Thank you Cindy! More beautiful nature images to ground us back into the deeply real reality when the “news” is just too much!:-)
Thank you Lada!
Russian President Vladimir #Putin announced that Russia will criminalize #Monsanto and any other bio-tech companies who attempt to plant, or lie/conceal that they have planted #GMO seeds on Russian territory. Lying, or concealing GMO-related activity, as well as mislabelling GMO products, will bear jail sentence and will be equated to terrorism. Meanwhile, Russia and China sign a mega deal to supply Russian gas and discuss building the ambitious high-speed railroad connecting Eurasia and America. How does all this effect the future of China, Russia, as well as the US and EU? And more.
Original article: Russia’s Moves: Outlawing GMO and Putin’s Holy Grail Gas Deal with China
Noam Chomsky, Truthout: The Snowden exposures lead us to inquire into state policy more generally and the factors that drive it. If the primary goal of policy is security and defense against enemies, security for whom and defense against which enemies?
Dean Baker, Truthout: Unfortunately, the VA system is not the only part of the government where essential services may be threatened by cutbacks. The Social Security Administration has recently disclosed plans for a major downsizing that will result in the closing of many more of its field offices.
Sarah Rosenblatt, Truthout: Radical cartoonist Sarah Rosenblatt illustrates astroturfing, or fake grassroots organizing, to demonstrate how corporations and politicians undermine social democracy via sock puppets, front groups and false online personas.
Chris Hedges, Truthdig: The Zapatistas form the most important resistance movement of the last two decades. Their transformation is one that is crucial to remember as we search for mechanisms to sever ourselves from the corporate state and build self-governing communities.
Rebecca Solnit, TomDispatch: The struggle has been, and will be, long, and harsh and sometimes ugly, and the backlash against feminism remains savage, strong and omnipresent, but it is not winning. The world still needs to change, and during the weekend of the Isla Vista massacre of mourning and introspection, you could see change happen.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Right now, a 1-year-old toddler with severe burns is clinging to life in a Georgia hospital, after a SWAT team barged into the house where he and his family were staying, and mistakenly threw a flash-bang grenade into his crib.
Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: By doing its own financing in-house, California can massively expand its infrastructure without imposing massive debts on future generations. The Golden State can display the innovation and prosperity that makes it worthy of the name once again.
In today‘s On the News segment: House Republicans are blocking the Pentagon from taking any action on climate change; the beverage industry wants you to believe that you’re better off drinking diet soda than drinking water; wind energy production reduces carbon emissions by almost 130 million tons; and more.
Lizabeth Paulat, Care2: Want real surveillance reform? Well, we almost had it. The USA Freedom Act started off with a roar before being slightly weakened by the House Security and Judiciary Committees. Still, it had wide-ranging support across the floor. And then came the amendments.
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report: Under the guise of “humanitarian” intervention, President Obama has vastly expanded Bill Clinton’s and George Bush’s African footprints, so that only a few patches on the continental map lie outside Washington’s sphere of operations.
Jessica Desvarieux, The Real News Network: With the support of the United States’ second largest union, SEIU, the fast food workers’ $15 wage movement has grown, and this unorganized workforce of the past is shaping up to become the face of US organized labor.
Michelle Tullo, Inter Press Service: New investments from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm, may perpetuate economic inequality rather than alleviate poverty in Myanmar, critics are warning. The IFC has proposed five new investment projects for the country.
Thank you Aisha!
As many of you have already attested to, this last Gathering of yours was indeed a resounding success, and even if the outcome of it may not be perceivable to all of you just yet, know that what you accomplished will indeed have far reaching consequences, not just beyond the shores of your little Pond, but in the realms beyond yours. You see, what you did was nothing less than a complete anchoring of a vast field of energetics, and as such, you have in many ways created a cloud of energy that will be permanently based around your globe, much like that electronic “cloud” many of you utilize whenever you access your electronic devices. In other words, you have helped to format a frequential layer that will be utilized not only to store but also to download vast amounts of information, information that hitherto only has been accessible by…
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PHOTO FROM WISE OWL MITCH AT GOAT LAKE, WASHINGTON
Gemini New Moon 2014 May 30, 2014 (This recording is available for listening at the Oracle Report site- http://www. oraclereport.com )
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Crescent Moon Phase: grow, expand
Moon in Leo
Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi (The Paralyzer, The Storm-Calmer)
Skill: be like a sturdy old oak tree
Negative Imprint: division, disharmony, disrespect
Positive Imprint: unity, harmony, respect
With the growing light of the Crescent Moon, our inner strength also grows today.
Today’s energy involves bonds between people being forged/reinforced or being pulled apart/revoked. Monumental things can be established and “monuments” of the past can be removed (so that they no longer block or restrict us).
Situations and circumstances may develop where you need to stand beside or be clear about what is acceptable to you. Your inner wisdom is your guide. Hold your line with renewed self-respect. These situations and circumstances may be prompted by someone else – someone needing help.
We are in the midst of a “stampede” of spiritual assistance and communication. Many things are resulting from this. Our spiritual and earthly connections are becoming hardier and more steadfast (hard-wired with the planet, Gaia-Sophia). The magnetic pull toward people, places, and things of like-mind that began last month is energized today. These things go to the next level. They are drawing power from the ancient past as if the bounds of space-time never existed.
All of the energy today serves to produce better flow – flow of emotions, flow of thought, flow of creativity, flow of communication, flow of spirit. There is a push to release anything that is clogged.
Keep in mind that everyone’s shadow sides continue to show up for integration today. Shadow sides may be what drives the tendency today to stand up or make a show of things. We project onto others that which we cannot face in ourselves. The Moon will remain in Leo with the Black Moon until tomorrow around 11:00 am ET/ 3:00 pm UT. Issues related to status, order, hierarchy, or place and potential changes to those things are prominent. Power issues and power struggles are also heightened. All of this serves to put things where they can grow.
To facilitate the inner-strengthening that is going on today, you can think of yourself as a sturdy old oak tree with deep roots within the earth. This is also handy to draw up in your mind’s eye if you begin to fear, struggle, or worry.
Let’s be “Herculean” today, keeping things real and keeping things flowing as inner strength builds.
This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing it. I love seeing people actively dismantling the structure of hierarchical power-over, colonization and all it entails. The better world we know is possible is rising from the rubble of Empire before the proponents of Empire have noticed or accepted its crumbling;-)