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Eric London – A portrait of life in America’s Rust Belt

Spread out across the prairies of north-central Indiana are dozens of towns and small cities whose streets and industrial parks once buzzed and hummed with the sound of automobile production. Over the highways and railroad tracks linking places like Muncie, Kokomo, and Marion to the industrial capitals of Detroit and Chicago there passed millions upon millions of loads of car …

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Ralph Nader – Lo, the Poor Enlightened Billionaire!

Among the hundreds of billionaires and megabillionaires in the U.S., there are more than several enlightened persons upset by the problems our society faces who could make serious improvements possible. The next step is breaking down a roadblock of sorts. A prominent, very rich businessman summed it up when he said to me: “Ralph, we all know how to make …

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Dr. Vandana Shiva – 5 GMO Myths Debunked by Vandana Shiva

1. Myth of the Green Revolution I wrote a book for the United Nations University, “The Violence of the Green Revolution,” which has been republished by many publishers globally, including the Kentucky University Press. Extracts from the book are available on Google. My study was reinforced by the study done by Dr. Jatindar Bajaj, with whom I did MSc Hons in …

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Nature Bats Last – 07.28.15

Pauline Schneider interviews Cliff Weathers who comes to Riverkeeper after 30 years as a writer, editor and multimedia producer. He served as a deputy editor of Consumer Reports for 10 years, focusing on automotive reliability, green technologies and product safety. As AlterNet’s senior editor, Cliff documented how communities are impacted by extreme forms of fossil fuel extraction and crude oil …

After Losing On Same-Sex Marriage, Conservative Christians Find A New Enemy by Jack Jenkins

For decades, conservative Christians who oppose LGBT equality have singled out the federal government or secular atheists as their preferred enemy in public settings, blasting both groups for supposedly attacking “traditional marriage” or infringing on their religious liberty. Yet in the months surrounding the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country, right-wing Christians have become …

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The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening? by Robin Bronen

The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? In Alaska, the only Arctic state in the United States, it was a record-smashing 89 degrees in Anchorage at 6:30 at night on June 15, 2015, one of several 80 degree days. Historically, June …

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New Study: Goats Who Eat Monsanto GM Soy Produce Abnormal Milk – Christina Sarich

Monsanto likes to say (with the FDA’s help) that their Round Up Ready GM soy is substantially equivalent to its non-GM counterparts. But a new study proves that GM-fed goat milk is completely abnormal – is human milk next? Is it any wonder that the US has such a high infant mortality rate compared to other ‘civilized’ nations? (Ours is more than twice the …

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Lawsuit: Nursing Student Claims College Instructed Them to Threaten Patients into Receiving Vaccines – Adan Salazar

At least two instructors at a medical college in Michigan taught lessons instructing students to intimidate patients into receiving vaccinations, a lawsuit claims. Filed in the Genesee Circuit Court on April 6, the suit alleges a teacher at Baker College in Flint taught her students to exhaust various methods of coercion in order to pressure patients into getting innoculated. “She …

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New Research: Fluoridated water increases ADHD rates

 More than four out of five of America’s largest cities add fluoride to municipal water sources, a trend that has been growing since Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first to do it in 1945. For decades, scientists have been enamored with the association between fluoridated water and a decreased rate of tooth decay among the communities that drink it.  But, this …

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Is It Time to Disband the Republican Party?

What’s happened to the Republican Party? Back on March 20, 1854, a group of abolitionists met in a small schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, to fight back against the expansion of slavery. A couple months later in July of 1854, the Ripon group joined with thousands of other anti-slavery activists in Jackson, Michigan, and together they formed what would be called the Republican …