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This article by Lee Fang originally appeared at Republic Report . Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion , the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy.
Friday, 4/20 is the official, unofficial, national pot smoking day. This means that we get to talk about pot, if not smoke it today here on addictinginfo.org . As a former pothead, I’m setting up my Cheetos and a dish of peanut butter for dipping, in honor of stony days long gone by. As a liberal, I have no issue with the plant, particularly when mixed in a well prepared gingersnap cookie. As a red-state mother however, there is no chance in heck that I’d risk my kids by using marijuana.
Space law is an area of the law that encompasses national and international law governing activities in outer space . International lawyers have been unable to agree on a uniform definition of the term "outer space", although most lawyers agree that outer space generally begins at the lowest altitude above sea level at which objects can orbit the Earth , approximately 100 km (60 mi). The inception of the field of space law began with the launch of the world's first artificial satellite by the Soviet Union in October 1957. Named Sputnik 1 , the satellite was launched as part of the International Geophysical Year . Since that time, space law has evolved and assumed more importance as mankind has increasingly come to use and rely on space-based resources. NASA STS-121 Launch
Banks and governments own all the money and power thus controlling society and they will do absolutely anything to keep it that way, To top it off we are now paying off there huge debt again, as planned -not a mistake. To be honest I have very little hope for society especially when people are trying to do something about this whether it the right way or not but still trying, only to be met with total denial from all sides. As history has has told us, people only do something when its all or nearly too late and we are close to that point and even have an opportunity that will soon be gone.
Digital rights management ( DRM ) is a class of controversial access control technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to limit the use of digital content and devices after sale . DRM is any technology that inhibits uses of digital content that are not desired or intended by the content provider. DRM also includes specific instances of digital works or devices. Companies such as Amazon , AT&T , AOL , Apple Inc. , BBC , Microsoft , Electronic Arts , and Sony use digital rights management. In 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was passed in the United States to impose criminal penalties on those who make available technologies whose primary purpose and function are to circumvent content protection technologies. [ 1 ]
The Pirate Party is an American political party founded in 2006 by Brent Allison and Alex English . [ 1 ] The party's platform is aligned with the global Pirate movement , and supports reform of intellectual property laws to reflect open source and free culture values, government transparency , protection of privacy and civil liberties , rolling back corporate personhood and corporate welfare , evidence-based policy , and egalitarianism and meritocracy based on the hacker ethic . [ 2 ] The party's national organization has existed in multiple incarnations since its 2006 founding. Its most recent is the Pirate National Committee (PNC), formed in 2012 as a coalition of state parties. The PNC officially recognizes Pirate parties from 8 states, [ 3 ] and tracks and assists the growth of more state parties throughout the United States.
The Pirate Party of Germany ( German : Piratenpartei Deutschland ), short - Pirates (German: Piraten) , is a political party in Germany founded in September 2006. It states general agreement with the Swedish Piratpartiet [ 2 ] [ 3 ] as a party of the information society , it is part of the international movement of pirate parties and is also a member of the Pirate Parties International . Since 2011 the party has succeeded in attaining a high enough vote share to enter four state parliaments in Germany, ( Berlin , North Rhine-Westphalia , Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein ). [ 4 ]
Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky . Trotsky identified as an orthodox Marxist and Bolshevik - Leninist , and supported founding a vanguard party of the working-class . His politics differed sharply from those of Stalinism , as he opposed the idea of Socialism in One Country .
Dust jacket of the 1937 first American edition of Leon Trotsky's The Revolution Betrayed. The Revolution Betrayed: What Is the Soviet Union and Where Is It Going? ( Russian: Преданная революция: Что такое СССР и куда он идет? ) is a book published in 1937 by the exiled Soviet Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky . This frequently reprinted work analyzed and criticized the course of historical development in the Soviet Union following the death of V.
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The Human Rights Record of the United States (informally referred to as the "China Human Rights Report") is a publication on the annual human rights record in the United States of America , published by the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China . The report was first issued in 1998 as a response to the United States ' practice of criticizing China in its own annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , which each of the Chinese reports cites in the first paragraph. [ edit ] The report The Human Rights Record of the United States is published as a retort to U.S. criticism of China's human rights policies [ 1 ] in the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , published by the State Department of the United States . [ 2 ] The Chinese report states that the State Department reports are "full of distortions and accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including China.
On September 10 th , President Obama reinstituted the national State of Emergency first declared by George W. Bush on September 14, 2001 by placing the following language in the Federal Register. The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2009, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat. As Dr.
A superdollar (also known as a superbill or supernote ) is a very high quality counterfeit United States one hundred-dollar bill , [ 1 ] alleged by the U.S. Government to have been made by an unknown organization or government. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] In 2011 government sources stated that these "counterfeit bills were in worldwide circulation from the late 1980s until at least July 2000" in an extradition court case. [ 4 ] Various groups have been suspected of creating such notes, and international opinion on the origin of the notes varies. The U.S. Government believes that these notes were most likely produced in North Korea . [ 5 ] Other possible sources claimed include criminal gangs in Iran, Russia, China or Syria. The name derives from the fact that the quality of the notes exceeds that of the originals. [ 6 ] Some have estimated that 1 in 10,000 bills was a counterfeit of the quality ascribed to supernotes. [ 7 ] More $100 bills circulate in Asia and in Europe, where U.
The UDD in 2007 The demonstration of 20 March 2010, on Rama 4 road Supporters along Rama 4 road wave at the parade on 20 March 2010 The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) ( Thai : แนวร่วมประชาธิปไตยต่อต้านเผด็จการแห่งชาติ; นปช. ), whose supporters are commonly called "Red Shirts", is a political pressure group opposed to the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the 2006 Thai military coup, and supporters of the coup.
Most of the nine vessels that pro-Palestinian activists planned to sail on as part of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in defiance of an Israeli blockade remain stranded in Greece ports, after Greek authorities forbade them from embarking on the journey. Two vessels have been sabotaged and are currently unable to sail, while most of the others remain under the watchful eye of Greek coastguard or military personnel. Despite their growing frustration and diminishing morale, some activists are hopeful that their Gaza Flotilla II would finally be able to make the journey and break Israel's siege on the Palestinian territory. 'Let us sail' Members of the Dutch-Italian boat issued an open letter to the Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou on Sunday, expressing outrage over his "government's decision to close the ports of Greece to our humanitarian initiative, even by force if needed".