyptian Military Intensify (Video)
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42 Morsi Supporters Dead, As Calls for Jihad Against the Egyptian Military Intensify (Video)

At least 42 people were killed on Monday when Islamist demonstrators enraged by the military overthrow of Egypt’s elected President Mohamed Morsi said the army opened fire during morning prayers at the Cairo barracks where he is being held. Morsi supporters said this was only a “sit-in”. The opinions on the attack are sharply divided. […]

‘Snowden In Venezuela’ Hoax Email Finds a Home on Social Media
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‘Snowden In Venezuela’ Hoax Email Finds a Home on Social Media

An email that was virally circulating earlier today claimed that Edward Snowden has safely landed in Venezuela. The report, sadly, is an outright lie. Now, the email has found its way throughout the world of social networking, and at least one website has fallen for the hoax as real: “The Al Jazeera news agency is reporting […]