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Brazil Confirms Amazon Deforestation Increase

Brazil Confirms Amazon Deforestation Increase













Mongabay
Waking Times

Data released by the Brazilian government Friday confirms an increase in Amazon forest loss.

Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, INPE, updated data from its near-real-time deforestation tracking system, known as DETER. The system showed a near five-fold increase in forest loss during May 2013 relative to a … More

July 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Injustice in the Amazon – Interview with Maini Militão of Xiingu & Belo Monte

Injustice in the Amazon – Interview with Maini Militão of Xiingu & Belo Monte













Amazon Watch
Waking Times

It was 7 a.m. when I started talking with Maini while she waited with me in line for four hours at the Altamira private hospital in the remote jungle boomtown deep in the Brazilian Amazon. Maini is the second oldest of Seu Sebastião’s four children. Ten … More

April 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Tribe Rejects $9million Payment From Electricity Company Behind Destructive Amazon Dam

Tribe Rejects $9million Payment From Electricity Company Behind Destructive Amazon Dam













Mongabay
Waking Times

Leaders of more than two dozen Kayapó indigenous communities have rejected a $9 million offer from Brazilian state energy company Eletrobras to fund development projects in their region due to the the firm’s involvement in the construction of the Belo Monte dam, reports Amazon Watch, an … More

March 16, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Empowering Local Farmers to End Hunger

Empowering Local Farmers to End Hunger













Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times 

Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet, is an avid believer that a democracy that can empower its citizens to become involved in providing the community’s life essentials may be just want society needs to address the urgent issue of … More

December 31, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The Killing Fields: Growing Soy in South America

The Killing Fields: Growing Soy in South America













Waking Times

What are the true costs of growing Soy in South America?

In Paraguay over 2.6 million hectares are used for growing soy, which is primarily used as animal feed for factory farms in Europe.  While European farmers may delight in having access to cheap GMO food for their … More

August 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Brazilian Court Demands Nestle Label GMO Ingredients

Brazilian Court Demands Nestle Label GMO Ingredients













Anthony Gucciardi
Waking Times

It appears another victory has been declared in the battle against Monsanto and GMO ingredients. According to a major Brazilian business publication and GMWatch, a Brazilian court has demanded that multi-billion dollar food giant Nestle label all of their products as genetically modified that have … More

August 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Brazil Court Orders Halt to Work on the Belo Monte Dam

Brazil Court Orders Halt to Work on the Belo Monte Dam













Rodrigo Bravo, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The huge Belo Monte dam project along the Xingu River in Brazil’s Amazon has been fiercely resisted by indigenous populations and those who understand the significance of further industrializing the Amazon.  In the fight against this massive project (the dam would be the world’s … More

August 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Brazil Introduces Legislation To Protect Public Health From Processed Foods

Brazil Introduces Legislation To Protect Public Health From Processed Foods













Prevent Disease

The Brazilian government has introduced legislation to protect and improve its traditional food system, standing in contrast to the governments of many industrialized countries that have partly surrendered their prime duty to protect public health to transnational food companies, argue nutrition and public health experts writing in this … More

July 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
‘John of God’ Cures Thousands in Brazil

‘John of God’ Cures Thousands in Brazil













Yana Marull
IOL News

Every week using mainly his hands but also armed with scissors, a knife and scalpel, Joao Teixeira de Faria, a self-styled Brazilian medium and “psychic surgeon,” treats thousands of sick people who claim to be cured.

Among those who have sought the services of the healer … More

April 19, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Fight for Amazonia: The Internet Indians (Video)

The Fight for Amazonia: The Internet Indians (Video)













Meet the tribe using the internet to tackle the logging mafias targeting their villages

Al Jazeera

Amazonia is much more than just the earth’s lungs: It is home to 20 per cent of the world’s fauna, 20 per cent of its fresh water reserves and countless animal species.

In the … More

March 24, 2012 | By | Reply 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 | Reply 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