Burning the Beekeeper: The Benjamin David Gilmore Story is a short documentary film by independent investigative journalists Stacy Lynne and Law Johnston of Colorado. It explores what some folks feel demonstrates the inadequate, incompetent investigation and retaliatory sentencing of Fort Collins beekeeper and former Occupy Fort Collins activist, Ben Gilmore, 31.
“On July 25, 2014, Doreen Hendrickson was convicted of contempt of court. She was recently sentenced to 18 months, and surrendered herself to prison on May 15, 2015. The details of the case were bizarre, to say the least.”
“Four counts were brought against Kent Hovind. Three counts of Mail Fraud and one count of Criminal Contempt of Court.” Is he a political prisoner? Aren’t we all? We are under martial law.
“A prison cell, a pair of jade handcuffs and an installation built with rubble from a demolished studio: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei is drawing heavily on his troubles with the Chinese authorities at a spectacular new show in Berlin.”
“The Freedom Summit conference offers a highly distinguished assortment of the best, brightest, and most entertaining people in the freedom movement today! It is a stimulating periodic update on the current status of freedom in our world from several varied perspectives.
“Rather than seek to present either an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, the Freedom Summit strives to present an honest and very straightforward assessment of the current status of our freedom. And the 2014 Freedom Summit has been crafted to provide a glimpse of the future and how best to position yourself and your loved ones as we transition away from authoritarianism to a voluntarist society….”
Yellow Hammer “Would you be surprised to learn that the biggest funder of animal testing in the country is the federal government? The government spends as much as $14.5 billion per year on animal experimentation, with some projects siphoning off taxpayer dollars for decades and resulting in the cruel treatment of an unknown number of animals.
Animal testing is wasteful and morally unjust
Animal testing: wasteful and morally unjust
“According to an analysis of government data, the National Institutes of Health spends between $12 billion and nearly $14.5 billion on animal testing every year. According to NIH documents, about 47 percent of research grants have an animal research-based component. This number has been fairly stable over the last decade….
“The controversial nature of government-backed animal testing has actually created an unlikely coalition of fiscal conservatives and animals rights activists who usually don’t share common ground. Both sides argue that NIH funding for animal testing should be cut.” Read more.
“You cannot imagine how angry people are (about the strike). They turned a wedding into a funeral,” Al-Sane, who lives near the town of Radda, where the drone strike took place, told NBC News.”
“There was clearly a wedding party,” said Shiban. He said it’s possible US officials “may have been fed the wrong intel. They saw a group of people waiting in trucks for a convoy and they assumed they were militants, so the made the decision to strike….
“The US has conducted a confirmed 59 to 69 clandestine drone strikes in Yemen in the last several years, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Of those definite attacks, between 287 and 423 people have died. Many more strikes and deaths, both of suspected militants and of civilians, are believed to have occurred but cannot be verified as such data is not provided by the US government…”