Winona LaDuke is a long-time Ojibway Native American activist leading the fight against climate and environmentally destructive fossil fuel pipelines while promoting indigenous and regenerative agricultural practices on the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota.
Winona and Frank recently gave a talk during the Regeneration International/OCA Global Food Summit.OCA’s national office and organic research farm is located in Finland, Minnesota at the edge of Lake Superior and the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). We have long worked in solidarity with Indigenous activists and Water Protectors such as Winona LaDuke and Frank Bibeau. As Alexis points out, Native struggles to protect traditional foods like wild rice, to safeguard precious watersheds, and ongoing regenerative practices to nurture biodiversity are our common struggles. Stopping corporate plunder and destruction and regenerating the Earth and our communities are our sacred responsibilities and our most important gifts to the the future generations.
A Live Webinar: Friday Oct. 28 at 7 a.m. Central, 8 a.m. Eastern
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Hosted by Navdanya International
Dr. Vandana Shiva – Founder of Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (India) and President of Navdanya International;
André Leu – International Director of Regeneration International, and former President of IFOAM – Organics International;
Tom Newmark – co-founder and chair of The Carbon Underground.
In advance of the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, this discussion will focus on how true biodiversity-based, ecological and cultural regeneration is needed to build climate resilience for the future.
We live in a time of unprecedented crisis generated by 200 years of planetary exploitation. This has led us down the path of possible, irreversible climate change, along with biodiversity erosion and extinction of species, all symptoms of ecological destruction caused by the industrial food system. In the name of solving the climate crisis, large corporations, industries, and lobby groups are now promoting a whole range of techno-fix solutions such as genetically modified crops and gene editing, lab-grown foods, geo-engineering, biofuels, carbon-capture, and carbon credits. These solutions completely disregard nature and its regenerative abilities by attempting to technologically replace the natural processes they have destroyed, while creating new opportunities for the fossil fuel industry to continue polluting.
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Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in major part in the 2020 election by saying he would “shut down the virus and not the economy,” proclaiming that America could quickly get back to normal, and promising that the “Warp Speed” experimental gene-therapy vaccines rushed to market by Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, the FDA, and Fauci’s NIH would be voluntary, safe from side effects, and universally or 90%+ effective in terms of stopping the virus and preventing infection and reinfection. Now Biden’s approval ratings are plummeting, and the Democratic Party’s entire green and economic justice programs are in jeopardy, in large part because of his inept and authoritarian handling of the pandemic.
The Biden administration’s disastrous COVID policies have included continuous fear-mongering and denial of the effective acquired immunity possessed by 100 million plus Americans who have already had COVID and recovered; bogus claims that unvaccinated children and students are in mortal danger; and mandating universal vaccine injections even as the highly transmissible but weaker Delta virus has spread across the country among vaccinated and unvaccinated people alike, with deaths and serious side-effects from the experimental vaccines skyrocketing.
Cementing Biden’s unpopularity, on Labor Day he cut off unemployment benefits to millions of working class and low-income Americans economically hammered by the lockdowns, and more recently is arrogantly threatened the livelihoods of millions of unvaccinated workers, teachers, health care providers, police, firemen, and military personnel by ordering them to get the experimental vaccine injections or lose their jobs.
Part of Biden’s disastrous behavior has been his reliance on vaccine and gain-of-function cheerleader and paymaster, Dr. Anthony Fauci, pandemic know-it-all and National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director under the Obama, Trump, and now Biden administrations.
