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New laws would criminalize exposing factory farms in Iowa and Florida

From Wayne Pacelle at Alter Net:

“March 21, 2011 | What do Florida and Iowa have in common when it comes to animal agriculture? They’ve both been hot spots, past and present, for the movement to combat some of the worst abuses in industrial agribusiness. And now the factory farming industry is fighting back in both states—and their latest methods represent their biggest overreach yet. Continue reading

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“In war, truth is the first casualty” — blocking of online donations is latest attempt to silence news from Wikileaks

We interrupt our regular programming to bring you a story about the struggle for journalistic freedom which may not make it into the mainstream American media. This is from a story Thursday in The Guardian UK newspaper. It’s maybe no surprise to anyone that raw milk fans are not the only people dealing with rogue agencies of “government”. Raw milks fans may also be interested to learn about Julian Assange’s highly unconventional childhood and youth.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of the Guardian after thousands of US military documents were leaked and exposed Photograph: Andrew Winning/REUTERS

“The whistleblowing group WikiLeaks claims that it has had its funding blocked and that it is the victim of financial warfare by the US government. Continue reading

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