Monday, October 24, 2016

Australia To Search Out And Prosecute Anti-Vax Nurses And Midwives; Calls For Public To Turn Them In

vaccine-australia-prosecutionBrandon Turbeville
October 22, 2016

While Australia whines about the lack of democracy and freedom in places like Syria, it is doing everything in its power to ensure that nothing resembling either of those things is allowed within its own borders.

Apparently having found itself in a race with France, Germany, the UK and the United States, for which country can eliminate personal liberties, freedom of speech – or even thought – while launching wars all across the world on the basis of protecting those things, Australia is proving itself to be a capable competitor.

The examples of Australia’s thought control policies are legion, but the most recent is surrounding the vaccination hysteria in the ability of free adults to choose whether or not they accept toxic chemicals (or life-saving medicines with no side effects) into their bodies.

According to a report by the Guardian, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has announced a fatwa of jihad against nurses and midwives who discourage vaccination or are critical of vaccines.

After releasing “vaccination standards” the board’s statement reads:

The board is taking this opportunity to make its expectations about providing advice on vaccinations clear to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives. The board expects all registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives to use the best available evidence in making practice decisions.

Of course, when the board says “best available evidence” it means vaccine fanaticism and unquestioning adherence to faith-based science.

Denver Backs Off Kratom Ban, But DEA Still Poised To Ban

kratom-ban-action-alertBrandon Turbeville
October 22, 2016

In another small victory for kratom and kratom freedom, Denver, Colorado’s Department of Environmental Health has announced its plan to lift the ban on kratom in the city. The announcement comes only weeks after the DEH ordered stores all across the city to stop selling kratom and kratom products.

The DEH order came as a result of an announcement by the DEA of the latter’s intention to place kratom on schedule one of the Controlled Substances List. The DEA ridiculously labeled kratom as an imminent threat and produced hyped nonsensical evidence to only half-way prove its case.

This police state measure resulted in a massive backlash from kratom users, kratom proponents and supporters of individual freedom. As a result of the massive pressure applied to the DEA and the members of Congress, the DEA backed off its original plan to ban kratom at the end of August and instead is waiting for a public comment period to take place as well as input from the FDA.

Danica Lee, the Director on Inspections at the Denver Department of Environmental Health stated that, “The DEA’s recent actions suggest that they may not think these products pose an imminent health hazard as they initially indicated. If new information comes to our attention about the hazards posed by these products, DEH will evaluate it and make adjustments, if need be, to remain protective of public health.”

Despite these minor victories, kratom is by no means out of the woods. The DEA has merely kicked the can down the road for a few months, conveniently during the holidays when most Americans are concerned with shopping and family matters.

Factory Farms Make North And South Carolina Flood Waters A Toxic Soup

800px-fema_-_399_-_photograph_by_dave_saville_taken_on_09-19-1999_in_north_carolinaBrandon Turbeville
October 22, 2016

In another example of the dangers posed by factory farms, the flood waters left by Hurricane Matthew all over North and South Carolina have brought with it the hundreds and hundreds of rotting hog and chicken carcasses leaving a toxic soup of contaminated flood water all across eastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina.

Because North Carolina is one of the largest factory farm states in the entire country, rising water poses a special danger, especially in places like Tar Hill, a small North Carolina town that is actually home to the world’s largest pork production plant. Just in Duplin county alone, more than 2 million hogs are raised. Thus, when the flood waters rise, the factory farm animals simply meet a gruesome death sooner than otherwise planned.

After the waters reach a certain point, however, those carcasses rise to the surface, rot in the sun, decay, and marinate before spreading out amongst the water that has seeped into homes, drinking water systems and virtually everywhere. In Nichols, South Carolina, where hog carcasses had floated and peppered in between homes in the town, home owners who had evacuated returned to inspect the damage only to be greeted with a horrific smell, driving them back out of the town again.

Hog waste lagoons, an environmental catastrophe in their own right, also pose a threat because when the water reaches them, it also carries the waste with it. Hog waste and animal carcasses of course will mix with sewer overflows, oil tankers and other chemical production facilities to ensure an environmental catastrophe.

While the flood waters are not the fault of the farm itself, mass scale factory farming and centralized, industrial-scale farm units play a major role in making the flood waters even worse.

U.S. regime change and war against Syria, disguised as a war against ISIS

Afraa Dagher
October 18, 2016

The US is not fighting ISIS in Syria. Together with its ally Saudi Arabia it is using ISIS and other Wahhabi terrorist groups like Jabhat Al-Nusra to wage a war of aggression against Syria so that it can take control of Syria and gain possession of the resources of the Middle East.