Fauci has now been caught lying under oath to Congress, covering up the lab origins of COVID-19 and claiming that his NIH (National Institutes of Health), and its surrogate EcoHealth Alliance, led by Peter Daszak, never funded (despite massive evidence to the contrary) the disastrous gain-of-function experiments in Wuhan. At Wuhan bat coronaviruses were genetically engineered to become more transmissible and virulent, thereby violating U.S. and international laws on Potential Pandemic Pathogens (PPPs) and biological weapons, and setting off the pandemic.Read what Newsweek has to say: Firing Dr. Fauci Now May Help Joe Biden Manage the Next COVID Wave, and His Poll Numbers
Millionaire bureaucrat and vaccine entrepreneur Dr. Anthony Fauci is the highest paid government employee in the U.S. According to Forbes magazine: “In 2014, President Barack Obama’s Administration enacted a federal funding pause for what was termed “gain-of-function” research. It turns out, through waivers and pause exemptions, Dr. Fauci’s institute was funding many of the very scientists doing the potentially risky pandemic research, including the University of North Carolina coronavirus researcher Ralph Baric, who collaborated with Shi Zhengli, the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s so-called “bat lady,” and New York-based EcoHealth Alliance’s Peter Daszak.” Forbes goes on:“In December 2017, weeks after President Donald Trump’s first Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary resigned over a private plane charter scandal, and while the agency was still without a confirmed Secretary (Alex Azar was not confirmed and sworn in until January 2018), NIH and Dr. Fauci’s NIAID quietly restarted funding, with guidance, for what was then termed “enhanced potential pandemic pathogens.” News of the funding restart surprised many in the scientific community.”Learn more: Dr. Anthony Fauci Received Big Pay Increase To Prevent Pandemics
Zach Bush and Robert Kennedy Jr. discuss what happens when toxic chemicals such as Monsanto/Bayer’s glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in the U.S, pollutes our food supply and disrupts the body’s shikimate pathway— the metabolic pathway used by bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, some protozoans and plants for the biosynthesis of folates and aromatic amino acids.“Now it’s time for mobilization and a coherent plan for the public,” said Bush, who has great faith in the power of our innate immune system. “It’s so easy to get stressed out over the powers that be when you hear things about the ‘deep state’ or a ‘cabal,’ but we’re in the driver’s seat — literally, we can go into their fear and guilt paradigm and play into the whole thing, or we can just create an alternative pathway.”Read the article and watch the interview: Dr. Zach Bush Tells RFK, Jr.: ‘By Deleting the Alphabet of Human Biology, We Ended Up With a Chronic Disease Epidemic on a Grand Scale’
In September the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) released an open letter stating that Bill Gates’ celebrated Green Revolution had failed Africa. In the statement, AFSA demanded that donors of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, including Gates, stop funding the AGRA initiative.
Author Tim Wise points out that the alternative to Bill Gates’ GMO, chemical-intensive plan for Africa is agroecology.
“Agroecology is defined in many different ways. I think the simplest way to understand it is an approach to growing food that tries to work in harmony with natural systems. Rather than trying to overcome them by using say pesticides to control pests, fertilizer to create soil fertility for the crops, etc.
“But it’s also a social movement… empowering local food producers to take the lead in determining how agriculture and food moves forward.’ “
Learn more: The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa
Are U.S. and global elites, aided and abetted by the military fomenting panic and manipulating public opinion and behavior through what the military calls PSYOP, a psychological operation? The Defender writes: “Those who have questioned the intentions behind government policy in response to the pandemic continue to observe the unreasonable intensity of supporters of mandated protocols. Declaring vehement loyalty to vaccine therapy, their minds are closed to any further input… Vaccination proponents don’t want to see or hear anything contradicting their very confident, though most questionable position: that a benevolent government, supported by a monolithic, knowledgeable, scientific community, is successfully dealing with the crisis… Many people have been persuaded that anyone who has doubts about the infallible words and irrefutable facts presented by somber leaders and an impartial press corps are infecting others with dangerous information. Failures of the pandemic response are increasingly laid at the feet of the unvaccinated. However, the furious indignation is often irrational, inordinate and out of character, suggesting it is driven by a set of external stimuli designed to create the response.”Learn more: Is U.S. Response to COVID Pandemic an Official Government Psychological Operation?
The Guardian reports:
“Mariama Sonko is an unstoppable force who continued her work even when she was ostracized by her community in Senegal… Sonko states: “We promote agroecology and food sovereignty in Africa. Women are invaluable actors for the development of the rural areas,” she says. “We want to valorize this tireless work of women who are concerned about the environment and the health of their families. They have always worked in agriculture, and they do not use the products that ruin the ecosystem nor the health of humans. Indigenous knowledge and practices have always supported food sovereignty, and this knowhow is in the hands of the women.”
In Senegal, Mariama’s network is made up of nearly 10,000 women in more than 100 local associations across the south.
Read more: ‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming
Researchers believe children are more exposed to “forever chemicals” (PFAS, PFOS) in the air, originally used in the production of “non-stick” pots and pans, flame retardants, and insulation for electrical wiring, than in foods and drinks. These forever chemicals are associated with harm to the immune system, thyroid and mammary glands, and reproductive system.Learn more: How Toxic Is the Air You Breathe?
Glenn Greenwald investigates recent polls that indicate that 65% of Democrats (or Democratic-leaning voters) believe the government should force media organizations or platforms to censor “disinformation” on the internet even if it limits freedom of expression and information, while 28% of Republicans (or Republican-leaning voters) support government mandated censorship. A Pew research poll in 2021 found that 70% of Democrats approved of the CIA, while 78% approved of the FBI. More recent polls, including a Gallup poll found that 66% of Dems support the FBI (compared to 26% of Republicans) while 55% of Dems (and only 25% of Republicans) support or approve of the CIA’s behavior. Among Independents only 41% trust the FBI and only 42% trust the CIA.
