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Feb 17, 2011 In Puerto Rico, Protests End Short Peace at University

QUOTE: “We still have a very volatile situation,” said Maritza Stanchich, an English professor who has supported the students. “This all started out over anger about the new fees that were being imposed, but the issues have expanded to the style of governance and the lack of negotiation.”

New York Times
Oct 27, 2010 Glaxo to Pay $750 Million for Sale of Bad Products

QUOTE: GlaxoSmithKline, the British drug giant, has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints that the company for years knowingly sold contaminated baby ointment and an ineffective antidepressant — the latest in a growing number of whistle-blower lawsuits that drug makers have settled with multimillion-dollar fines.

New York Times
Aug 06, 2009 New Battle on Vieques, Over Navy’s Cleanup of Munitions

QUOTE: But what could have been a healing process has been marred by lingering mistrust. As the Navy moves to erase a bitter vestige of its long presence here [Vieques, Puerto Rico], residents assert that it is simply exposing them again to risk.

New York Times
Jun 12, 2008 Out of Step With Allies, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend (American Exception)

QUOTE: In the United States, that debate has been settled. Under the First Amendment, newspapers and magazines can say what they like about minority groups and religions — even false, provocative or hateful things — without legal consequence....Canada, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and India all have laws or have signed international conventions banning hate speech. Israel and France forbid the sale of Nazi items like swastikas and flags. It is a crime to deny the Holocaust in Canada, Germany and France.

New York Times
Jan 09, 2003 Toxic ammo is tested in fish areas: U.S. Navy Uses Depleted Uranium in Coast Waters; Activists May Go to Court

QUOTE: "No major studies apparently have been done on the effects of such weapons in the ocean. Where depleted uranium munitions have been used in combat on land, such as in Iraq during the Gulf War, or in tests on land, such as Vieques island in Puerto Rico, they not only give off relatively small amounts of radiation, but produce toxic dust that can enter the food chain."

Seattle Post-Intelligencer