US Military Recruiting Children to Serve in the Armed Forces

In violation of its pledge to the United Nations not to recruit children into the military, the Pentagon “regularly target(s) children under 17,” the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) says.

The Pentagon “heavily recruits on high school campuses, targeting students for recruitment as early as possible and generally without limits on the age of students they contact,” the ACLU states in a 46-page report titled “Soldiers of Misfortune.”


Court Allows Sarkozy 'Voodoo' Doll

The makers of a Nicolas Sarkozy voodoo doll Friday received appellate court approval to sell the figurine of the French leader. The judges ordered the dolls be sold with a bright-red banner on the packaging alerting buyers of the "Judicial Injunction" and warning that sticking needles into the doll affronts the French president's dignity.


Johnson & Johnson gave money in return for positive drug studies, court documents say

Johnson & Johnson gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to a research center run by an influential child psychiatrist explicitly to generate data to help expand sales of the company's antipsychotic drug Risperdal in children, according to court documents.
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What the data miners are digging up about you

In today's technological world we leave electronic traces wherever we go, whether shopping online or on the high street, at work or at play. That data is the raw material for a new industry of number crunchers trying to explain and influence human behaviour, as Stephen Baker explains in his new book The Numerati.


Psychiatry and Big Pharma: The Zombie Factory

Filmmaker Kevin Miller has just launched a shocking new documentary that exposes the crimes and deceptions of modern psychiatry and the drug companies that now control the industry. His film, entitled "GenerationRx" sheds light on the shadowy practices of psychiatric doctors who are increasingly drugging children with mind-altering drugs.


Mumbai Attacks: Designed in London, Made in USA

This was blatantly not a targeted attack against British and American citizens, but it is being spun that way by the media so as to justify a coordinated British and American military response, which will no doubt take the form of more bombing raids inside Pakistan and an increased presence in Afghanistan.


Vatican Told Bishops To Cover Up Sex Abuse

'The Vatican instructed Catholic bishops around the world to cover up cases of sexual abuse or risk being thrown out of the Church. The Observer has obtained a 40-year-old confidential document from the secret Vatican archive which lawyers are calling a 'blueprint for deception and concealment'. One British lawyer acting for Church child abuse victims has described it as 'explosive'.


The Hidden Cost of War.

In 2003, Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is more than 10 times that estimate. So what's behind the ballooning figures?


China Postpones European Summit

China has postponed an annual summit with the European Union originally scheduled for next Monday to register its disapproval that several European leaders will meet the Dalai Lama, the Europeans said in a statement on Wednesday.


America's Forgotten Freedoms

A survey by the First Amendment Center in the US has reached the shocking conclusion that most American citizens don’t know the five basic freedoms enshrined in the constitution.


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