Ter­ry J. Allen is a vet­er­an inves­tiga­tive reporter/​editor who has cov­ered local and inter­na­tion­al pol­i­tics and health and sci­ence issues. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Boston Globe, Times Argus, Harper’s, the Nation​.com, Salon​.com, and New Sci­en­tist . She has been an edi­tor at Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al, In These Times , and Cor​p​watch​.com. She is also a pho­tog­ra­ph­er. Her por­traits of peo­ple sit­ting in some of the 1900 cars lined up out­side a New­port, Vt., food drop can be seen on www​.flickr​.com/​p​h​o​t​o​s​/​t​e​r​r​y​a​l​l​e​n​/​a​lbums. Ter­ry can be con­tact­ed at tallen@​igc.​org or through www​.ter​ry​jallen​.com.

She was senior researcher for the book The Impeachment of George W. Bush (2007), and contributed to the Sundance prize-winning documentary film Trouble The Water (2008). Contact her at tallen@igc.org.

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Tear Gas and Pepper Spray Can Be Deadly, But the U.S. Won’t Regulate Police Use
Despite widespread use, chemical agents sold for police purposes aren't monitored by any federal agency.
Rural America
Undocumented in Vermont: The Hidden Life of a Migrant Farmworker​
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Trump Can’t Follow Through on His Promises—And Will Need A Scapegoat
The more he fails to deliver on his economic pledges, the more he’ll try to shift the blame.
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Trump Bullies, Boasts and Bullshits in Bernie’s Burlington
Sitting in the audience was like watching blood dry—a convergence of the compellingly grotesque and the mind-numbingly boring.
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The Vermont-New York Heroin-and-Guns Carousel That Can Make Dealers a 1,400% Profit
Shooting up in Vermont, shooting up New York.
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Salman Rushdie on Charlie Hebdo: ‘Vilifying … These Fallen Artists’ Is ‘Disgraceful’
The target of an infamous fatwa weighs in on satire, free speech and religion.
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Why Eric Garner Couldn’t Breathe
The chokehold is only half the story of homicidal violence.
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Do You Want Shrapnel with That Airbag?
Culpable carmakers and captive regulators make a deadly combo.
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The Pandemic We Are Ignoring
A possible cure for hep-C comes at a great cost to the sick.
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Anaphylactic Sticker Shock
Road trip! Or, two middle-aged women go on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque drug-buying spree across an international border. And score.
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Polio: Syria’s War on Children
The spread of polio is a public health emergency. In Syria, it's also being used to suppress the opposition.
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Why Paid Sick Days Are a No-Brainer
They keep you--and everyone else--healthy.
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The Hypocritical Oath: Make a Healthy Profit
Practitioners of both traditional and alternative medicine rake in cash from the credulous.
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Compounders Slip Through Deadly FDA Loophole
A Big-Pharma-funded Congress has tied regulators' hands. The result? Lethal drugs.
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Death in Pleasant Valley
Some California prisoners have contracted a cruel and unusual punishment.
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Starving for Justice at Gitmo
Is force-feeding a form of torture?
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A Flu Shot in the Dark
Does 9 percent success rate in the elderly justify universal vaccination?
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Frack You and the Sand You Rode In On
Fracking's evil twin: the mining of prehistoric sand.
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Clothing to Die For
Bangladesh garment workers earn an average of $43 a month, and sometimes lose their lives.
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Demented Medicine
BigPharma's illegal and abusive treatment of dementia patients.
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Paul Ryan Hefts White Man’s Burden
The real news isn’t Paul Ryan cutting off an interview; it’s the racist comment he made just before.
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Bain’s Birth by Death Squads
Romney scrutinized over investments from Salvadoran families that ran a corrupt government, 12 years of murderous civil war and death squads.
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Doctor Who?
The corporations behind WebMD’s friendly, free advice
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The Deadly Addiction to Cheap Meat
How the overuse of antibiotics on livestock is making us sick.
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Collateral Insanity in Afghanistan
After decades of military devastation, Afghans are traumatized.
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Paula Deen: This Little Piggy Went to Market
Why the TV cooking celebrity waited three years to announce her diabetes.
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U.S. Military Toxins: The Gift That Keeps on Killing
A tragic history of pollution continues in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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The Lonesome Death of Josh Dylan Pfenning
A homeless man kills himself at an Occupy encampment, underscoring America's widening chasms.
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CIA Boosts Vaccination Conspiracies
The agency's public health ruse to confirm Bin Laden's whereabouts caused collateral damage.
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U.S. Drug Shortage:  Big Pharma, Big Phuck-Up
An under-regulated industry collapses in on itself; the sick pay the price.
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Global Land Grab
Fear of unrest and hunger for profit are sparking massive acquisitions of farmland.
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Cut Waste and Fraud, Not Medicare
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Resistance Is Fatal
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Vermonters Exercise Their Nuclear Option
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A Spoonful of Subsidies for Big Pharma
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Urology’s Golden Revenue Stream
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How to Manufacture a Disease
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Let Them Drink Soda
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Coal Ash: The Glowing National Security Threat
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In Vermont, Shades of McCarthy
The state's Republican candidate for governor waves a bogus list—but this time the enemies are prisoners, not communists.
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The Cruel Irony of Organic Standards
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BP: Dispersing Oil or Criticism?
Toxic chemicals helped the oil giant save face, but their health and environmental impacts are unknown
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U.S. Nuclear Plants: Old and Incontinent
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BP Bets the Planet—We Lose
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The Global Volcanic Feedback Loop
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Offshoring Human Drug Trials
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Balls, Blows and NFL Eunuchs
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Death by Privatization
For-profit prison healthcare system implicated in death of inmate.
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