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Project Censored – 07.18.17

Mnar Muhawesh is the guest for the first half of the show; she explains why she created Mint Press News,  as well as her experience of being a Muslim woman doing journalism in the U.S.Later in the program, the three hosts have a panel discussion covering, among other topics,  the various connotations of the word “nationalist.”  Web sites mentioned on …

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Out of 8 companies surveyed, only Twitter would rule out helping Trump build a database of Muslims

Trump’s Muslim database promise was extreme, even by Trump’s standards; worse news, the US tech industry has built out a surveillance capability that would let him do it. The Intercept — noting that the CEO of IBM (whose complicity in previous genocides should never be forgotten) had personally written to Trump to offer Big Blue’s assistance — asked 8 tech …

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John Seymour – Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan or methods or agree completely on how to homestead. Some people like cows; other people are afraid of them. Some people like goats; other people cannot keep them out of the garden. Some people will not …

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Oxytocin enhances spirituality, new study says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality. In the study, men reported a greater sense of spirituality shortly after taking oxytocin and a week later. Participants who took oxytocin also experienced more positive emotions during meditation, said lead author Patty Van Cappellen, …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 09.16.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis speaks with Indigenous Wisdom Keeper and organizing Grandfather “Mezatzin Azteka Yolokalli” to talk on Re-encounter of Indigenous People of the Eagle with the People of the Condor in Concordance. UEI Tlatokan… Grand Council: 10 +1 Sacred Circle of Grandmothers & Grandfathers Sages of the Planet. A series of events Septebmer 21-25, 2016.

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Study: Freedom of religion, civic rights were important components of a ‘Muslim nation’

Prophet Muhammad believed that freedom of religion and civic rights were important components of a ‘Muslim nation,’ according to a Rice University analysis of the prophet’s covenants with Christians. The researcher argues that the covenants can be used to develop a stronger democratic partnership between Muslims and Christians in the Islamic world and elsewhere. “Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in …

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Derek Royden – Friend or Foe? How Turkey’s Turn Toward Authoritarianism Threatens Syria and the World

“We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” -Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey There was a time, not so very long ago, when all seemed well with the Turkish Republic. Although the country’s long running efforts to join the EU had been stymied, through canny diplomacy Turkey had …

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Toxic exposures caused illness in gulf war veterans, new report says

Twenty-five years after 700,000 U.S. troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low casualties, research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf War Illness, a complex and debilitating disorder that affects as many as 250,000 of those deployed, according to a new report led by a Boston University School of Public …