We may as well start with the US-led “anti-ISIS” coalition airstrikes on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the Thardeh Mountain in Deir El-Zour.

These airstrikes were an act of aggression against the Syrian Arab Army, which has been fighting terrorists from the beginning, whether these groups go by the name of the ‘Free Syrian Army’, ‘Al-Nusra Front’, ‘Fath al-Sham’, or what has now become the biggest phenomenon since the Taliban: ISIS.This act of aggression was not just a violation of the ceasefire. It was an act of direct help for the terrorists, for ISIS above all.

The Thardeh Mountains are strategically important for the defence of the Queries Airbase. Their fall would also open up all of Deir El Zour to terrorist control. From there ISIS can spread into other areas of Syria.

US bombing of Syrian Arab Army positions was intended to give ISIS air cover for an offensive intended to enable it to expand across Syria.

The US not only bombed Syrian military positions. It also bombed bridges in Deir El-Zour province. It did so in the knowledge that the bridges were the terrorists’ escape route to Iraq.

After the bombing of the bridges this escape route has been closed. Terrorists who want to escape Syria for Iraq can no longer do so. They have to stay in Syria and wreak their havoc here, draining the power of the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian allies.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In Effort To Save Saudi Arabia From The Houthis, Has The U.S. Created Another Gulf Of Tonkin?

uss-mason-takes-part-in-live-fire-exercisesBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 20, 2016

No longer content to lead from behind with the occasional drone bomb, the United States has now resorted to launching missiles from battleships off the Yemeni coast into the embattled nation. Having launched attacks at several Houthi “command and control” centers allegedly housing radar, the U.S. is once again only entrenching its position as a great force for evil and destruction the world over.

Per the usual, the U.S. justification for the attack is questionable at best, and, in the end, an example of just how arrogant and aggressive U.S. foreign policy is toward the rest of the world and, in particular, those nations and forces who do not capitulate to U.S. interests.

According to mainstream press reports and the U.S. government itself, the United States responded to alleged missiles being fired from Houthi-occupied territory at the U.S. battleship U.S.S. Mason. After four alleged missiles being fired in two alleged separate incidents, the U.S. ship, which was operating off the coast of Yemen, fired missiles at the Houthi radar locations.

The Western press has, of course, responded in a predictable fashion by rushing to point out that the U.S. position was entirely justified and was nothing more than retaliation at unprovoked threats produced by the “Iranian proxies” fighting against the democratic kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemeni territory.

“For the United States, it was simple retaliation: Rebels in Yemen had fired missiles at an American warship twice in four days, and so the United States hit back, destroying rebel radar facilities with missiles,” reads a report in the New York Times. But the framing of the incident assumes that the Houthis actually fired the missiles and that the U.S. merely acted in self-defense and retaliation. It also assumes that the U.S. was justified for having its ships off the coast of Yemen to begin with.

3 Corporations That Manufacture BPA

BPABrandon Turbeville
October 18, 2016

Ever wonder who actually makes the BPA that lines plastic water bottles, andvirtually every other consumable product packaging in the United States?

While the list is undoubtedly longer, we know of at least three major companies that produce and sell the gender-bending chemical known as bisphenol-A.

Unsurprisingly, the number one chemical producer in the United States – Dow Chemical – is one manufacturer. In addition, and also unsurprisingly, Bayer AG via its subsidiary, Bayer Polymers, is also a major producer.

With the recent merger between Bayer and Monsanto, however, Dow may be unseated as the top chemical maker, as Bayer/Monsanto seek to coat the world in pesticides, herbicides, and toxic plastic chemicals.

Hexion Specialty Chemicals is also a producer of BPA with its product being found in Deer Park Water bottles.

As Heather Callaghan writes,

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found in most plastics, cans, and other types of food and drink packaging is already linked to obesity, infertility and reproductive disorders in both genders, breast cancer, behavioral problems, and more. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 17, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
October 18, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 17, 2016

Brandon discusses his recent Mid East trip, Kratom, Syria, the Red Cross scam, and the hurricane disaster relief.



Let's Stop Losing Power And Bury The Lines

road-166543_960_720Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
October 15, 2016

The after effects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt along the East Coast, especially in South Carolina. These residual issues, after the water and winds have gone, take the form of crippling power outages lasting for days, leaving many without access to heat and food. After taking a look at the effects on the electrical grid, one thing is abundantly clear – changes must be made to the manner in which power is provided and transferred from the source to the American people.

