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?
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.
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.
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.
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.