The Top 10 Stories
More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat
For the second year (2010) in a
row, more US soldiers killed themselves than died
2. US Military Manipulates the
The US military is developing software that will let it
secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake
online personas to influence internet.
3. Obama Authorizes International
Court documents by Human Rights
Watch and a special United Nations report allege that
U.S. citizens suspected of encouraging “terror” had been
put on “death lists.”
4. Global Food Crisis Expands
44,000,000 people have
joined the 925,000,000 people already suffering from
lack of food. If prices continue to rise, the food
crisis will push the numbers of hungry to 1,000,000,000.
Another 2,000,000,000 will suffer from “hidden
Prison Companies Fund Anti–Immigrant Legislation
CCA and GEO Group are America's two largest
for-profit companies that design, build, finance and
operate prisons. They are the main forces in organizing
behind-the-scenes anti-immigrant legislative efforts
The FTC investigated Google for illegally
collecting personal data from Wi-Fi networks in homes
and businesses across the U.S. and world While this is
clearly an invasion of public privacy, the FTC has done
nothing about it.
Does the Obama administration have a conflict of
interest in handling Google's civil rights violations?
7. U.S. Army and
Psychology’s Largest Experiment–Ever
The APA and US Army created a new
training, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF). CFS is
meant to reduce or prevent psychological damage in
soldiers who endure combat. Is it ethical and healthy to
train soldiers to be desensitized to traumatic events?
8. The Fairytale
of Clean and Safe Nuclear Power
We insult science and common sense when we
call Nuclear Power "clean energy." Nuclear power
is a security threat of catastrophic proportions.
An accident could kill hundreds of thousands of people
and poison our planet for thousands of years. Why
are some government leaders and the nuclear industry
calling for a “Clean Energy Standard” that promotes
Sponsored Technologies for Weather Modification
The U.S. has conducted experiments with weather
modification for over 50 years. Now the military and
industry hope to capitalize on these discoveries. This
technology can potentially trigger floods, droughts,
hurricanes, earthquakes, and create clouds.
Unemployment: One Out of Five in US
A BLS report claimed unemployment rates
dropped to 9% from 9.4% in January 2011. According to
Shadowstats.com, the real unemployment rate was 22.2%,
more than double what corporate media claims.
Why is the government keeping people in the dark?
Some of the
Dump—Did You Really Think Your Plastic Was Being
315,000,000,000 pounds of plastic
has traveled along ocean currents to the Great Pacific
Garbage Dump. The Dump is larger than the U.S. mainland.
How can we put a stop to this disaster that's killing
our waters, fish, and ocean life?
State of Emergency Be Used to Supersede Our
The government has removed constitutional
protections while giving the military more power in
local law enforcement. The Army now has an active-duty
brigade to manage civil unrest and crowd control. This
Is the government taking power away from local
authorities and preparing for martial law?
Freed from Environmental Oversight
gave billions of stimulus dollars to some of America's
biggest polluters and Companies that applied were
asked for voluntary disclosures about their stimulus
project and its environmental impact. Corporate
polluters often omitted health, safety, and
environmental violations on their applications. Some
administration officials ignored this in making grant
Sweatshops in China Are Making
Apple’s Chinese suppliers
routinely violate China’s workplace laws. Several
manufacturers use n-hexane to clean parts. N-hexane has,
and continues to, poison workers. Apple is the only IT
company which uses n-hexane and refuses to work with
Bacteria Spreading Worldwide
Lethal superbugs are
emerging that do not respond to any known drugs.
Trying to Outlaw GMO Food Labeling
Major health concerns about GMOs [genetically
modified organisms] include antibiotic resistance, gene
transfer, GM genes introduced into the wild
population, susceptibility of non-target organisms
(insects), and loss of biodiversity as potential issues
of using GM seeds.