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Film explores Harold Evans’s work to expose the truth about…

Film explores Harold Evans’s work to expose the truth about thalidomide<br>The film connects the dots between Hitler and thalidomide. One of the inventors of sarin gas was ordered by Hitler to develop an antidote to the nerve gas. Otto Ambros (the “A” in sarin), a Nazi official involved in Auschwitz, convicted at Nuremberg but later freed, went on to work at Chemie Gruenenthal – the German company that developed thalidomide. In the film, the Thalidomide Trust presents convincing (although still …

Thalidomide: Nazi crime against humanity?

Most of us, I suspect, will remember thalidomide as the merciless deformer of innocent babies: children born without limbs or with mere malformed …

Trump Wants To Gut FDA Regs. He Needs A Refresher Course On The Thalidomide Crisis.

Before a televised audience, President Donald Trump on Tuesday told assembled pharmaceutical executives that drug prices needed to come down. Sounds good so far, right?<p>But in the next breath, he offered the public’s well-being as a trade-off. He said he plans to streamline the regulations that …

Donald Trump

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

HOUSTON — It’s looking as if 2017 could become the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public health gains. The first blow will be measles outbreaks in America.<p>Measles is one of the most contagious …

Public Health

Thalidomide Facts

Canadian doctor averted disaster by keeping thalidomide out of the U.S.

Frances Kelsey has a credo that has served her well through the years, and those years have stretched now to 100. Her voice strong and her gaze firm, she offers advice to those who might face adversity: "Just stick to your guns."<p>A half century ago, the Canadian-born Dr. Kelsey stuck to her guns. An …

Makers of thalidomide to be tried - archive, 1967

15 March 1967: The German manufacturers of the anti-morning sickness pill were accused of causing at least 5,000 babies to be born malformed<p><b>Bonn, March 14</b><br>After an investigation lasting five years, the Public Prosecutor at Aachen has brought charges against the manufacturers of the drug thalidomide …

Compensation

71 Powerful Photos Of Women Protesting Throughout American History

As we celebrate the accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month, it’s essential that we also remember that there is still plenty to be fired up about.<p>Just over a month into the Trump administration, women saw reproductive rights be chipped at almost weekly, house speaker Paul Ryan said …

Black History

Nixon in his own words: forgotten 1983 Watergate interview to be released

Disgraced former president doesn’t hold back in interview about his fall from grace recorded with aide Frank Gannon<p>Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.<p>For three …

Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image?

Nixon thought his legacy would be built on the tapes recording his every presidential move. Instead, they were his undoing.<p>The historical reckoning …

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Nixon’s former attorney sees ‘echoes of Watergate’ in President Trump’s first month

In 1973, attorney John Dean sat before the Senate Watergate Committee and recounted the grimy details of the scandal that brought Richard Nixon's presidency to a premature end.<p>Dean ultimately pored over 600 hours of secretly recorded White House tapes and admitted he had been involved in strategic …

Donald Trump

The number of anti-Muslim groups nearly tripled last year, report says

The number of hate groups in the United States rose for the second straight year in 2016, with a sharp spike in those spreading anti-Muslim messages, according to a civil rights group.<p>In its annual census of hate groups and extremist organizations, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said the …

Rights & Freedoms

How Hitler went from fringe politician to dictator — and why it's a mistake to think it couldn't happen in the US

Trump supporters argue that Trump's dictatorial rhetoric is a sales pitch and that Trump is more reasonable and less megalomaniacal than he sounds. They also point out that the United States has checks and balances that restrict the power of the president and make it difficult for a would-be …

World History

Mysteries of the Lost (and Found) Nazi Diaries

What did Alfred Rosenberg say about his fellow Nazis? And will the man who hid the diaries be prosecuted?<p><b>The diaries of the top Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg, which disappeared mysteriously after his 1946 hanging as a war criminal, are now in U.S. government custody. The pages have not all been</b> …

Adolf Hitler’s Last Political Testament - full text

More than thirty years have now passed since I in 1914 made my modest contribution as a volunteer in the First World War that was forced upon the …

Echoes of Vietnam-era protests in today’s demonstrations

<i>Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and the author of “Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.”</i><p>The United States has long had a problem with historical memory.<p>The protesters who recently flooded the country’s airports, in response to President Trump’s ban on refugees and …

Vietnam War