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|5/30/2016 - As California prepares to vote on marijuana legalization in November, police and prison guard groups are uniting in an attempt to defeat the initiative so that they won't lose the enormous amount of income generated from cannabis prohibition.
These groups account for around half of the money being...|
|4/7/2016 - Are our children becoming tech-obsessed couch potatoes who are totally detached from the outdoor world? According to a new survey, funded by laundry detergent Persil/Omo, children spend less time outdoors than high-security prisoners.
In 2014, an article published on the website of Nature Play SA...|
|3/23/2016 - Canadian couple, David and Collet Stephan, lost their 19-month-old son Ezekiel early in 2012. When little Ezekiel got ill in February that year, the parents did what they could to help their son get better. Thanks to the family's knowledge of natural medicine, Ezekiel started getting better. Then, just...|
|12/14/2015 3:44:01 PM - Many (if not most) Facebook users have been known to regret having posted something at one point or another, but few have ever imagined the type of repercussions that a Thailand man now faces: up to 32 years in jail for merely clicking the "Like" button.
As crazy as it sounds, it's true. Thanakorn...|
|12/4/2015 - While a truck filled with pigs was on its way to an Ontario, Canada, pork processing plant in June 2015, animal rights activist Anita Krajnc tried to give the animals water. In an effort to provide relief to the animals during the intense summer heat, she poured some water in the truck's openings while...|
|11/26/2015 - "Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."—Daniel...|
|11/20/2015 - Jared Fogle has received 15 years in prison as a sentence for his crimes. Jared Fogle has plummeted from the heights of being a recognized health idol to the depths of a deranged, child sex offender. The former Subway spokesman recently told a judge he should receive the minimum prison sentence, since...|
|11/4/2015 - If your child becomes sick or dies after receiving a vaccine, odds are you'll be accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Why? It's an easy way out for the government and Big Pharma who just want to gloss over the vaccine violence they've been unleashing on the human population.
It's likely they'll...|
|10/26/2015 3:30:33 PM - The Federal Communications Commission is about to get hit with a lawsuit from a gaggle of telecommunications companies who are fighting for the right to charge prison inmates a whopping $14 a minute to call relatives.
In a recent decision,[PDF] the FCC voted to cap the prices prisoners...|
|10/5/2015 6:32:28 PM - Leave it up to prison inmates to get a legal debate over illegal immigrants correct.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, a debate team from Harvard, one of the top Ivy League schools in the country, was beaten by a team of Bard Prison Initiative students in a debate on whether or not illegal...|
|9/22/2015 8:05:42 PM - Avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is challenging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, has a plan to reduce what can only be described as incarceration abuse. Sanders, in seeking to "end the private prison racket in America,"...|
|9/22/2015 10:36:49 AM - The now former CEO of Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for his involvement in a salmonella outbreak cover-up that ultimately killed nine people and injured several hundred. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these people ingested...|
|9/10/2015 - In recent months, President Barack Obama has made prison reform an issue, even issuing pardons to 46 non-violent drug offenders whom he said had been given unusually harsh sentences given the nature of their crimes.
However, neither Obama nor anyone else in national elected office has done much to...|
|9/10/2015 - In July 2010, a trio of violent inmates managed to escape from a privately owned and operated prison in Arizona, which led to a massive, two-week, multi-state manhunt.
At the time, reports The Huffington Post, state corrections officials demanded that the facility, which is operated by Management...|
|8/16/2015 - "I can build you a perfectly safe city, but it will look like a prison."
Who said that?
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (pronounced "Jay") Johnson recently, following the "failures" of computers at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and The Wall Street Journal. Of course,...|
|8/2/2015 - Yesterday we learned that the CDC deliberately destroyed evidence linking vaccines to autism in black children. This outrageous example of scientific fraud also has the curious effect of disproportionately harming black babies more than white babies. To the CDC, it seems that #BlackLivesDontMatter...
|7/30/2015 10:46:39 AM - Whole foods has decided to end the practice of selling food that was made using prison labor, but not out of the kindness of their heart. A demonstration in Houston, Texas, led to the decision, and it was only after this bad press that Whole Foods finally decided that using indentured labor to sell...|
|7/30/2015 - Imagine a factory where workers are paid as little as 23 cents per hour to assemble solar panels. Sounds like an overseas sweatshop, right?
Unfortunately, it's happening right here in America, even if most of us aren't aware of it.
