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California's Fracking Regulatory Bill: Less Than Zero
"Telling someone when you're going to frack, where you're going to frack and what chemicals you will use, is like a murderer telling you he's going to shoot you on your front porch at noon tomorrow using an AK-47." "At the end of the day, you're still dead." Read more...
It took numerous courtroom battles, a contempt of court threat and the withholding of millions in federal dollars, but Westchester County finally has a law banning discrimination against those who pay their rent with federal assistance. Read more...
The BBC announced Friday that it will not acquiesce to requests to ban the song "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead!" from its airwaves. The song, sung by Munchkins celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West in the movie, shot up the charts after former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death. Read more...
The NYPD has a "stop and frisk" program that allows them to grab black persons off the street, slam them up against walls, and beat the bejesus out of them. Read more...
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts Wednesday, it pointed to BP's "lack of business integrity" and conduct relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and Read more...

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A new report contradicts the official claim that only three detainees were waterboarded by the CIA. By Cora Currier, ProPublica For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror Read more...
This is your Moment of Clarity #148... Read more...
The Yes Men, along with Occupy Dallas, have struck again: Two dozen rogue "delegates" disrupted the corporate-sponsored welcome gala for the high-stakes Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations yesterday with a fake award ceremony Read more...
Good morning! It's Wednesday, May 9th. Human rights should not be subject to a "popular vote." Read more...
This week has seen some of the most horrific assaults on women's rights and health care for women in decades... Read more...