RussiaToday·Published on May 31, 2013
Why Bradley Manning's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; the duty to disobey orders; chilling charge 'terrorism by association'; and the first country in the world to make transparency, not secrecy, the rule.
Saturday June 1 sees the biggest demonstration so far, buses bringing supporters of the whistleblower from all over the US to Ft. Meade. Manning's trial starts Monday.
Seek truth from facts with Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who nominated Manning, lawyer Kevin Zeese, Marjorie Cohn co-author of Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, courtroom artist Clark Stoeckley and MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon.
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- Can anyone tell me where the Returns Department is? I placed an order for FREEDOM and they sent me this fucking POLICE STATE instead......
AlJazeeraEnglish·Published on May 30, 2013
The father of a Chechen immigrant to the US, who died while being interrogated by the FBI about ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect, has said that agents killed his son "execution style".
At a news conference on Thursday in Moscow, Abdulbaki Todashev showed journalists 16 photographs he said were of his son, Ibragim, in a Florida morgue.
Todashev said his son, who was shot last week, had six gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of his head, and said the pictures were taken by his son's friend, Khusen Taramov.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports.
- So what of the FBI guy's ''stab wounds?'' Huh? Whatever happened to them? This shit stinks to high heaven. If anyone thinks that we can ''fix'' this shit with the corrupted government we now have, then you're a bigger fool than me for staying here this long.......
Source: Wall Street Journal - Market Watch
May 30, 2013, 4:42 p.m. EDT
By Sara Sjolin
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Japanese authorities have canceled a tender offer to buy wheat from the U.S., after unapproved genetically modified wheat was found in an Oregon field, Reuters reported on Thursday.
Other major wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines also said they were monitoring the situation, after the find stirred concerns that the modified wheat could have made it to the marketplace, the report said.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it had conducted a genetic test on the wheat and found that it was an experimental type produced by Monsanto Co. that hadn't been approved for sale. The European Commission has since said it has asked EU member states on Thursday to check imports of U.S. soft white wheat.
Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japan-cancels-us-wheat-order-on-gmo-fear-report-2013-05-30
Source: American Friends Tel Aviv University
Extremely low doses of marijuana's psychoactive component protect brain before and after injury, says TAU researcher
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Though marijuana is a well-known recreational drug, extensive scientific research has been conducted on the therapeutic properties of marijuana in the last decade. Medical cannabis is often used by sufferers of chronic ailments, including cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder, to combat pain, insomnia, lack of appetite, and other symptoms.
Now Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University's Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well. He has found that extremely low doses of THC the psychoactive component of marijuana protects the brain from long-term cognitive damage in the wake of injury from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), seizures, or toxic drugs. Brain damage can have consequences ranging from mild cognitive deficits to severe neurological damage.
Previous studies focused on injecting high doses of THC within a very short time frame approximately 30 minutes before or after injury. Prof. Sarne's current research, published in the journals Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research, demonstrates that even extremely low doses of THC around 1,000 to 10,000 times less than that in a conventional marijuana cigarette administered over a wide window of 1 to 7 days before or 1 to 3 days after injury can jumpstart biochemical processes which protect brain cells and preserve cognitive function over time.
This treatment, especially in light of the long time frame for administration and the low dosage, could be applicable to many cases of brain injury and be safer over time, Prof. Sarne says.
Read more: http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=18625
- From cars to cancer, from hemp clothing, to brain damage repair, is there nothing this 'lil plant can't do!?!?!
riaalterego·Published on May 29, 2013
Fourteen-year-old Tremaine McMillian didn't threaten police. He didn't attack them. He wasn't armed. All the black teenager did was appear threatening by shooting Miami-Dade police officers a few "dehumanizing stares," and that was apparently enough for the officers to decide to slam him against the ground and put him in a chokehold.
During Memorial Day weekend, McMillian was rough-housing with another teenager on the sand. Police approached the teen on an ATV and told him that wasn't acceptable behavior. They asked him where his parents were, but MicMillian attempted to walk away. The officer jumped off the ATV, and tried to physically restrain the teen. According to CBS Miami, police say the 14-year-old kid gave them "'dehumanizing stares,' clenched his fists and appeared threatening."
McMillian says he was carrying a six-week old puppy at the time and couldn't have been clenching his fists because he was feeding the dog with a bottle. He claims that during the confrontation the dog's front left paw was injured while officer forcibly separated him from the dog.
The officer then forced McMillian to the ground and put him in a choke hold.
- Fire the cops and charge them. Defrock the judge who was either too timid or too stupid not to dismiss the charges. With prejudice. And then sue the shit out these bastards.
Tracie Egan Morrissey
The New York Archdiocese is suing the federal government to stop the mandate that employer-paid insurance policies must cover birth control, with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York leading the fight claiming that it is unconstitutional to force the church to fund "such morally illicit activities." But it turns out the Archdiocese of NY has been quietly paying for such coverage even abortions for over a decade. The Catholic Church are hypocrites!? Imagine that!
The New York Times is reporting that "even as Cardinal Dolan insists that requiring some religiously affiliated employers to pay contraception services would be an unprecedented, and intolerable, government intrusion on religious liberty," the archdiocese he heads has been using its own money to pay for a union health plan that includes coverage for birth control and abortions for those employed at its nursing homes and clinics since the 1990s.
As the president of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Dolan has been at the forefront of the church's war against the Affordable Care Act, even rejecting arm's-length compromises offered by the Obama administration that would've allowed employees of religious institutions (schools, hospitals, nursing homes etc.) to be automatically enrolled in a separate individual health insurance policy without cost sharing or additional premiums.
RussiaToday·Published on May 26, 2013
A secret court in the UK has put some people behind bars just for trying to take care of their own relatives. One woman whose father was pronounced 'mentally ill' was locked away. But since the hearings are behind closed doors, it's hard to know why.
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An Australian rules football player is being praised after calling out a fan's racist remark on Friday night. During the game, a teenage spectator called Sydney Swans forward Adam Goodes-- who is Indigenous-- an "ape" as he ran by. Goodes responded by pointing the girl out to security, who then escorted off the premises.
Goodes was shaken up, especially because the match was meant to be a celebration of Indigenous players. "To come to the boundary line and hear a 13 year old girl call me an 'ape', and it's not the first time on a footy field that I've been referred to as a 'monkey' or an 'ape', it was shattering," he told the ABC.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called his response "something we can look up to." "His words and actions today displayed the highest levels of respect and fairness - qualities he carries on and off the field," she said, according to the Herald Sun.
Goodes said that the teenager called him later to apologize. "It's not her fault, she's 13, she's still so innocent, I don't put any blame on her," he said. "Unfortunately it's what she hears, in the environment she's grown up in that has made her think that it's OK to call people names."
FoodAbundance·Published on Mar 20, 2012
Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.
From 1/10th of an acre, four people manage to get over 90% of their daily food and the family reports earnings of $20,000 per year (AFTER they eat from what is produced). This is done without the use of the expensive & destructive synthetic chemicals associated with industrial mono-cropping, while simultaneously improving the fertility and overall condition of the land being used to grow this food on. Scaled up to an acre, that would equal $200,000 per year!
To follow the Dervaes and their Urban Homesteading activites, you can find them at http://urbanhomestead.org
Urban and near-urban farming can be highly productive, causing whatever size of land you have to work with to produce with more abundance. It is time to solve hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance.... Anyone can do it, once you learn how.
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