January 17, 2013

Breaking News:

Increased U.S Military Presence in Africa: Why Now?

For a continent that has suffered its fair share of Western exploitation and imperialism, which Historian Donald W. Meinig defined as “the aggressive encroachment of one people upon the territory of another, resulting in the subjugation of that people to alien rule,” one can’t help but wonder why there is a sudden increase of  U.S military presence in Africa. The Army Times Newspaper reported in June of 2012 that over 3000 soldiers were to be deployed to the continent to serve and train the African military, as part of a “regional allegiance concept.” The Global Research also reported that the…

We Need To Begin Teaching Civics Again

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If “we the people” are going to control our government, then “we the people” need to know its structure, how it’s supposed to work, and how it actually does work. Knowledge is power. Too many Americans have relinquished their power. Reclaim yours.

Don’t Call it an Accident: 700 Veterans Possibly Exposed to HIV

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More than 700 patients in the Buffalo Veteran’s Administration Hospital may have been exposed to HIV, various forms of Hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases. A number of news outlets such as ABC, and the Huffington Post have used the word “accidental” in their reports of this recent development. When considering the means by which this exposure has occurred, however, it is clear that a more appropriate word would be “negligent.” A memo released by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs reported that between October 2010 and November 2012, single patient use insulin cartridges were used on multiple patients. Diseases could…