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  • Sounds of War: Navy Warplanes Producing Deadly Noise Around US Bases

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    15 June, 2010: A Navy e-18 "Growler" jet refuels while in midair. The noise produced by growlers averages at 81 decibels inside a home, which is louder than the noise level averaged by heavy truck traffic. (Photo: US Navy)A Navy e-18 "Growler" jet refuels while in midair, June 15, 2010. The noise produced by Growlers averages at 81 decibels inside a home, which is louder than the noise level averaged by heavy truck traffic. (Photo: US Navy)

    Medical doctors warn of "lethal" levels of noise produced by military aircraft in the US. People living in communities near military air bases are already suffering from hearing loss, immune toxicity, insomnia, stroke, heart attacks and even death.

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  • Confederate Deserters: The Rebels You Rarely Hear About

    Confederate Deserters: The Rebels You Rarely Hear About

    By William C. Anderson, Truthout | News Analysis

    Anyone who loves history can tell you it's complicated and inconvenient. The Confederacy does offer some lessons of rebellion that are inspiring. These are lessons the South can benefit from today, but many choose to ignore them. The selective history of the Confederacy obscures the instances of sincere rebellion in the region of the country where, in many ways, they should matter most: the South.

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  • Stop Securing the Border and Start Valuing Migrants' Lives

    Stop Securing the Border and Start Valuing Migrants' Lives

    By David L. Wilson, Truthout | News Analysis

    Border enforcement isn't just a counterproductive waste of taxpayers' money; it's also lethal. A quarter century's buildup on the border has forced would-be crossers to take more dangerous routes through the Southwest's deserts and mountains. At least 5,607 people died while attempting to enter the country between 1994 and 2008, mostly along these new, riskier routes. It's time to end this irrational policy.

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Copy Editors: Patty Fitzgerald, Matt Surrusco
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