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William Loren Katz – A Seminole Christmas Gift of Freedom

On Christmas Day in 1837, Africans and Native Americans who formed Florida’s Seminole Nation defeated a vastly superior U.S. invading army bent on cracking this early rainbow coalition and returning the Africans to slavery. The Seminole victory stands as a milestone in the march of American liberty. Though it reads like a Hollywood thriller, this amazing story has yet to …

Urban farm plot in Coney Island, New York

Erin Sagen and Araz Hachadourian – From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food Local

Oklahoma As the proverb goes, no self-respecting Cherokee would ever be without a corn patch. But since the Trail of Tears, the nation had forgotten how to farm corn or, for that matter, any other heirloom crop cultivated from seeds passed down from their ancestors. The effects of this loss had been devastating: Diabetes and obesity were on the rise, …

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What Women Must Know – What Your Body is Telling You: The Connection between Emotions and Illness with Luke Adler – 11.17.16

Luke is a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in the state of Oregon. He is also a Diplomat of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which is the highest level of national certification for Chinese Medicine. He studied Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica, California at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. As part of his training at Emperor’s, Luke completed medical externships at the Venice family clinic in West Los Angeles and the UCLA Arther Ashe Medical Clinic. After completing his training at Emperor’s College, Luke spent three months practicing Chinese medicine and Acupuncture in an integrative clinic in rural India near Mumbai. In India Luke worked side by side with Allopathic doctors, nurses and Ayurvedic and Homeopathic physicians. He is the author of Born to Heal : Heal Yourself, Heal the World

Attica Correctional Facility is shown where inmate Valentino Dixon creates golf art in prison in Attica, N.Y., Thursday, May 16, 2013.   While serving a 39-year-to-life sentence for a murder he says he did not commit, Dixon draws, spending 10 to 12 hours a day illustrating a kind of serenity he has never known. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Chris Hedges – How Power Works

Heather Ann Thompson’s book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” is a detailed study of the inner workings of America. The blueprint for social control employed before and after the crushing of the Attica revolt is the same blueprint used today to keep tens of millions of poor people, especially poor people of …