By Amelia Kinney, True Activist
Deaths due to opioid overdose have risen most among people ages 25-44.
Last year in the US, deaths from drug overdose surpassed deaths from car accidents. Now, research shows that the opioid epidemic (heroin, Fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.) has officially driven down life expectancy for Americans—unprecedented for a developed nation and former leader in longevity. Continue reading Shorter Life Expectancy In U.S. Attributed To Painkiller Epidemic
Propaganda isn’t just a thing of the past. Modern day propaganda is all around us. Part 1 of this series uncovers lies in the realm of geopolitics.
By Makia Freeman (Contributor, Openhearted Rebel), The Freedom Articles
Modern day propaganda
is all around us. However, people have usually become so numb to it that they can no longer perceive it. Many people choose ignorance, complacency or apathy to deal with it. Often you can observe groups developing societal Stockholm Syndrome, where they praise they captors out of a forlorn hope that by doing so that may somehow change things or alleviate the pain. Continue reading Top 7 Pieces of Modern Day Propaganda – Part 1 (Geopolitics)
By Cassius Kamarampi, The Mind Unleashed
A Chinese internet giant called Tencent (one of the largest corporations in China) recently announced that they would build an artificial intelligence lab in Seattle.
To understand what forces steer the trajectory of our future now, and where we will be in the future, we must pay attention to moves like this.
Few available details can be found from articles like this one from Technology Review: Continue reading Chinese Internet Giant Opens Artificial Intelligence Lab in US: Spent Billion on Tesla Shares
By Darius Shahtahmasebi, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) The United States will no longer be focusing on removing Syrian president Bashar al-Assad from office, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday.
“Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” Haley told a small group of journalists, as reported by Reuters. “Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria.”
“We can’t necessarily focus on Assad the way that the previous administration did,” Haley added. Continue reading End in Sight for Syrian Civil War? U.S. Now Says Assad Can Stay in Power
By Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post
If new reports are accurate, the Trump administration is now doing all it can to not only continue Obama’s war crimes in Syria but apparently to do so in the most visible fashion possible. Only a few days after mobilizing U.S. troops in Northern Syria near Manbij, the United States has allegedly launched airstrikes in al-Jineh under the guise of targeting terrorist organization, Ahrar al-Sham, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Instead of hitting terrorists, however, reports are suggesting that the U.S. simply blew up a mosque, killing around forty civilians.
At the very beginning, of course, the Western media apparently ran headlines claiming that it was the Russians who bombed the mosque. Later, it was reported that it was the United States who was the responsible party; however, the Russian headlines were scrubbed and new stories published reporting the bombing as well as the public denials by the U.S. military. Continue reading Did The U.S. Really Bomb A Mosque In Syria? Many Factors At Play In Latest Reports
By Isaac Davis, Waking Times
Among the many other landmark events that took place in 2016, the United States military dropped a whopping 26,171 bombs in foreign nations. This is hardly good news for those on the receiving end, and as conflict spreads in the Middle East and government pushes for all out war with Russia and China, ordinary Americans, those who foot the war bill with tax money, have some soul-searching to do.
Are the values this nation was founded on best shared with the world through violence and destruction? Has American ingenuity in all matters of science and productivity been eclipsed by out capacity to exert the will of the oligarchy though police actions and indiscriminate bombing? Is there ever a moment when enough is enough, and we admit that bombing people doesn’t create peace or achieve the aspirations of a free and moral people? Continue reading 72 Bombs a Day – How the U.S. Spreads Democracy and Freedom
By Cassius Kamarampi, Era of Wisdom
(Era of Wisdom) A woman fighting the DAPL pipeline at Standing Rock made a video describing chemical warfare being used against protesters.
She described a November 14 incident where helicopters were encircling protesters at night with no lights on. She says from 1:40 to 2:20 am, an aircraft was circling the encampment. Then, at 5:30 am an aircraft was observed that looked like a crop duster: she described 2 hoses under each wing and suspects they were spraying some kind of chemical or bacterial agent on them.
The history of biological, chemical warfare on US citizens is a long, long history that continues to the present day. To explore this history, we made this comprehensive video/article.
Allegation Of Chemical Warfare Against Standing Rock Water Protectors
Chemtrails Can Be Biowarfare, or Geoengineering: History of Biological, Chemical Experiments on Citizens
This article (Standing Rock Woman Alleges Chemical Warfare, Planes Spraying: US Has Long History of Biowarfare) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Era of Wisdom.org.
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By Amanda Froelich, Natural Blaze
It’s taken some time for word to spread due to the focus on Presidential-elect Donald Trump, but on November 8th, voters in Sonoma County successfully passed Measure M to make growing genetically modified crops illegal.
Measure M passed 55.9% to 44.1% in the county, and led to the largest ever GMO-free zone in the U.S. being formed. Jumboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, and Trinity Counties have all successfully banned the cultivation of GMO crops in the past. Now, a total of 13,734 square miles is GMO-free, reports Sustainable Pulse. Continue reading Sonoma County Voter Success Leads To Largest GMO-Free Zone In U.S.
By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze
As the United States marches forward with its war of terror abroad it is, as predicted by researchers and informed observers many years ago, clamping down on the domestic population at home. Indeed, it is virtually inevitable that the great eating machine of the empire returns home to be turned on the people who ignored it while it was grinding up so many innocent lives overseas.
So as the war drums beat louder and as America ekes closer toward the impending Clinton coronation and the possibility of the declaration of yet another “no fly zone,” this time over Syria, becomes more and more likely, it is poetic justice that a no-fly zone is being declared inside the United States. Continue reading U.S. Takes A Stab At A No Fly Zone In Two Places – Syria And Standing Rock
By Isaac Davis, Waking Times
Upon completion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, Dr. Benjamin Franklin was asked by an interested citizen, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?.” His reply has become famous in the annals of American history: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
He said this because he knew all too well that a constitutional republic was a historically unique and treasured form of self-rule, and he also knew that the nature of government is to swiftly advance toward tyranny, no matter what rule set originally defined it. Continue reading The Communist Manifesto More Applicable in U.S. than the Constitution