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Big Oil Paid Texas Gov & Reps to Ban Citizens From Banning Fracking Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 19, 2015   Texas Governor Gregg Abbot has now made it illegal for residents of any city in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) practices with the signing of House Bill 40 . This bill was borne out of the struggle Denton residents had with trying to ban fracking in their city. Abbott claimed the ban on the fracking ban does “profound job of helping to protect private property rights,” ensuring that “those who own their own property will not have the heavy hand of local government deprive…

The Not-So-Huge Victory: USDA Introduces Monsanto’s Non-GMO Label Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 14, 2015   The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have created their own new government certification for foods that are non-genetically modified. This will be offered on a voluntary basis to food producers who want to pay for approval from the government that their food is void of GMO. Tom Vilsack, secretary of the USDA, explain in a letter to department employees that the new certification is being created at the request of an undisclosed “leading global company”. The USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), a department that collaborates with…

Because of Protests, SB 277 Amended & Fast-Tracked For Easy Approval Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 12, 2015   Senate Bill 277 promises to mandate all children entering public school K – 7 and child care services to have their vaccination records up to date before enrollment in California. However, due to backlash from anti-vaccine supporters, lawmakers have amended their bill to a less than forceful suggestion that children in 2nd to 6th grade need not be vaccinated prior to public school attendance. California state senators Richard Pan and Ben Allen are acknowledging the herd immunity factor in hopes that anti-vaccine parents will accept their…

Will the TPP Empower the US to Write Global Commerce Rules? Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 8, 2015   When it comes to globalization, President Obama says it is a horse that “has left the barn.” As far as American workers, improving labor standards and leveling the economic playing field, the international trade deal being negotiated in secret has most in an uproar, wondering who benefits in the end. Obama is on the trail rallying for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an international trade agreement that could allow “the US to write the rules of global commerce” in order to strengthen its economic position. Speaking at…

Court Rules NSA ‘Bulk Collection’ is Illegal & Must Be Stopped Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 7, 2015   In the 2nd Circuit US Court of Appeals in New York, Justices Gerard Lynch, Robert Sack and Vernon Broderick ruled that the National Security Agency (NSA) data collection programs are illegal. Based on a lawsuit originated by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the appellate court decided that the provision in the Patriot Act, Section 215, was not a contemplation by Congress to collect massive amounts of data and information on Americans; yet it turned out that way. Lynch wrote: “Such a monumental shift in our…

This is What Happens When States Become People Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent May 7, 2015   Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a press release in favor of a decision by the Washington Supreme Court (WSC) that gives states the right to a jury trial – a constitutional right previously only afforded to human citizens of the US. Ferguson said: “This is a great victory for the state and for the jury trial system,” said Ferguson. “When the state is sued, my office works vigorously to protect taxpayer dollars. This ruling helps ensure that we are able to do that. I…

Oklahoma Passes Bill to Protect Fracking Despite OGS Earthquake Report Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 23, 2015   Geologists with the Oklahoma Geological Society (OGS) have confirmed that the increase seismic activity within the state is directly correlated to “injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production.” With 2.5 earthquakes a day of 3 or higher on the Richter scale, Oklahoma has seen an increase of seismic activity 600 times greater than was observed 7 years ago. In 2014, 585 magnitude 3 or greater earthquakes were recorded; which is a dramatic rise from 109 in 2013. According to a recent report,…