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On Labor and Beyond, Trump Is Following Scott Walker’s Playbook

Published on Truthout, 10 March 2017.

The evisceration of Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker is essentially a blueprint for how to transfer the country’s social, physical and environmental infrastructure to corporate power. This blueprint is being followed nearly to the letter by the Trump administration. If you think things are bad now, take a closer look at Wisconsin and brace yourself.

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How Much Noise Can a Person Survive? Navy Jets Plague the Lives of Washington Residents

Published on Truthout, 6 February 2017.

For years, residents of Washington State’s Puget Sound have been assaulted by dangerous levels of noise from Naval warplanes, and for years the US Navy has largely ignored their pleas. Now residents are fighting back against the Navy, demanding that their voices be heard.

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Will Obama Grant Leonard Peltier His Last Chance at Freedom?

Published on Truthout, 19 December 2016.

With a Trump presidency looming, this is a do-or-die moment for the campaign that’s been working tirelessly to free Leonard Peltier. If President Obama fails to grant him clemency, the 72-year-old veteran who’s ailing and without access to health care will likely die in prison.

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The Navy’s Use of Depleted Uranium in Our Coastal Waters Threatens Humans, Wildlife

Published on Truthout, 31 October 2016.

The US Navy told Truthout that the depleted uranium (DU) in its munitions is “extremely stable in sea water and pose[s] no greater threat than any other metal.” But internationally acclaimed toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani says there are reams of scientific evidence that prove otherwise.

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