Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Noam Chomsky – “Who Owns the World?”

• November, 2012

In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the presidential campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S. versus Iran. He reflects on the Cuban missile crisis, which took place 50 years ago this week and is still referred to as “the most dangerous moment in human history.” He delivered this talk last month at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst at an event sponsored by the Center for

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

• November, 2012

Ever wonder what British Columbia’s most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven’t, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the ’60s, BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a seemingly unstoppable business giant, dubbed by those involved as ‘The Union’. Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually, The Union’s roots stretch far and wide, directly and indirectly affecting all areas of our society. With 65% to 85% of all ‘BC Bud’

Noam Chomsky: “Free Markets?”

• May, 2012

Oh and by the way: This talk by Noam Chomsky was filmed at Northeastern University, Boston on Dec. 5, 1997… Go figure…

Richard Branson says Spain can solve its economic problems by legalizing marijuana

• May, 2012

Sir Richard Branson believes that the ideal way for Spain to get out of its current morass of national debt, savage austerity cuts, and social turmoil would be to legalize and tax marijuana. The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group suggested at the opening of the world’s largest cannabis museum in Barcelona on Wednesday that this policy “would help get the country back on its feet.” Branson is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a body “which includes five ex-presidents and Kofi

Medicinal Cannabis and its Impact on Human Health

• April, 2012

Executive Producer: James Schmachtenberger Director & Producer: Lindsey Ward Director of Photography: Troy Brajkovich In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated affects on human health. Topics include: *What the consensus is from over 15000 scientific and medical trials *What conditions have been proven to benefit from medical marijuana *Its historical use as medicine dating back over 5300 years *Methods of delivery and their different advantages *Government sponsored studies intended to show Marijuana having

Over 40 years of “war on drugs”… What changed?

• February, 2012

‘Will anything sensible be done?’ asked Gore Vidal about the drug war, 40 years ago. So far, there’s no sign. Last week Tom Chivers posted a blog in which he observed that Portugal has recorded a fifty per cent drop in “problem drug users”, since they decriminalised all drugs. Will our government take note and act accordingly? Don’t be silly. In 1970 – half a lifetime ago – Gore Vidal wrote in The New York Times: “It is possible to stop most drug addiction in

Into The Fire

• December, 2011

Press For Truth Presents Into The Fire World leaders and activists from around the world gathered for the G20 Summit. With over 19,000 police officers and security personnel on hand, the results lead to over 1100 arrests, martial law in downtown Toronto, and the most massive violation of civil liberties in Canadian history.

Stevia – Documentary .::. =Link=

• December, 2011

A great Dutch documentary on Stevia to be found here: deredactie.be

Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

• October, 2011

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones. The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the virus has resisted multiple efforts to remove it