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Weaving a Web-like world

Weaving a Web-like world

Oct 31, 2011

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson The other day I decided to visit the site of “Occupy Vancouver.” I found a network of service tents scattered among open spaces, filled with people engaging in what seemed like unending conversations about politics, democracy and the future. An ethos of sharing and collaborating pervaded the space and people...

Bone, muscle & kidney health

Bone, muscle & kidney health

Oct 31, 2011

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina In the September issue of Common Ground, I reviewed research related to acid-base balance and diet. To summarize, meats, dairy products and grains are acid forming, which means that after these foods are digested and metabolized, they influence body fluids to be acidic. This is due to the particular mix of amino acids and...

Food sovereignty

Food sovereignty

Oct 31, 2011

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot Around the world, tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets asking for a better reason to get out of bed in the morning. People are finding their voice because so many things need to change. It’s hard to know where to start, but for me it starts with hunger. When I know that money-hungry traders, having a...

Fate or will?

Fate or will?

Oct 31, 2011

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Are we the masters of our own fate or is there a destiny unfolding for us? We often hear ourselves and others pondering what we are supposed to be doing in this lifetime. What is our path, what is our purpose? Some just seem to know while others can spend a lifetime trying to figure it out. Then there are those who...

Finding oneself

Finding oneself

Oct 31, 2011

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Often, when watching a feature film, the shaping hand of the director is barely noticeable. There’s a certain sameness, particularly with Hollywood stuff, in the tone and treatment of the subject, which itself is often a rehashed or plagiarized storyline. The movie could have been made by any number of directors....

New for your health

New for your health

Oct 31, 2011

  Organic Food Bar Organic Food Bar started the RAW organic movement back in 1997 and launched the very first RAW organic bar in a wrapper. Today, they still lead the industry by making their bars fresh daily in their own GMP-certified facility, which is also organic and kosher-certified and solar powered. They also use FSC-certified paper for their...

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged...

Rule of Law in an Age of Terror – Parts 1 & 2

These two videos are courtesy of Pasifik.ca – Community Media & Perpetual Polls – The Essence of Direct Democracy. Dennis Edney, who was Omar Khadr's Lawyer for eight years, talks about the "War on Terror", his visits to Guantanamo to see Omar where witnessed the continued building of that illegal prison, and his frustration with...

Chris Hedges: “This one could take them all down.”

  Chris Hedges: "This one could take them all down." Hedges on OWS w/ OccupyTVNY —...

Vandana Shiva: “People should see that corporations have abandoned them long ago.”

CETA dangers exposed in CUPE video

This comprehensive European trade agreement threatens democratic control right across the board from Natural Health Products, price of pharmaceutical drugs, public infrastructure and our water supply.  CETA is a back room deal behind closed doors, without full disclosure or public input. That is why we are bringing this video to your...

Canada’s natural health industry under siege

Canada’s natural health industry under siege

Oct 5, 2011

Canadian access to vital nutrients theatened by trade deals   by Dee Nicholson, co-executive director, Natural Health Federation Canada (NHF) Canadians who prefer healthcare the natural way need to take a stand, and fast, before their freedom to choose their own medicine (and a whole lot more) evaporates under their very noses. The natural health...

Natural health product regulations have gone too far

  by Lorenda Stefan, product educator and national sales manager, Enerex Botanicals Ltd. Most people are not even aware that some of the most effective, safe and natural ingredients found in their nutritional supplements are under attack. In fact, the entire industry is under attack along with our Rights as Canadian Citizens. Even ingredients like...