Dave Mihalovic, Prevent Disease
The parents of the five families contend that vaccines caused their children’s disabilities have joined forces to take GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Sanofi to court in hopes that the courts will acknowledge the side effects of vaccines and award compensation to their disabled children.
Their … More
Dylan Charles, Editor
Home ownership in America is not what it used to be. For a frugal family who pays off their mortgage according to its terms, they still have to look forward to a lifetime of rising property taxes in order to keep a roof over their … More
Soren Dreier, Guest
I have a special category for the use of Cannabis either for recreational use or medicinal use against several ailments. The reason is that it is a miraculous plant and it should be free to use without fearing the punishment of the Matrix.… More
Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal
As was expected, Big Biotech’s legal juggernaut has rolled into action in Hawai’i. On Friday afternoon, three big agrochemical companies—Pioneer-DuPont, Syngenta and Agrigenetics Inc. (a subsidiary of Dow Chemical)—filed a suit in a federal court in Honolulu seeking to block Kaua’i … More
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Across the globe, farmers who choose to plant non-genetically modified seed instead of patented seed varieties from the agro-chemical giants like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and BASF, are being forced out of business by the burden and costs of fighting seed patent lawsuits.
Targeting farms … More
April M. Short, AlterNet
Veteran Perry Parks is fighting to bring pot to vets like himself who are crushed by PTSD.
Perry Parks, a Vietnam combat veteran and highly decorated retired military officer of 28 years, says killing is an unnatural act.
If you take the average person … More
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
Fort Worth was the first major city in America to allow extensive fracking within the city limits — but it wasn’t the last. Arlington, Texas, fell to the frackers next — only this time, the frackers were required to make their installations less of an … More
Zen Gardner, Guest
It’s amazing how starved for truth such an informationally soaked world can be.
But here we are.
Sleep apnea, or discontinued, interrupted breathing during sleep, is a terrible condition for anyone, often requiring the assistance of breathing machines. It’s a relatively new affliction to … More
James C. Wilhelm, Contributor
The message for which I am primarily known has remained consistent for 52 years: unity, freedom, peace, love, justice, gratitude, giving. These words represent a powerful, stunning, and absolutely possible reality available to all humanity.
In 1976 I asked, “What do I do with … More
Julian Websdale, Contributor
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
Stephen C. Webster, The Raw Story
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
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
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
Alisha Mims, Ring of Fire
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
Russ Belville, National Cannabis Coalition
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
Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog
If you ever doubted that one man’s stand against the oil and gas industry can make a difference, consider the case of Michael Bishop. The 65 year old Marine veteran, first year medical student, farmer, and partner in a bio-diesel engineering venture, resides in Douglass, … More
Aaron Jackson, Guest
“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
Maia Szalavitz, Time
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
Joe Wright, Guest
The story of a letter embedded in a package of Kmart Halloween decorations received by Oregonian Julie Keith immediately went ultra-viral as it detailed an excruciating cry for help from a prisoner of a Chinese forced labor camp.
The letter brought to the forefront a … More