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Chemicals in everyday items will now be highly regulated due to EPA’s new plan. Since there are many chemicals found in everyday items such as baby toys and cell phones, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a new plan which will evaluate chemicals based on health and safety risks. This new plan will also give […]
In 2007, journalists Pacale Bourgaux and Mercedes Gallego investigated stories on rape in the US military. They made a documentary called “Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within” which focuses on four military women who had been raped. On October 26, they showed the film at the New York Independence Film Festival. One military woman […]
Stacie Ritter’s twin daughters were diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. They both needed stem cell transplants and other cancer treatments. The twins survived, but the glands controlling their growth were damaged beyond repair from the treatment. To continue growing, they needed doctor-recommended growth-hormone injections regularly. Stacie’s husband’s company switched to CIGNA health […]
For the past 8 months, the Kenyan government has carried out a brutal campaign of violence against indigenous Samburu People in north-central Kenya, using their own police and military forces as well as government-funded mercenaries from Somalia. The most infamous attack took place in April, when military forces sprayed a caustic chemical onto group of […]
Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace are three black men who have served time at Angola. Robert King has been in solitary confinement for over twenty-nine years because he allegedly stabbed and killed a white prison guard in the 1970’s. All evidence in the case, however, reveals that King likely had nothing to do […]