It is well-known that the American electrical grid, even absent natural disasters, is already overtaxed, presenting an enormous risk not only to the living standards of the American people but also a legitimate national security concern. Michael Snyder of the Economic Collapse website has written extensively on the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid.

Consider his article “If One Storm Can Turn D.C. Dark For Several Days, What Would A Massive EMP Burst Do?” In his article, Snyder details the aftermath of the “derecho” that swept across the Midwest and South, leaving millions without power for almost a week.

What should be even more concerning is the fact that the American power grid is not so much a grid as it is a patchwork of varying methods of energy provision strung together in haphazard fashion. This is no way for the American people, who rely so much on electricity, to receive power in the 21st century.

Possible New Major Events.

nature-1673788_960_720-700x512Lanaria Amberkira
October 15, 2016

From The Netherlands

The world is now facing the possibility of a number of major events occurring in the very near future. 1) Bank Crisis. 2) Disunity and Elections in America and Europe. 3) Microchip implants.

1) Bank Crisis.

A crisis greater than 2008. The Deutsche Bank and the US Dollar are in dire straits.

Deutsche Bank’s fine hangs overhead, above the 13 billion mark, but now there is talk of reducing the penalty, being demanded by the US OMB due to tampering with American mortgages for 2008. It was one of the banks, which “was too large, to fall.” And yet, it is in great distress and in danger of falling. There is still very little learned, after Lehman Brothers and the banking crisis that followed.

This situation should cause great concern as it is a real threat for a financial waterloo.

Three possibilities can occur when if Deutsche Bank fell like a domino and took other banks takes with it. 1) Bankruptcy which could mean the collapse of the entire system. 2) Bail-in, which means that shareholders and depositors bear the cost, but this is both impracticable and impassable, because the debts are too high and the depositors and shareholders are certainly not sufficiently capable of filling the gap 3) Bail-out, which means that citizens and taxpayers have to pay it again. This is now denied by high and low, but what’s going to happen anyway. *

How are citizens going to pay? Our pensions and our savings will go to the emergency lending banks. Our prosperity, welfare and social gains will become even more undressed and our wages reduced or frozen. We will have to work even longer while the real rich, multinationals, banks once again benefit. One man’s death is another man’s poison.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

U.S./NATO Edge The Planet Closer To World War Three In Syria

russia-us-warBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 14, 2016

With the recent events transpiring in Syria – the U.S. bombing of Syrian government soldiers in Deir ez Zour and the subsequent sabre rattling of the United States and Russia – it is clear to anyone paying attention that the world is edging closer to the possibility of a major confrontation between two world nuclear powers. Such a confrontation would spell disaster not only for the populations of those countries but also for the entire earth if the full military power of Russia and the United States are ever set loose.

While panic is never the best option and constantly proclaiming that the end of the world is nigh is often an attempt to promote products and attract attention, we cannot ignore signs that the world is marching toward an abyss which, if pushed too far, it may not be able to step back from.

Over the past few weeks, however, the world, at the behest of the United States and NATO powers, has taken steps in that unfortunate direction. Indeed, the last two weeks have been a time of increasing sabre rattling on the part of the warmongering West and a statement of defiance by Russia, Syria, Iran, and now China.

The Kirby Warning

In the wake of the collapse of the ceasefire agreement in Syria during which neither the United States nor its terrorist pets abided by any of the terms of the agreements and where the United States ended up bombing Syrian military soldiers in Deir ez Zour in support of ISIS, a war of words ensued between the State Department spokesman, Samantha Power, and Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zhakarova.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Only In The World Of American Media Is Syria A Civil War

Syria PeaceBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 14, 2016

To the vast majority of Americans, the Syrian crisis (as well as the state of affairs in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc.) is merely a distant blip on a cluttered radar screen. Competing with issues affecting an individual’s daily life like wages, taxes, and free trade, that small portion of the American population who hasn’t completely zoned out of the political and current events sphere is increasingly overtaken with the necessities of survival. Those who are able to devote enough time to the Syrian crisis are confronted with an unprecedented onslaught of propaganda demonizing the Syrian government and the Syrian president as “killing his own people,” “brutal,” and “genocidal.” The Syrian people are also victims of the propaganda war as being obsessed with religion, divided, and opposed to their government.

