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What is ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca realm

“Drinking ayahuasca provides a profound challenge to the dominant Western rational paradigm” – Jeremy Narby Ayahuasca is an entheogenic brew that stems from the Amazon, the exact dates/place of origin are unknown, and can only be theorized. One certainty about the history of ayahuasca, is that by the mid-nineteeth century …

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Ayahuasca now scientifically proven to be a game changing medicine

Ayahuasca ceremony

Gary, a London-based ayahuasca user, believes that ayahuasca can alleviate depression. Before he started taking the South American plant-based brew, he suffered from intense bouts of anxiety and panic attacks. “[Ayahuasca] is a very potent tool that shakes your psyche up and puts it back together again […] The first …

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Sweden shifting to a 6-hour work day

Happy workplace

Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And according to a study published last month involving 600,000 people, those of us who clock up a 55-hour week will have a …

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US government still hunting WikiLeaks and whistleblowers

Obama speech whistleblowers

The US government is conducting an active, long-term criminal investigation into WikiLeaks, a federal judge has confirmed in court documents. Five years after Julian Assange and his team began publishing the massive dump of US state secrets leaked by an army intelligence analyst, two wings of the Department of Justice and …

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GCHQ caught spying on journalists globally

GCHQ

GCHQ’s bulk surveillance of electronic communications has scooped up emails to and from journalists working for some of the US and UK’s largest media organisations, analysis of documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals. Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, the Sun, NBC …

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Generic drug prices soar up to 8,000%

Generic drugs

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. A Senate panel met Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which usually cost …

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Scientists create brain decoder able to read your inner thoughts

Decoder brain

As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head. Talking to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first …

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Bankrupt Spain to spend €1bn on riot gear

Spain riots

The Spanish government intends to spend nearly 1 billion euro on police riot gear, despite the country’s debt rising by 58 billion euro over the last year. Authorities worry about widespread protests they believe will grip the nation in the autumn. Students chant during a demonstration on the second day …

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Australia planning to produce GMO milk

Cows on farm milk

A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers. Opponents of the scheme fear that GM grasses could contaminate neighbouring properties and that existing labelling requirements would not allow consumers to identify products made from cows fed …

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5 Nobel Prize winners: ‘End the war on drugs’

War on Drugs

Many have pointed out that the global war on drugs has been a waste of tax-payer time and money. It has also resulted in loathsome socio-political policies that have negative long-term ramifications. Now, five Nobel Prize winning economists as well as several world leaders are endorsing a just-published report by the London School of …

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BRICS to create alternative to IMF and World Bank

BRICS leaders

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have made significant progress in setting up structures that would serve as an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank (which are dominated by the U.S. and the EU), according to RBTH. As WSJ reports, the U.S. would lose its veto power on …

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IRS continues targeting people who support liberty

IRS

The United States Federal Reserve is usually the government office finding itself most often in the crosshairs of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, but now the longtime lawmaker is setting his sights on another agency: the Internal Revenue Service. Paul’s relentless efforts to abolish the Fed have without a doubt …

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Central banker appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is …

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US spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine

Kiev burning

The protests in the western Ukraine are organized by the CIA, the US State Department, and by Washington- and EU-financed Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work in conjunction with the CIA and State Department. The purpose of the protests is to overturn the decision by the independent government of Ukraine not …

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Drone operator speaks out: “This is what you are not told”

Hermes drone

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?” And: “How many men have you seen crawl across a …

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Eugenics: euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament

Autistic kid

A proposed law on the verge of approval by the Belgium parliament would allow children to decide for themselves whether they should be euthanized (“killed”) by medical personnel. Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and …

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