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|7/6/2015 - As state and local governments increasingly stretch themselves to the financial breaking point with free services and taxpayer-supported benefits, in addition to offering their normal services as well, they have become even more reliant on citizen participation in the mainstream.
In short, governments...|
|6/30/2015 - Taiwan gay rights activist and "rainbow party" (Color Play) organizer Zhong Ji Lu was taken into custody by Taiwan police today for his role in the massive, deadly fireball that rained down upon 500 youth celebrating over the weekend. He was questioned and released on NT$1 million bail, with investigations...|
|4/29/2015 2:47:44 PM - The most historic advancement for animal rights in the US emerged when New York State Judge Barbara Jaffe granted a writ of habeas corpus for two chimps, Hercules and Leo. The two chimps have been held captive for biomedical laboratory research at Stony Brook University in New York. Now the animals...|
|4/20/2015 - A live radio debate over whether or not vaccines should be mandated was scheduled to air on The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan of WMNF Radio in Tampa, Florida, on April 8, 2015. Both parties -- Pediatrician and Mt. Sinai Assistant Professor of Global Health Professor Dr. Annie Sparrow, and...|
|3/31/2015 - Bigotry is totally acceptable in America, according to the leftist media, as long as that bigotry targets the "correct" groups of minorities. Case in point: The same leftist media now engaged in mass hysteria over Indiana's religious freedom law -- falsely claiming the law would allow businesses to...|
|2/15/2015 - Are there really some Americans who say they would support President Obama repealing the Bill of Rights -- the Constitution's first 10 amendments, those which essentially contain our core of civil rights and legal protections from government -- if he promised to make us safer?
Yes, there really are....|
|12/31/2014 - The Department of Health and Human Services "Healthy People 2020" initiative recommends that 90% of U.S. healthcare workers, and 80% of all other U.S. employees be vaccinated annually with the influenza vaccine by 2020. While it is *not* true that hospitals will lose Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements...|
|12/26/2014 - (Story by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton , republished from TruthStreamMedia.com) We have finally reached the moment where Orwell's nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We're living there right now.
And, astoundingly, we still hear people saying "Well, I haven't done anything wrong,...|
|9/28/2014 - The latest trendy attack on anyone who can think for themselves is to label them "anti-government." This derogatory slur, strewn around by the same people who once used the term "conspiracy theorist" to try to demean investigative journalists, is the domain of the intellectually lazy who are, themselves,...|
|8/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2020" initiative states a goal of vaccinating 90% of the nation's healthcare workers with the influenza vaccine annually by 2020, a goal well underway. A separate DHHS goal aims to vaccinate 80% of all U.S. employees annually with...|
|7/30/2014 - The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a report that is being praised by some groups for its promotion of the right to privacy in the digital age.
The report [which can be downloaded (PDF) here: http://www.un.org] blasts the mass digital surveillance that has been...|
|7/8/2014 - A New York federal court recently dismissed a case brought by parents whose unvaccinated children were excluded from school during local outbreaks. The parents, whose children were exempt from vaccines on religious grounds, claimed that the exclusion policy violated their Constitutional and state law...|
|6/27/2014 - Denying a young girl public education, barring her from interacting with her peers -- this is what the New York City Board of Education decided to do to a young kindergartener named Mary when her mother refused to subject her to the state's entire list of recommended vaccinations. The young girl is...|
|6/11/2014 - Two U.S. states already have laws allowing children to consent to vaccines -- CA and NC -- and this could become a trend around the country, as more state legislatures, TX and NY to be specific, have introduced similar bills. Now, New York legislators are revising their prior attempt with House Bill...|
|3/11/2014 - California, Oregon and Washington State all have recently enacted new vaccine exemption laws making it harder for parents to exempt their children from mandatory vaccines required for school and daycare. Colorado's House Bill 14-1288, if passed, will follow this trend by adding a requirement that parents...|
|3/1/2014 - February 24, 2014 was an historic day in the movement to gain basic rights for dolphins and whales. A proclamation requesting protection for cetaceans and including a bold statement that dolphins should have the right to their own lives was presented to the Malibu City Council and was signed by Mayor...|
|1/23/2014 - The USA Patriot Act, passed so fast in the wake of the 9/11 attacks that a conspiracy theorist might proffer that it was pre-written for just such an event, contained a trove of civil rights abuses that, to this day, continue to weaken our constitutional order.
