Death Penalty Dying Out

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 1:05 pm

Most of the world’s governments no longer use the death penalty. Among wealthy nations there is one exception remaining. The United States is among the top five killers in the world. Also in the top five: the recently “liberated” Iraq.

First City in U.S. Passes Resolution Against Drones

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 12:40 pm

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, February 4th, the City Council of Charlottesville, Va., passed what is believed to be the first anti-drone resolution in the country.

Drones Are a Local Issue

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 12:18 pm

In the absence of state or federal laws, localities around the United States are proceeding to put unmanned aerial vehicles in our skies as they see fit. The federal government has authorized the flight of 30,000 drones, and the use of drones up to 400 feet by police departments, at least 300 of which already have surveillance drones in operation.

Occupy Supply Visits Occupy Charlottesville, but It’s Threatened by Bulldozers

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 7:30 am

The Charlottesville, Virginia occupation was delighted to receive a package of winterizing goods from the Fire Dog Lake community. But the city has threatened to bulldoze the site tonight.

Us or the War Machine

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 8:01 am

An upcoming Charlottesville conference, MIC at 50, highlights the importance of whistleblowers when addressing the corruption present in military contracting.

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Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito’s Plot to Kill
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The Gulf of Tonkin Events – Fifty Years Later: A Footnote to the History of the Vietnam War
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