As they are presented by the U.S. media, the Syrian people, like most other people across the world are completely dehumanized. In American media, Syrians are not human. They are numbers. 100 died today. 86 died the day before. Syrians are not mothers or sons. They are not fathers or little children, grandparents. They are blips on a screen and data in a spreadsheet. At least, this is how they are presented to an increasingly hardened American public, a nation that is becoming more and more desensitized to death, destruction, and degradation both at home and abroad.

Having recently concluded a trip to the Middle East, I can safely say that the claims made by Western media are the opposite of the truth.

While my visit centered in Lebanon, we had frequent opportunities to talk with ordinary Syrian citizens either visiting Lebanon or fleeing the ravages of the war in their home country. Indeed, Syrians and Syrian refugees were plentiful in Beirut and many would openly speak about the horrors visited upon them by the West’s proxy war and their trials outside Syria.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 10, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
October 10, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 10, 2016

Brandon interviews Jules of Before the First Cup on UCY. The two discuss "mad science" and disturbing technological advances.



Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 3, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
October 3, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 3, 2016

Brandon discusses the Kratom Ban (Action Alert!!), Syria, and Farm Aid 2016.



U.S. Says Russia Bombed Convoy Even If It Didn't

United States of America and RussiaBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 28, 2016

Throughout the entirety of the Syrian crisis, Western media outlets have misrepresented facts and presented outright lies to their audiences regarding virtually every aspect of the war but, particularly when it comes to specific occurrences used to gin up support for greater Western intervention in Syria, these outlets kick it up a notch, launching flurries of disinformation and misinformation designed to leave imprints of false narratives in the minds of half attentive audiences.

With the recent bombing of an aid convoy in Urm al-Kubra near Aleppo, the Western media (as well as the governments it speaks for) is conflating the convoy that was attacked with a convoy that never actually entered Syria and which appears to have been attacked by America’s rebels. Now, rogue generals within the U.S. military are declaring that the Russians are responsible for the attack despite having no evidence for their claims. In addition, these generals and the Secretary of Defense are saying that, even if the Russians didn’t drop the bombs, the Russians are guilty of attacking the convoy.

Seriously, they actually said that.

War of Words Continue Between U.S., Russia Diplomats Over American Aggression, U.K. Joins The Fray

obama syriaBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 28, 2016

The American airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour on Saturday have produced a chain reaction throughout the diplomatic world with Russia calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council regarding the attacks and causing a war of words between Russian and American ambassadors.

After Russia responded to the U.S. bombing by calling for an urgent meeting of the UNSC, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and notorious humanitarian bomber Samantha Power ranted and raved about the “embarrassment” that Russia was bringing on itself by daring to question the U.S. prerogative to bomb any and everywhere it wants.

“Why are we having this meeting tonight? It is a diversion from what is happening on the ground. If you don't like what is happening on the ground then you distract. It is a magician's trick… we encourage the Russian Federation to have emergency meetings with the Assad regime and deliver them to this deal," Power said.

"What Russia is alleging tonight is that somehow the United States is undermining the fighting against ISIL. The Russian spokesperson even said that the United States might be complicit in this attack… This is not a game," she exclaimed.

9 States With Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot

legalized-marijuanaBrandon Turbeville
September 26, 2016

While the November 2016 elections are clearly nothing to look forward to, there are some potential bright spots. The United States appears to be gradually coming out of its incredibly ridiculous War on Drugs psychosis as more and more Americans realize the counter-productive and oppressive nature of America’s drug policy.

Nowhere is this more evident then in the recent victories for marijuana that have taken place across the country. Most of these victories pertain to medical marijuana but some have also been recreational.

Now, nine states will have on their ballot, questions regarding some form of marijuana legalization. While there are often many nuances and important details regarding marijuana legalization, plebiscites assuming that the law does not cloak some other police state measure or corporate monopoly, it’s important for all people of good will to come out and support efforts to legalize marijuana even if they are only a minute step in the right direction.

Below is a list of states that will be deciding the popular vote whether or not to legalize marijuana or not in some capacity on November 8th.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - September 26, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
September 27, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - September 26, 2016

Brandon discusses the Kratom ban, action alerts, Syria, geopolitics, and the Charlotte shooting. Brandon also discusses Farm Aid.



Report: Syrian Government Says It Has Audio Recording Of U.S. Conversation With ISIS Before Attack On Syrian Military

isis_constitutionBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 26, 2016

According to a report from Russian news agency, Sputnik, Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of a conversation that took place between the United States military and ISIS fighters shortly before the U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government positions in Deir el-Zour that.

