Fasting can be a way of mourning, of cleansing, of meditation, of focus. On Tuesday, March 11, the third anniversary of the beginning of the disaster at Fukushima, we will abstain from food from dawn to dusk. Our purpose is tied to the atomic disaster that continues to threaten life on Earth. If we are to have an economic, ecological or biological future on this planet, all atomic reactor construction must halt, and all operating reactors must be phased out as fast as possible. To honor this vision, we won’t eat from dawn to dusk on March 11. It’s a small, symbolic step. But one we feel is worth taking.
What does it take to achieve the seemingly impossible? Jini Reddy spends a weekend at Hawkwood College with Polly Higgins, the woman campaigning for a law against ecosystem destruction, and discovers what makes the ‘Earth lawyer’ tick
In Aldous Huxley’s enduring master piece Brave New World, you find that world controllers have created an ‘ideal’ society…
Trinity Bourne: Falafel is a traditional deep fried Middle Eastern dish. We enjoy a wonderfully healthy version by adding a few extra things like turmeric and sweet potato and bake them in the oven instead. I like to add turmeric, because it complements the other flavours so well and gives a gorgeous yellow glow to the plate.
A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural. The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on health and the environment. And the market is shifting despite the FDA, whose approval of genetically modified food (GMOs) and chemicals banned in other countries is now being seen by many as counter to serving “public health.”
A new study will make it hard for Monsanto, Dow, and DuPont to argue that they aren’t simply desirous of eliminating all of nature, and then – us. A detailed analysis of species diversity – more plants, animals, and insects – is included in the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Oxford University’s report published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, looking at data from 94 previous studies covering 184 farm sites dating back to 1989. It shows how organic farms support life on planet Earth, and how GMO farms do not.
Virtually all of the meat and poultry found in your local grocery store comes from animals raised in so-called confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Chipotle has launched a web-based show called Farmed and Dangerous, a four-part satire aimed at revealing the “outrageously twisted and utterly unsustainable world of industrial agriculture”
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke to South By Southwest conference attendees via satellite from Russia on Monday. SXSW is the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas. Snowden focused mostly on the importance of encryption technology, privacy on the Internet and the downfalls of mass security during his nearly hour-long discussion. Meghan Lopez talks to RT’s Ramon Galindo to get the latest on SXSW and Snowden’s remarks.
Polls show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military involvement in: Ukraine, Syria, Iran, or anywhere else. Indeed, a poll from Pew in December found that a majority of Americans – more than ever before in Pew’s 50-year history of polling this question – think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.” We’re sick of war …
(And we’ve been so for years.)
What Europe Should Know about US Mass Surveillance – Whistleblower Edward Snowden Delivers Written Testimony to European Parliament
What follows is a statement by Edward Snowden addressed to an investigative panel of the European Parliament looking into the nature and scope of U.S. surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency and its partner agencies in Europe. Subsequent to the statement are specific answers to written questions posed by the panel to Mr. Snowden.
MUST SEE: End Partisanship to Break the 2-Party Hold on Primary Elections (Truth in Media with Ben Swann)
Ben Swann explains how the new coalition of EndPartisanship.org is working to break the 2 party hold on primary elections, which currently lock around 50% of voters out of the process. Plus, Ben details a lawsuit that has now been filed in the state of New Jersey to break that hold.
On Thursday morning, President Barack Obama signed an executive order which designated the ongoing crisis in Ukraine prompted by a Russian military invasion of the Crimean Peninsula “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.” The order allows the administration to impose visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans which are identified as threats to Ukraine’s security or territorial integrity. The order also paves the way for the imposition of sanctions on individuals the government determines are responsible for “undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine.”
Through their training, scientists are equipped with what Carl Sagan calls a “baloney detection kit” — a set of cognitive tools and techniques that fortify the mind against penetration by falsehoods. The kit is brought out as a matter of course whenever new ideas are offered for consideration. But the kit, Sagan argues, isn’t merely a tool of science — rather, it contains invaluable tools of healthy skepticism that apply just as elegantly, and just as necessarily, to everyday life. By adopting the kit, we can all shield ourselves against clueless guile and deliberate manipulation. Sagan shares nine of these
After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed “Planet X.” Researchers previously had theorized about the existence of this large, but unseen celestial body, suspected to lie somewhere beyond the orbit of Pluto.
