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Global Alert News – 02.24.18

Carefully crafted social conditioning has convinced the majority of the US population that their government and military is just and benevolent. Does the historical record in any way support such a conclusion? We are all living in a real life version of “The Truman Show”, in which public perceptions are almost completely manipulated by mainstream media weapons of mass deception. …

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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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Wayne Pacelle – Elephants in Drastic Decline, Says First-Ever Pan-African Survey

The number of elephants in the African savanna is in drastic decline, their population having dwindled by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Great Elephant Census, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants. The recently released report [3] was funded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen. This extraordinarily detailed and comprehensive effort, which required the participation of 90 scientists doing on-the-ground …

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Leid Stories—Wanted: Your Keen Analysis of the Zillion Ways The Duopoly Drove Us Crazy This Week—08.05.16

Soooo much to talk about—a week in which just about everything and everyone in politics went off the deep end. As survivors of the madness, it falls us to put things in [proper] perspective. Help keep the insidious mind benders at bay. Tell us what we need to know about their shenanigans. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories. …

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Report Shows How War Profiteers Are Now Refugee Profiteers, Too

As Europe comes to terms with a Brexit vote fueled in large part by anti-immigrant hate-mongering, a new report exposes how war profiteers are influencing EU policy to make money from unending Middle East conflicts as well as the wave of refugees created by that same instability and violence. The report (pdf), Border Wars: The Arms Dealers Profiting from Europe’s Refugee Tragedy, released jointly …

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William R. Polk – Muslim Memories of West’s Imperialism

One result of the great transformation we call the Industrial Revolution in the northern hemisphere was the increasing scale of the European commercial, political and military domination of societies and states scattered from Morocco to Indonesia and from Central Asia deep into Africa. For convenience, because of their location, their relative weakness and their Islamic orientation, I called these Afro-Asian …

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CESAR CHELALA – Environmental Degradation’s Heavy Toll on Women and Children

In 1975, at the Mexico City First World Conference on Women, Vandana Shiva, the Indian scholar and environmental activist, introduced the issue of women’s relationship to the environment. At the time, concern was raised about the depletion of forestry resources and women’s role in agriculture, and a connection was made between the impact environmental development had on women. Over the …

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ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH & ANTHONY A. GABB – Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

Under the feudal mode of production, peasants were often allowed to cultivate plots of land for themselves on a rental basis. However, those tenant farmers rarely succeeded in becoming landowners in their own rights because a major share of what they harvested was taken away by landlords as rent, often leaving them with a bare subsistence amount of what they …

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Sailing ships back in vogue as a green alternative to conventional shipping

One of the world’s oldest methods of transporting goods is making an unlikely comeback. Sailing ships, which kept the British Empire in tea, sugar and tobacco, are back in vogue as a green alternative to conventional shipping. Wine, coffee, cacao beans and rum are among the items filling holds on a growing number of ships that are reviving old trade …

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Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor – New World Order: The Founding Fathers

This article was first published in July 2013 Rich and powerful elites have long dreamed of world control. The ambitious Romans, Attila the Hun, great Muslim leaders of Medieval Spain, the Mughals of India all exercised immense influence over different parts of the globe in set periods of recognised ascendancy. Sometimes tribal, sometimes national, sometimes religious, often dynastic, their success …