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QUESTION: Films to get out to be referenced in order to get out to a wider audience

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As an independent filmmaker, how would I get my film out to a wider audience. It's well researched, packed with information and delivers it to people in a way that doesn't make them depressed. I've been touring with it, and people continually say, "This needs to get out. You need to get the word out." (Yes, I'm trying...) I'd be happy to send a copy to all the radical reference site. There's also info online at (I traveled around the world and asked people quite a lot of questions to see what they thought, then researched it to see if it was true. It seeks to get information to people before the elections so that we can have more informed debate. It also it a tool for others to screen in nationwide screening parties so that we can bridge the gap of information between the polarized sides.) How to get the word out?

QUESTION: Mercury Preservative in Vaccines and Autism

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A friend recently asked me about the alleged link between vaccines and autism, alerting me to suggestions that a rise in autism rates is due to mercury-containing preservatives in some vaccines. Info from the CDC and other mainstream sources contradicts this, but there seems to be no shortage of claims of support. How can I find and evaluate alternative sources that are trustworthy?

QUESTION: information on female prisoner population in New York State before 1887?

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where would I find how many women were sentenced to prison in New York State (annually) before 1887?

QUESTION: California governor refusing to release anyone imprisoned for murder?

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Within the past decade and a half, California had a governor who had publicly stated that he would NOT release from prison anyone who had been sentenced for murder/manslaughter/killing. As a result, several women imprisoned for defending themselves against their abusers were denied release. Which California governor was it? Where would I find documentation (news article, campaign speech, etc) of his statement?

QUESTION: Anti-Nazi 'Swing Youth'

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I am looking for a certain article about youth subculture in nazi Germany. I have stumbled across this site while looking for it as somebody had already requested it here.

This is it:
Beck, Earl. "The Anti-Nazi 'Swing Youth,' 1942-45." Journal of Popular Culture 19, no. 3 (1985): 45-53

My university library does offer on-line access to this publication, but I can't seem to be able to get my proquest password to work. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me the article.

Best regards

QUESTION: where to find prison populations in 1970, 1971, 1972, or 1973

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Where would I find statistics for the state and federal prison populations (both total and broken down by gender)for 1970, 1971, 1972 or 1973? I checked the Bureau of Justice Statistics site, but its reports only go back to 1977.

QUESTION: american law specifying that a man can beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb?

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Several articles about legal cases and the changes in laws regarding domestic violence state that less than a century ago, American law (based on English common law) specified that a man was permitted to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Where would I find this law and when was this law officially changed?

QUESTION: mass clemencies for women incarcerated for killing their abusers?

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In 1990, Ohio governor Celeste granted clemency to 28 women who had been convicted and incarcerated for killing their abusers. As of 1996, this was the largest number of women granted clemency at one time. Where would I look to verify whether this is still the case or if other mass clemencies (for women) have occurred since then?

QUESTION: freedom of expression

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I am looking for information on freedom of expression projects in developing countries. I want to get a sense of what different regions are doing, issues they face, who is doing the organizing. I am also interested in any FoE movements involving the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and what is going on in Iran and Pakistan.

Thank you.

QUESTION: pain in neck and back of head

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I am experiencing severe pain in my neck, going up the back of my head.