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On Torture, How Much Proof Is Enough?

by Bonnie Tamres-Moore | Dec 11, 2014 | Blog

  The heavily redacted synopsis of the 6,800 page Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA and torture came out on December 9, 2014. It’s available for everyone to read. It’s important to note what we are learning that’s new. We already knew that Gul Rahman froze to death in the “The Salt Pit,” referred to […]

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Science in Court

by Lou Dubose | Dec 2, 2014 | Blog, Legal Affairs

  In July 2013, a jury in federal court in Austin ruled that PlastiPure and CertiChem—two small, private labs founded by a University of Texas professor—had made false and misleading statements about plastic bottles, and about Tritan, a trademarked resin used to make the bottles. Tennessee-based Eastman Chemical had spent tens of millions of dollars […]

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They See Themselves in Michael Brown

by Lou Dubose | Nov 25, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  One week before a Ferguson grand jury handed down its decision, Democratic state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal told NPR that “in her heart” she believed there would be an indictment. Everything she had read and heard led her to believe otherwise, but she couldn’t accept that a grand jury hearing testimony and looking at evidence […]

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Juneteenth in November

by Lou Dubose | Nov 21, 2014 | Blog

  At 2 p.m. on January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln climbed the stairs of the White House and in the company of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner prepared to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. As the Civil War raged on, Lincoln had grappled with the idea of freeing the slaves. At one point in the previous year, […]

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‘Food Chains’ Opens Today Nationwide

by John Stoehr | Nov 20, 2014 | Blog

  Food Chains chronicles the inspiring story of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the tomato pickers of Central Florida who have negotiated agreements with several of the leading players in the global economy. The Fair Food Agreement mandates increased wages and improved working conditions in the fields, where physical abuse —and sexual harassment in particular—have […]

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