Kratom Now Schedule 1: Cartel Sex Scandal Shamed DEA Suppresses Herb Imports
Aug31

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

After the head of DEA was forced to step down over a scandal involving cartel supplied prostitutes in Columbia, how could anyone consider their authority legitimate, even if one believes the government should be able to regulate what we consume?

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Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade, Washington’s Hidden Agenda
Aug31

Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade, Washington’s Hidden Agenda

The DEA just gave kratom an “emergency” schedule 1 status, to make the herb as illegal as heroin; perhaps it’s because kratom is getting thousands of people off of opiates. The revenues derived from the global trade in heroin constitute a multibillion dollar bonanza for financial institutions and organized crime.

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Video: Indigenous Americans Unite Against Dakota Access Pipeline
Aug29

Video: Indigenous Americans Unite Against Dakota Access Pipeline

From August 22 to 25 Activist Post reporter Derrick Broze visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota. The reservation has been the site of an intense face off between local authorities and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Gov Orders Police To Cut Water Supply To Native Americans As Pipeline Protesters Skyrocket
Aug24

Gov Orders Police To Cut Water Supply To Native Americans As Pipeline Protesters Skyrocket

North Dakota homeland security director Greg Wilz ordered the removal of state-owned trailers and water tanks from the protest encampment, despite the sweltering heat, because of alleged disorderly conduct, according to the Bismarck Tribune, including reports of laser pointers aimed at surveillance aircraft.

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Chinese Government Buys Syngenta: Massive Pesticide, Biotech, Pharma Mergers
Aug24

Chinese Government Buys Syngenta: Massive Pesticide, Biotech, Pharma Mergers

State owned ChemChina has been bidding for Syngenta for a few months now, seeking to take the corporation out from the hands of Novartis, the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporation, which owns Syngenta and created Syngenta out of corporate mergers in 2000.

Paralleling the incomprehensibly powerful merger of Bayer and Monsanto announced earlier this year, this Chinese acquisition of Syngenta is truly telling.

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