Likewise, the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria stated as much on Monday.

"The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor,” said Hadiya Khalaf Abbas as quoted by Al Mayadeen.

These statements appear to suggest that the conversation recorded by the Syrian government will definitively show coordination between the U.S. and ISIS against the Syrian military.

Indeed, during her visit to Iran, the head of the Syrian Parliament stated that, after the coalition airstrikes on Syrian government troops, the U.S. military directed the ISIS attack on the Syrian army that saw the terrorist organization temporarily gain territory surrounding Deir el-Zour.

If the claims of the Syrian officials quoted above are true, then we strongly encourage Syria to release the audio recordings for the world to hear.

That the United States has been responsible for the creation, support, direction, arming, and facilitation of ISIS has long been known in informed circles. However, an audio recording of cooperation between the U.S. and ISIS would effectively drive the last nail in the coffin of American credibility any semblance of honesty and logic in is “war on terror” that is, in reality, nothing but a “war of terror” against the world’s people.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Western Media Blames Russia, Syria For Attack On UN Convoy; Video And Photos Tell Different Story

e3ad39da-4bb2-400e-b50e-7fe123d83ee5_16x9_788x442Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 24, 2016

Throughout the entirety of the Syrian crisis, Western media outlets have misrepresented facts and presented outright lies to their audiences regarding virtually every aspect of the war but, particularly when it comes to specific occurrences used to gin up support for greater Western intervention in Syria, these outlets kick it up a notch, launching flurries of disinformation and misinformation designed to leave imprints of false narratives in the minds of half attentive audiences. Incidents such as the Ghouta chemical weapons attack, little Omran, and, now the alleged attack on a U.N. convoy are now parts of a larger narrative and, no matter how much they are debunked, confusion and distortion leave behind traces of the narrative embedded in the mind of the consumer.

Still, it is important to point out the false narratives where they do exist in order to deconstruct them as much as possible.

For instance, the recent hysteria over an alleged attack on a U.N. convoy by “either Syrian or Russian jets” (because it couldn’t have been the U.S. of course), has been used as an attempt to paint Russia and Syria as violators of a ceasefire and states so evil that they would dare attack the sacred U.N. who only ever provides food to hungry people and candy to children. Yet the entire incident, which the West is attempting to use as a political hammer, exists only through the channels and pages of Western media. In reality, however, not so much.

The story being peddled to the American people is that, even as the ceasefire was still in effect (from the point of view of the United States despite the fact that its terrorists never abided by one principle or obligation of the ceasefire from the very beginning), either Russia or Syria bombed a U.N. aid convoy on its way to deliver supplies to civilians.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Here’s How the US, Israel, al-Qaeda and ISIS Work Together in Syria

Afraa Dagher
The Duran
September 22, 2016

The Syrian battlefield is now witnessing an escalation of the war. This is despite the fact that it is supposed to be a time of cessation of hostilities brokered by the US and Russia.

The Syrian war has two major fronts. The first and most important is in southern Syria, on the borderline with Israel and the occupied territories of the Syrian Golan Heights. This area is divided into two areas: the liberated area of Al-Quneitra, and the occupied area of the Golan Heights where Jabhat Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda’s base their fighters.

Israel has been attempting to drive the Syrian army out of Al-Quneitra. Israel’s objective is to join this part of the Golan Heights to the territory it controls, thereby creating a buffer zone like the one it once had in southern Lebanon. In order to achieve this objective Israel regularly bombs Syrian military positions in the area, including Syrian Arab Army artillery positions, radar stations, etc.

There is a UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC Resolution number 338) dated 22nd October 1973, which supposedly established a Syrian-Israeli ceasefire in this area. There is also a UN force – UNDOF – set up in 1974, which is supposed to supervise the ceasefire line. However, Israel has forced out most of UNDOF from the area, and in practice Israel simply ignores the terms of Resolution 338 and violates it at will.

By attacking the Syrian Army in Al-Quneitra Jabhat Al-Nusra – Al-Qaeda’s local franchise – is helping Israel. Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda fighters are attacking Syrian military positions important for the defence of Syria and of the Arab nation from Israeli aggression.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Why Is Environmental Damage Of War Considered A Taboo Subject?

