Uplifting

New Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying
Mike Mozart
TenthAmendmentCenter | Yesterday, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only...
Bill to Legalize Marijuana at the Federal Level Introduced
Marijuana
BigThink | The road to marijuana legalization has not been an easy one. Since Richard Nixon demonized certain recreational and therapeutic substances in order to target minority and revolutionary factions of American society,...
North Carolina police chief helps addicts beat opioid addiction
Cheif
CNN | Nashville, North Carolina (CNN)He's only 24 years old, but he struggled with addiction for more than a decade. Thomas Spikes now owes his sobriety to none other than the chief of police in this small eastern North...
New Hampshire Decriminalizes Simple Marijuana Possession, Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
New Hampshire
10th Amendment Center | A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession was signed into law by Gov. John Sununu on Tuesday. This represents a step towards nullifying the unconstitutional drug war in the Live Free or Die State. Along with 11...
Photos Of Aleppo Rising: Swimsuits, Concerts And Rebuilding In First Jihadi-Free Summer
Allepo
ZeroHedge | When taxi and bus drivers take journalists into Syria via the Beirut-Damascus Highway these days, there's a common greeting that has become a kind of local tradition as the drivers pull into their Damascus area...
Illinois Democrat Says Elect Him Governor and He’ll Commute All Low-Level Drug Sentences
Prison bars
TheIntercept | Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, one of several Democrats vying for his party’s nomination to run for Illinois governor against incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, doesn’t think the drug war was a failure. “The war on drugs...
After 80-Year Ban, Pennsylvania Welcomes Benefits of Industrial Hemp
Infowars.com | In Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp were planted on June 1, 2017, marking the first time hemp has been grown in the state in nearly 80 years. And the hemp planting is moving right along...
Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF
Evo Morales
AHTribune | Bolivia's President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government's independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation, the Telesur TV reported. "A day like today in...
Court Rules That Employees Can’t Be Fired For Medical Marijuana
Marijuana
ActivistPost | This week, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that businesses can not fire employees for using medical marijuana if they have a legal prescription. Under the ruling, employees will be able to sue for...
Thanks to State Department Cables, a Torture Victim Won a Rare $10 Million Settlement
Yousef Al Otaiba
TheIntercept | An American citizen won a rare $10 million torture settlement against three top members of the ruling family in the United Arab Emirates, after State Department cables proved the man had indeed been detained as he had...
Florida school dumps common core then skyrockets to number one in English Language Arts, with 90 percent scoring proficient
Desks
NaturalNews | There is a reason that people have learned reading, writing and arithmetic in generally the same way over the years, and that’s because the tried-and-true traditional methods work. That’s why many people wondered what...
Rand Paul and Al Franken are teaming up to protect medical marijuana from Jeff Sessions
Paul Franken
Rare.us | We learned on Tuesday from a leaked letter that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants Congress to get rid of the current rules that prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that the permit...
America’s first all-organic fast food restaurant, The Organic Coup, is expanding rapidly by avoiding GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics
Organic Coup
NaturalNews | When Erica Welton and Dennis Hoover founded the first certified organic fast food restaurant in the country, they were so intent on taking the fast food industry by storm that they decided to name it The Organic Coup....
France is “decriminalizing” cannabis nationwide
Cannibis
NaturalNews | How cannabis use laws will be enforced is about to undergo a big change in France. Recently, the nation announced that they would be ending all prison terms for cannabis users by the end of 2017. Currently, cannabis use...
For the First Time in History, State Moves To Decriminalize All Drugs – Even Heroin and Meth
Oregon
FreeThoughtProject | In an unprecedented move, Oregon is on its way to becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy, while also lowering the penalty from a...
Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons
Nuclear Weapons
AP | UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday at a U.N. meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations. To loud applause and cheers, Elayne Whyte Gomez,...
California declares glyphosate weed killer (Roundup) to be a cancer-causing; will add to Proposition 65 warning list
NaturalNews | In a significant victory for consumer safety — and a devastating blow to Monsanto — California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has declared that glyphosate weed killer is a known, cancer-...
For the First Time, Lawsuit Forces US Court to Review Fluoride Toxicity, Could END Fluoridation
Water
PoliticalOrder | Despite the overwhelming mass of scientific literature and studies showing the harmful effects of ingesting fluoride, those who question it or advocate for the cessation of fluoridated water are labeled as kooks,...