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If a cop wrongfully attacks you, you cannot fight back. If a SWAT team wrongfully raids your home, you cannot defend yourself. If a highway patrol officer wrongfully takes your money or your valuable possessions, you cannot get them back without a lengthy, costly legal battle. It used to be that the Constitution served as a bulwark against government abuses, excesses and wrongdoing. That is no longer the case. — Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?
In referring to the EPA’s statements, the article quotes Joel Kupferman, the executive director of the Environmental Law and Justice Project: ‘They’ve [EPA] created this false climate that things are safe,’ he said.Alerted to concerns about Tabb’s building, he said, ‘the project hired an independent industrial hygienist to conduct tests of surfaces there on Dec. 3, using methods published by the American Society for Testing and Materials. The tests found the presence of settled asbestos 555 times above the suggested acceptable level.’ … Scientists with HP Environmental Inc. of Reston, Va., warn that the asbestos dust in Lower Manhattan is so finely pulverized that the EPA’s more conventional tests may not pick it up. Cancer from these known carcinogenic dusts released by the WTC towers implosion takes 20 to 30 years to develop. From my understanding of the risks from carcinogenic materials that I and other house painters have been exposed to during the course of work (”According to the International Association for Research on Cancer, “occupational Exposure as a Painters is carcinogenic.”), exposures 555 times the legally permissible level may well create a catastrophe hundreds of times more destructive to human lives than the initial implosion! In fact, on January 11, 2002, in a report by Cate Jenkins, of the EPA Hazardous Waste Identification Division stationed in Manhattan, compared asbestos levels found in lower Manhatten to the Libby, Montana Superfund site. Her conclusion was that lower Manhatten should also be declared a Superfund site. Needless to say, the EPA has ignored its own report. — 9-11 World Trade Center Dust Cloud: How Many Will Die!
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Native Americans Document HUNDREDS of Pipeline Leaks and Oil Spills Kept Secret by North Dakota Government by Jeremiah JonesThe Future Cries Out: ‘Water Is Life’ The dogs growl, the pepper spray bites, the bulldozers tear up the soil. “Water is life!” they cry. “Water is life!” This isn’t Flint, Michigan, but I feel the presence of its suffering in this cry of outrage at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. No more, no more. You will not poison our water or continue ravaging Planet Earth: mocking its sacredness, destroying its eco-diversity, reshaping and slowly killing it for profit. The dogs growl, the pepper spray bites, the bulldozers tear up the soil and a judge rules against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s demand that construction of the Dakota Access pipeline be stopped. Sorry, the wishes of the rich and powerful come first. And you protesters are just common criminals. by Robert KoehlerBlack Liberation/ Civil Rights:
A Call to Action Against Slavery in America: The Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Its Second Week The largest prison strike in U.S. history has been going on for nearly a week, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about it. For months, inmates at dozens of prisons across the country have been organizing through a network of smuggled cellphones, social media pages, and the support of allies on the outside. The effort culminated in a mass refusal to report to prison jobs on September 9, the anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison uprising. By Alice Speri Pentagon Just Admitted to Using Black Soldiers as Human Guinea Pigs in WWII As was reported by NPR, 60,000 American soldiers were enrolled in a secret chemical weapons testing program in which they were exposed to mustard gas and the chemical agent lewisite, which causes lung irritation and blisters. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Defense conducted the tests based on the race of the soldiers. Black, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican soldiers were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to the chemicals. White soldiers were used as the control group. By Jasmine Nelson Labor:
Italy: Worker killed on picket line outside GLS depot in Piacenza Dramatic events were witnessed on Wednesday night outside the GLS delivery company in Piacenza, Northern Italy! A 53-year old Egyptian worker, Abd Elsalam Ahmed Eldanf, while manning a picket line was hit by a lorry and killed and, according to witnesses, the managers incited the lorry driver to charge at the pickets. by Fred Weston Economy:
British MPs Blame David Cameron for the Destruction of Libya The decision of a British parliamentary foreign affairs committee to apportion responsibility for the destruction or Libya and its transformation from a functioning into a failed state to former British prime minister David Cameron further confirms the verdict reached by Irish revolutionary leader James Connolly over a century ago when it comes to the British ruling class. “Their crimes,” Connolly said, “would shame all the devils in hell.” by John Wight
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A Subtler Oliver Stone Is Back in Top Form With ‘Snowden’ In “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ riveting documentary about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower quietly observes that it would be a mistake to make him the focus of his 2013 revelations of the breadth and depth of the National Security Agency’s surveillance of civilians. In other words, don’t blame the messenger — blame the NSA for reading your email messages. By Carrie Rickey