Diane Mantzaris ©
‘Garden of Eve: the Ages of Inhumanity’ 2012 
206cm (Height) x 120cm (Width) 
C-Type Photograph
Diane Mantzaris
September 21,2016

While Australia's so called progressive left has been hollering about the environmental damage caused to our planet and lamenting the impact of climate change, they still find it "too difficult" to make a call for an end to Australia's participation in the US/allied dirty war on Syria.

This resistance to speak out occurs even after the RAAF bombing massacre of a few days ago. 

Those who remain silent continue to use the excuse of war complexities and "regime change" propaganda in the disinformation spread that travels from the US/UK to Australia - the disinformation shoved under our noses everyday. 

At least Ann Wright of Consortium News has the courage to ask these questions. As Wright reports in her article, "Greenwashing Wars And The U.S. Military,

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has come in for criticism due to its lack of attention to the detrimental effects of wars and military operations on nature. Considering the degree of harm to the environment coming from these human activities, one would think that the organization might have set aside some time at its World Conservation Congress this past week in Hawaii to specifically address these concerns. 

Neil Young Slams Obama, Bayer, Says Fuck Monsanto!

Brandon Turbeville
September 22, 2016

In addition to providing a stunning performance during the 31st Farm Aid concert in Bristow, VA Neil Young stole the show at the press conference before the event began.

While Farm Aid has always been focused on saving family farmers who are in distress, decades of corporate control and monopolization of the American food supply has forced the organization to also move toward helping restart the tradition of family farming and facilitating the good food movement. Obviously, GMOs have become a major issue as a result. So when it came time for Young to speak at the press conference, the godfather of grunge didn’t hold back.

Speaking fresh on the heels of the Bayer/Monsanto merger, Young spoke about the growing concern over corporate control over the food supply and the fact that this merger is a frightening new development in the corporate war on American agriculture. He also took aim at Barack Obama who has supported, facilitated, and pushed corporate control since the day he took office.

Young stated:

We have just begun. This is a revolution. And we will look back on this one way or the other in ten or fifteen years and see what folks like this are doing. We recently have seen giant corporations that are selling for billions and billions of dollars that are joining together and we heard just a few minutes ago about how somebody was eating bad food and got sick and had to take a lot of drugs and now they are eating good food and are starting to not take so many drugs. And you have to notice that one of the biggest drug companies on the planet and one the largest pesticide providers on the planet, Monsanto and Bayer, have just joined together. 

Powerlessness And Accountability

powerlessness consciousness nature volunteeringLanaria Amberkira
September 21, 2016

Op-ed by Lanaria Amberkira, The Netherlands

I often wonder, when I am watching the news, or a documentary, what can I do to end all this misery? When again bombs are thrown, when people blow themselves up and take others with them, when refugees drown, or wash ashore, saved or to be left to their own fate, with little help moving forward, then I ask myself, what can I do?

When Mother Earth shows again how deathly ill SHE is, when old lonely people get little or no attention or care, when hard-working people work longer, harder and for less or the same wages as modern slaves, when there is child labor or child abuse, human trafficking and oppression, where there is no freedom, I ask myself quite often, what can I do???

Volunteer work? Donate to charity? Go into politics? Should I try to help people in Calais, help refugees, or visit old people and possibly help, demonstrate, organize, anywhere and everywhere? I could always write about the abuses, and try to make people wake up. This I could possibly do, but would that change anything at the structural level?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Action Alert!!! 9-21-2016 - Help Stop The DEA's War On Kratom!

Brandon Turbeville
September 20, 2016


The DEA has recently made an emergency decision to place Kratom on the Schedule I list of controlled substances.

Find more information about the issue here:

DEA Adds Kratom To Schedule I List Alongside Heroin

Kratom Now Schedule 1: Cartel Sex Scandal Shamed DEA Suppresses Herb Imports

Kratom Movement Draws Attention From Congress And More On The DEA's Plan To Schedule 1 - Forbes

What You Can And Need To Do:

1.) Contact your Congressmen and Senators (locate them by using this link) and ask them to sign on to the Pocan/Salmon Dear Colleague Letter.”

Instructions as posted from the Botanical Education Alliance are as follows:

1. MOST IMPORTANT - Call your Congressmen TODAY! 
1) Find your representative with your zip code - 

Brandon Turbeville On It's The Empire, Stupid

Brandon Turbeville
September 21, 2016

Brandon Turbeville as guest on It's The Empire, Stupid with Phillip Farruggio. Brandon and Phillip discuss the Syrian crisis, geopolitics, and the American elections as well as the absence of the American left in opposition to the war.