Georgia-based Suniva Inc, a solar panel and cell manufacturer...|
|7/29/2015 - Kristoffer Lewandowski, a US Marine Corps veteran, is one of the thousands of soldiers who have returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More than 13 percent of Gulf War veterans have PTSD.
Lewandowski served three tours of duty; Afghanistan and Iraq were two of the countries...|
|7/6/2015 - A scientist from Iowa State University who admitted to lying about the efficacy of a vaccine he helped develop for the AIDS virus has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison, according to new reports. Dong-Pyou Han, 58, recently confessed to altering blood samples to make it seem as though...|
|6/19/2015 - One of the primary reasons why the cannabis plant is still vilified by many of the corporate fascists occupying D.C. is this: jailing people for pot is a highly profitable endeavor that makes for-profit prisons and the corporations that run them very rich. And on the dole of this corrupt gravy train...|
|6/17/2015 - In August 2011, Marcus Dwayne Robertson, 46, the Muslim imam of a mosque in Orlando, Florida, was arrested by federal agents and charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a charge to which he pleaded guilty.
Today, nearly four years after that arrest, Robertson, who is also...|
|6/10/2015 - Behind the "bars" of the CTP -- the "Commercial Tobacco Penitentiary" -- live 45 million Americans trapped in a prison of nicotine, pesticides, ammonia, bleach and fiberglass. When they smoked their first commercial cigarette, they had no idea that they were "incriminating" themselves and incarcerating...|
|5/12/2015 - Texas entrepreneur and U.S. Army veteran Jeremy Alcede has been imprisoned for 35 days (and counting) over his refusal to turn over his Facebook account password as part of a business bankruptcy court order. Federal bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm of the Southern District of Texas ordered Alcede thrown in...|
|5/3/2015 - Eight teachers and administrators from the Atlanta Public School system were recently sentenced to prison terms of between one and seven years after being convicted of racketeering simply for faking student test scores. Meanwhile, drug company executives who routinely murder children with legalized...|
|4/24/2015 - An Eritrean-born American citizen has filed suit against the FBI, alleging the agency was responsible for having him detained and tortured for years in an Arab country for refusing to become an informant in his mosque in Portland, Oregon.
As reported by Britain's Guardian newspaper, Yonas Fikre,...|
|3/24/2015 - Not all physicians are unethical, but the growing trend of fraud being committed by the conventional medical industry in the United States makes it imperative that patients remain vigilant, ask questions and refrain from putting blind trust in anyone charging you a fee.
A report from Courthouse News...|
|2/6/2015 - There is a saying that goes, "There is nothing new under the sun." Seems that's true for people who owe money.
Once upon a time in Western Europe, circa the 19th century, debtors' prisons were a common phenomenon. And they were exactly what they sound like: Prisons for people who were unable to pay...|
|1/29/2015 - Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots...|
|1/19/2015 1:10:11 PM - Are U.S. prison systems really little more than institutions that foment and perpetuate "neo-slavery"? Award-winning journalist Chris Hedges believes so.
In a recent interview with investigative journalist Ben Swann, Hedges said that many inmates work eight hours a day for major corporations like...|
|12/10/2014 - A Minnesota mother is facing two years in prison after she treated her son -- successfully -- with cannabis oil, a substance which is against the law to possess or use in the state.
According to CBS News, the mother, Angela Brown, traveled to Colorado in March to buy the cannabis oil to treat her...|
|12/2/2014 2:19:48 PM - (Story by Chris Hedges, republished from TruthDig.com) Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans to launch a pilot program in New York City to place body cameras on police officers and conduct training seminars to help them reduce their adrenaline rushes and abusive language, along with the establishment...|
|8/7/2014 - An Oregon landowner has been subjected to a 30-day prison sentence for what he says was a simple act of collecting rainwater on his own property. CNS News reports that Gary Harrington was convicted of nine misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days in prison, as well as slapped with a $1,500 fine, for diverting...|
|6/25/2014 - Scientific fraud is so common in the vaccine industry, it's practically the default business model. The truth is that most vaccines don't work, so in order to make them appear to work, researchers routinely spike blood samples of vaccinated test subjects with antibodies, making it appear the vaccine...|
|6/15/2014 - More and more people are wondering today why systems of American government and corporate enterprise don't seem to be working. The education system fails to educate, the health care system fails to create good health, and the border patrol isn't even allowed to protect the border. Why are these systems...|
|5/27/2014 10:28:00 AM - A wheelchair-bound man who suffered from partial paralysis, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis was raided by masked, gun-wielding SWAT officers and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of painkillers that he was legitimately prescribed by his physician.
|4/24/2014 4:17:19 PM - Even for prison inmates, doctors and other medical personnel are still bound by their Hippocratic Oath: Do no harm. But one prison physician and a pair of staffers are being dismissed by the Kentucky State Penitentiary system after an inmate there starved himself to death.
