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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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US Facing Mexico’s Ban on GM-Corn Imports
Timothy A. Wise: Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree to phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically modified corn. ... agricultural policies have begun to favor Mexican producers, particularly small-scale farmers, and protect consumers alarmed by the rise of obesity and chronic diseases associated with high-fat, high-sugar processed foods ... In banning glyphosate, the decree cites the precautionary principle and the growing body of scientific research showing the dangers of the chemical ... citing the World Health Organization’s warning that the chemical is a “probable carcinogen.”... Visit Website ]
Feb 25, 2021, 2:55pm

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Why are Effective and Inexpensive Chinese and Russian Vaccines Unavailable in Much of the West?
Kim Petersen: China obviously has a historical background in strengthening the immune response of people. Yet, in the western media, one seldom reads or hears about the Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. Neither were we well informed about the effectiveness of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine ... western mass media has, apparently, been effective in stirring up a distrust of COVID-19 vaccines from China and Russia ... Back in October 2020, Fortune.com proclaimed in its headline: “World’s vaccine testing ground deems Chinese COVID candidate ‘the safest, most promising." ... why would governments play politics with the health of their populace?... Visit Website ]
Feb 16, 2021, 2:23pm

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“Our society is sick:” The Lancet condemns American capitalism
Andre Damon: On Thursday, the British medical journal The Lancet published its official report, three years in the making, on the Trump administration’s health care record. ... found the Trump administration directly responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people during the pandemic ... “An emboldened plutocracy, under the guise of deregulation and austerity, has augmented its wealth and power by re-regulating markets to their advantage and adjusting government budgets for their own gain” ... widening income inequality has widened inequalities in health ... “The suffering and dislocation inflicted by COVID-19 has exposed the frailty of the US social and medical order”... Visit Website ]
Feb 12, 2021, 2:45pm

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Farmers’ Protest in India: Price of Failure Will Be immense
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. ... this illusion of choice often comes at the expense of food security in poorer countries that were compelled to restructure their agriculture to facilitate agro-exports courtesy of the World Bank, IMF, the WTO and global agribusiness interests. ... trade policies had favoured a greater reliance on heavily processed and refined foods with a long shelf life ... the overweight and obesity emergency that Mexico faces could have been avoided... Visit Website ]
Feb 9, 2021, 3:49pm

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The Definitive Case for ‘Medicare For All’
Nathan J. Robinson: A new book from healthcare experts Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and Micah Johnson makes it clear that M4A is possible in the present—and more urgent than ever. ... M4A is a sensible alternative to the existing healthcare financing system ... The core problem is that U.S. healthcare costs people far too much money, and isn’t actually very good. ... the basic dysfunctions of the U.S. healthcare systems—multi-hundred-thousand dollar surprise bills, the search for “in network” providers, protracted negotiations with insurance companies, sudden losses of coverage, the endless confusing bureaucracy. ... care is being paid for by the government rather than a private company, but they are no less covered ... It’s socialized insurance... Visit Website ]
Feb 3, 2021, 3:58pm

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COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Want to Keep Getting Billions in Public Money With No Strings Attached
Julia Rock: Drug companies have received over $10 billion from the US government for COVID-19 vaccine production. Yet those companies weren’t required to offer their vaccines at fair prices or share intellectual property rights — and they want to keep it that way. ... BioNTech, the company Pfizer worked with to develop its COVID-19 vaccine, also received funding from the German government. ... the vaccines also contain wholly publicly developed technologies, raising questions about intellectual property rights... Visit Website ]
Feb 2, 2021, 4:42pm

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Beyond COVID-19: the Power Struggle Over Alternatives for Health Care Reform
John P. Geyman: Today we face the COVID-19 pandemic, with its resultant economic downturn and systemic racism—the triple crises that have exposed the serious problems of U. S. health care. It is now obvious to most observers that the system is broken ... We currently have three reform alternatives ... Build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - Band Aid ... Medicare for Some; Variants of a Public Option -- Would leave a failing private health insurance industry in place... Medicare for All --- This is the most logical and only alternative that can bring universal coverage to accessible, affordable health care for our population... Visit Website ]
Nov 20, 2020, 3:05pm

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The ethics of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test vaccines
Sigal Samuel: They’re young. They’re healthy. And they want scientists to give them a candidate vaccine and then deliberately expose them to the coronavirus, so we can all find out faster whether the vaccine is effective. ... This is called a human challenge trial ... A challenge trial eliminates the whole wait-and-see period by vaccinating people, exposing them to the virus on the spot, and seeing how well the vaccine protects them. ... A human challenge trial is set to begin in London in January, assuming it gets final ethics and regulatory approval. ... So far, the US has not given the green light to such a trial... Visit Website ]
Nov 17, 2020, 12:32pm

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What’s Not Being Said About Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine
F. William Engdahl: The Pharma giant Pfizer has now announced what they claim were spectacular results in initial human tests. They use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision. ... Clearly the well-established Precautionary Principle–if in serious doubt, don’t– is being ignored by Fauci, Pfizer/BioNTech and others in rushing to approve the new mRNA vaccine for coronavirus. Messenger RNA technology has yet to produce an approved medicine, let alone a vaccine... Visit Website ]
Nov 13, 2020, 2:53pm

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Nuking Itself… How Russophobia Led the U.S. to Bomb its Own Citizens
Finian Cunningham: Generations of countless Americans have been contaminated and sickened by the first-ever atomic bomb test. The Trinity explosion on July 16, 1945, was carried out in the New Mexico desert. ... The American government conducted the explosion in secret, unbeknownst to the population of New Mexico. ... Incredibly, there has never been a federal investigation into establishing the human health impact from that atomic test explosion. ... It is one of the poorest states in the U.S., with large numbers of native Americans and Latinos. In selecting the test site for the A-bomb, there was a tacit racism among planners in Washington who viewed the area and its population as expendable... Visit Website ]
Oct 26, 2020, 2:46pm


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