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The Food Revolution Has Not Reached America’s Prisons, Where Food Continues To Suck
Bill Berkowitz: America’s incarcerated are subject to what’s called Prison food; overcooked, foul-tasting, nitrite-heavy, nutrient-lacking, spoiled, unhealthy food. ... “Research shows that just one month of unhealthy meals can result in long-term rises in cholesterol and body fat, increasing the risk of diet-related diseases. ... An unhealthy diet also suppresses the immune system, making incarcerated people more vulnerable to viruses, including COVID-19 and other contagions. ... “The current system has unacceptably low standards that sacrifice people’s health for the lowest cost and highest efficiency” ... Visit Website ]
Sep 22, 2021, 3:13pm

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How George Washington's Vaxxing Won the Revolution
Harvey Wasserman: As war erupted in the 1770s between American Revolutionaries and our British Imperial masters, a smallpox pandemic tore through the colonies. ... The deadly disease killed by the thousands. But Supreme Commander George Washington made inoculation a decisive weapon of war. ... The key insight came from a slave. ... As smallpox ravaged Calvinist Boston, Onesimus explained that injecting a small amount of infected pus under the skin of a healthy human would bring on a mild case of the disease ... and then immunity. ... When he took command of the Revolutionary Army in 1775, smallpox was again ravaging the region .... he demanded mass inoculation of his troops. ... It worked... Visit Website ]
Sep 13, 2021, 3:32pm

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The eradication of COVID-19 is the only way to stop the pandemic
Evan Blake, David North: Three basic strategies for approaching the virus have emerged: 1) “herd immunity”; 2) mitigation; and 3) eradication. ... “Herd Immunity” ... is, rather, a cold-blooded policy aimed at protecting the financial, business and geopolitical interests of the ruling elites ... Mitigation ... vaccinations and masking ... (but) as long as the virus spreads it will continue to mutate into new, more infectious, lethal and vaccine-resistant variants that threaten all of humanity ... Eradication ... entails the universal deployment of every weapon in the arsenal of measures to combat COVID-19, coordinated on a global scale, to stamp out the virus once and for all... Visit Website ]
Aug 21, 2021, 4:04pm

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Formaldehyde Causes Leukemia, According to EPA Assessment Suppressed by Trump Officials
Sharon Lerner: A 2017 draft assessment of formaldehyde that was suppressed by the Trump administration found that the chemical causes myeloid leukemia, according to several sources familiar with the document. ... Formaldehyde, mainly used to make plywood, particleboard, and glues, is also a hazard for millions of workers who are exposed to the chemical through the production of resins, wood composite and furniture production ... The general public is exposed to formaldehyde through tobacco smoke, cosmetics, food and water, as well as “off-gassing” from consumer goods... Visit Website ]
Aug 19, 2021, 3:20pm

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The Untold Story of Purdue Pharma’s Cozy Relationship With the American Medical Association
Julia Lurie: The prestigious doctor’s group has made it virtually impossible to discern where public health guidance ends and industry interests begin... Between 2002 and 2018, the AMA and the organization’s philanthropic arm, the AMA Foundation, received more than $3 million from Purdue Pharma ... Again and again over the past decade, the AMA has used this political clout to push back against efforts by federal agencies to curb opioid prescribing ... the organization uses its white-coated prestige as a veneer to advocate on behalf of the medical industry—whose interests are, at times, diametrically opposed to those of the public’s health... Visit Website ]
Aug 6, 2021, 2:33pm

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‘It could feed the world’: amaranth, a health trend 8,000 years old that survived colonization
Cecilia Nowell: Indigenous women in North and Central America are coming together to share ancestral knowledge of amaranth, a plant booming in popularity as a health food... As a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids, amaranth is a highly nutritious source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and antioxidants that may improve brain function and reduce inflammation. ... Seed exchanges, including those in New Mexico and California, are part of a larger movement to reclaim Indigenous food systems amid growing recognition of their sustainability and resilience in a time of climate crisis and industrialized agriculture... Visit Website ]
Aug 6, 2021, 11:05am

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The Myth That Meat Is Essential for Human Health Could Harm Us All
Jennifer Barckley: “If you actually want to create global pandemics then build factory farms” ... Americans eat more meat per capita than any other country, even though meat consumption is linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer. ... Indeed, an insistence on consuming copious amounts of meat poses a grave threat to the very survival of our species ... In short, nearly every epidemic or pandemic in human history has been caused by animal-origin pathogens spilling over to people, usually as a result of the myopic quest for meat by humans. ... A plant-based diet ... can deliver all the protein, fat, and calcium we need... Visit Website ]
Jul 15, 2021, 12:23pm

