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Private Prisons Back In Mix For Federal Inmates

February 23rd, 2017

Via: NPR: New Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era memo that directed the Justice Department to reduce the use of private prisons, NPR’s Carrie Johnson reports Sessions writes in the order that returning to the Bureau of Prisons’ earlier approach would provide flexibility. “The memorandum changed long-standing policy and practice, and impaired the […]

One in 14 Catholic Priests Accused of Abuse in Australia

February 7th, 2017

Via: AFP: Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, “shocking and indefensible” data showed Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard that 4,444 alleged incidents of pedophilia […]

Pentagon Hasn’t Disclosed Thousands of Air Strikes by U.S. Army Helicopters and Drones

February 6th, 2017

Via: Military Times: The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed. The enormous data gap raises serious doubts about transparency in reported progress against the Islamic State, al-Qaida and the Taliban, and calls into question […]

Trump Open to CIA Using Torture

January 25th, 2017

Cut off funding to ISIS. Stop giving them weapons. Stop training them. Use special forces, and work with the Russians, to kill ISIS leaders. You know, do the opposite of what the Obama regime did. Via: ABC: In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Donald Trump said he “absolutely” thinks waterboarding works and would […]

8 Men as Rich as Half the World

January 15th, 2017

Get yourself a side hustle and a podshare. Via: ABC: The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting […]

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats

January 4th, 2017

Via: GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally adapted variety […]

Rethinking The Cost of War

January 4th, 2017

Via: ProPublica: There are many ways to measure the cost of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War: In bombs (7 million tons), in dollars ($760 billion in today’s dollars) and in bodies (58,220). Then there’s the price of caring for those who survived: Each year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spends more than $23 billion […]

Nestlé Admits Slavery in Its Supply Chains

January 4th, 2017

This is from nearly a year ago… For your already hemorrhaging Nestlé file folder. Via: Guardian: It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one of the most recognisable household brands, went public […]

The Thousands of U.S. Locales Where Lead Poisoning is Worse Than in Flint

December 21st, 2016

Via: Reuters: A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding. … Flint is no aberration. In fact, it doesn’t even rank among the most dangerous lead […]

150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras

December 14th, 2016

Yeah, well, then you’d have the old rubber hose cryptanalysis issue to contend with. Via: Wired: Nearly all smartphones today encrypt their storage by default, and encrypted storage software for PCs is free and reliable. But cameras, even the ones in the hands of photojournalists and documentary filmmakers capturing sensitive images and video, still don’t […]

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