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Commentary :: Human Rights
Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms: The Case of Canadian Professor Denis Rancourt
02 Apr 2010
academic and speech freedoms endangered
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International
The worst drug-criminals are legislators
02 Apr 2010
An Australian court finds that the existing drug laws, by reversing the onus of proof, violate the presumption of innocence. But all convictions stand. To any legislator who willingly allows the reverse onus of proof to continue, I say: May it please God that you become a victim of it.
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LOCAL News :: Social Welfare
Juries rules against Pfizer for biotech workers, victims
01 Apr 2010
Boston - A federal jury in Boston has found that Pfizer violated U.S. racketeering laws by illegally promoting off-label uses of its epilepsy drug Neurontin, and the drug maker may be forced to pay more than $142 million in damages in the case.

Hartford — Becky McClain, a Deep River [Conn.] scientist who claims to have been infected by an experimental virus while working at Pfizer Inc.'s Groton laboratories, was awarded $1.37 million today by a U.S. District Court jury.
Workers' rights organizations immediately hailed the verdict, in which Pfizer also was ordered to pay McClain's attorneys' fees. They said the outcome of the federal civil suit was a major milestone for biotech and nanotech workers everywhere.
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 04/02/10 Listen Globally!
01 Apr 2010
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: April Sunday Forums
01 Apr 2010
Modified: 03:31:13 PM
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston...
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Commentary :: Globalization
Bogus Washington-Proposed Financial Reform
01 Apr 2010
banker, not people reform
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Commentary :: Labor
VIDEO: The crisis of neoliberalism
01 Apr 2010
Happy Fossil Fools Day! Confusing means and ends, part and whole, personal and public and real and imaginary are signs of hubris, not enlightenment. Without the social contract, we become wolves to one another and mistake corporate profits for community health.
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News :: Globalization : International : Labor
Zhibin Gu: race of the century: China vs India: outsourcing, tech, logitics, management, and politics amid global financial crisis
01 Apr 2010
India or China to lead the world in the 21st century? Both Asian giants are competing ahead for more wealth, jobs, market share, and management skills. What is the next?
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News :: Human Rights
Torture in America
31 Mar 2010
“The Stasi and Soviet secret police employed every imaginable form of brutality, physical and mental, to eradicate enemies of the state. The kidnapping of anti-communists operating in West Berlin was almost a weekly occurrence between 1945 and the early 1960’s. Guther Bush, a top official of the institute for all German affairs which kept track of communist human rights violations said that more than five hundred cases were being investigated by the Berlin police in spring of 1995. Many of the victims disappeared without a trace.”[1]

Contrary to popular belief, Gestapo’s or Secret Police are not phenomena of the past. Activists who dare to hold law enforcement accountable to democracy, freedom and basic human rights are being repressed and imprisoned here in Connecticut simply for refusing to accept violation and abuse from their own country men.
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News :: Education
Labor Leader Jack Gerson Endorses Stewart Alexander for California Governor
31 Mar 2010
Today, public education is being challenged by corporations that have an interest in taking control over public education. Stewart Alexander says he would agree that the educational system is flawed; however, “We cannot abandon education to the private sector, for-profit corporations. Corporations are concerned with the bottom line, increasing profits; this will result in having non-union teachers and workers and increase cost for the public sector.”
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