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A report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists studied more than 100 countries and found that 145 journalists, editors, and photojournalists were behind bars worldwide at the end of last year, while a further 44 had been killed on the job. Nearly half of those jailed were in Iran and China, with 34 jailed […]
According to the recent information leaked by WikiLeaks, details have emerged that the United States has been pushing efforts to promote genetically modified (GM) crops and biotechnology across the globe, including the Vatican, where US diplomats pushed the Roman Catholic Church to support biotech food in developing nations. Embassies in Spain, Austria and even Pakistan […]
Research conducted by “The Sacramento Bee” has revealed startling and abhorrent information regarding California State prisons that is constantly disregarded in mainstream media. Interviews and investigations held at High Desert State Prison, located in Susanville, California, have uncovered the grim reality facing prisoners as they are succumbed to cruel and unusual punishments. Social scientists from […]