Signed into law by President George...|
|10/8/2013 - Just weeks after an Ohio court ruled that medical authorities could not force chemotherapy upon a 10-year-old Amish girl against the wishes of her parents, an appeals court overturned the rule, allowing the hospital -- which profits from chemotherapy treatments -- to force this girl to receive chemotherapy...|
|9/4/2013 - The "progressive-minded" folks in the mainstream media (which is just about every reporter, columnist and editor in the MSM) would like to claim credit for lots of good things that have happened in America, including some of the most seismic, important and historic legislation of the past half-century....|
|8/29/2013 - A natural news writer was stopped by Casey, Illinois, police early Sunday morning, August 18th.
On his way home with his wife, the writer was suddenly stopped by Officer Hanley. According to police, a rear light was out on the driver's vehicle. With his driver's side window slightly rolled down,...|
|8/14/2013 - The Digital Age has taken a huge toll on the Constitution, particularly when it comes to Fourth Amendment privacy rights, but it is also a force for good, as evidenced by a recent survey that indicates more Americans are waking up from years of slumber and rediscovering the Bill of Rights.
|8/13/2013 - We hear a lot of talk these days about "civil rights," but we don't hear much chatter about how our very own Bill of Rights is really the ultimate collection of civil rights.
The right to speak freely; the right to worship as you choose; the right to be free from unwarranted prosecution; the right...|
|7/29/2013 - In name, it appears as though it would enshrine the fundamental and inalienable authority of parents over their children into the basic framework of American law. But the so-called Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) is hardly the pro-freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution that its creators claim it...|
|7/19/2013 - The cat is out of the bag. Those artificial fluoride chemicals that are added to municipal water supplies all across America are deadly. They also do little, if anything, to prevent tooth decay when ingested. And no amount of gerrymandering by corrupt politicians and the conventional dental industry...|
|7/17/2013 - The Bill of Rights - the original 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution - are considered the cornerstones of our nation's founding. When they were adopted at the time, the Bill of Rights were considered radical and revolutionary, devolving power from a central authority and recognizing that certain...|
|7/13/2013 - The political left in America loves to toss about the phrase "civil rights" when stumping for one of their pet political causes. We should agree with them and back their proposals because, hey, "it's a civil rights issue."
Gun rights, however, are anathema to the political left. They have used tortured...|
|6/20/2013 - It's bad enough the micromanagers of the Nanny State want to strip you of your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, now they want to take away your right to even talk about it.
In essence, that is the issue at the heart of a case involving an eighth-grade student from West Virginia who was...|
|6/8/2013 - Left-wing, anti-Second Amendment lawmakers and governors have been working overtime throughout 2013 to take away the supposedly unimpeachable right of their citizens to "keep and bear arms" of their choice.
That has especially been the case in Connecticut (home to the dreadful Sandy Hook Elementary...|
|5/29/2013 - Pediatrician and pro-vaccine advocate Dr. Paul Offit has spoken out repeatedly against vaccine religious exemptions. For example, in one speech (http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org ), he implies that since the Old and New Testaments and the Qur'an predate vaccines, these religions can't be opposed to...|
|5/20/2013 - Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically...|
|5/19/2013 - The United States government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights. This astonishing revelation has emerged from the fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office claims the power to assign ownership of your DNA to private companies and universities who apply for patents on...|
|5/17/2013 - Following recent revelations of how Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy P.R. stunt feeds into the profits of the trillion dollar industry which claims to own human genes, Natural News is now calling on Jolie to publicly denounce patents on human genes, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes she has now...|
|5/3/2013 - A number of Missouri lawmakers are supporting an amendment to the state constitution that essentially formalizes the fundamental right of parents to raise their children as they see fit.
