Internationally Banned Tear Gas: For Domestic Use Only

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As unrest erupts from Oakland to Egypt, there’s one weapon of war that has come to define the militarized police state: tear gas. And while a St. Louis judge ruled recently that limits must be placed on the use of tear gas in Ferguson, he didn’t rule that tear gas should only be implemented as a last resort. Around the country, contingents … Read More

Clinton 2016: Endless War Guaranteed

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Visits from high-profile public figures are somewhat of a rarity at Hamilton College in upstate New York, so it wasn’t a surprise many students snatched up tickets to see Hillary Clinton last October. And after a talk which may have cost the school up to $300,000 (at her “discounted” student rate), the presidential endorsements quickly echoed across campus. Her speech at Hamilton … Read More

‘The 2001 Anthrax Deception’ Interview with Graeme MacQueen

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On September 11th, 2001, the Bush administration started inoculating themselves with Cipro, the antibiotic to prevent anthrax infection. Several journalists were also told to take Cipro by government officials, yet the precautionary advice wasn’t provided to the American public. On October 5th, Robert Stevens, writer for the Florida Sun was diagnosed with anthrax and died soon after. Two postal workers, … Read More

Drone Wars Can’t Exist Without Decades-Long Genocide in Congo

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In January of 2014, a UN surveillance drone crashed in Eastern Congo. According to the UN, the drone was part of a surveillance operation to keep tabs on warring militias that have been fighting in the country since 1996. Ironic, considering the manufacture of drones is entirely dependent on the bloody conflict taking place on the ground below. That’s because the … Read More

Prisoner Abuse: Indefinite Detention in Mississippi & Collective Punishment in North Carolina

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When you hear the words indefinite detention, Guantanamo Bay prison probably comes to mind. But perhaps it’s time to add Scott County, Mississippi to the list. Recently, the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit against the county on behalf of 50 prisoners who have been detained for months on end without being charged nor provided a lawyer. One man named Joshua Basset, for … Read More

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