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Oregon Wants To Defelonize All The Drugs Unaimed 

Oregon Wants To Defelonize All The Drugs

United States (FEE) – Over the last several years, ending drug prohibition has steadily become an idea whose time has come. After spending decades and billions of tax dollars policing what individuals can and cannot put into their own bodies, the government has absolutely nothing to show for its “war on drugs,” aside from a swelling prison population. The opiate crisis is among the most devastating consequences of the drug war.  The staunchest supporters of prohibition, like Attorney General Jeff Sessions, may still be clinging stubbornly to their archaic views, but there are virtually no grounds on which the Read More

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#SleevelessFriday: Lawmakers Bare Arms in the House of Representatives Featured Politics Women 

#SleevelessFriday: Lawmakers Bare Arms in the House of Representatives

United States (GREED) – Women Representatives exercised their right to bare arms in the House of Representatives Friday, showing support for a push to modernize the House dress code. Controversy arose, according to The Hill, after women journalists were denied entry to the Speaker’s lobby for wearing sleeveless tops and/or open-toed shoes. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, defended the sergeant-in-arms decision, based upon historical use of the dress code: “The sergeant-at-arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors. It’s nothing new and certainly not something that I devised. At the same time, Read More

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Brazil’s Zika Epidemic Undercovers Human Rights Issues Unaimed 

Brazil’s Zika Epidemic Undercovers Human Rights Issues

São Paulo (HRW) – Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika outbreak to escalate, leaving the population vulnerable to future outbreaks and other serious public health risks, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017, but the Zika threat in Brazil remains. The 103-page report, “Neglected and Unprotected: The Impact of the Zika Outbreak on Women and Girls in Northeastern Brazil,” documents gaps in the Brazilian authorities’ response that have a harmful impact on women and girls and leave Read More

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The World’s Largest Dumpster: The Pacific Ocean Environment Featured 

The World’s Largest Dumpster: The Pacific Ocean

Hawaii (GREED) – The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is monumental, and the evidence is washing up on the shores of some of the world’s most remote islands. In the Hawaiian archipelago, remote and difficult to access shoreline is discovered to be covered in plastic pollution, washing up here after decades of human carelessness and neglect. Recently, awareness of the problem has risen, but many people are still not aware of the existence of billions of tons of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Each major ocean on Earth is now host to garbage gyres, areas where Read More

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Be Greedy: Bioponic Phytoceuticals & The Temple of Truth Be Greedy 

Be Greedy: Bioponic Phytoceuticals & The Temple of Truth

Hawaii (GREED) – Editor’s Note: To contrast the despicable amount of large-scale corporate and political greed in the world, we at Greed Media present you with a collection of local artisans. These people are effectively f**king the system by making and selling their own quality goods; taking the power of production out of corporate control. These people are truly changing the economy and the world, one handcrafted product at a time. Join the revolution and be greedy for local goods! The following installment is part of a series we call Be Greedy: A Local Artisan Showcase. Tucked away in Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Defenders of the Environment & Human Rights Activism Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Defenders of the Environment & Human Rights

World (openDemocracy) – “What is the state? We are the state! The state is the state thanks to us” said Havva Ana (Mother Eve), a 63-year old woman who, in July 2015, joined a demonstration to block the demolition of ancient forests in Rize, Turkey. What Havva Ana meant was that the state depends on the people for its legitimacy – and that it must not prioritise short-term profit over their rights and wellbeing. The forests of Çamlıhemşin have, for hundreds of years, provided livelihoods and ancestral connection in the Black Sea region. In the face of the destruction, Read More

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World’s Largest Solar Park Nearly Complete Environment Science and Nature 

World’s Largest Solar Park Nearly Complete

India (Sputnik) – The single largest solar park in the world, with a maximum capacity of 1,000 megawatts, is nearing completion in India. The nine-square-mile Kurnal Ultra Mega Solar Park, which has cost 70 billion rupees ($1.09 billion) of both public and private money to construct, contains 4 million solar modules. The park is located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh state, which in recent years has distinguished itself as the solar power capital of India. It is a joint endeavor of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation, a private venture company mostly owned by government corporations. Construction of the Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Tuna Dunn Art Badass Women Entertainment Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Tuna Dunn

World (GREED) – Editor’s Note: Another installment of our Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About features Thai comic illustrator and graphic artist Tuna Dunn. The 24 year old from Bangkok has been building an international following for her artwork. Dunn writes her comics in English despite her audience being mostly Thai, she recently told VICE, because English better captures the dark humor and sarcasm her comics convey. Her comics about life and love are poignant and dark, yet somehow still adorable. Check out some of our favorites below, and make sure to follow her on Facebook or Tumblr for more on the Read More

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88% of Diagnoses Different Upon Second Opinion Featured Health 

88% of Diagnoses Different Upon Second Opinion

United States (ANHUSA) – Get a second opinion, and you’ll get confused. That could be the new motto for a healthcare industry characterized by dueling diagnoses. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, nine out of ten people who seek a second opinion after receiving an initial diagnosis from a doctor get either a somewhat different or a completely new diagnosis from the second doctor. Only in 12% of cases did the second doctor simply confirm the initial diagnosis. And this is only diagnosis. When it comes to treatment, the disagreement gets even sharper. So much for “settled Read More

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No More War: The Impact of War on Women and a Call-to-Action Activism Featured Women 

No More War: The Impact of War on Women and a Call-to-Action

Kailua, Hawaii (GREED) – As the United States finds itself further entangled in political tensions overseas, it is women both overseas and domestically that will pay the highest cost of war. Although women in the U.S. military have only just last year been formally allowed into combat, our gender is no stranger to violent conflict. Whether actively fighting, playing a supportive role, or simply fleeing for their lives, women worldwide have felt the pain and suffering created by war acutely throughout history. Women struggle to support their families during deployments and often lose fathers, brothers, sons and husbands. If Read More

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