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Coalinga State Hospital, Coalinga, California

Delayed, Deficient or Denied: Medical Care in the Civil Commitment Gulag

by Barbara Koeppel | Dec 10, 2023 | Health

For the 6,000 men confined in compounds in the 20 states with civil commitment laws—which keep sex offenders behind bars and out of sight for decades after they complete their prison terms and often until they die—the mantra has got to be “don’t get sick.” (See “Sex Crimes and Criminal Justice”, The Washington Spectator, May, […]

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Texas District Court Judge Who Ruled on Mifepristone was Handpicked by the Same Network that Brought the Lawsuit

by Anne Nelson | Apr 18, 2023 | Health, Politics

On April 7, U.S. district judge Matthew Kacsmaryk made headlines with an unprecedented ruling suspending the 2000 FDA approval of the abortion medication mifepristone. The ruling marked the first time a court has tried to invalidate the approval of a medication over the objection of the FDA. Within an hour of Kacsmaryk’s ruling, a legal […]

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Federal Court Instructs FCC to Review Electromagnetic Radiation Standards

by Barbara Koeppel | Mar 9, 2022 | Health

For 25 years—through five Democratic and Republican administrations—the Federal Communications Commission has refused to revise the regulations it set in 1996 that address what level of radiation from cell phones should be considered safe. Labeled radio-frequency radiation (RFR), these emissions are discharged from all wireless devices, Wi-Fi networks, and the thousands of towers stretched across […]

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Colin Powell Vietnam

The Legacy of Colin Powell, and the Legacy of Vietnam

by George Black | Oct 26, 2021 | Health, Politics

The cause of General Colin Powell’s passing will be recorded on his death certificate as complications from Covid-19. But his vulnerability to a rare breakthrough infection was the result of two underlying conditions, Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that destroys the bone marrow cells that strengthen the immune system. Those […]

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Industrial Hog Farm

Study Confirms Waste From Industrial Hog Farms Creates Life-Threatening Hazards for Nearby Residents

by Robert Alvarez | Sep 17, 2021 | Climate, Health

In 1996, Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina, was among the first to provide evidence of harm to poor people of color from airborne chemical and pathogen-laden emissions. Wing’s focus was on affected populations that lived near industrial-scale hog farm lagoons, considered among the most polluting industrial operations in the world. […]

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