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India’s Farmers and the Neoliberal Playbook
Colin Todhunter: Globally, there is an ongoing trend of a handful of big companies determining what food is grown, how it is grown, what is in it and who sells it. This model involves highly processed food adulterated with chemical inputs ending up in large near-monopoly supermarket chains or fast-food outlets that rely on industrial-scale farming. ... Indian farmers continue their protest against three recent farm bills that are designed to fully corporatize the agrifood sector through contract farming, the massive roll-back of public sector support systems, a reliance on imports (boosted by a future US trade deal) and the acceleration of large-scale (online) retail. Visit Website ]
Jun 24, 2021, 12:46pm

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What I Know and Don’t Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Edward Curtin: I know that vast numbers of people have been hypnotized by fear, threats, and bribes to accept the corporate mainstream media’s version of COVID-19. ... I know that the experimental mRNA “vaccines” that are being pushed on everyone are not traditional vaccines but dangerous experiments whose long-term consequences are unknown. ... I know that those pushing these vaccines – The World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, etc. – have a long history of wanting to drastically reduce the world’s population and that their promotion of eugenics under various names is very well known... Visit Website ]
Jun 23, 2021, 12:01pm

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These Start-Ups Could Make Abortion One Click Away
Emily Shugerman: During the pandemic, women have been able to get abortion pills to take at home through an email or phone call. Will it stay that way? ... Medication abortion has been available in the U.S. since 2000, when the FDA approved a mifepristone-based drug called Mifeprex for use in ending early-stage pregnancies. ... restrictions ... to be prescribed and dispensed in-person, by a certified prescriber, at a clinic or hospital ... Then, in July of last year, a federal district court in Maryland ... ordered the FDA to lift the in-person requirement on mifepristone for the duration of the COVID public health emergency—clearing the way for providers to see patients remotely, and to send abortion pills by mail... Visit Website ]
May 18, 2021, 3:08pm

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Clinical Herbalism: Apothecary Part 1 (Youtube)
Interesting series on Youtube presented by Rachel Lord, Herbalist. This first video shows the equipment used to process herbs for making tinctures and home remedies in her home herbal apothecary. In Part 2 Rachel shows her herb cabinet and apothecary and in Part 3 she formulates an herbal tincture. Later this year her book on Herbs is being released in this country. Ed Note: Rachel is a friend and has provided her knowledge and tinctures to family and friends for over 30 years... Visit Website ]
May 3, 2021, 11:25am

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If Fukushima’s Water is Safe, Then Drink it!
Robert Hunziker: By now, the world knows all about the decision by Japan to dump tritium-laced radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean ... According to Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, the treated and diluted water will be “safe to drink.” ... In response to Deputy PM Aso, Chinese Foreign Minster Lijian Zhao replied “the ocean is not Japan’s trashcan” and furthermore, since Japan claims it’s safe to drink, “then drink it!” ... The water ... allegedly removing the toxic deadly isotopes like Cesium-137, leaving behind less deadly toxic tritium ... a carcinogen (causes cancer), a mutagen (causes genetic mutation), and a teratogen (causes malformation of an embryo)... So Drink It?... Visit Website ]
Apr 24, 2021, 2:16pm

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COVID-19: Greed Drove Big Pharma Companies to Privatize Vaccines
Nick Dearden: The British government, like other governments, invested heavy public funds into the research and development of vaccines, assuming most of the risk in the process. ... The AstraZeneca jab was actually developed by scientists from the University of Oxford, a publicly-funded institution, working with scientists from a range of backgrounds, including many educated in state schools. ... Greed, however, drove Big Pharma companies to privatize vaccines developed with public resources, and patent lifesaving medicines, in an effort to keep a grip on their monopolies... Visit Website ]
Mar 29, 2021, 3:53pm

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China and Russia Vaccines Defeat Cold War Virus
Finian Cunningham: China is ramping up supplies of its CoronaVac to Brazil and other Latin American countries where Covid-19 infections are threatening to overwhelm public health services. ... Meanwhile, several European nations are reportedly in discussions to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine ... China’s and Russia’s vaccines have been shown to be effective against Covid-19 symptoms and safe ... they are willing to provide license agreements for local production which would expedite supply logistics.... Visit Website ]
Mar 18, 2021, 2:42pm

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Cuba – a Solitary Voice Against Global Inequality
Ramona Wadi: The inability of capitalist countries to provide equal access to healthcare is being challenged by Cuba – under blockade, boasting one of the best and most accessible healthcare systems. ... Despite ongoing US hostility, Cuba has announced it will be creating enough doses – 100 million – to immunise its population and provide marginalised countries with access to the vaccines, which are less expensive and easier to transport than the brands used in the Western world... Visit Website ]
Mar 6, 2021, 4:06pm


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