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On March18, 2009 New Mexico’s Governor Richardson signed into law a bill to abolish the death penalty. The Governor released this statement “I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and dies. If the State is going to […]
Environmental racism refers to the specific targeting of a minority community with industrial operations that use unsafe environmental procedures resulting in an unsafe environment for that community. The number one predictor of where toxic sites will be located In the US is race. Three out of five African Americans in the United States live in […]
A Justice Department subpoena requested that Indymedia.us hand over any information the website had on visitors who viewed the website on June 25, 2008. Indymedia is an independent left-leaning news website that addresses controversial issues such as gay rights. The website was targeted as part of a crime investigation by the state of Indiana. In […]
In December 1984, United States-based chemical company Union Carbide was responsible for a chemical accident that killed around 20,000 citizens of Bhopal, India. Now, a new study has found that twenty-five years later, poisons from the spill are still causing birth defects in Bhopal. The Sambhavna clinic claims that one in every twenty-five children born […]