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Jane is the founder of firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC. Subscribe in a reader

New Jersey Voters Don’t Think You Should be Punished for Possessing Pot

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 2:10 pm

As with the rest of the country attitudes towards marijuana policy are shifting rapidly in New Jersey. There is overwhelming support in the state for a full decriminalization of pot. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll 65 percent of voters want to eliminate all penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Military Action Breaks Out In Eastern Ukraine

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 1:01 pm

The situation in Ukraine has deteriorated further as the interim president in Kiev, Oleksandr Turchynov, has ordered an “anti-terrorist” operation against political opponents in Eastern Ukraine. The terrorism charge is targeted at groups in Eastern Ukraine that have seized public buildings claiming allegiance to the Russian Federation.

Torture and the Destruction of the Human Being Shaker Aamer by the United States

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Yet, like a water leak that must find it’s way out from inside the dark place within your walls, some things become known. Now, we can read a psychiatrist’s report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.

Eric Holder Admits to Putting Politics Ahead of Science on Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 11:01 am

The Controlled Substance Act says the Attorney General should evaluate a drug’s scheduling based on the science regarding its medical benefits and potential for abuse. Instead Holder is making his decision about marijuana scheduling based entirely on how much political cover he has from Congress

“You are completely destroyed”: Testimony on Torture from Shaker Aamer’s Medical Report at Guantanamo

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 9:04 am

On April 7, 2014, Shaker Aamer, the last British resident still held at Guantanamo, and his attorneys filed a habeas petition (PDF) asking for his release due to chronic health problems that can not be treated at Guantanamo. The worst of these problems apparently stems from PTSD from the torture Shaker has endured since he was captured by the Northern Alliance, then turned over to the Americans on Christmas Eve, 2001.

Chelsea Manning to Take a More Active Role in Her Case During Appeal

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 7:53 am

During her trial, the only time the public heard from Chelsea Manning was when she made statements in court. But according to Emma Cape, a lead organizer for the Chelsea Manning Support Network, Manning will be taking a “somewhat more active role” in the case during appeal.

TurboTax Behind Campaign Against Free Tax Filing

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 6:49 am

Intuit, the parent company of TurboTax, launched a campaign against return-free filing which would not only allow free and simple filing for millions of Americans but would also be completely voluntary. Nonetheless, a “grass roots” campaign was started claiming the IRS was trying to “take over” an industry and tyrannically threatening “tax payer rights.”

Why Couldn’t Pulitzer Prize Board Have Awarded Individual Journalists as Well as Media Organizations for NSA Reporting?

By: Monday April 14, 2014 2:43 pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded The Guardian and The Washington Post prizes for journalism on National Security Agency documents from Edward Snowden that they considered a “public service.” But, notably, the individual journalists, whose bravery and courage made the stories themselves possible, were not recognized with awards.

CBO Again Lowers Cost Estimates for Obamacare Coverage Provisions

By: Monday April 14, 2014 2:17 pm

Now that the Congressional Budget Office has some real enrollment numbers to work with they have again lowered the projected cost of Affordable Care Act coverage expansion provisions. They now assume these provisions will only cost $1,383 billion from 2015-2024. That is $104 billion less than their estimates from February of this year.

Guantanamo Detainee Defense Attorneys Accuse FBI of Turning 9/11 Defense Team Member into Confidential Informant

By: Monday April 14, 2014 1:14 pm

The FBI may have turned a defense security officer assigned to the team representing Ramzi bin al Shibh into a “confidential informant”

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