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CounterPunch CounterPunch Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law. We Americans better take notice. Under its provisions the government alone decides what are state secrets and any civil servants who divulge any “secrets” can be jailed for up to 10 years. Journalists caught in the web of this vaguely defined law can be jailed for up to 5 years.
(Image: Addiction via Shutterstock)Voters and policy makers are slowly moving toward reforms to reduce the harm of skyrocketing numbers of opiate-related overdoses, but in the meantime, many like Truthout Writer Mike Ludwig and friends will share skills that "help us keep each other alive, healthy and safe." Maria pulls out a thick-gauged intramuscular syringe and a vial of naloxone hydrochloride, a drug known commonly by the brand name Narcan. She shows the people gathered around me how to draw up 1 cubic centimeter of naloxone into the syringe. "You want to inject it into fleshy areas, the upper arm muscle, thigh or butt," she says. Truthout Truthout
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Women's International Perspective by Aditi Bhaduri, India April 2014! It hangs like a Damocles’ sword over the Indian sub-continent. While Afghans may be the immediate beneficiaries the ramifications of what April 2014 denotes will be felt far and wide – in Pakistan, India, and maybe even further. Women's International Perspective
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Progressive Editor Ruth Conniff Talks About Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman Running for Congress By Deepa Kumar on Apr 11, 2014 A federal judge made a serious error recently in throwing out an important case about whether the U.S. government can kill U.S. citizens abroad without due process. Three U.S. citizens (Anwar al-Awlaki, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan) were executed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. Their families brought a lawsuit to obtain justice. The Progressive The Progressive
Red Pepper How Sweden’s public services were stolen, and how people are fighting to take them back. By Adam Bott Gabriel García Marquez: much more than magical realismMatt Carr pays tribute to the author Gabriel García Márquez A collective responsibility: reproductive rights in crisis across EuropeRachael Ferguson and Gwyneth Lonergan argue that Europe’s austerity drive is deepening gender inequality and sparking a new wave of attacks on women’s reproductive rights Red Pepper
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Not only does capitalist growth not reduce inequality; it increases it. What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise? What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow? The bad news? The Nation The Nation
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