Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:42 UTC
Riot police were on the scene and tear gas was deployed as protesters, many of them young people, turned up to demonstrate against the French presidential elections. Reporting from the scene, Charlotte Dubenskij got caught up in the violent commotion that followed, which saw chairs, firecrackers, bottles and other projectiles hurled at police.
Comment: Further reading: Establishment Shunts Establishment Puppet into the Élysée: More Warmongering To Follow
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:42 UTC
At least 84 Palestinian inmates held in Israel's Gilboa prison are reported to have quit their hunger strike, a protest against what they claim to be inhumane detention conditions, according to an Israeli Prisons Service (IPS) spokesman.
IPS earlier reported 100 hunger-strikers held at various other facilities had quit their protest.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:55 UTC
The research follows up on another study carried out last year by Ashley Bradford and W. David Bradford which found that taxpayers would save half a billion dollars each year through the provision of medical marijuana.
"Patients and physicians in the community are reacting to the availability of medical marijuana as if it were medicine," the father-daughter team wrote in their latest findings, published online this week in the Health Affairs publication. Medical marijuana is legal in 28 states and in Washington DC.
"Using quarterly data on all fee-for-service Medicaid prescriptions in the period 2007 - 14, we tested the association between those laws and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries," the researchers wrote.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:15 UTC
The British insurance company Aviva recently released their annual Home Report which detailed, among numerous findings about how people do work around the house, relatively common tasks that people encounter. The company surveyed 2004 people across the UK in February and March about their habits and roles at home.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:23 UTC
One disturbing scene captured by Ruptly shows a young woman scuffling with a police officer, and being forcefully thrown on the asphalt face-down. Others rush to help the woman, who cries in pain and struggles to get up, but eventually remains helplessly lying on the ground. An ambulance crew then arrives to take away the young protester, who seems to have suffered serious injuries.
'This is your brain on drugs' actress has something to say about the 'war on drugs' in epic new video
Free Thought Project
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
Fast-forward to the twentieth century, to 1998, and the organization was still attempting to scare people out of doing drugs. "Generation X" as they were known, the first generation of kids whose parents had gone through the 70's drug craze, seemed to be more scared of AIDS than they were of drugs, but the ad campaigns continued nonetheless.
Comment: Cook's assertions are backed up with many facts about the ineffective, hypocritical and criminal 'war on drugs':
- Nixon official: The 'war on drugs' was designed to criminalize blacks & antiwar activists
- DEA shamed by federal judge for fabricating sham cases to justify war on drugs
- How the "land of the free" became the "home of the slaves" for 2.3 million Americans - it's called the war on drugs
- War On Drugs Is A Hoax - US military Admits to Guarding, Assisting Lucrative Opium Trade in Afghanistan
- The "War On Drugs" Is A $2.5 Trillion Racket: How Big Banks, Private Military Companies And The Prison Industry Cash In
- War on People, not Drugs: Report details how law enforcement coerces young people busted for marijuana to be informants
- Why TSA, wars, state defined diets, seat-belt laws, the war on drugs, police brutality, and efforts to control the internet, are essential to the state
- Sir Richard Branson announces UN set to call for end to 'war on drugs'
- Failed war on drugs: Doctors create more heroin addicts than street dealers
- The war on drugs is a failure, says prominent medical journal
- Failed war on drugs: DEA knocked for 'wasteful' marijuana raids in states where it is legal
- British Medical Journal declares the war on drugs has been a failure
- Police chief fired for no clear cause - after stopping the immoral 'war on drugs' in his city
- The war on drugs and the rise in heroin overdoses
- Orlando cops dragged by car in botched search for drugs - senseless violence created by the war on drugs
- New report shows the absolute uselessness of the war on drugs
March in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers turns violent after IDF fires steel-coated rubber bullets on protesters
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:14 UTC
The small protest march set off from Yasser Arafat Square in central Ramallah on Sunday, but got into trouble when it reached the Beit El checkpoint to the north of the city, which was manned by soldiers from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
According to the Palestinian news agency Ma'an News, events took a violent turn when the IDF soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets on the protesters, injuring three. The protesters responded by setting bins on fire and hurling stones at the Israeli soldiers.
Tear gas was also used, but Ma'an News reported that the wind blew it back toward the IDF.
Comment: The IDF never misses an opportunity to bait Palestinians into 'conflict' that can be turned to Israel's advantage in their war against Palestine.
Israel cracks down on thousands of hunger strikers, Palestinians take to the streets in mass solidarity
"Night of the Barricades": Protesters clash with riot police at post-vote demonstration in central Paris
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:42 UTC
The rallies, dubbed the "night of the barricades," are expected to take place in 13 cities across France. The protests erupted minutes after the polling stations closed in the first round of the presidential elections.
There is a massive riot police presence on the streets of Paris, with officers wearing full body armor, including shields and carrying batons and pepper spray bottles, as can be seen on images from a Ruptly video. At some point protesters were seen throwing chairs - apparently from nearby cafes - at police officers.
Comment: Protests are starting early with surely more to come. Don't like the results? Feeling a bit frustrated? There is always violence. Real, homegrown or imported.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
There appears to have been a spate of suicides in Beida - this is said to be the tenth in the town since the beginning of the month - four more than a week ago. It has caused alarm and incomprehension resulting in allegations of suicide grooming and even demonic possession as the result of playing a game known as "Charlie Charlie".
Although the university authorities have said that they are stopping classes for three days as a memorial to the suicide victim, it is believed that concern over possible panic or even hysteria among students following this latest incident is the real reason.
The Free Thought Project
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:12 UTC
When Kathy and Robert got to the hospital that night, police refused to let them see their son. "They said he was in serious trouble — that he had felony charges for assaulting an officer," Kathy recalled.
Graham had taken LSD that night and his friends called police after he had a bad reaction to it. Police claimed Graham injured himself as they drove him to jail. While the video does show Graham flailing back and forth, police failed to mention to the parents that they'd tortured him, repeatedly, with a taser — including deploying it on his genitalia.
This tragic incident happened on August 14, 2013, but Kathy and Robert are only now finding out what happened to their son. For more than two years, the Mesquite police department would keep the video of Graham — before he went to the hospital — a secret. Now, after watching the video, we know why.