The prehistoric monument Stonehenge may have been built as a giant xylophone, researchers have claimed. The Royal College of Art spent months tapping more than 1,000 types of rock to study the monument’s musical qualities. Most rocks produced a “dull thud” while the bluestones, which formed the earliest stone circle, were found to “sing” when struck. The rocks made a range of metallic sounds like bells, gongs and tin drums, the study confirmed. Read more: Rock ‘n’ roll: Stonehenge may have been a giant xylophone
Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent laboratories over the last 35 years, which found that the human body “can apparently detect randomly delivered
stimuli occurring 1-10 seconds in the future” (Mossbridge, Tressoldi, & Utts, 2012). In the studies, physiological readings were taken as participants were subjected to unpredictable events designed to activate the sympathetic nervous system (for example, showing provocative imagery) as well as ‘neutral events’ that did not activate the nervous system. These readings showed that the nervous system aligned with the nature of the event (activated/not activated) – and what’s more, the magnitude of the pre-event response corresponded with the magnitude of the post-event response.
Women are able to carry higher levels of genetic defects without getting brain development disorders such as autism, supporting the possibility of a “female protective effect,” finds a new study. The study gives clues as to why 50 percent more males typically have an intellectual disability than females, and why boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls.
As a new study to be found in BioMed Research International points out, pesticides are far more toxic than their makers and regulators would have us believe. The research indicates some of the ingredients within these poisons actually amplify the toxicity of the individual ingredients.
Earth and space weather news for March 10, 2014: 6.9 earthquake more than 50 miles offshore northern California; Global weather; Space weather including a slight uptic in sun flares
Earth and space weather news for March 8, 2014:NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes; One-in-100-year flood swamps Christchurch; Global weather; Earthquake watch; Space weather
San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb waste from the billion-dollar industry.
Earth and Space Weather News March 7, 2014: Asteroid Mysteriously Disintegrates, Arctic Storm, Space Magnetism
Earth and space weather news for March 7, 2014: Hubble Witnesses an Asteroid Mysteriously Disintegrating; Mystery of Planet-forming Disks Explained by Magnetism; Global weather including Arctic storm; Space weather – all is calm
In this video Luke Rudkowski speaks with Department of Education whistleblower Charlette Iserbyt about the deliberate dumbing down of America. The former US Department of Education Senior Policy Advisor suggests that the our educational system is not based upon children learning. Is the Carnegie foundation instrumental in developing a socialist-collectivist style educational system that is detrimental to our youth? Are the elites impacting the development of the general population through our school systems?
Housing and consumer activists warn that Wall Street is about to crash the housing market — again. A housing market dominated by all-cash buyers may keep lending standards high, allowing big companies to further tighten their grip, and these companies sometimes prove to be lousy landlords.
In this video, Christopher Greene of AMTV explains the link between 12 banker suicides and JP Morgan Chase.
Three former Barclays bank employees have now been charged with “conspiracy to defraud” in the continuing LIBOR scandal, bringing the total to 13 people charged in America and the U.K. It has been reported that three ex-ICAP brokers are next on the list for helping traders manipulate interest rates.
Did you know that every time the Federal Reserve (Fed) prints money (also known as quantitative easing), they are stealing your wealth without your knowledge. Ever since the Fed started printing fiat money, they have been creating money with little or no value. When this worthless money is circulated into the economy, it devalues the original currency and therefore it causes inflation, which is nothing more than a hidden tax on the public.
Shareable.net is a non-profit news hub for people to share ideas and real how-to information for transformation amid a crisis-ridden world. Read: grassroots economics. A fallen economy doesn’t frighten them and you won’t find arm-chair rants on their activism website. If doing something with your time, fixing a problem or working towards a solution before waving a white flag is your gig, then look no further. Without apology, they act first and tell you how to do it later. Here are 15 ideas from Sharable…
While the US may be rejoicing its daily stock market all time highs day after day, it may come as a surprise to many that global equity capitalization has hardly performed as impressively compared to its previous records set in mid-2007. In fact, between the last bubble peak, and mid-2013, there has been a $3.86 trillion decline in the value of equities to $53.8 trillion over this six year time period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Alas, in a world in which there is no longer even hope for growth without massive debt expansion, there is a cost to keeping global equities stable (and US stocks at record highs): that cost is $30 trillion, or nearly double the GDP of the United States, which is by how much global debt has risen over the same period. Specifically, total global debt has exploded by 40% in just 6 short years from 2007 to 2013, from “only” $70 trillion to over $100 trillion as of mid-2013, according to the BIS’ just-released quarterly review
Bitcoin is a digital currency that you can buy for your rapidly devaluing fiat money. You can then send packets of it anywhere in the world instantly at the click of a button to someone else who has an online bitcoin wallet, or to a virtual shop owner. Although in its early days, more and more vendors are now taking payment this way and the value of bitcoin skyrocketed over the course of the last year. Although I hasten to add in these early days, its value is fluctuating quite wildly as with any early adopter that has to iron out unforeseen glitches.
