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These Activists are Risking Their Lives and Using High-Tech to Stop Illegal Logging in the Amazon

These Activists are Risking Their Lives and Using High-Tech to Stop Illegal Logging in the Amazon

Jeremy Hance – Activists are risking their lives and employing high technology to uncover illegal timber cutting operations in the Brazilian Amazon…

By October 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
It’s More Dangerous Than Ever to be an Environmentalist. Here’s Why.

It’s More Dangerous Than Ever to be an Environmentalist. Here’s Why.

Will Potter, GreenIsTheNewRed Waking Times In the days before he was gunned down in the doorway of his home in the Brazilian Amazon, environmental activist and union leader Chico Mendes knew he was a marked man. He had heard that a meeting of ranchers had been called to plan his death; he had seen, in […]

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 year earlier, from 99 square […]

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 years ago, her father Seu […]

By April 1, 2013 1 Comments Read 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 activist group fighting the hydroelectric project. […]

By March 16, 2013 3 Comments Read 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 hunger. In Brazil, Belo Horizonte, the fourth […]

By December 31, 2012 4 Comments Read 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 meat farms, this practice has […]

By August 23, 2012 0 Comments Read 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 over 1% GMO content. The ruling reportedly coincides with Brazilian law […]

By August 22, 2012 1 Comments Read 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 3rd larges), it has seemed […]

By August 17, 2012 1 Comments Read 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 week’s PLoS Medicine. Carlos Monteiro and […]

By July 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
‘John of God’ Cures Thousands in Brazil

‘John of God’ Cures Thousands in Brazil

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 known as “John of God” has been none other than Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the popular Brazilian ex-president, now said to be in remission from larynx cancer.

By April 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
The Fight for Amazonia: The Internet Indians (Video)

The Fight for Amazonia: The Internet Indians (Video)

“The internet is our weapon. We gave up fighting with bows and arrows a long time ago,” says Benki Piyako, the son of the chief of the Ashaninka in the Brazilian rainforest. “We all need to be interconnected if we want to live in safety on our territory.”

By March 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

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14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

14 Ways To Re-use Plastic Bottles

Video – Fourteen ways that a small farm in Uganda re-uses plastic drinks bottles.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

DMT – The Inner Path to Other Worlds

Video – DMT is a psychoactive chemical produced by the human body and by many plants that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different “world.”

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

The Impact of Voting Within the Confines of Society

Video - Russell Brand and Lawrence O’Donnell discuss the impact that voting lacks within the current structure of the political system and society.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Could You Give Like This Man?

Could You Give Like This Man?

Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Has Ghana Become the World’s Toxic Dumping Ground?

Video – A new study has identified the Agbobloshie dumping yard in Ghana’s capital Accra as the place which poses the highest toxic threat to human life.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Anna Hunt – Student tuition debt is astronomical in the US, and Germany announces free higher ed for all…

By October 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

By October 7, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Dangers of Smart Meters Extend Beyond Radiation Exposure

Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]