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Vicki Batts – Collusion: DEA bans plant medicines, then Big Pharma patents them for profits

Is the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) really looking out for anyone’s best interests with their latest stand on natural, medicinal plants like cannabis and kratom? Most would tend to disagree with them, just on principal. But a deeper look into the matter reveals that their intent may be far more sinister than they want us to believe. While the DEA …

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What Women Must Know – Staying Cool, Calm, Collected and Focused with GABA with Brian Cunningham – 12.01.16

Brian Cunningham, MS is the founder of Pure Life. With a graduate degree in Epidemiology from New York Medical College that focused on nutrition, he has over 20 years experience in a variety of related fields. This includes environmental health, pharmaceutical & medical research, nutrition and fitness training. This unique background gives Brian insight into the many factors that affect our health & emotional well being.

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Global Alert News – 11.26.16

It is now standard operating procedure for the US military and the US media to publicly accuse any country (they wish to demonize) of any crime they can fabricate with virtually not a shred of proof to substantiate their accusations. The completely out of control corporate police state is fully demonstrating their tyranny at the Dakota pipeline protest. A Fukushima …

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Ilana Novick – The Power of Magical Thinking: Overnight a 300% Increase in Republicans Who Think the Economy Is Doing Better

While many Americans are questioning the validity of our polls, given that so many did a poor job of predicting Trump’s election, the Gallup Organization released a new one on Tuesday that provides insight into Republican’s economic views following the election. Apparently a white nationalist know nothing in the White House was not enough to dim their confidence in the economy. …

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Jason Best – Organic farming in the U.S. is now bigger than ever

More than 4 million acres of U.S. farmland now are devoted to organic agriculture, according to a new report from the market research firm Mercaris, a record that marks an 11 percent increase over two years ago. The number of certified organic farms is close to 15,000, rising just over 6 percent since 2014. While it may not be shocking …

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Mark Karlin – How Capitalism Fosters Bullying

The following is an interview exploring the systemic problem of bullying in US society. Truthout speaks with Charles Derber and Yale R. Magrass, authors of Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society. Mark Karlin: We often approach bullying from a single perspective. For instance, someone might start a campaign to stop bullying in the schools. The subheadline in …

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Leid Stories—Lots to Talk About? Talk About It on “Free Your Mind Friday!”—09.16.16

It’s our weekly gathering for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and what you have to say—about the news and issues of the day or about anything—is the “star” of the show. Call 888-874-4888 and free your mind! Download this episode (right click and save)

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Lauren McCauley – Seriously ‘Sinister’ Big Pharma: Opioid Maker Bankrolls Opposition to Pro-Pot Referendum

It has been revealed that the maker of a powerful, addictive opioid drug is bankrolling the opposition to the effort to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational use in Arizona. The Phoenix New Times reported Thursday that Insys Therapeutics, the company behind the fentanyl-based medication Subsys, made a $500,000 donation to the group Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy (ARDP), which is leading the …

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Will Big Pharma try to buy the marijuana industry, or block it?

After decades and decades of fighting, marijuana truly seems to be on the verge of being completely decriminalized. It’s been on the horizon for quite some time now, and the day that every cannabis advocate in the country — as well as non-smoking libertarians who simply believe in the freedoms of the American people — has been waiting for is sure to …