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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a freelance writer with a passion for social justice. She grew up on a vineyard ranch in the San Joaquin Valley of California watching farmworkers toil in the searing sun. Her desire for social justice fermented along with the grapes.
She writes for a number of websites, specializing in environmental issues.
SHARE Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Propaganda Still Sells Wars
Propaganda is a useful tool of the government to sell wars. As the character O'Brien declared in George Orwell's novel 1984, "He who controls the present, controls the past." Good ole Henry Kissinger famously said, "Perception of reality is sometimes more important than reality itself."
SHARE Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Corruption Gone Wild
Private contracts are handed out by the federal government in droves these days. The industrial company Northrop Grumman, which manufactures the stealth bomber, has been granted a number of lucrative contracts despite past lawsuits filed against the company.
SHARE Saturday, March 31, 2007 Interior Department Official Tampered with Scientific Evidence
An Inspector General report accused Julie MacDonald, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, of altering scientific reports in order to limit the number of species classified as endangered, according to a March 29 Washington Post article bearing the title "Official Allegedly Tampered with Data."
SHARE Friday, March 23, 2007 Where is the Money Going?
The Bush administration has spent more on the military than any other president. The shabby conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center reveal that the money is not going to the veterans of the war in Iraq.