Safety Archive

Is Taking “The Pill” Alright?

Asking the question of whether it is safe to be taking birth control pills yields differing results, depending on the context. Officially, and publicly, according to the US Department Of Health And Services: “Birth control pills are safe and work well in preventing pregnancy. Using

Texas Cop Shoots Unarmed Student Five Times In The Back

An autopsy of 23-year-old Cameron Redus, showed that the young adult was shot five times at close range by Cpl. Christopher Carter, a police officer with the University of Incarnate Word. Redus’ death was the result of a routine traffic stop gone awry, near

Government Corruption: The Habit Of Denying And Covering Up

The United States government has had its fair share of bad press over the years, they aren’t new to being accused of corruption, having committed outrageously unjust acts against innocent and most often peaceful individuals, take Waco, Ruby Ridge, Philadelphia, Kent State, and the

US Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Bill

On Thursday, March 6th, the US Senate blocked a bill aimed at protecting victims of sexual assault in the military.  The bill was sponsored by New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been spearheading the issue of military rape for the past year.

Antidepressants May Worsen Depression And Psychological Problems

A new study by the University of Liverpool, involving over 1800 individuals, found that an increase in suicidal thoughts and general psychological problems may be more often associated with antidepressants than commonly admitted. Although in many studies a decrease in depression in adult and

Thai Officials Sell Myanmar Refugees To Human Traffickers

Reports have surfaced that Thailand immigration officials secretly supply Myanmar refugees to trafficking rings. Hundreds of men have been sold by Thai officials to human traffickers, also known as slavery, who apparently force them into brutal jungle camps. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been

Killer drone flight: Video of UK’s autonomous drone released

The UK’s BAE Systems have unveiled footage of the unmanned combat drone, Taranis, on its maiden flight. While it hails the drone – capable of self-selecting targets – as “inspiration for nation,” activists are urging to ban the use of its auto-kill mode. Defense

Marijuana Criminalization Under Attack in Congress

Earl Blumenhauer gets annoyed by “Drug Czar” Boticelli’s inability to state whether marijuana was actually harmful, or if anyone had ever died from it. He rightfully questions if criminalization is really the answer. Although not explicitly stated in the clip: cannabis has many industrial

5 GMO Myths Busted

“Every year, a greater and greater percentage of our food supply sources back to genetically modified ingredients. Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, DuPont and the other biotech giants have made GMOs into a multi-billion dollar industry and unsurprisingly have launched one of the largest PR campaigns

Mexican Self-Defense Groups Legalized After Arresting Top Drug Cartel Leader

Mexico has been experiencing an ongoing violent drug war for years, Cartel groups such as the Los Zetas and Knights Templar, have been fighting one another for regional control and battling state and local forces. At first, the Mexican government and local police were