*
*
There are people on the right with every reason to be upset about the way the country is going. And the same holds true for the real anti-fascist left, does it not?

American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

As a member of the real anti-fascist left (not the paid provocateur type) it’s been kinda hard for me over the past week or so. Even before that really  because folks on the left think I’m going all… alt right or something for simply pointing out that there really is a war going on in the heavens and some faction of the masters of the universe want more war and regime change from Trump’s administration than they are getting. But this past week and my coverage of the event in Charlottesville and the subsequent shutting down of free speech and the corporate/fascist media’s attempt at justification of political violence from one side and not the other has left a bad taste in some readers’ mouths I suppose.

Anyone got proof of Soros paying antifa? So antifa =…

View original post 1,147 more words

*
*
People have until Sept 13 to submit comments to the FDA about legalizing canabidiol (CBD) – which has documented effectiveness in numerous forms of cancer: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FDA-2017-N-4515-0001

Nwo Report

This is the moment to tell the FDA what you think of cannabidiol (CBD) before it is labelled a scheduled drug and restricted internationally.

By Carey Wedler:

On Monday, the FDA invited the public to submit comments on the potential benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), along with a handful of other substances.

Published in the federal register, the announcement explained that the FDA is “requesting interested persons to submit comments concerning abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of 17 drug substances.” The agency will eventually submit a report including this public input to the World Health Organization, which will use the information to make decisions regarding legal access to the substances. The FDA will collaborate with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce the report.

Related: Half Of CBD UsersQuit Prescribed Drugs…

View original post 986 more words

Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman

Mel Bucklin (2004)

Film Review

Other than the pro-capitalist depiction of the self-governing anarchist democracy Franco and his Wall Street supporters overturned during the Spanish Civil war, most of this documentary is historically accurate. The commentary, in contrast, is sentimental psychobabble and considerably detracts from the film.

The film beings with Goldman’s arrival in the US in 1885 at age 16 – escaping from an arranged marriage in czarist Russia. It would be four years before she connected with anarchists and other radicals in New York City.

The Panic of 1893, in which the US economy nearly collapsed, would launch her into the public spotlight. She led numerous protests marches of unemployed workers and spent a year in jail for incitement to riot. There was a crowd of 2,800 waiting outside the workhouse on her release.

American anarchists were extremely well-organized during a period of massive labor unrest and saw the wisdom of promoting a powerful speaker like Goldman. She believed that America’s founding father had a hidden libertarian/anarchist streak that had been corrupted by capitalism and often quoted from Jefferson and Paine.

In addition to speeches educating people about anarchism (ie replacing the state with self-governing workers committees and cooperatives), she also lectured widely about free speech, equal rights and economic independence for women, free love and birth control (she was sentenced to 15 days in jail for advocating for birth control in public).

She was an enormously popular speaker and received wide coverage in the mainstream media.

She also campaigned heavily against US entry into World War I, and in June 1917 was sentenced to 22 months for conspiracy to violate the Draft Act.

Shortly after her release in 1919 she was deported to Russia along with thousands of other Eastern European immigrants illegally arrested and deported during the Palmer Raids.

For me the most interesting part of the film concerns her meeting with Lenin in 1921.

*
*
Research continues to confirm the adverse effects of sugar intake.

Openhearted Rebel

By Anna Hunt, Waking Times

“Sweet food has been found to induce positive feelings in the short-term. People experiencing low mood may eat sugary foods in the hope of alleviating negative feelings. Our study suggests a high intake of sugary foods is more likely to have the opposite effect on mental health in the long-term.” ~ Anika Knüppel, Ph.D. student at the Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London

Knuppel’s research supplements many other scientific studies on the link between sugar and mental health. In the end, they all seem to reach the same conclusion: In addition to the physical damage sugar does to our body, an effect on mental health definitely exists. What we presently don’t know is the magnitude or the exact scope of these negative effects.

View original post 651 more words

*
*
One great difference with all of these previous historic assemblies: like the Venezuelan Assembly of 1999, the members are not representatives of parties or elites. The members of Venezuela’s ANC are citizens, not hand picked elites or individuals chosen by parties.

Journal of People

by Edu Montesanti

teleSUR | August 17, 2017

Chavistas march in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Chavistas march in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | Photo: AVN
teleSUR speaks with Venezuelan sociologist Maria Paez about regional aggression against the socialist-led government. 

As Venezuela continues to face pressure from the United States and its regional allies, teleSUR spoke to Maria Paez, a Venezuelan sociologist who explained the significance of the country’s National Constituent Assembly, ANC, and resistance to U.S. aggression.

View original post 2,046 more words

assange
By Alex Christoforou | The Duran | August 18, 2017

The Duran reported that on Tuesday, US Congressman from California, Dana Rohrabacher had a private meeting with Julian Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Rohrabacher is known as a strong Trump supporter and something of a foreign policy maverick who was once in the running to be Trump’s Secretary of State.

Rohrabacher confirmed that after speaking with Assange…

it was clear that Russia had no role in leaking the infamous DNC emails which further destroyed Hillary Clinton’s credibility as an honest and competent would-be leader.

Julian Assange has refused to divulge any information on the meeting.

Now, in breaking news, The Gateway Pundit is reporting that Rep. Rohrabacher says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be pardoned by President Trump for providing information about the source of Democrat National Committee emails leaked during the 2016 presidential election. . .

Source: Julian Assange pardon inches closer as true source of DNC leak may finally be exposed

*
*
We can’t change the future by trying to erase the past. Tearing down a statue is not a solution to racism — ending the drug war is.

Tales from the Conspiratum

Jim Crow laws weren’t overturned because people went around town tearing down statues.

Source: Dear America: If You Want to Stop Racism, Tear Down the Drug War—Not Statues

thefreethoughtproject.com

We cannot change the future by trying to erase the past. Tearing down a statue is not a solution to racism — ending the drug war is. 

statue

On Monday, protesters — reacting to the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend — brought a ladder and some rope to North Carolina and tore down a near century old statue of a Confederate soldier. Unsurprisingly, nothing changed. However, the Durham Police Department and the Durham County Sheriff’s Office announced that they will be seeking criminal charges for those involved in the destruction of the statue.

Watching people wage violence against their fellow human in the name of protecting or tearing down some arbitrary government artifact is as…

View original post 1,151 more words