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AIDS scientist sentenced to prison for vaccine research fraud - Merck fraudsters remain unpunished

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...

Anti-cannabis presidential candidate Marco Rubio accepts bribes from prison indusrty

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...

Obama administration seeks to add 20 years to man's prison sentence for 'crime' of owning books

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...

Inside the smoker's prison - with a blueprint plan for escape

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...

Texas veteran imprisoned for 35 days for refusing to surrender his Facebook password; fed donuts and insulin injections

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...

Teachers who faked test scores get up to 7 years prison; Vaccine manufacturers who knowingly harm children get windfall profits

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...

FBI tortured US citizen in foreign prison for months for refusing to become an informant, man claims

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,...

Pair sentenced to prison after committing $50 million of medical fraud, unnecessary procedures

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...

Thousands of Americans are being sent to modern-day debtors' prisons every month

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...

USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics

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...

U.S. prison system a corporate-run "neo-slavery" trap

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...

Mom faces 2 years in prison for saving son's life with cannabis oil

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...

Corporations have seized every branch of government

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[1] 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...

Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property

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...

Vaccine researcher charged with felony crimes for research fraud; may spend 20 years in prison over faked AIDS vaccine

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...

Engineered to fail: Why war, drugs, prisons, health care, debt and education are all theatrical scams designed to fail

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...

Paralyzed man SWAT raided, sentenced to 25 years in prison for possession of his own prescription drugs

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. The...

Inmate starved to death as prison guards watched and did nothing

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...

Inmate's legs, testicle and part of colon removed after prison doctor negligently denied him hospitalization, lawsuit states

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...

Inmate challenges prison torture in lawsuit against LA County

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...

Corrupt judge sentenced to 30 years in prison for jailing innocent children in 'kids for cash' scheme

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...

More medical tyranny: Father sentenced to life in prison after daughter dies following eight vaccinations in one day

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...

Father sentenced to life in prison for 'murder' after daughter dies following MMR vaccine

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...

Hypocrisy: Why isn't Obama outraged over North Korea's starving to death of 20,000 prisoners?

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...

Report - Female prisoners at California state prisons illegally sterilized

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...

Man faces 75 year prison sentence for videotaping police

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...

New York government threw man in prison for 23 years for murder he never committed

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...

Man faces five years in prison for releasing balloons on beach as a romantic gesture

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...

Stranded Carnival 'Triumph' cruise ship transformed into floating prison as company refuses to evacuate passengers barely surviving in filth and raw sewage

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...

North Korea's secret gulag prisons serve as model for where Obama is taking America

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. More...

Electroshock torture handcuffs now patented: Delivers shocking torture, 'gas injections' and 'chemical restraints' to prisoners via remote control

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...

Meet your future FEMA camp: An actual prison rebranded as a refugee center

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...

San Diego citizens could soon face prison sentences for washing their cars using city water

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...

FEMA shelters in northeast resemble police state prison camps

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...

Arizona inmates treated worse than animals

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...

Obama betrays the left; cheers continued expansion of drug war, criminalization of plant-based medicine

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,...

FDA scientist sentenced to five years in prison for insider trading on drug approval knowledge

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. According...

Prisoners lawsuit against soy products given green light by judge

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...

And then they came for the food activists

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"....

Four decades of drug war tyranny may come to an end with Ron Paul's new effort to legalize marijuana

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...

California's prison system near collapse as Supreme Court orders release of 30,000 prisoners

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...

North Carolina SB 31 bill seeks to turn healers into felons; but the health freedom backlash has already begun

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) It...

Russian prison to be outfitted with tanning beds for better prisoner health

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...

Guatemalan STD medical experiments were just one crime in a long history of medical-government collusion to use humans as guinea pigs

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...

Senate bill 3767 seeks to put dietary supplement makers in prison for ten years (for telling the truth)

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....

Bush Administration Committed War Crimes Against Prisoners, Reveals Physicians for Human Rights

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,...

Vaccines and Medical Experiments on Children, Minorities, Woman and Inmates (1845 - 2007)

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...

United States imprisons more people than China, Russia or any other nation, experts say

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...

U.S. to begin using prison inmates for medical experiments

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...

U.S. government wants to begin using prisoners for medical experiments

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...

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry (1833-1965)

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...

Human medical experimentation in the United States: The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry (1965-2005)

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. (1966) 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...

Gore warns Americans over Bush lawlessness, tyranny

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...

Lack of basic nutrition creates generation of criminals; prison system society

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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