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Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention
Breast cancer takes a tremendous toll on women and men of all ages, races, and ethnicities, as well as their families and communities. Breast cancer also has a huge impact on the health care system that treats and monitors those people who have been diagnosed with the disease and provides end-of-life care for those who die from it. Prevention is the key to reducing the emotional, physical, and financial burden of breast cancer. Despite decades of productive breast cancer research, the number of women diagnosed with the disease continues to rise. In 2012, about 227,000 women and 2,200 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,000 women will die from it (American Cancer Society, 2012).
The U.S. counter terrorism apparatus was used to monitor the Occupy Movement nationwide
by Beau Hodai
, Center for Media and Democracy; DBA Press
On May 20, 2013, DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy
released the results of a year-long investigation: "Dissent or Terror:
How the Nation's Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With
Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.”
The report, a distillation of thousands of pages of records obtained
from counter terrorism/law enforcement agencies, details how
state/regional "fusion center" personnel monitored the Occupy Wall
Street movement over the course of 2011 and 2012.
The report also examines how fusion centers and other counter terrorism entities that
have emerged since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have
worked to benefit numerous corporations engaged in public-private
intelligence sharing partnerships.
While the report examines many instances of fusion center monitoring
of Occupy activists nationwide, the bulk of the report
details how counter terrorism personnel engaged in the Arizona Counter
Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC, commonly known as the "Arizona fusion center") monitored and otherwise surveilled citizens active in
Occupy Phoenix, and how this surveillance benefited a number of
corporations and banks that were subjects of Occupy Phoenix protest
Study Links Monsanto’s Roundup to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
by Genna Reed
A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body. The paper describes how all of these effects could work together, and with other variables, trigger health problems in humans, including debilitating diseases like gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever
by Matt Taibbi
, Rolling Stone
Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.