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Leid Stories—Winnie Madikizela Mandela Dies at 81: What Manner of Woman?—04.03.18

Download this episode (right click and save) Winnie Madikizela Mandela, who died yesterday afternoon at a hospital in Johannesburg after a long illness, will be honored with a state funeral on April 14, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced yesterday. The announcement touched off new waves of emotion over whether such an honor should be bestowed on the nation’s former first lady, a …

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It’s All About Food – Melanie Joy, Beyond Beliefs – 01.30.18

Melanie Joy, Beyond Beliefs Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, celebrated speaker, and author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, which has been published in 12 languages. Dr. Joy is the eighth recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award, which was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Her work has …

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JOHN MICHAEL GREER – THE MYTH OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

To explore the messy future that modern industrial society is making for itself, it’s necessary now and again to stray into some of the odd corners of human thought. Over the decade and a bit that this blog has been engaged in that exploration, accordingly, my readers and I have gone roaming through quite an assortment of topics—politics, religion, magic, …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 09.09.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis continues with participants in the 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World, the UN Intenational Day of Peace, the Vigil for Peace and Ecology and the 2016 Tele-summit. Guests are Rick Ulfick, Monica Williard, Paul Sladkus, and Susana Bastarrica. Guests: Rick Ulfik is the Founder of  …

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Humanity should start saving nature and switch to 80 percent renewables by 2030, otherwise the Earth will keep losing species, and within 33 years around 800,000 forms of life will be gone, conservation biologist Reese Halter told RT’s News with Ed. Humans have changed the Earth so much that some scientists think we have entered a new geological age. According to a report in the Science Magazine, the Earth is now in the anthropocene epoch. Millions of years from now our impact on Earth will be found in rocks just like we see fossils of plants and animals which lived years ago – except this time scientists of the future will find radioactive elements from nuclear bombs and fossilized plastic.

Humanity should start saving nature and switch to 80 percent renewables by 2030, otherwise the Earth will keep losing species, and within 33 years around 800,000 forms of life will be gone, conservation biologist Reese Halter told RT’s News with Ed. Humans have changed the Earth so much that some scientists think we have entered a new geological age. According …

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Deirdre Fulton – The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch

The Anthropocene Epoch has begun, according to a group of experts assembled at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa this week. After seven years of deliberation, members of an international working group voted unanimously on Monday to acknowledge that the Anthropocene—a geologic time interval so-dubbed by chemists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000—is real. The epoch is thought to have begun …

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The Truth Comes Out: “This Is The Worst Global Dollar GDP Recession In 50 Years”

The following brief summary of the global economic situation should, once and for all, end all debate about whether the world is “recovering” or is now mired deep in a recession. From DB’s 2016 Credit Outlook Debt has continued to climb since the crisis with Global Debt/GDP still on the rise, with no obvious sign of when this rise stops …

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CAN LOTS OF VITAMIN D SHIELD PEOPLE FROM HIV?

High doses of vitamin D may be an effective way to for people to fight infections like HIV-1. “Vitamin D may be a simple, cost-effective intervention, particularly in resource-poor settings, to reduce HIV-1 risk and disease progression,” researchers write in a new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For the study, researchers looked at two …

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It’s All About Food – James Aspey, Voiceless365 – 09.22.15

James Aspey is a 28-year-old vegan, animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia. In 2014, he embarked on an unprecedented and life changing challenge. James took a 365 day VOW OF SILENCE to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. He did this while traveling around Australia, and also whilst cycling 5000 kilometers from Darwin to Sydney, in his popular campaign, Voiceless365. He then ended his vow, live, on Australia’s most popular morning TV show and now he’s sharing what he’s learned with the world! Find out more at www.jamesaspey.com.au.

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Norman Pollack – A Practical Guide to American Fascism: The Psychopathology of Liberalism

Republicans are the designated whipping boys for Reaction covering a wide swath of political culture, thought, and activity in America. The content is obvious, summarized as the militarization of advanced capitalism as it seeks to maintain its unilateral course of global supremacy, the effort breaking down in a world of decentralizing power relations, and thereby forcing America to ever greater …