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In my recent post on the poisonous nature of pepper spray, I noted that the name makes it sound more innocuous than it really is. Fox News Food Products | Speakeasy Science
Pepper Spraying Peaceful Protestors Continues; This Time at UC Davis It’s becoming a trend.
Comments Prepared for Delivery Public Citizen 40th Gala Washington, DC October20, 2011 I am honored to share this occasion with you. No one beyond your collegial inner circle appreciates more than I do what you have stood for over these 40 years, or is more aware of the battles you have fought, the victories you have won, and the passion for democracy that still courses through your veins. Bill Moyers: "Our Politicians Are Money Launderers in the Trafficking of Power and Policy" | Truthout
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What do you do when a minister - Bob Neill - cites a statistic as laughable as this?
The legal not-for-profit sector will bear the brunt of the legal aid cuts that threaten to slash £350m from the £2.2bn total budget. The Law Centres Federation reckons that as many as 18 of its 56 law centres could shut their doors unless ministers execute a U-turn. The Ministry of Justice is sticking to its guns and last week introduced plans to change the funding regime, including a 10% across-the-board cut to civil, criminal and family legal aid fees which will further tighten the noose around the not-for-profit sector's neck. I wrote recently about the closure of the Immigration Advisory Service, which was followed by the closure of the legal advice charity Law for All. Law centres are more necessary than ever in 'austerity Britain' | Jon Robins | Law
Bill Nighy Invites RBS to see what the cuts actually mean and to discuss the Robin Hood Tax
Paul Vallely: There is no moral case for tax havens - Commentators, Opinion Are there any legitimate reasons why anyone would want to have a secret bank account – and pay a premium to maintain their anonymity – or move their money to one of the pink dots on the map which are the final remnants of the British empire: the Caymans, Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands?
The right and the wrong lessons to draw from Libya's liberation | Andrew Rawnsley | Comment is free | The Observer The hunter, hunted. The predator, prey. The strutting tyrant who threatened to "cleanse" Libya "street by street, house by house" is on the run himself. For those who hold that democracies sometimes have both the right and the obligation to take up arms against dictators, the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi is a relief. After the horrors of Iraq and the agonies of Afghanistan, the ideal of liberal interventionism could probably not have survived another humiliation. A large industry of analysis is already producing "lessons from Libya".
What if the Tea Party was Black?
When ideas become powerful Why are we surprised that governments and organizations are lining up to control ideas and the way they spread?
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How America turned poverty into a crime - War Room I completed the manuscript for “Nickel and Dimed” in a time of seemingly boundless prosperity.
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Tel Aviv's 'tent city' protesters dig in to demand social justice | World news Tent villages are to be pitched in up to a dozen IsraelIsraeli-Arab towns on Friday as momentum behind Israel's grassroots campaign for social justice continues to build and unite disparate sections of society. Taxi drivers blocked a major road in Tel Aviv on Thursday protesting over the cost of diesel, and parents planned "stroller protests" in the early evening demanding the cost of childcare and baby equipment be reduced. On Wednesday dairy farmers, army reservists, animal rights activists and West Bank settlers all held separate protests in Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard, the centre of the nationwide movement. In Jerusalem, protesters blocked roads leading to the Knesset (parliament). Further demonstrations have been called across the country for Saturday following last week's marches, which attracted around 150,000 people, almost unprecedented in a country with a population of 7 million.
Killing for Votes: The Dangers of Politicizing the Death Penalty Process by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1996 Persons who undertake the task of administering justice impartially should not be required--indeed, they should not be permitted--to finance campaigns or to curry the favor of voters by making predictions or promises about how they will decide cases before they have heard any evidence or argument.
I'm starting to think that the Left might actually be right
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Labour's full shadow team Ed Miliband's office have now released a full list of junior shadow appointments.
Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, Saturday 2 October 2010 Like all students of wrongness, I’m fascinated by research into irrational beliefs and behaviours, but I’m also suspicious of how far you can stretch the findings from a laboratory into the real world. A cracking new paper from Social Psychology and Personality Science makes a neat attempt to address this shortcoming. Empathy’s failures
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The Seven-Headed President: Switzerland Celebrates Europe's Strangest System of Government - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
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A New Far-Right Generation: Neo-Nazis Seek Foothold in Kindergartens - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
The EU’s expulsion machine
Why the free market is like quantum mechanics
Haiti: 230,000 Deaths. Canterbury: 0 Deaths. Why? Canterbury Earthquake (Pt I) | Shaken Not Stirred
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