Fountain of Light
Beware the Fear-Industrial Complex
Frida Berrigan: Be Afraid. Be very afraid. That is the message to moms (and dads too, but they tend not to be as susceptible). Be afraid of strangers, as well as friends and family too. Be afraid of bugs and dirt outside, and snot and germs inside. Be afraid of cars and bikes and motorcycles and anything with wheels. Be afraid of stairs and cribs and co-sleeping and swaddles. Be afraid of plastic and lead and vaccines and un-vaccines and asbestos and bad things in the water, air and soil...
Oct 31, 2014, 11:12am
With a Government this Vile and This Secretive We Need to Ask Questions
Update Re: Francis Boyle "that he believes the Zaire Ebola strain that is wracking Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in west Africa, originally came from one of several BSL4-level bio-research labs operated in those countries and funded by a combination of the Center for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and the US Defense Department, perhaps because of testing of Ebola being conducted there, or because of some containment breach... Prof. Boyle may be wrong, but he may be right...
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Oct 30, 2014, 4:16pm
The World Must Judge America's Human Rights Abuses
Margaret Kimberley: Black people in this country are brutalized by police on a daily basis. That has always been true but thanks to modern technology there is a steady stream of proof caught on video. Accessing the internet means inevitably being confronted with awful imagery such as Marlene Pinnock being beaten by a highway patrolman in California. We see Eric Garner murdered by the NYPD, pleading that he couldn't breathe...
Oct 30, 2014, 4:03pm
Disorder from Order In Man's Evolution
Martin LeFevre: Asking the right question is very important. Given that nature unfolds in wholeness and order, and that the human species evolved from and in nature, how is it that man could become such a force of fragmentation and disorder? ...
Oct 29, 2014, 4:53pm
What Has Greed Cost the United States?
Thom Hartmann: "Greed is threatening to destroy our entire planet. And it's not just greed in the fossil fuel industry... It's become virtually impossible - if not totally impossible - to name a single major industry in the US that "We The People" aren't subsidizing and that hasn't turned into a functional monopoly...
Oct 29, 2014, 4:34pm
Reinventing Vietnam War History
Stephen Lendman: Pentagon commanders initiated it. A duplicitous 2015 50th anniversary commemoration. Honoring one of history's greatest crimes.... Turning truth on its head. Orwell explained saying "(h)e who controls the past control the future. He who controls the present controls the past."...
Oct 28, 2014, 2:42pm
Vita Contemplativa and Vita Activa
Martin LeFevre: I talked with a man recently who is into something called 'sacred activism.' The phrase gave me pause, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. That was a mistake. It's a crock... Sacred activism' is a term coined by Andrew Harvey, as advertized on his website, "The Institute for Sacred Activism."...
Oct 28, 2014, 10:33am
In the Shadow of Repression, We Fear No Evil
Mateo Pimentel: There exists the undying fear that a social, economic, and political revolution would fetch us Americans more harm than good. Still, some would ask to whom the word "us" even refers. A keen, and important query, the fear in question nonetheless persists, and it is important to entertain...
Oct 27, 2014, 2:30pm
Expert traces (Ebola) outbreak to a US bio-weapons lab
"International law professor Francis Boyle, an expert on germ warfare - (who also drafted the US Biological Weapons and Anti-Terrorism Act, 1989),says that his research shows that the Pentagon, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have for years been developing weaponized Ebola virus variants and other dread diseases, using genetic modification techniques -- including even merging Ebola germs with the virus for the common cold!. He also says that the initial outbreak of Ebola in west Africa occurred in the environs of one of those US bio-weapons labs located in Kenema, Sierra Leone...
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Oct 27, 2014, 1:59pm
The Week and Times in Review
Martin Le Fevre:A good working definition of an adult is a person does not act out of their stuff (read conditioning) as a rule. They take complete responsibility for the darkness within, however it got there, and live mindfully and with self-knowing. Such people, who display maturity and empathy, are increasingly rare. Why is that so?...
Oct 25, 2014, 4:34pm
Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest... Assange describes his encounter with Schmidt and how he came to conclude that it was far from an innocent exchange of views...
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Oct 24, 2014, 2:27pm
The poll tax is back in Texas
Texas' voter ID law isn't to stop fraud, but to stop voting, writes Elizabeth Schulte... THE U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for implementation of a Texas voter identification law that could mean hundreds of thousands of Blacks and Latinos will lose the vote...
Oct 23, 2014, 5:30pm
Insight at Elevation
Martin LeFevre: One of the least visited national parks in America, Lassen Volcanic National Park, is an hour and half drive from here. Camping at a walk-in site near the entrance affords 360-degree views through the pines of barren peaks and gently sloping saddles... I've been asking lately is whether the experiencing of sublimity and sacredness has anything to do with this world. It's an old question of course, one that contemplatives have been asking for millennia...
Oct 22, 2014, 5:32pm
More Cuban doctors and nurses arrive in west Africa to fight Ebola
The Guardian, UK: Cuba's large-scale deployment of medical staff to fight the west African Ebola outbreak continued on Wednesday as planes carrying 91 doctors and nurses from the Caribbean island arrived in Liberia and Guinea... Havana has pledged more health professionals to combat the disease than any other government, with 461 Cuban doctors and nurses receiving specialist training for a six-month mission to the affected countries...
Oct 22, 2014, 5:22pm
31 Years After the U.S. Invasion of Grenada
As I'm sure everyone knows, we're fast approaching the 31st anniversary of a truly momentous American victory - a crucial military operation that not only warmed Ronald Raygun's cold, cold heart but was also deemed film-worthy by the former mayor of Carmel, California...
Oct 21, 2014, 1:51pm