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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Vaccines

Vaccine-Safety-Testing“Late last year, Slate published an investigative report detailing how pharmaceutical giant, Merck, used “flawed” and “unreliable” pre-licensing safety studies to push through approval of its multi-billion-dollar bonanza, the HPV vaccine,” writes Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “For veteran safe vaccine advocates, like myself, the most shocking aspect of the expose was that Slate published it at all.” Read more of this post

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U.S. Government Opposes Mothers Breastfeeding

lullaby-trust-breast-feeding-imageA shocking new report in the New York Times suggests the United States government tried to defeat a resolution by the World Health Organization in Geneva to encourage breastfeeding around the world. The intensity of the administration’s opposition to the breast-feeding resolution stunned public health officials and foreign diplomats, the Times reported. Read more of this post

Stay Human – Michael Franti’s New Powerful Documentary

franti699_8516736992688416684_nThere’s a moment early on in Michael Franti’s brilliant new documentary “Stay Human,” where he ponders the struggle we often face between feeling pessimistic about life and maintaining hope in our divisive, conflicted world. How do we thwart cynicism and encourage optimism he wonders? Read more of this post

New Argentine Study Links Glyphosate to Miscarriages, Birth Defects

2452.jpgPeople living in an Argentine town in the heart of the GM soy and corn growing area suffer miscarriages at three times and birth defects at twice the national average rate, a new study shows. In addition, the study found a correlation between a high environmental exposure to glyphosate and an increased frequency of reproductive disorders (miscarriage and birth defects). Read more of this post

FDA Coverup of Glyphosate Detected in Food

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US government scientists have detected the weedkiller glyphosate linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Guardian reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate for two years, but has not yet released any official results. Read more of this post

The Dark Side of Hawaii

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I’m sharing a FB post by one our senators, Russell Rudderman, about a horrible injustice happening right now in Hawaii.

Yesterday at 10:43am I spoke on the senate floor about my friend, Share Christie:“Last Friday, on 4/20 or Hemp Day, I mentioned my friend Share Christie, serving several years in Honolulu Federal Detention Center. I realize federal prison is not our kuleana, but I need to tell you about her, otherwise no one will know.

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The Great Vaccine Debate – Too Many?

vaccmaxresdefault“The problem responsible scientists are faced with right now is that the evidence is accumulating that the CDC’s childhood vaccine schedule is not scientifically-based,” writes award-winning science journalist Jennifer Margulis. “The medical doctors, academic researchers, citizen scientists, and concerned parents who are taking the time to read the science and educate themselves about what we know and what we don’t about vaccines are all coming to the same conclusion: something is very wrong with today’s childhood vaccine recommendations. Our current medical recommendations seem to be harming children’s bodies and their brains. Read more of this post

“What’s Making Our Children Sick?”

Book-headshot-1080x484In the new book “What’s Making Our Children Sick?” California-based pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro identifies industrially produced food – including genetically modified  foods and their associated pesticides – as a major culprit in the current health crisis. Read more of this post

Legendary Musicians Lineup on Maui to Support March For Our Lives

concert582_48919447744_1_originalRock stars Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood join country icons Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson to support student gun protest on Maui. The concert follows the student-organized March for Our Lives at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Saturday.

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Winston Churchill’s Inglorious Past

chruchill84_6afd4420ab_bGary Oldman did Winston Churchill proud praised The Washington Post after the actor’s Oscar victory for playing the British statesman in “Darkest Hour.” Flash forward to March 10 and the Post published an article by Indian writer Shashi Tharoor excoritating the politician as “one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century, yet is the only one, unlike Hitler and Stalin, to have escaped historical odium in the West.”
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