Month: July 2016

Contamination levels rising as Fukushima rages five years onward

Passing the 5 year anniversary mark in March of this year, it is increasingly peculiar and frustrating to see the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster still raging on, while the confusion surrounding the particulars of the situation continue to remain shrouded in hear-say and half-truths. Not surprisingly, a great deal of this confusion has stemmed from media propaganda, of both the western and eastern variety–in this case, the common denominator being government/nuclear regulation. As any country’s nuclear programs are inherently wed with their military and governmental structures, whether they publicize this or not, Japanese officials have remained disappointingly adamant about the shifting...

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USA: Pa. House approves industrial hemp bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted unanimously yesterday to legalize industrial hemp across the state, sending the legislation to Gov. Tom Wolf. The House voted 184-0 on July 10 to approve the legislation, following a state Senate vote earlier this month. The bill is now on its way to Wolf’s desk. If signed into law, the bill will allow private farmers to grow industrial hemp for research purposes through pilot programs overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture or institutions of higher education. Hemp is a product that stems from the cannabis plant, and it can be manufactured into...

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Brexit to set Julian Assange free — WikiLeaks says EU arrest warrant will be “scrapped”

London, UK – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hopes that his self-imposed imprisonment, under threat of arrest and extradition, could finally be at an end in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since seeking asylum there in June 2012 after Swedish authorities sought his extradition from the U.K over an alleged sexual assault. The U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union means the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), issued by Sweden, which in many circles is considered an American tactic meant to allow the U.S. government to extradite Assange, should be...

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United Kingdom Association of HPV vaccine injured daughters (AHVID)

Who we are – What we do – Why we do it Authors:  Freda Birrell, Chair, UK Association; Steve Hinks, Press Officer, UK Association Who we are: Our UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID) was established at the beginning of 2015.  Families and their daughters from the north of Scotland to the south of England, Wales and Northern Ireland have joined together to give support to each other and raise awareness of the dangers of the HPV vaccines, Cervarix and Gardasil.  The primary focus of this organisation is to assure our members that they are no longer on...

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