Using Food as Fodder for Social Control | A lengthy analysis from the Corporate Agribusiness Research Project: "Food is ...an international weapon while multi-lateral trade agreements ...and multinational bodies like the World Trade Organization [WTO] have become simple policy and governing instruments [for]... corporations can implement their “economic imperialist” agenda"
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Gay Marriages in California | The California Supreme Court repeatedly and explicitly steered well clear of expressing any views on the "ultimate" question in the California gay marriage controversy -- whether the statutes that define marriage as only between a man and a woman are consistent with California's constitution.
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