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Wow! Jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer - Monsanto ordered to pay $289m

Monsanto suffered a major blow with a jury ruling that the company was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer, awarding him $289m in damages.

Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old former groundskeeper, won a huge victory in the landmark case on Friday, with the jury determining that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer and that the corporation failed to warn him of the health hazards from exposure. The jury further found that Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression”.

Johnson’s lawyers argued over the course of a month-long trial in San Francisco that Monsanto had “fought science” for years and targeted academics who spoke up about possible health risks of the herbicide product. Johnson was the first person to take the agrochemical corporation to trial over allegations that the chemical sold under the brand Roundup causes cancer.

In the extraordinary verdict, which Monsanto said it intends to appeal, the jury ruled that the company was responsible for “negligent failure” and knew or should have known that its product was “dangerous”.


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/monsanto-ordered-pay-289m-jury-223836772.html
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:06 PM (44 replies)

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled

Dr. Harry Lever, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, said he was concerned about quality control of generic medicines, like valsartan, made in China and India. He believes that manufacturers should be more transparent about where their active ingredients are made.

“It’s not just valsartan,” Dr. Lever said. “It’s becoming very difficult for me to write prescriptions at all. There are so many drugs that are coming in from India and China and companies are buying and selling each other and you don’t know what’s what.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/health/fda-blood-pressure-valsartan.html
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jul 25, 2018, 04:48 PM (2 replies)

Joaqquin Castro with bull horn at White House right now & Avenatti will be there tomorrow

ick Petree
‏ @RickPetree

Joaquin Castro in the street protest in front of WH right now, carrying bull horn. He's one of very few elected Dems who've taken it to the streets (also in Austin, for the separated children). Elected reps have got to lead our people IN THE STREETS !



Michael Avenatti
‏Verified account @MichaelAvenatti
2h2 hours ago

Michael Avenatti Retweeted Adam Parkhomenko

To everyone who can, please be there tomorrow night in front of the White House at 7pm. Today’s events mark a critical point in the history of our republic. #Basta #OccupyLafayettePark
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:23 PM (16 replies)

Listen to a distraught Guatemalan child call his mother from a U.S. immigration shelter

Very sad. The child is just crying the whole time.

Mother: Remember that God exists. Kneel and cry to God. Ask him to help you get out of there.

Child: Everytime I go to sleep, I pray for you.



Mom: "We didn't kow that things were like this. If we had known, I would not have let you go with your dad."

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/a3abjz/listen-to-a-distraught-guatemalan-child-call-his-mother-from-a-us-immigration-shelter
Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:52 PM (1 replies)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change

Ocasio-Cortez outlined plans to transition the United States to a 100 percent renewable energy system by 2035. It’s a goal hailed by environmentalists as the last best hope of staving off the most catastrophic effects of human-caused planetary warming, and it’s one already adopted by a coalition of mayors representing 42 percent of U.S. electricity use and representing major cities such as Atlanta and St. Louis.

What sets Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal apart is her plan to meet the target by implementing what she called a “Green New Deal,” a federal plan to spur “the investment of trillions of dollars and the creation of millions of high-wage jobs.” Though the slogan harks back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1930s New Deal program of infrastructure spending and labor reforms, she compared the program she envisions to the tens of billions of dollars spent on armaments manufacturing and the rebuilding of Europe after World War II.

“The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan,” she told HuffPost by email last week. “We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy, but this time green energy.”


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-climate-change_us_5b3307a5e4b0b5e692f25e18
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:03 AM (5 replies)

Federal judge in San Diego - "all children must be returned to their families within 30 days"

children under 5 must be reunited with family in 14 days.

A federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday barred the separation of migrant children from their parents and ordered immigration officials to reunify within 30 days families that have been divided as a result of a zero-tolerance policy enforced by the Trump administration until last week.

Judge Dana Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction sought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

An executive order issued by Trump last week ended the policy of forced separation, replacing it with family detention, but about 2,000 children remain split from their parents. The government had urged Sabraw not to grant the injunction, saying the president’s order, which followed days of bipartisan outcry, had resolved the concerns of the suit.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/27/federal-judge-enjoins-separation-of-migrant-children-orders-family-reunification/?utm_term=.704f72cbab98
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:43 AM (0 replies)

Avenatti to be on Rachel's show tonight to discuss new evidence relating to border policy


Michael Avenatti
‏Verified account @MichaelAvenatti
36m36 minutes ago

Looking forward to joining @maddow tonight at 9 ET to discuss the disclosure of new evidence relating to the draconian border policy. We will continue to bring evidence to the American public and speak truth to power. #Basta
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Jun 25, 2018, 06:52 PM (0 replies)

Michael Avenatti - client who is about to be deported without her daughter

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 02:13 PM (4 replies)

THIS is better than the video of Secretary Nielson leaving Mexican restaurant

https://twitter.com/i/status/1009268508306366464
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:05 AM (21 replies)

AP NewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in "tender age" shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.


https://apnews.com/dc0c9a5134d14862ba7c7ad9a811160e
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Jun 19, 2018, 11:56 PM (4 replies)
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