Is the U.S. economy steamrolling toward another recession? Will 2014 turn out to be a major “turning point” when we look back on it? Before we get to the evidence, it is important to note that there are many economists that believe that the United States never actually got out of the last recession.
William Hartung: Those who fight the wars will face cuts, but not high-ranking military personnel or the companies that build weapons
At the end of her show on RT, Abby Martin, host of Breaking the Set, asserted her strong disagreement with Russia’s actions in the Ukraine.
RAP NEWS 22 [S02:E02]. Like many others who preceded us, our “civilization” faces an Energy Crisis of megawattic proportions, which threatens to bring an end to our brief joyride. But our dirty little secret is seldom mentioned in the news, let alone connected to economic instability or to environmental effects on our planet. It falls to Robert Foster to bring this topic back into the fore of our consciousness, where he conducts an incisive analysis of the situation to see what solutions are out there to deal with peak energy. Join your ever-curious anchor as he invites a panoply of guests – the great, the good, the bizarre, and the downright trollsome – along to share their solutions to this crisis. In the end, the shift required might have to be psychological as well as technological. Enjoy the ride, fellow children of the industrial revolution.
Abby Martin pays tribute to the late comedian and political satirist, Bill Hicks, discussing with comedian Lee Camp his impact on politics and pop culture.
Stephen Frears’ Oscar-nominated drama Philomena tells the true story of Irish-Catholic Philomena Lee. Fifty years ago, as a pregnant teenager, Lee was disowned by her family and sent to a local convent. There, she was forced her to give up her child for adoption.
Comcast is preparing to buy up Time Warner combining the nations largest and second largest cable providers spending about 45 million dollars to do so. So why is the Comcast attempt to merge with Time Warner a big deal? Two words: Public Interest. Watch the video to see why Ben says the Public Interest will not be served with this merger.
A fascinating new conspiracy theory has come to the surface with apparent concrete evidence indicating the existence and power of an ancient cult. The Mont Order is an occult group whose interests coincide with the bloody days of the French Revolution and hostile forms of globalization.
For over 30 years, author and Mystic Healer Sonia Grace has been offering clients, both in the U.S. and abroad, healing, stability, clarity, and guidance. Sonja is an energy surgeon who helps clients to identify and heal the source of discomfort in their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.
A psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa sheds light on the strange brain activity involved in out-of-body experience. Researchers studied the brain activity of the student who can drift outside her own body at will. Scientists believe the left side of several areas of the brain associated with kinaesthetic imagery are responsible for extra-corporeal experiences.
Lee Harris: If you look at the prophecies that we were given thousands of years ago about this time in our history, it was always going to be a turbulent and challenging time; but within that, for those of you who ascribe to the understanding that we are souls having an often repetitive experience here on the planet, this is why so many of you will be tying things up in your lives right now – or feeling like you’re tying things up. So February was a very strong time for many people around purging or cleansing or changing details in their life. There is also this theme that has been going on for a long time where you might be having dreams of significant people in your life. Or in your daily life, you might be thrown back to 2002 in memory, and to something that happened to you there; and you’ll have a very different experience about that memory as you look at it now and as you feel it now. So as the outer world is changing very rapidly, we too are called to change very rapidly in our inner worlds.
DAHBOO77: This is just mind blowing! There’s very little information out there on these pyramids [in Crimea, Ukraine]! But we know two things for sure: (1) they are being called the oldest [pyramids in the world]; (2) they are there [in Crimea] and so are Russian troops!
The current global food system needs to be “radically” and “democratically” changed in order to alleviate global hunger and serve human rights over the profits of major agribusiness corporations, according to a report released today by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that are masquerading as peace keepers and human rights organizations are running the scams that start wars. NGOs are responsible for the hoaxes that pushed Ukraine into war. An insider warns all human rights groups have been infiltrated. CNN buys the latest State Department hoax.
Playback of radar recording from flightradar24.com of Malaysia Flight 270 during the moments before it completely vanished. Also shown are other nearby planes in the air at the time – including one that appears somewhat suspicious.
A 12-mile long oil slick spotted between Malaysia and Vietnam Saturday afternoon is thought to be the first sign that a missing Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people aboard went down in the waters between southernmost Vietnam and northern Malaysia, according to Vietnam’s director of civil aviation.
Leaked phone call suggests anti-government protesters hired snipers to shoot at both sides. Phone call is believed to be between EU’s foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonia’s foreign affairs minister Urmas Paet. Paet appears to claim opposition leaders hired the snipers that killed 94. Read more: Was ‘massacre’ which started Ukraine revolution ordered by the new leaders?