Janet Phelan

Recent Studies Show Assisted Suicide on the Rise

By Janet Phelan The assisted suicide fever is sweeping the globe. Country after country has been considering AS legislation, and a number of nations have already passed such legislation into law. The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg all have AS laws on the books, and in the last twenty years, over 100 AS campaigns have…

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US Water Systems May Be Used for a WMD Attack

By Janet Phelan The National BioWatch Stakeholders’ Conference will be taking place this Fall and you can bet your booties that the four day symposium will be an exercise in studied futility. It is not that the focus of the conference is irrelevant. Hardly that. In fact, the issue of protecting the public from an…

Genuflecting Towards Tyranny

By Janet Phelan The US Congress took another step towards tyranny and away from legal and Constitutionally guaranteed protections this past week, when the House of Representatives approved HR 237. This bill allows the Secretary of State, at his own discretion, to make a determination that an American citizen has terrorist affiliations and therefore to…

North Korea Blasts U.S. for Germ Warfare Program

By Janet Phelan The government of North Korea has leveled accusations that the U.S. is involved in germ warfare research and intends to deploy bacteriological weapons on a large scale. These accusations came in the wake of the recent revelations that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax to over 65 labs in the United States…



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Former FBI Anthrax Investigator Files Lawsuit Claiming Retaliation

By Janet Phelan Retaliation. It is becoming a rather consistent sub-text in growing numbers of reports coming in concerning US policies—domestic as well as international. On the domestic front, attorneys are being suspended from the practice of law for protesting that the courts are corrupt, an intelligence whistleblower flees the US for safety in Russia…

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The Biological Weapons Convention Turns 40—Are we any safer?

By Janet Phelan This year, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) celebrated its 40th birthday in Geneva, at the Palais Nacions. Amidst speeches and backslapping within the coterie of the BWC crowd, the question that hangs in the air is—Are we really any safer? The Biological Weapons Convention was signed by the three depositary countries—Russia, Great…

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USA: Is Adult Protective Services Protecting Abusers?

By Janet Phelan When the Elder Justice Initiative was recently funded by Congress for $4 million for the fiscal year 2015 -- at a mere fraction of the $25 million requested by President Obama -- consumer advocates were ecstatic. The funds are earmarked for Adult Protective Services (APS), which has a national mandate to protect…

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California Goes Dark

By Janet Phelan “We had better share our bewilderments. By hiding them from each other we should not hide them from ourselves.” — C.S. Lewis The darkness now enveloping the state of California is not a result of a power failure. Rather, it is the result of too much power, concentrated in the hands of…

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Drowning in Garbage — Some Creative Solutions

Janet Phelan Activist Post Along with generally unstable governments and economic woes, the developing world has another, somewhat insidious problem: plastic pollution. International corporations, seeking markets in developing countries, bring along with them a particular form of “baggage”—waste products and refuse. Coca-Cola bottles, Frito bags, Twinkie wrappers—in large part, the packaging solution for multinationals is…

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South Africa’s ”Dr. Death” Again Evades Sentencing

Janet Phelan Activist Post In a last minute strategic move by counsel, Dr. Wouter Basson’s sentencing by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has again been delayed. Basson, who was found guilty by the HPCSA in 2013 of acting unprofessionally as the director of the apartheid government’s biological and chemical warfare unit, Project…


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Did the U.S. Department of Justice Just Lie to the U.N.?

Janet Phelan Activist Post For Americans, confidence in government is at a low. Growing numbers of people now question nearly any declaration made by the US government, particularly when its assertions are either addressing terrorism or addressing domestic policies. Recent statements by David Bitkower, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice…