MINDFREEDOM NEWS UPDATE – please forward: RAY SCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER SURPRISE FORCED ELECTROSHOCK on 5-13-2009

And if we fail tomorrow, let us all witness — and never forget — the

incredible brutality being forced on Ray, over his wishes and the
wishes
of his family, even though he has been living peacefully out in
the
community in his own home.

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Something Smells at Whole Foods (SocialistWorker.org)

When rumors recently began circulating that a union drive might be brewing in
San Francisco, the response from the company was immediate–including mandatory
“Morale Meetings” to dissuade employees. But company leaders failed to address
workers’ complaints that they have gone without any pay raises, sometimes for
more than two years, because Team Leaders have neglected to hold “Job Dialogue”
meetings (known as “annual performance reviews” in traditional
corporate-speak).

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The Quiet Coup — How Bankers Seized America (Mercola.com)

A serious financial crisis is inevitable when you live too far above your means
for too long. This applies whether you’re talking about a single-family
household or an entire country. As this article points out, countries in crisis
need to learn to live within their means – just like you and I. This may mean
increasing exports and cutting imports. …

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H1N1 prompts action on FDA nominee (FiercePharma)

Hamburg, not-so-coincidentally, is an expert on pandemics as well as
bioterrorism, the Wall Street Journal
reports. A spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Kennedy, who chairs the committee,
told the paper that it’s a “high priority” to get Dr. Hamburg confirmed,
stat–at least in part because her expertise “will be an invaluable resource” in
handling the H1N1 outbreak. …

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Johns Hopkins puts screws on industry (FiercePharma)

Taking effect July 1, the policy prohibits any pharma-funded gifts and
entertainment, no matter how small their value. Drug reps will be
restricted to no-patients-allowed parts of the teaching hospital and its
clinics–and will be allowed even in those areas only by invitation. And
beginning in 2010, the school will also bar free drug samples. …

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