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Warrior Connection-05.07.17

The May 7 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Becky Hayes a highway – concrete construction union employee who was exposed to DUCRETE a mixture of depleted uranium metal dust and normal concrete components who al of the same serious medical problems as specified by the VA and DOD and as experienced by military and civilian personnel exposed …

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Mary Ellen Kustin – Americans At Greater Risk Of Glyphosate Exposure Than Europeans

Americans are more likely than Europeans to be exposed to Monsanto’s glyphosate weed killer. That’s in large part because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s calculations to determine allowable levels of glyphosate use are much more lax than the European Union’s. And American growers spray a lot of glyphosate.   According to a new paper in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe, Americans have sprayed more than …

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USDA censoring anti-Monsanto science?

* A USDA hotline is blowing up with complaints from government scientists about censorship of science, begging the question: Who does the USDA work for? Consumers and farmers — or Monsanto? Last weekend’s Washington Post featured a front-page article about the mounting allegations of scientific censorship at the USDA, often to appease politically powerful agricultural companies like Monsanto. You heard …

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100 Percent Of Beer Tested Had At Least 5 Times The Amount Glyphosate Allowed By Law

Biochemical giant Monsanto has found itself under increased scrutiny after theWorld Health Organization recently announced that glyphosate is likely carcinogenicto humans. Also, in the US, California recently labelled Monsanto’s Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed …

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Moustafa Bayoumi – It’s not just Trump – the US is gripped by anti-Muslim hysteria

The New York Times reported last week that climate change is forcing environmental researchers to seek cold-water refuges for imperiled salmon. This raises an obvious question for Republican candidates in the US presidential race: how do we ensure no Muslim salmon are swimming among the pink refugees? Clearly, we need a religious test for lox. The idea is absurd, of course. Climate change …

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – Citigroup Was Using Taxpayer Bailout Funds While Committing Its Foreign Currency Felony

While the U.S. taxpayer was involuntarily shoveling over $2 trillion in bailout funds and loans into Citigroup from 2008 to 2010, the bank was committing at least one admitted felony on its foreign currency trading desk. And if ongoing testimony in a London court is to be believed, the U.S. Justice Department could have brought charges against individuals instead of …

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Deirdre Fulton – High-End Visa Program Blasted as ‘Immigration Reform for the 1%’

Actions are taking place in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle on Tuesday decrying a controversial U.S. immigration program that unions and immigration advocates have dubbed “immigration reform for the 1%.” “If Congress renews the ‘$500,000 green card’ EB-5 program without any comprehensive solutions for immigration reform, they’re sending a clear message: the American Dream is for sale …

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Robert Reich – The Upsurge in Uncertain Work

As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow. This varied group includes independent contractors, temporary workers, the self-employed, part-timers, freelancers, and free agents. Most file 1099s rather than W2s, for tax purposes. On demand and on call – in the “share” economy, the “gig” economy, or, more prosaically, the …

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Will Hurd – US, UK, World Bank Among Aid Donors Complicit in Ethiopia’s War on Indigenous Tribes, Opening the Way to International Agribusiness

USAID, the UK’s DFID and the World Bank are among those covering up for severe human rights abuses against indigenous peoples in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, inflicted during forced evictions to make way for huge plantations, writes Will Hurd. Their complicity in these crimes appears to be rooted in US and UK partnership with Ethiopia in the ‘war on terror’. In …

U.S. Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead

U.S. Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead Richard Gale and Gary Null, PhD Progressive Radio Network, July 19, 2010   From 1991 to 2003, hundreds of thousands of our bravest men and women sought help from the Veterans Administration, from the Defense Department, from the White House, all to no avail. The official word was that Gulf War Syndrome did …