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Tobacco companies profit from loophole, market small cigars

Liz Szabo USA Today After decades of progress toward their goal of preventing smoking-related illness and death, public health officials said Thursday that they’re seeing a worrisome new trend: Smokers who switch from high-priced cigarettes to cheaper, but equally dangerous, … Continue reading

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Psychiatry: The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

The definitive documentary on psychotropic drugging—this is the story of the high-income partnership between drug companies and psychiatry which has created an $80 billion profit from the peddling of psychotropic drugs to an unsuspecting public.

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Will Congress Let Monsanto Write Its Own Rules?

Andrew Kimbrell huffingtonpost.com Co-Authored by Colin O’Neil, Regulatory Policy Analyst at the Center for Food Safety. The agricultural biotech industry — well, let’s call it what it really is: the chemical industry — has gone on the offensive as never … Continue reading

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Why Does The Government Approve of Gruesome Images on Cigarette Packs and Not Cosmetics, Alcohol or Junk Food?

Marco Torres preventdisease.com There is a shameful double standard that exists at the expense of smokers. We all know smoking is bad for our health and that modern-day cigarettes are the equivalent of cancer on a stick. Smokers know it … Continue reading

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Seeds of Freedom

Jess Phillimore The ABN and The Gaia Foundation A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find out more at seedsoffreedom.info. The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want … Continue reading

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Banks Repaid Bailout With Other Government Cash

TruthDig Sure, Washington used taxpayer money to prop up the banks that played a crucial role in wrecking the economy. But at least the government turned a profit on the bailout, right? Not exactly. According to a Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

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Acres of Skin by Allen M.Hornblum

“Acres of Skin is an attempt to ….. [s]how how American prisoners were exploited in the name of medical science just as senile hospital patients, retarded orphans, and other institutionalized populations were exploited in postwar America. This story will finally … Continue reading

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End energy profiteering: The rich get richer, the poor get colder

Simon Read Independent More than 5.5 million households are suffering under fuel poverty, many being forced to choose between heating or eating. Meanwhile the Big Six energy suppliers increased their profit margins by 733 per cent in just three months … Continue reading

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Drug of Choice: 400 million daily dose for coffee nation

RT In the US, when the economy needs a fix, so do the people. The country is now the world’s largest consumer of coffee. And this addiction to caffeine is being exploited by some unscrupulous producers who’re looking to boost … Continue reading

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Westpac to axe hundreds of jobs

Source: SMH “It’s completely pathetic that an organisation that continues to make a multi-billion dollar annual profit thinks the only way through difficult times is to sacrifice Australian jobs.” Westpac is cutting hundreds of jobs as part of its cost-cutting … Continue reading

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