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Civil Rights Commission States Flint Water Crisis Was Caused by Systematic Racism

by Amelia Kinney, True Activist

A new report issued by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission cites systematic racism at the root of the Flint water crisis. The report states:

Reviewing the historical governmental actions impacting the living and health conditions of Flint residents… was sobering and left a deep impression. We must come to terms with the ongoing effects of “systemic racism” that repeatedly led to disparate racial outcomes… This can no longer be ignored”.

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Famine Declared In South Sudan As 100,000 People Face Starvation

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Aid agencies report that 40% of the country's citizens require "urgent help," and warn that millions are at risk of dying within the next six months.

On Tuesday, UN-based organizations the World Food Programme, UNICEF, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a famine declaration at a news conference in Juba, South Sudan. Reportedly, people are already dying of hunger and another 1 million people are on the brink of famine. The crisis has affected almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country’s population.

In effect, the area is in urgent need of help, say the aid agencies. According to Joyce Luma of the World Food Programme, the famine in Sudan is largely “man-made” and is an effect of political turmoil that has engulfed the country since 2013. Serge Tissot of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations commented:

“Our worst fears have been realized. Many families have exhausted every means they have to survive.”

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Legalizing Weed Has Done What 1 Trillion Dollars and a 40 Year War Couldn’t

The $1 trillion War on Drugs launched by President Nixon in 1971 created the Mexican drug cartels, now legalizing weed is killing them.

By:  / AntiMedia   The Mexican drug cartels are finally meeting their match as a wave of cannabis legalization efforts drastically reshapes the drug trafficking landscape in the United States. It turns out that as states legalize cannabis use and cultivation, the volume of weed brought across the border by Mexican drug cartels dramatically decreases — and is putting a dent in their cash flow.

A newly-released statistical report from the U.S. Border Patrol shows a sharp drop-off in cannabis captured at the border between the United States and Mexico. The reduction in weed trafficking coincides with dozens of states embracing cannabis use for both medical and recreational purposes.

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Big Pharma Lost $25 Billion After Trump Criticized The Industry

by Jessica Murray, True Activist

President Trump has claimed that the US drug industry is "disastrous".

Following Trump’s public criticism against Big Pharma, the industry has since lost $25 billion. After President Trump criticized the industry in an interview with the Washington Post, where he described the drug industry as “disastrous”, $25 billion was lost within the space of the 20 minutes that followed, according to recent reports. Speculations have been made that if he continues to speak out against Big Pharma, then it could jeopardize the industry’s standing within the American economy, together with commercial markets both with the US and across the world. 

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Brazil Refuses GMO Imports From United States

by Amelia Kinney, True Activist

Brazil joins the growing number of countries rejecting GMO imports from the United States. In the last decade, bio-technology and gene modification in large-scale agriculture has become a controversy driving a wedge into the industry. In 2015, 19 European nations had declared a ban on GM crops, citing political, health and environmental concerns.

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New Witnesses Accuse Fmr UK Prime Minister Of Pedophilia, Ritual Murder

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

Sir Edward Heath, former Prime Minister of England, stands accused of rampant pedophilia and participating in ritualistic child murder by former police officers and alleged victims.

In recent months, high-ranking politicians, attorneys, doctors and others have been accused or caught participating in depraved acts involving the sexual abuse of children. While the media has largely shied away from these stories, there is no denying that the tide of arrests is developing into something truly unprecedented. However, these revelations involving the widespread practice of pedophilia among the world’s wealthy and powerful pale in comparison to explosive new testimony and allegations that surfaced over the weekend regarding the disturbing private life of former Prime Minister of England, Sir Edward Heath. While many noted “conspiracy theorists” have long asserted that Heath was a pedophile of the worst order, a lack of witnesses and public attention as well as an alleged and highly sophisticated cover-up kept these allegations on the sidelines.

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Study Confirms Pot Is NOT A Gateway Dug, Can Treat Tobacco And Opioid Addiction

A groundbreaking study finds cannabis is not a gateway drug — and it can be used in the treatment of alcohol and opioid abuse.

By: Claire Bernish / The Free Thought Project

In the latest of dozens of studies proving the healthful benefits of cannabis, researchers in Canada found not only can marijuana be effective in managing pain, but it can reduce a user’s dependency on tobacco, alcohol, and can replace a number of prescription medications — including antidepressants.

Weed, they also found, simply isn’t the “gateway drug” politicians and detractors have claimed it is for decades.

Published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study — comprised of 271 participants enrolled in Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes program — is considered one of the first to evince how cannabis can help alleviate substance addiction.

“[T]his study is the first to specify the classes of prescription drugs for which cannabis is used as a substitute, and to match this substitution to specific diagnostic categories,” the study findings state.

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Scientists Reveal Plans To Bring The Wooly Mammoth Back From Extinction

by Jessica Murray, True Activist

A group of researchers at Harvard have announced that they are trying to resurrect the wooly mammoth that went extinct around 10,000 years ago. The announcement was made by the team who explained their intentions ahead of the annual gathering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston earlier this week. They explained that their main aim of bringing the giants back from extinction is to use a popular gene-editing tool called CRISPR to produce “elephant-mammoth embryos”. The Guardian recently reported that the scientific team is currently only at the cell stage where they are experimenting with an array of combinations of both elephant and mammoth genes. Whilst the embryos themselves have not been created yet, the leader of the project has said that the team is merely two years away from producing them. Although recent reports have also said that it would be “many years” before any of the new “mammoths” would be allowed, or even able, to grow into full adults.

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Ashton Kutcher Gives Emotional Testimony At Hearing To End Human Trafficking [Watch]

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

On Wednesday, well-established actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. During the hearing, he spoke about the requirement to end modern slavery and human trafficking and gave an emotional testimony to support his message.

At first, Kutcher’s presence was taken light-heartedly. Senator John McCain commented that the actor looked better “in the movies,” to which Kutcher then blew him a kiss. But from then on, it adopted a serious tone. Seated next to Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino, Ashton gave his passionate speech. He began,

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Son Of Pablo Escobar Reveals His Dad "Worked For The CIA" Selling Drugs – Media Silent

Notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar 'worked for the CIA selling cocaine' his son now claims. Media conveniently ignores it.

By: Claire Bernish / The Free Thought Project   

Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.”

In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.”

“The drug business is very different than what we dreamed,” he continues. “What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.”

“He did not make the money alone,” Marroquín elaborated in an interview, “but with US agencies that allowed him access to this money. He had direct relations with the CIA.”

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