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Students to March to White House in Support of ME Patients

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ME sufferers and students carrying photographs of bed-bound ME patients will march to the White House tomorrow (April 28) in a bid to raise awareness of the disease and urge the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take urgent action. The march dubbed Boots on the Ground in DC  has been organized by MEAdvocacy.org, a small voluntary grassroots ... Read More »

Obama Downplays Terrorism While UN Says It’s a Major Threat to International Peace [Video]

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By PENNY SWIFT President Barack Obama has been labeled “a President in denial” after stating in a recorded interview (watch below) that the media overstates terror threats. In addition, an Israeli Government Minister has accused the President of ignoring the reality of Islamist terrorism. In stark contrast, the United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime Prevention continues to warn that ... Read More »

Virginia Passes Bill to Rein in Restraints of School Kids

Many schools in the state still have no policies or rules around pinning kids down This story by Heather Vogell, written for ProPublica, unearths some of the barbaric practices that are being used today in a country that is supposedly the leader of the free world. The State of Virginia is at least making a move in the right direction to ... Read More »

The Anti-Politics of Terrorism

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By JANE DUNCAN Terrorism In the wake of the recent attacks in Sydney, Paris and Baga, it’s a word that’s been on many people’s lips. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, some have argued vehemently against trying to explain the context in which terrorism arises as an attempt to be ‘soft’ on terrorism. Terrorism Versus Criminality Yet at the ... Read More »