According to a report by...|
|4/11/2014 - A prison physician could be held liable as a result of a civil suit for allegedly refusing to hospitalize an inmate who later lost his legs and other body parts to infection, a federal judge has ruled.
In an 18-page decision, U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa of the Southern District of Texas described...|
|2/22/2014 - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), as well as L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and 10 LASD officers, is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging horrific abuse and torture that at least one former inmate says took place at Men's Central Jail. Jose Transito Flores says he was tortured and sexually...|
|2/18/2014 - A former county judge from Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for reportedly abusing the criminal justice system by illegally jailing thousands of innocent children for cash. Mark Ciavarella Jr. was recently found guilty of accepting $1 million in bribes from the builders...|
|2/12/2014 - Just days after a U.K. father was sentenced to life in prison for allegedly killing his own daughter, who reportedly died from unusual head injuries after receiving the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, an American father received the same sentence following the oddly similar death of his...|
|12/12/2013 - A U.K. father has been sentenced to life in prison after being falsely accused of murdering his own daughter, who reportedly developed mysterious head injuries just one day after receiving the high-risk measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, more commonly known as MMR. Investigative journalist Christina...|
|9/14/2013 - The development and implementation of foreign policy is an art that few American administrations have managed with an aplomb that commands respect. It has happened - FDR, JFK, Reagan, to name a few - but it's rare.
In some cases, the handling of U.S. foreign policy is dangerously amateurish, as evidenced...|
|7/11/2013 - A new report issued by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), a non-profit journalism group fighting injustice around the world, has uncovered some dark secrets lurking in the California prison system. According to information gathered from both state documents and personal interviews, CIR found...|
|6/8/2013 - Abuse of power is becoming accepted at even local levels now, as absurd targeting of ordinary non-violent Americans becomes "normal."
Michael Allison, a 42-year-old man from Robinson, a small town in Illinois, faces a 75-year prison sentence for videotaping police.
The charge waged against Michael...|
|3/26/2013 - For most Americans, being locked up behind bars for 23 years for any reason is unthinkable.
Now imagine being locked up for that long - and being innocent.
That's exactly what happened to David Ranta, 58, of New York, who was wrongly convicted of killing a Hasidic rabbi more than two decades ago...|
|3/13/2013 - We've seen it in the movies and perhaps even witnessed it in person, but most of us never realized it was an offense punishable with lots of prison time.
When Anthony Brasfield released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach, Fla., for his his sweetheart, all he wanted was to...|
|2/14/2013 - The stranded Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico has tragically proven to be quite an experiment in human behavior. The ship has been stranded for 96 hours following an engine fire. Ship engines also generate all the on-board electricity, so once the engine burned out, the ship's power grid went...|
|2/7/2013 - They say technology is making the world smaller, and that is especially true of surveillance technology, as Google Earth proved once again recently by exposing the location of scores of North Korean gulags where as many as 250,000 political prisoners considered enemies of the regime may be held.
|12/12/2012 - It's like something ripped right out of a dystopian futuristic sci-fi novel: A U.S. patent has been uncovered that describes electronic handcuffs capable of delivering torturous electroshocks, "gas injections" and injectable "chemical restraints" to prisoners who wear them. The cuffs can be remote-controlled...|
|11/17/2012 - Imagine, for a moment, that you have lost your home in a natural disaster and with it most of your possessions. It's wintertime, you live on the East Coast, and your old neighborhood has been leveled. What cash you have is being used for the most basic of necessities; you don't have enough money to...|
|11/16/2012 - Agenda 21 is alive and well in California, where public officials in San Diego are pushing for the passage of draconian new measures that have the potential to criminalize ordinary activities such as washing your own car, or irrigating your own lawn. And according to North County Times, residents who...|
|11/15/2012 - Doom, gloom and despair is growing in the Northeast in the weeks following Superstorm Sandy, as winter sets in with thousands of New Yorkers and New Jersey residents still reeling from the loss of their homes and property.
For many, the despair has grown into an intense anger, as tent cities set...|
|4/19/2012 - Most people have probably heard about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He's the Arizona lawman who's become famous for things like making his prisoners wear pink outer- and underwear, sleep in tents and pedal bicycles to generate enough power to watch TV.
