Agriculture: “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race”

May 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm


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Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers.

In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”

Jarawa Hunter-Gatherers Say They Don’t Want to Be Part of Our World

April 16, 2016 at 4:08 am

Jarawa are being forced into civilization and treated like animals in a zoo


Like the Hadza of East Africa, the Jarawa hunter-gatherers of the Andaman Islands also face extinction, thanks to the ever-expanding nature of agriculture and civilization.

To add insult to injury, a highway has been built right through the heart of their ancestral lands to accommodate “human safaris” – in which tourists toss food at and snap photos of the Jarawa like animals in a zoo.

RV Industry Aims to Take Out Tiny Homes

April 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

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Tiny_House_Giant_Journey_in_the_Petrified_Forest_and_an_RVA couple of weeks ago, we published a story claiming HUD wanted to outlaw living in RVs and tiny homes.

We need to make a correction. It’s not HUD trying to crack down on RV living, but the RV and housing industries trying to crack down on “renegade” tiny home living.

Haunting Photos of Hermits in the Woods Highlight Crisis of Civilization

April 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

[wp_ad_camp_1]living-in-the-wild-escape-danila-tkachenko-9A Russian photographer has captured the images and stories of people who find a life of isolation in the wilderness preferable to the madness of society. The story of his work is making its way around the internet again this month.

“Get a Job”?? No. Get a Life

March 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

 cavedweller_1129~2To all the people who are criticizing Daniel Suelo – The Man who Quit Money – for “mooching off others” or “still being dependent on the system” – You’re cowards! You just want to find fault with what he’s doing to justify your own cowardice, your own slavery, your own dependence on the system.

He has spent the vast majority of his nights in caves or camping under the stars for the last 15 years… that he’s stayed in communes or been invited into the homes of strangers on his travels is irrelevant. If he’d been born into a world where hunting and gathering were an option, as it was for 2 million years before agriculture dominated the earth, he wouldn’t NEED to be dependent on the “scraps of the system.”

The Man Without Money

March 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

The Story of an American Man Who’s Lived without Money or Government Assistance for 15 Years

Daniel-SueloIn 2000, Daniel Suelo gave away all his worldly possessions, left his last $30 in a phone booth and wandered into the wilderness of the American Southwest. This, he says, is when his life began.

The author of his biography, Mark Sundeen, had known Suelo for 20 years before he walked away from money and civilization. At first, he thought Suelo had lost his mind.

Indigenous Environmental Activist Assassinated After Blocking World’s Largest Dam Builder in Honduras

March 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

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As with other indigenous peoples around the world, the native Lenca people of Honduras are being pillaged and sacrificed to civilization

Berta Caceres in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. She gathered with members of COPINH and Rio Blanco during a meeting remembering community members killed during the two year struggle.

Berta Cáceres, the indigenous Honduran woman who saved her people by scaring away the world’s largest dam builder was assassinated yesterday.

According to Global Witness, Honduras is the deadliest country for environmental activists in the world, especially indigenous environmental activists.

Since the US-backed military coup in 2009, almost a third of the country’s land has been stolen and earmarked for mining projects. The new government has approved hundreds of dams around the country to fuel the operations.

One of those dams, near the village of Rio Blanco, would’ve cut off food and water to hundreds of Lenca people.

Depression is A Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

February 24, 2016 at 12:40 am

depression-title-image_tcm7-188201Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation.


It robs people of sleep, energy, focus, memory, sex drive and their basic ability to experience the pleasures of life, says author of The Depression Cure Stephen Ildari. It can destroy people’s desire to love, work, play and even their will to live. If left unchecked it can cause permanent brain damage.

The Hadza: Freest People on Earth Face Extinction

February 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm

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Agriculture is wiping out the world’s oldest hunter-gatherers

The Hadza have been living peacefully, happily and sustainably in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa for at least 100,000 years. Their home, around Lake Eyasi, in Tanzania, has been called “the cradle of mankind.” A Harvard anthropologist calls them “the strongest link” we have to 2 million years of human evolution. Thanks to the spread of agriculture to nearly every corner of the earth, that link is about to disappear.

The consequences of allowing civilization to crowd the Hadza – and the handful of other hunter-gatherer tribes remaining on the planet – out of existence are captured beautifully and tragically in the 2014 documentary The Hadza: Last of the First.