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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 […]
The U.S. Justice Department is now considering charging WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange with espionage under the 1917 Espionage Act. If convicted Assange could face execution and/or life imprisonment. Robert Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the only U.S. citizens to be executed under this act gives insight and thoughts regarding the Julian Assange […]
A yes vote on July 9, 2011 will mark the split of the state of Sudan, further creating a North Sudan state and a South Sudan state. Currently, Sudan is fifteenth from the bottom of poorest countries in the world, according to the United Nations index of world’s poorest countries. Sudan is also on the […]