Welcome to the Brave New World of “ag-gag” laws being pushed by agribusiness corporations to stop reporters, workers, animal rights advocates and even curious 25-year-old truth-seekers like Ms. Meyer from recording abuses that are routinely taking place on farm-animal confinement factories.
A recent fight between Nepalese Sherpas and three European climbers on the slopes of Mt. Everest grabbed headlines, but it's by no means an isolated incident, climbers familiar with the world's tallest peak say.
The prison at Guantanamo Bay houses 166 prisoners. Of those, 86 have been cleared for release, but the U.S. government has refused to do so. And now, more than 100 are participating in a hunger strike in protest of their treatment.
Boulder-area Rep. Jared Polis and a growing group of U.S. representatives have championed efforts to get the federal government out of the pot-enforcement business. I talked with Polis via email about his latest efforts.