In late April the House gave its approval to a measure, House Joint Resolution 26 (HJR26) that says parents have...|
|4/8/2013 - All those who value free speech, art, public protests, internet blogs and due process should be waging an all-out information war right now to defend the Second Amendment. Why? Because if the Second Amendment is lost due to unconstitutional legislative and executive actions pursued by the government,...|
|3/25/2013 3:27:34 PM - We often take a stand for our healing rights - the right to have the treatment, the food, and the environment that provides us with what we need to heal. One filmmaker says that while healing rights are essential, there is also much to discover in healing rites that lead us towards to the sacred aspects...|
|3/16/2013 - The purpose of the Bill of Rights is to establish a line in the sand that cannot be crossed by government. The founders rightly saw government as an eternal threat against freedom and justice, knowing that all governments inevitably grow out of control like a cancer tumor, always seeking more and more...|
|3/14/2013 - If you thought the so-called "great state" of Texas was a bastion of freedom, liberty, and minimal government intrusion, think again. Efforts are currently in the works in the form of two new Senate bills to seize parental sovereignty rights and allow minors living in the Lone Star State to consent...|
|3/9/2013 - Americans concerned about President Obama's sustained assault on the Constitution have Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, to thank for beating back administration tyranny - at least for the time being.
As most Natural News readers already know, Paul took to the floor of the Senate on the evening...|
|3/3/2013 - Eight nurses who were fired by their hospital-employer for refusing flu vaccines got national attention earlier this year when ABC News reported on the event. This brought much needed national attention to a trend rapidly sweeping the nation, that of hospitals requiring their employees to get flu shots...|
|2/24/2013 - Every state legislator in the U.S. takes an oath to uphold their state and federal Constitutions. However, in the real world, those oaths can apparently be meaningless. Last year, I wrote about state laws that allow children to consent to vaccines and other medical treatments. These laws clearly...|
|2/20/2013 - Some politicians in Indiana are looking to circumvent full disclosure and the First Amendment with legislation that would ban undercover videos at food processing plants and farms.
According to Indianapolis TV station WTHR, any videos that would show claims of illegal or inhumane treatment of animals...|
|1/25/2013 - US Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her highly-anticipated gun disarmament legislation yesterday, throwing her hat in the ring as an outright traitor to the United States Constitution and a dangerous tyrant who seeks to hand the federal government a firearms monopoly. The bill would criminalize nearly...|
|1/23/2013 - Scores of rallies held Jan. 20 around the country to demonstrate support for the Second Amendment and opposition to new gun control regulations proposed by President Obama and some Democrats in Congress drew thousands in a rare show of constitutional solidarity, reports said.
The "high noon" rallies,...|
|1/22/2013 - If you live in the United States and work in the healthcare field, your personal freedom to make your own healthcare decisions may soon be on the chopping block, that is if it has not already been nixed. According to reports, an increasing number of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country...|
|1/21/2013 - Most Americans operate under the assumption that your thoughts are your own private business and that they cannot be used against you to forfeit your rights and freedoms. It's only actions that matter when it comes to being judged, right? Merely thinking something doesn't mean you're going to act on...|
|12/27/2012 - There is a destructive, delusional meme spreading like a virus among many misguided Americans. It pushes the idea that government can pick and choose which rights codified in the Bill of Rights it wishes to recognize or discard on any given day.
This delusion is predicated on the concept that if...|
|12/18/2012 - America is a Republic, not a Democracy. And in a Republic, individual liberties are protected by the Bill of Rights, even against majority opinion. Just because a majority of citizens, for example, can be emotionally manipulated into trying to take away the right to bear arms, for example, doesn't mean...|
|10/10/2012 - A People's campaign for 'the little guys' is making big noise this week in southern California. All eyes are on the Ventura County District Attorney's office and its questionable prosecution of a farmer and a food club manager, as thousands of supporters are logging on to sign a petition demanding all...|
|8/6/2012 - The Tenth Amendment has been described by some constitutional scholars and experts as the Bill of Rights' catch-all amendment, in that it was written into the nation's founding document as a way to remind future federal lawmakers and officials that unless the Constitution explicitly allows it or bans...|
|8/2/2012 - NaturalNews radio is constantly expanding, and now we've added a new show featuring vaccine rights attorney Alan Phillips and Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, two of the most authoritative and well-informed people in the world when it comes to vaccines and the law.
This is a can't-miss show, and it airs every...|
|6/28/2012 - A recent news story described a newborn being taken away from her mother shortly after birth because of the mother's refusal to allow the child to be vaccinated with a Hepatitis B vaccine. In my law practice, I hear stories from time to time about newborns being vaccinated in the hospital after birth...|
|6/8/2012 - Sick and tired of dealing with constant maltreatment, profiling, and flat-out abuse by U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners at American airports, a civil rights group known as The Sikh Coalition has created a mobile phone "app" that allows travelers to instantly file complaints...|
|5/19/2012 - Governor Jesse Ventura, author of 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Know About, Read or Anything, guest stars on the Robert Scott Bell Show along with conspiracy realist Liam Scheff to talk about topics such as Gov. Ventura's suit against the TSA that got immediately thrown out without...|
|4/12/2012 - Though she has reportedly assisted in the successful delivery of more than 1,700 babies, 400 of which were born in their families' homes, 49-year-old Ireena Keeslar, a former obstetrics nurse-turned-midwife, was recently arrested on charges of practicing midwifery without a license. And at her hearing...|
|3/29/2012 - The recent murder of a six-year-old girl in Chicago's South Side was compounded by the arrest of two members of the press who were present at the hospital where the girl's body was taken. NBC 5 in Chicago reports that photographer Donte Williams and WGN reporter Dan Ponce were arrested and detained...|
|2/28/2012 - Vaccine rights attorney Patricia Finn is being targeted by the Ninth Judicial District of New York State, which has threatened to strip her of her license to practice law and even file criminal charges against her. Finn is one of several "vaccine rights" attorneys across America who helps parents assert...|
|1/1/2012 - One of the most extraordinary documents in human history -- the Bill of Rights -- has come to an end under President Barack Obama. Derived from sacred principles of natural law, the Bill of Rights has come to a sudden and catastrophic end with the President's signing of the National Defense Authorization...|
|12/29/2011 - Bound and determined to violate the Fourth amendment rights of as many Americans as possible and not satisfied with doing so merely at the nation's airports, now the Transportation Security Administration has taken to violating the rights of Americans in just about every travel venue in the country.
|12/27/2011 - Up is down; war is peace; pasteurized, denatured milk is good for you and raw milk is bad; protest is terrorism; and natural health protections and cures are dangerous. This has become the Orwellian rhetoric of our terrible times.
Get ready to add another: Green is Red. Green is the New Red: An Insiders...|
|12/5/2011 - For a federal government that has gone insane with criminality, no act of violating fundamental human rights is too outrageous anymore. In the latest chapter of the U.S. government's police state humiliation of innocent American women, an 85-year-old woman in a wheelchair, Lenore Zimmerman, was strip-searched...|
|11/15/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|9/22/2011 - Following swine flu emergency declarations in 11 states, Washington D.C., American Samoa and the entire U.S. in 2009, hospitals around the country began implementing new flu vaccine mandates for their employees. Healthcare workers who worked for decades without getting vaccinated were suddenly faced...|
|9/17/2011 - The days of artificial water fluoridation truly are numbered, and this has been made even more evident by yet another prominent group that has come out in strong opposition to the heinous practice. The Fluoride Action Network (FAN), a truth about fluoride advocacy group, reports that the League of United...|
|8/7/2011 - There's a tremendous amount of disinformation being put out on the internet about the Rawesome Foods raid, even by people who should know better. The most common complaint against Rawesome Foods is: Why don't they get licensed?
The answer is because they are not a public store. Rawesome Foods is...|
|8/5/2011 - Victoria Bloch was released from jail in LA County last night, but only under the condition that she completely give up her First Amendment rights and refrain from talking to anyone about the case. NaturalNews has confirmed this gag order was placed on Victoria and is also going to be placed on James...|
|5/7/2011 - On April 18, Atlanta civil rights leaders called for an end to Georgia's mandatory water fluoridation practices April on the grounds that it negatively and disproportionately impacts the health of black families and the poor.
Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor, along with...|
|4/22/2011 - In a new video posted today (link below), I argue that using police officers to enforce a Big Pharma medication agenda is not merely a violation of civil rights, but a crime against human rights. It is a grave misuse of state power and a waste of law enforcement resources that are already stretched...|
|3/31/2011 - Recently, Washington State voted to pass SB 5005, a law making doctors the gatekeepers of all vaccine exemptions -- medical, religious and philosophical. This law was passed despite SB 5005's Constitutional failings (for a legal analysis of the bill, see Proposed new limits on vaccine exemptions: Are...|
|3/1/2011 - At a recent gathering of US governors in Washington, DC, President Obama castigated those who he says are violating the "rights" of public employees by criticizing them. After affirming notions that government spending cuts are necessary, at least as they concern low-level government employees, Obama...|
|5/10/2010 - The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), an organization whose mission includes "defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods", recently filed a lawsuit against the FDA for its ban on interstate sales of...|
|11/21/2008 - Utopia Silver Supplements is a colloidal silver company based out of Utopia, Texas. This natural supplement company has been battling the FDA for 5 years. In this exclusive interview, Ben Taylor, Utopia Silver Supplement Company owner, discusses his fight to defend the company and the principles of...|
|11/17/2008 - Spain's parliament has passed a resolution urging the federal government to adopt specific legal protections for great apes, and the measure is expected to become law within one year.
The vote marks the first time that a national legislature has called for recognition of any nonhuman's right to life...|
|11/6/2008 - This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger reporting for www.NaturalNews.com . This article is a transcript of the audio from Health Ranger Report #11, available here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
Today, I'm bringing you some rather disturbing news about the Supreme Court's decision...|
|9/12/2008 - The vitally important erosion of our health freedoms is but a part of the overall erosion of the God-given unalienable rights declared by our founders in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution. In order to secure and restore our health freedoms "We the People" must ultimately...|
|8/3/2008 - It is not enough to have the right to vote. The people also need to know that their votes are counted in an open and fair manner. Without that transparency, there is no way to be sure that an election was fair or that one's vote mattered. The result of that lack is a people who have no faith in their...|
|7/28/2008 - You might think you have the right to vote. You might think your vote counts. You might think that there's a problem here or there, but that they're the exceptions. You might think that the 2000 presidential election was an aberration, in which the U.S. Supreme Court violated ethical and court precedents...|
|3/6/2008 - The FDA, AMA and other powers in mainstream medicine would have us believe that it is their legal and moral duty to protect us from nature and naturopathy and determine which drugs and treatments we are allowed to have. Just the opposite is true: it is both immoral and against the founding principles...|
|12/4/2007 - There is no greater need in America today than the need to get the Federal government out of our lives. That is the opinion expressed by individuals across the political spectrum.
America's Constitution laid out a limited role for the Federal government. That role was clearly defined; nearly all...|
|2/20/2007 - This month, health freedom advocates celebrated when both the House and Senate of the Virginia Legislature passed Abraham's Law (HB 2314 /SB 905), a parents' rights law named for cancer patient Abraham Cherrix. But critics are saying that the victory has been darkened by another bill; one that makes...|
|12/26/2006 - A recent report commissioned by the British government states that one day we may be giving the kind of rights traditionally reserved for humans to sentient machines. The report claims to have looked extensively at current trends into to gauge the situation 50 years from now.
One of 270 forward-looking...|
|8/15/2006 - Political websites and blogs are being edited and erased by Google and other companies who must either conform to communist demands or risk losing access to the booming Chinese market.
Observers report that Chinese and other users in Asia are not getting the same access to information as their Western...|
|7/21/2006 - Amnesty International has publicly criticized Internet companies Microsoft, Google and Yahoo for their censorship agreements with Chinese authorities.
"The Internet should promote free speech, not restrict it. We have to guard against
the creation of two Internets -- one for expression and one...|
|2/27/2006 - In terms of human rights and ecology, the Coca-Cola Company seemingly keeps digging itself into a PR hole. The company just can't seem to anger activists enough. It's been accused of privatizing and monopolizing Africa's natural water supply, sucking up India's vital groundwater sources (thereby harming...|
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|8/6/2004 - Apple is taking more heat over its anti-competitive practices regarding its iPod copy protection technology. The French online music store Virgin Mega has now filed a legal complaint against Apple, saying that Apple is engaged in anti-competitive practices by refusing to license the copy protection...|
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