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Heart of Mind Radio – 07.08.17

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis is joined by Katrina Taylor in an interview of Qamara Bey of Shastamedicine.com, about her healing retreats in Oregon and Mt. Shasta, California. In segment two we speak with the revolutionary filmmaker Greg Reitman about his film Rooted In Peace, which will be showing at the New York Open Center in New York on Thursday, July 13th at 8 PM. Folowing the film there will …

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Leid Stories—From New Orleans, Lessons About Police ‘Reform’—12.22.16

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans proudly announced Monday that the city had closed a “dark” chapter in its history that was written more than a decade ago. The city has worked out settlements, totaling $13.3 million, in three especially egregious police killings as well as with plaintiffs in other serious cases involving police brutality and lethal use of force. Most of the cases occurred during the time of Hurricane Katrina, in 2005.

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ANNALEE NEWITZ – Finding North America’s lost medieval city

A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy Mississippi River floodplains, blotting out the region’s tiny villages. Beginning in the late 900s, word about the city spread throughout the southeast. Thousands of people visited for feasts and rituals, lured by the promise of a new kind of civilization. Many …

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Susan Schulman – The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost

In 1936, Dutch geologist Jean Jacques Dozy climbed the world’s highest island peak: the forbidding Mount Carstensz, a snow-covered silver crag on what was then known as Dutch New Guinea. During the 4,800-metre ascent, Dozy noticed an unusual rock outcrop veined with green streaks. Samples he brought back confirmed exceptionally rich gold and copper deposits. Today, these remote, sharp-edged mountains …

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Global sea levels are rising fast, so where does that leave the cities most at risk?

Current projections of global average sea level rise are now expected to double by 2100, which would be severely damaging – if not disastrous – for many of theworld’s coastal cities, from Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai to New Orleans and Miami. Yet the upcoming United Nations conference on sustainable urban development,Habitat III, is unlikely to create the international …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 09.12.16

Fifteen years after 9/11 and Americans have learned very little about war, violence, revenge, history, terrorism and empire. So, for today’s program, Vince plays Howard Zinn’s famous speech,”Three Holy Wars” (The Revolutionary War, The Civil War and World War II) because these idealized wars must be questioned if we ever hope to stop the madness of U.S. Empire. http://meditationsandmolotovs.podbean.com

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Rob Verchick – Our Energy Grid Is Incredibly Vulnerable

When I dream about Hurricane Katrina (and I still do), it always starts with the refrigerators. Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Amana. Hundreds of thousands of these abandoned appliances stood duct-taped shut on the curbs and yards of homes throughout New Orleans. Many were spray-painted with whimsical or forbidding messages. “Funky. Not in a good way.” “Free Beer and Maggots.” “Smells …

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Long-Time Vegetarians may Have Altered DNA – This is What it Means

A new study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution suggests that consuming a long-term vegetarian diet may alter human DNA and make people more susceptible to some cancers and heart disease. This, according to researchers, is because DNA makes vegetarians more susceptible to inflammation by boosting arachidonic acid, a substance linked to cancer and inflammation. The study suggests that because of this, vegetarian populations have a 40% increased …

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Bill Quigley – America’s #1 Incarceration State

In 2014, the US Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1 [3], among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over 100 points ahead of next highest state Oklahoma.   Because the US leads the world in incarcerating [4] its people, this means Louisiana is number one in the world.   Compare [4] Louisiana’s rate of 816 people per 100,000 with Russia’s 492, …

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Bruce Wilson – Cruz Super PAC Head Promotes ‘Biblical’ Slavery for Non-Christians

Since 2013 (and with growing interest, especially since Ted Cruz mounted his bid for the presidency), various authors have sought to address Cruz’ ties to the diffuse but widespread movement known as dominionism. But most of these various treatments seem to share common flaws—they typically focus on a few details but miss the extensive range of evidence tying Ted Cruz …