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US Just Agreed to $250 Billion in Trade Deals With China: What You Need to Know

By James Holbrooks, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Beijing — Last night, reports started rolling in that Donald Trump snagged over $250 billion in trade deals with Chinese enterprises. On the surface, it sounds like a score. To Trump supporters, who will see nothing but a big fat number to add to the “win” column of the man who promised to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China, that’s certainly how it will be viewed. Continue reading US Just Agreed to $250 Billion in Trade Deals With China: What You Need to Know

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Environmental Group Finds 267 Toxins in Tap Water Across the U.S.

By Anna Hunt, Waking Times

Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) revealed that hundreds of contaminants are present in U.S. tap water. To be exact, EWG revealed that 267 out of 500 contaminants were detected during tests conducted by more than 48,000 utilities companies across 50 states. This shows that no matter where you live in the U.S., your tap water is very likely contaminated. Continue reading Environmental Group Finds 267 Toxins in Tap Water Across the U.S.

The US Just Split Their Air Force To Create A Space Corps. Is The Militarization of Space Here?

By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

It’s no secret that our world has been engulfed in conflict for years. While it can be difficult to find any solace in ongoing tragedy, the fact remains that, as a result of these years of turmoil, the masses are starting to finally wake up to all of the lies, deceit, and propaganda that have been used to ‘justify’ these wars in the eyes of the citizenry.  As Mark Twain once said: Continue reading The US Just Split Their Air Force To Create A Space Corps. Is The Militarization of Space Here?

Seymour Hersh: US Lied About Syrian Chemical Attack Then Bombed Them Anyway

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(ANTIMEDIA) Never one to accept the U.S. government’s official explanation of events without question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has investigated Donald Trump’s decision to strike the al-Shayat Airbase in Syria in April of this year, which the president launched amid widespread allegations that the Syrian government committed a chemical weapons attack.

In a report entitled “Trump’s Red Line,” published Sunday in the daily German newspaper Die Welt, Hersh asserts that President Donald Trump ignored important intelligence reports when he made the decision to attack Syria after pictures emerged of dying children in the war-torn country. Continue reading Seymour Hersh: US Lied About Syrian Chemical Attack Then Bombed Them Anyway

Solar Energy Growth in US Booms 88 Percent

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

A new report just confirmed what green energy activists have been saying for some time – that solar (among other clean, non-petro based energies) can fuel the world.

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The U.S. just shattered all previous photovoltaic installation records, with 4,143 megawatts of solar PV installed in just the last quarter of 2016. That’s a new megawatt of solar energy being installed ever 32 minutes. As if that weren’t hopeful enough news to break our dependence on oil, the pace of solar installations is still picking up. In 2017, solar is expected to break records again.

With an 88 percent growth rate for solar installations in the U.S. in 2015, and the pace of installation showing no signs of stopping, there is really no need for oil and gas companies to keep tearing up our land, harming natural ecosystems, and poisoning our water. The solar industry is also providing jobs, and helping to change environmental degradation. Continue reading Solar Energy Growth in US Booms 88 Percent

As US Remains Divided Over Election, Obama Prepares Final Approval of DAPL

Thanks to Anti-Media

(COMMONDREAMSEven as water protectors continued to face off against police on Friday in North Dakota, news outlets reported that the Obama administration is set to approve the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) as early as Monday.

Citing “two sources familiar with the timing,” Politico said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could approve a disputed easement within days, which would allow DAPL construction — on hold since September — to continue across the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux’s reservation. The Standing Rock tribe is vehemently opposed to the project, saying it threatens water supplies and sacred sites. Continue reading As US Remains Divided Over Election, Obama Prepares Final Approval of DAPL

Dannon Unveils Non-GMO, Less-Sugar Yogurt in the U.S.

By Julie Fidler, Natural Society

On July 13, Dannon executives unveiled Dannon and Oikos Greek yogurt products containing more natural and non-GMO ingredients. [1]

The company plans to highlight the non-GMO ingredients on all of its product packaging. It is also ensuring that by the end of 2018, all cows that supply milk for these products (as well as its Danimals brand) will be fed non-GMO feed, which will impact some 80,000 acres of farmland.

Read: Farmers see Better Animal Health with Non-GMO Feed

Additionally, Dannon has launched a series of initiatives and partnerships aimed at promoting the production and certification of non-GMO feed. Continue reading Dannon Unveils Non-GMO, Less-Sugar Yogurt in the U.S.

US Political Prisoner Update

By Janet Phelan

In a recent US government human rights report, the US voiced sharp criticism of China’s treatment of human rights lawyers and dissidents.

“The crackdown on the legal community was particularly severe, as individual lawyers and law firms that handled cases the government deemed ‘sensitive’ were targeted for harassment and detention,” the report stated.

The report, which is issued annually by the US State Department, failed to take note that similar repressive tactics are currently being leveled against attorneys and human rights activists in the US. Continue reading US Political Prisoner Update

DOJ Drops Prosecution of Biggest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in US

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By Julie Fidler, Natural Society

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped a 4-year-long effort to shut down Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, the largest marijuana dispensary in the US.

Employee Derek Flores, right, waits for a patient at a display case at the Harborside Health Center in Oakland, Calif. The center will be one of the models for Maine's first medical marijuana dispensaries. Credit: John Patriquin/Staff Photographer
Employee Derek Flores, right, waits for a patient at a display case at the Harborside Health Center in Oakland, Calif. The center will be one of the models for Maine’s first medical marijuana dispensaries. Credit: John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

Providing medical marijuana to more than 100,000 patients, Harborside opened in 2006, and the Justice Department first tried to shutter its doors and seize the buildings that house the business in 2012. The city of Oakland sided with Harborside and sued, arguing that closing the dispensary would harm those who rely on its services and force sick people to seek marijuana illegally on the streets. Continue reading DOJ Drops Prosecution of Biggest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in US

US Pushing for Massive Trade Deal With Countries that Still Practice Slavery

By Claire Bernish, Anti Media, June 3, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) When it comes to trade deals, nothing is more shrouded in secrecy or stitched together with contentious legislation than the Trans Pacific Partnership. The saga encompassing the political jujitsu necessary to pass off the deal in a favorable light just hit new lows somewhat south of absurdity. In order to ensure a strategically vital country remains a partner in the TPP, the White House has decided human slavery and trafficking need to be overlooked. Continue reading US Pushing for Massive Trade Deal With Countries that Still Practice Slavery