“So a majority of Democrats continue to express faith and trust in both the CIA and the FBI. We see exactly the opposite trend when it comes to Republicans. Only one out of every four Republicans trusts the FBI, in contrast to the overwhelming majority of Democrats, and for the CIA, it's even starker…”
“So, small percentages of independents and Republicans trust these two security state institutions while they remain incredibly popular among the Democratic Party. It isn't just tech monopolies and the government that Democrats trust to censor the internet. Nor is it the CIA and the FBI that Democrats overwhelmingly trust as well. They also overwhelmingly support.. the corporate media... the most recent Gallup poll on media... October 7th… Only 11% of Republicans trust the corporate media, independents 31%, and then Democrats close to 70%.”
One might ask of supposedly liberal Democrats and so-called progressives: what the hell is going on? The Democratic voters that once supported free speech and personal choice over one’s body, and opposed government domestic spying and overseas wars and interventions have now apparently become cheerleaders for an authoritarian national security state where Big Pharma, the NIH, and Pentagon work hand-in-hand with Democrats and progressives.Read more: The Mountain of Data Showing How Authoritarian Democrats Have Become
It’s been a difficult year and a half; COVID pandemic, floods, droughts, fires, and storms.
You want to help those in need. You worry where and when the next tragedy will hit. We all want to do something.
We can’t undo the wrath of the past. But the good news is this: Every single one of us can do our part to help cool the planet. And scientists are clear: If we cool the planet, we won’t stop every hurricane, every flood, or every fire—but we will reduce the amount of rain, flooding, damage and despair.
What can you do? Buy consciously. When it comes to food, that means supporting the farmers and brands that use regenerative farming and land-management practices—practices that restore the soil’s capacity to draw down and sequester carbon.
We are grateful for any support you can provide for our work around food and farming, and their relationship to climate, healthy economies and communities, and your own health.
We’ve “all got to do our little bit.” As we can attest, it’s invigorating.
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Inter Press writes:
“Land grabbing is a practice consisting of the purchase or lease of large tracts of fertile land by public or private entities, a phenomenon that rose significantly following the 2007-2008 world food economic crisis, describes the Slow Food organization."Imagine waking up one day to be told you’re about to be evicted from your home—being told that you no longer have the right to remain on land that you’ve lived on for years. And then, if you refuse to leave, you will be forcibly removed. For many communities in developing countries, this is a familiar story. Today land grabbing involves millions of hectares, equivalent to an area as big as Spain, and it continues to spread relentlessly…“Transferring large parcels of agricultural land away from local communities threatens food sovereignty and their very existence. It also jeopardizes the environment and biodiversity by favoring intensive monoculture farming reliant on fertilizers and pesticides.”
Learn more: What is Land Grabbing?
Dr. Sandy Reider: “Putting aside the issues of the pandemic inspired, mind-numbing promotion of fear and division, ongoing scientific censorship, as well as political/economic agendas, one must ask the simple question: Are proposed mandates to administer the experimental injection to our children and youth, evidence-based? Equally important, are they ethical? ...
“Many of our youth have already contracted and recovered from Covid-19, and thus now have robust and durable immunity that is far superior to what the shots provide. Immunity from natural infection has in every instance been far superior to that provided by vaccines. There are no exceptions. There is now abundant scientific evidence that this is true of Covid-19 as well. Any person, particularly a child, being injected must first be screened for already existing immunity…
“Children and students have already paid a high price in terms of education, social isolation, mental health, and masking, not to mention being trained to avoid and fear others. Our societal norm has always been to protect the most vulnerable, especially children and pregnant women. Is it ethical to use them as a means to protect the old and frail, particularly when that strategy has never been proven? Haven’t they sacrificed and suffered enough? This utilitarian tactic, euphemistically termed “the greater good”, employed by all authoritarian regimes, is in the final analysis quite cruel, regardless of the risk/benefit equation. Mandating Covid-19 jabs in our young can, and should, be understood to be medical abuse.”Read more: Dr. Sandy Reider: Concern for Our Youth
Russell Brand: Bill Gates Is Not the Only Billionaire Buying Up Land
This Lab Just Engineered a More Dangerous COVID Virus
Plastics Pollution Worse Than Fossil Fuel Emissions by 2030
Nebraska Attorney General Says Doctors Can Prescribe Ivermectin and HCQ, and Calls Out FDA, CDC, and Fauci for Fueling Confusion and Misinformation
CDC Director: We May Need to Update Our Definition of What It Means to Be Fully Vaccinated
U.S.-Funded EcoHealth Alliance Conducted Risky Experiments on MERS Virus in China
COVID Vaccines Interfere with Natural Immunity
Chinese Defector Reveals COVID’s Origin
Lab-Engineered Beyond Meat is Losing Sales