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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Conscious Chaos: The People Powered News







Food safety advocates, environmentalists and health professionals here are engaging in a fervent last-minute campaign to highlight a controversial legislative amendment they say would gut the ability of both the judiciary and the federal government to regulate genetically modified agricultural products.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/secretive-u-s-amendment-would-weaken-biotech-oversight/

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A trial challenging the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy kicked off Monday. As the department argues the policy’s importance in stopping crime, opponents continue to challenge its constitutionality.
The class-action lawsuit, filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, is meant to “end racially discriminatory policing,” Vincent Warren, executive director of the group, said at a news conference....http://rt.com/usa/nypd-stop-frisk-trial-449/


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Collusion among government officials, unscrupulous water vendors and large farm owners results in diverted water supply lines, misappropriated funds, and failure to implement laws on protecting water sources from encroachment and pollution. These are just some of the ways corruption is denying millions of poor people in Africa access to safe and clean drinking water, experts say....
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97642/In-Africa-corruption-dirties-the-water

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