Cell Phones Are the New Blood Diamonds

September 25, 2016 at 3:40 am

7-year-old children mine the minerals used to make our cell phones and laptops




Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector is comprised of children. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day.

The cell phone or laptop you’re likely reading this on came at a much higher cost than the dollar amount you paid for it. Millions of African men, women and children have shed their blood so that we “first-world” citizens can have the luxury of “the world at our fingertips.”

Nationwide Prison Labor Strike: Prisons are the New Plantations and the Slaves Have Had Enough

September 15, 2016 at 12:42 am




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Nationwide prison labor strike staged on anniversary of Attica Uprising.

The largest prisoner strike in history happened last week and you didn’t hear anything about it from the corporate-owned media, who don’t want you to know – prison labor is the new American slavery.

Earlier this summer I wrote an article explaining how American slavery never ended – the laborers just moved from plantations to prisons. Black men are still in the fields picking cotton, and black women are still assembling women’s undergarments for no pay, in both private and public prisons who rent out their inmates’ free or super cheap labor to private corporations. The article above gives a full list of corporations who benefit from this labor.

The modern abolition movement has begun. Prisoners across 40 prison facilities in 24 states – most of them African American – went on labor and hunger strikes Friday to protest forced labor, inadequate food, lack of healthcare, overcrowding, extended stays in solitary confinement and guard brutality.

Bureau of Land Management Votes to Slaughter 44,000 Wild Horses to Make Room for Beef Cattle

September 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

Sign the petition to stop the mass slaughter of wild horses here!





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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management voted to kill 44,000 of the 67,000 total wild horses in the country to make room for more beef cattle last Friday.

The vote came two months after beef industry representatives testified on Capitol Hill, demanding that the agency kill all 44,000 wild horses currently held captive in BLM holding facilities and round-up the majority of the rest for sterilization.

‘Dakota Access’ Oil Pipeline Temporarily Halted by Largest Native American Protest in History

September 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

UPDATE: Judge Rules in Favor of Pipeline Company… Obama Gives Native Americans False Hope for Election SeasonAmy Goodman Threatened with Jail for Her Reporting on Dakota Access

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order on Further Construction – Set to Make Decision Sept. 9 – Sign Petition Now to Save Native American Lives, Water and Land!





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The construction of a thousand-mile oil pipeline through the heart of the country has prompted the largest Native American protest in history. Indigenous Americans from all over the United States and Canada have gathered near the source of the pipeline – a large fracking site in North Dakota – to protect their ancestral lands, rivers and lakes from pollution and destruction.

The pipeline – which the U.S. Government quietly approved last month – will cut right through sacred burial grounds, prayer sites and rivers and lakes native peoples still rely on for their survival.

‘Ideal Global Population Under 2 Billion,’ Sustainability Experts Say

September 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm




When people argue overpopulation is a myth, their arguments typically revolve around the amount of “open” space on earth not yet occupied by humans.pewsg80mndk1p441pyjd

They say things like – “Ever flown across the country and seen all the vacant land between New York and California?” or “Did you know every single person on Earth could fit into the State of Texas?”

Overpopulation is Not a Myth, And No, We Cannot All Live in the State of Texas

August 28, 2016 at 1:29 am

pollute-nuraheni“But every person on the planet could fit inside the State of Texas,” people keep telling me when I argue the earth is overpopulated.

I’m so confused by this response.

Of course every person on the planet could fit into the State of Texas. So what? A dozen sardines can fit into a can. But guess what… a dozen sardines can’t live in a can, just like 7 billion people can’t live in the State of Texas.

According to a website called OverpopulationIsAMyth.com, if you divide the nearly 7.5 trillion square feet in the State of Texas by the global population of 7.4 billion, each person would get 1012 square feet – “enough space for a townhouse.”

Modern Stay-At-Home Motherhood Might Be the Loneliest Job on Earth

July 8, 2016 at 2:29 am

Asked how many hours of adult interaction they got per week – not including their spouses – one in four stay-at-home moms said ZERO. The isolation of modern motherhood is driving more and more of us to figure out how to recreate the tribe


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The vast majority of stay-at-home moms surveyed in Facebook moms’ groups say they get little-to-no interaction with adults other than their spouses and grocery store clerks on a weekly basis.

Of the 52 moms who responded, nearly 90 percent said they had no local family or friends (other than paid babysitters) – to help them raise their children.

Nearly half (46 percent) said they spent an hour a week or less in the presence of other adults, and more than 80 percent said they spent less than five.

The average amount of time spent interacting with other adults (including grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, mailmen, waving neighbors, and strangers at parks) was just under 3 hours per week.

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery


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American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today than there were in 1830.

“Zoochosis” Documentary Claims Zoos Drive Animals Insane

June 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Born Free Foundation calls for ramping up wildlife conservation and the permanent phasing out of zoos





980x-18 (dragged)Lots of the “cute” things animals do in the zoo – like elephants “dancing” or bears walking around in circles – are actually signs they are losing their minds. It’s called “zoochosis.”

When wild animals are locked in spaces much smaller than and different from their natural habitats they become bored, frustrated, lonely and desperate, and their compulsive, repetitive behaviors are an attempt to cope.

Civilization is Inherently Unsustainable

May 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm




Documentary calls for dismantling civilization before it’s “too late”

CIV4_SS4Making a case against civilization is about as tough as making a case against agriculture, primarily because most people don’t even know what the word means.

I know this because I’ve tested the theory out. A cashier at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago was complaining about being tired and poor and having to work all the time. At the end of his rant, I shook my head empathetically and said – “civilization sucks.” He responded with the same confused look most people do when I start talking about agriculture or civilization.