Some would call that justified, given...|
|4/16/2012 - If you happen to need even more evidence that President Obama has gutted his campaign promises and betrayed not only the left but also African Americans who enthusiastically supported his election, he has just gone public with his support for the continued war on drugs. Keeping marijuana criminalized,...|
|3/9/2012 - A drug evaluator at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for more than a decade, Cheng Yi Liang, 58, has been sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for using non-public FDA data to conduct illegal insider trading.
|1/29/2012 - An Illinois District Court judge has decided that a lawsuit filed against the state's prison system for serving excessive amounts of soy in prisoner meals will move forward. Honorable Judge Harold Baker from the central district of Illinois agrees that the case itself, represented by the Weston A. Price...|
|1/5/2012 - The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) -- an act which allows for the government of the United States to indefinitely imprison citizens without any access to due process -- has been signed in accordance with a Congress that represents Corporate America and Big Agriculture, but not "we the people"....|
|6/23/2011 - Four decades of the so-called "War on Drugs" has led only to the suffering of millions of innocents, the crowding of our prisons with non-violent citizens, the utter waste of billions of dollars on law enforcement and the (in)justice system, and the enriching of underground drug gangs who thrive on...|
|6/9/2011 - If you ever needed proof that the so-called "war on drugs" is an abject and costly failure, you need not look any further than the California penal system. The latest tragic example of this failure manifested itself in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month in which the court found that overcrowding...|
|4/6/2011 - As virtually the entire North Carolina legislature now knows, NaturalNews readers have been loudly condemning the lawmakers there over the recent "stealth bill" SB 31 which introduced new language that would transform homeopaths, naturopaths, herbalists and midwives into criminal felons. (http://www.naturalnews.com/031953_medical_practice_licensing.html)
|11/16/2010 - Russian health authorities recently demonstrated that they hold a much different opinion on the safety and effectiveness of tanning beds than do American health authorities. According to a recent BBC report, a Russian prison will soon be outfitted with various health-promoting amenities, including tanning...|
|10/2/2010 - It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the 1940's. Carried out by a government-employed doctor working in a psychiatric hospital, these experiments involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with...|
|9/23/2010 - Beware of Senate bill 3767, the so-called Food Safety Accountability Act. This dangerous legislation, if passed, would criminalize nutritional supplement manufacturers who tell the truth about their products or link to published scientific studies describing the biological benefits of their products....|
|11/4/2008 - The Bush administration has committed war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in its practice of torturing prisoners, according to the conclusions of a medical examination conducted by the organization Physicians for Human Rights.
"After years of disclosures by government investigations,...|
|12/14/2007 - Think U.S. health authorities have never conducted outrageous medical experiments on children, women, minorities, homosexuals and inmates? Think again: This timeline, originally put together by Dani Veracity (a NaturalNews reporter), has been edited and updated with recent vaccination experimentation...|
|12/13/2006 - Criminal justice experts from the U.S. Justice Department report that the United States has the largest prison population and highest incarceration rate in the world due to factors such as tough sentencing laws, record drug offender arrests and high crime rates.
A report released by the justice department...|
|8/14/2006 - A federal panel of medical advisers has recommended that the government loosen restrictions limiting the testing of experimental pharmaceuticals on prisoners. The restrictions were put in place in the 1970s after prisoner abuses were discovered.
The proposed changes would include rules meant to...|
|7/13/2006 - A new report by the Institute of Medicine recommends easing current restrictions on the use of prisoners in medical experiments to allow inmates to "benefit" from clinical trials.
Critics of the plan cite past abuses of prisoners by pharmaceutical companies and medical researchers as reasons to...|
|3/6/2006 - Introduction by the Health Ranger: The United States claims to be the world leader in medicine. But there's a dark side to western medicine that few want to acknowledge: The horrifying medical experiments performed on impoverished people and their children all in the name of scientific progress. Many...|
|3/6/2006 - This is part two of a two-part series on human medical experimentation. Click here to read part one and the introduction.
The CIA continues a limited number of MKULTRA plans by beginning Project MKSEARCH to develop and test ways of using biological, chemical and radioactive materials in intelligence...|
|1/19/2006 - The following is the full text of a speech given by Al Gore at Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 16, 2006. We feature it here due to its importance in explaining exactly why recent actions by President Bush are a grave threat to freedom. Bush's actions can only be described as a "war...|
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|3/31/2005 - A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. The study looked at children between the ages of eight and 17 years, and found some rather shocking...|
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