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How Plato’s “The Republic” Describes Today’s Society

How Plato’s “The Republic” Describes Today’s Society













Julian Websdale, Contributor
Waking Times

The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia) is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. It is Plato’s best-known work and has proven to be one … More

December 5, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Study: The ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Alcohol, Not Marijuana

Study: The ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Alcohol, Not Marijuana













Stephen C. Webster, The Raw Story
Waking Times

A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away … More

December 5, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Economic Hitman John Perkins Outraged After Ecuador Government Shuts Down Pachamama Alliance

Economic Hitman John Perkins Outraged After Ecuador Government Shuts Down Pachamama Alliance













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Respected author, public speaker and spokesperson for indigenous rights John Perkins expressed outrage today that the government of Ecuador has violently closed down the rainforest protection activist group, Pachama Alliance, which Perkins helped to create in 1995. Strongly condemning the government’s actions as … More

December 5, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
Let’s Help Light the Matrix

Let’s Help Light the Matrix













Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Waking Times

There are times, in my books and articles, when I talk about an external control system that many of us are aware of, and others are awakening to. I ask readers to examine how we are socially and culturally conditioned, and programmed by messages that … More

December 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes

Tar Sands’ Next Frontier: Shipments on the Great Lakes













Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
Waking Times

The Great Lakes, drinking water source for over 40 million North Americans, could be the next target on tar sands marketers’ bullseye according to a major new report out by the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes.

The 24-page report, “Oil and More

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Roundup Herbicide: ‘The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment’

Roundup Herbicide: ‘The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment’













Rhonda Burns, GreenMedInfo
Waking Times

When one of our world renowned professors uses the term “horrifying” in speaking about the widespread use of a chemical in our food supply, the prudent person would sit up and take notice.

That’s exactly the word Dr. Don Huber used. But are we listening? … More

December 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Is Black Friday a Crime Against Humanity?

Is Black Friday a Crime Against Humanity?













Andrew V Pontbriand, Guest
Waking Times

There are approximately 190,000 people in China that are currently working in Slave Labor Camps. Among these are petty offenders such as drug addicts, pretty thieves and prostitutes. Currently, 75% of toy products are made in China, and these toys are being assembled … More

November 30, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Day Of Mourning Statement from Leonard Peltier

Day Of Mourning Statement from Leonard Peltier













Leonard Peltier
Waking Times

Greetings my relatives friends and supporters,

It is yet another year. It seems like a thousand years ago but only a year in time in reality from the last time I dictated one of these statement for the day of mourning so, again, I want to … More

November 30, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Water Industry Admits Fracking Compromises UK’s Water Supply

Water Industry Admits Fracking Compromises UK’s Water Supply













Kaye Spector, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Today, two industry groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating that their members will minimize the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.The memorandum accompanies a report released by Water UK. The report concludes that ”where water … More

November 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Against The Advice of Experts, Canada Approves World’s First Genetically Modified Salmon Destined For Consumption In The U.S.

Against The Advice of Experts, Canada Approves World’s First Genetically Modified Salmon Destined For Consumption In The U.S.













Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times 

It seems the level of corruption at the hands of politicians and power hungry investors is no different in Canada than anywhere else in the world. Environment Canada has approved the commercial production of GM Atlantic salmon eggs which grow to market-size twice as … More

November 27, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Experimental GMO Fish Operation Puts Wild Salmon, Environment at Risk

Experimental GMO Fish Operation Puts Wild Salmon, Environment at Risk













Kaye Spector, EcoWatch
Waking Times

AquaBounty’s experimental production facility of genetically engineered salmon in Panama is missing a number of legally required permits and inspections, including a wastewater discharge permit, says an administrative claim filed today in Panama by the environmental group Centro de Incidencia Ambiental de Panama (CIAM).

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November 26, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
At The Point of No Return

At The Point of No Return













Julian Rose, Contributor
Waking Times

The wrong people are in charge… that’s pretty obvious. But what is not so obvious is how they got there? And once having found an open gate, why have we left them to graze the best pastures while we grovel around in the barren fallow?… More

November 25, 2013 | By | 19 Replies More
6 Astounding Parallels Between Vaccines and GMOs

6 Astounding Parallels Between Vaccines and GMOs













Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Have you ever considered the similarities between vaccinations and genetically modified foods (also referred to as GMOs)? Both of these ‘innovations’ illustrate clearly our human desire to fix what doesn’t necessarily need fixing, manipulate what doesn’t suit us, and take control over what is … More

November 23, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
House Passes Bill to Eliminate Fracking Regulations

House Passes Bill to Eliminate Fracking Regulations













Alisha Mims, Ring of Fire
Waking Times

On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that will block the Department of the Interior (DOI) from regulating fracking in states that already have regulations in place. The bill, H.R. 2728, passed the House in a 235 – 187 vote. Twelve Democrats … More

November 23, 2013 | By | 11 Replies More
Encourage Prosperity, Alleviate Famine and Heal the Environment With Hemp

Encourage Prosperity, Alleviate Famine and Heal the Environment With Hemp













Carolanne Wright, Guest
Waking Times

Hemp. Just the word conjures images of the Drug Enforcement Administration and political battles. But industrial hemp is a far cry from marijuana and contains almost zero THC. An ancient crop, hemp has served humanity since 2000 BCE — providing fibers for cloth and rope, … More

November 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
What Does America Think About Cannabis?

What Does America Think About Cannabis?













Russ Belville, National Cannabis Coalition
Waking Times

Now that two states have legalized marijuana use for adults and twenty states have protections for medical use of cannabis, it is clear that American attitudes toward marijuana have changed drastically.  Here are five opinions that a majority of Americans hold toward pot, … More

November 20, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
The Consciousness Revolution

The Consciousness Revolution













Graham Hancock, GrahamHancock.com
Waking Times

Here’s the full text of the article Russell Brand kindly invited me to contribute to last week’s issue of the New Statesman. The article, entitled The War on Consciousness, had to be shortened to fit the space available in the magazine, but I reproduce More

November 19, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Federation or Ferengistan: the Choice is Yours

Federation or Ferengistan: the Choice is Yours













Balzac, Contributor
Waking Times

“Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.” - Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #13

Fear exists for one purpose: to be conquered – Captain Janeway (Voyager)

If like me you’re a Star Trek fan (particularly Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise), it would hardly … More

November 16, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
The Modern Day Slavery Epidemic

The Modern Day Slavery Epidemic













Aaron JacksonGuest
Waking Times

“As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery.” – Martin Luther King, speech, Aug. 16, 1967

The history of slavery … More

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term













Maia Szalavitz, Time
Waking Times

The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in “bad … More

November 15, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More

Must Watch Videos

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 13 Replies More
Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

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 … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More