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Women’s March Recorded As Largest Protest In U.S. History

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Data is still being tallied, but so far, it appears if at least 3.2 million people marched for women’s rights.

Yesterday, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America. Because of lewd comments the business tycoon has made in the past, as well as certain policies pushed forward by individuals who now serve in his cabinet, millions of women in America took to the streets the day after his inauguration, January 21, 2017.

According to numbers tallied by Jeremy Pressman, a professor at UConn, it’s estimated that approximately 3.2 million women participated in the Women’s March across the nation – a new record! USUncut points out that the number is expected to increase as more figures are received.

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Bernie Sanders Calls Out Trump’s Billionaire Pick For Education Secretary

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

DeVos admitted that her being appointed as the new Secretary of Education could have something to do with her family giving $200 million to the Republican party.

One of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost so many votes during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was her concerning ties to Wall Street. Her buddy system with banks like Goldman and Sachs and her alliance with Monsanto were worrisome to American citizens, to say the least. However, getting saddled with Donald Trump as President of the U.S. for the next four years isn’t a bargain, either. During his campaign, the business mogul made a number of promises which he quickly retracted after winning the election. Read more about that here.

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MLK Assassination Exposed As Conspiracy Of ‘Governmental Agencies & Others’ In Court Victory

By: Jay Syrmopoulos / The Free Thought Project   Memphis, TN – As the world remembers the life, and death, of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one little-known fact regarding his assassination is that in 1999 the family of Dr. King won a civil lawsuit against Loyd Jowers and others, including governmental agencies, for the wrongful death of King in the case of the King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators.

According to a New York Times report from 1999:

A jury in a civil suit brought by the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decided today that a retired Memphis cafe owner was part of a conspiracy in the 1968 killing of Dr. King.

The jury’s decision means it did not believe that James Earl Ray, who was convicted of the crime, fired the shot that killed Dr. King.

After four weeks of testimony and one hour of deliberation, the jury in the wrongful-death case found that Loyd Jowers as well as ”others, including governmental agencies” had been part of a conspiracy. The jury awarded the King family the damages they had sought: $100, which the family says it will donate to charity.

The family has long questioned Mr. Ray’s conviction and hoped the suit would change the legal and historical record of the assassination.

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Federal Government To Round-Up Thousands More Wild Horses In 2017

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

Just days ago, fifty more wild horses were removed from public lands by the Bureau of Land Management in order to expand the lucrative leasing of these lands to ranchers and fossil fuel interests.

Last September, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – the federal agency tasked with managing public lands – came under fire for a widely criticized plan to slaughter 44,000 wild horses, more than 65% of the national wild horse population. Though popular anger over the plan ultimately led to its retraction, the Bureau of Land Management’s misguided approaches to management of public lands, and the wildlife which inhabits them, continue to persist.

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Light Pillars In Canada Reveal The Stunning Beauty Of Nature [Watch]

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Sometimes, beauty in nature is subtle. Other times, it's bold and impossible to ignore.

Nature is incredible. If you need more evidence of this, look no further than the images below, captured by Timothy Joseph Elzinga. The Ontario, Canada, was woken up by his two-year-old son at 1:30 a.m. and noticed the dancing lights in the night sky. Without further thought, he threw some clothes on, grabbed a camera, and headed outdoors.

“We can blame the two-year-old. He started crying at 1:30 a.m., so I got up and soothed him … and out the window I had the perfect view of these dancing lights in the sky,” recalls Elzinga. “I had to investigate. I got some pants on and ran outside and took some photos.”

National Geographic informed the public that the phenomenon is actually a result of light bouncing off of ice crystals that float low to the ground. Named light pillars, they truly are magical-looking and were a sight to see, as is evident by the images below. 

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Oregon Woman Freezes To Death After Being Evicted For $338 In Late Rent Payments

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

Karen Lee Batts, 52, met an unfortunate fate last Saturday when she succumbed to the freezing outdoor weather in Portland, Oregon.

Though Portland is often known for its quirkiness and microbreweries, the scourge of urban homelessness is quickly marring the reputation of Oregon’s largest city. Last Saturday, 52 year old Karen Lee Batts became the second person to die on Portland streets within the first week of 2017 due to hypothermia. Batts had been found in the Smart Park parking garage Saturday night when Portland Police arrived on the scene, responding to a report that a woman was taking off her clothes and struggling in the freezing weather. Though Batts’ actions may seem strange, it is actually common for sufferers of late stage hypothermia to frantically undress themselves as they begin to feel extremely hot due to nerve damage. Police responding to the scene arrived too late for Batts, who had already died from exposure to the cold.

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Ugly, Scarred Apples Taste Better Than Perfect Ones, So What’s With All The Food Waste?

by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

They're healthier and taste better, what's not to love?

Pretty much everyone who buys fruit at a market, be it a farmer’s market or the local supermarket, is privy to searching for the perfect-looking produce and leaving behind the fruits and vegetables with marks or holes in them. But what if it turns out that the uglier the fruit, the better it tastes?

Eliza Greenman, an orchardist and consultant for growing fruits, runs an apple farm and describes herself as “obsessed” with growing fruit trees for the past decade. After she started studying the ways that fruits are produced to be perfect, she started to question the status quo and started a blog to publish her findings.

“I’m absolutely infatuated with the idea of stress in an orchard,” Greenman told NPR. “I believe stress can help create a super fruit.”

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Popular ‘God’ Facebook Page Banned For Post About US Spending Too Much On War

In an act of astonishing irony, Facebook has suspended the satirical account 'God' — because he dared criticize US military spending.

By: Claire Bernish / The Free Thought Project   Facebook’s notorious censorship — which has included takedowns of iconic images like the Vietnam War’s ‘Napalm Girl’ to the arrest of Rosa Parks to a photograph of a classical statue of Venus — reached a whole other level of absurd recently, when the platform suspended God’s account.

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One Of The World’s Largest Supervolcanoes Is Stirring; 500,000 Lives At Risk

by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

When Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Italian city of Pompeii in ash, killing 2,000 people, it was regarded as one of the most catastrophic natural disasters and is still studied heavily today. By comparison, a nearby supervolcano called Campi Flegrei, which means “burning fields,” would put the lives of 500,000 Italians at risk and cause damage that would extend to the surrounding nations.

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Seven Arrested For Feeding Homeless In Public Park

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

Activists with the group Food Not Bombs were arrested in Tampa, Florida on Saturday for feeding the needy without the necessary permits.

Since 2008 economic crisis, homelessness in the United States has been on the rise, particularly in cities and urban areas. Though most local and city governments are well-aware of the issue, many have decided to criminalize the homeless instead of working to alleviate their hardships or resolve the underlying problems which contribute to the phenomenon. Not only that, but many have also sought to criminalize those activists and good samaritans who offer food and services to the homeless when over-burdened homeless shelters and food pantries cannot.

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