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The Art of Ruthless Non-Violence

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“When you see a new trail, or a footprint you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing.” ~Sioux Proverb

Ruthless non-violence sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. It simply means merciless non-violence, with an edge. A much-needed edge, at that. For the idea of non-violence has a reputation as being inactive, weak, and passive. Whereas, ruthless non-violence is proactive, strong, and defensive, acting on the principles of self-defense. In a world filled with mindless violence, ruthless non-violence acts as a mindful defense against entrenched power constructs with the monopoly on force. As it stands, our culture of violence is like a cart blocking the horse of non-violence from leading the way into a progressive evolution for our species. Lest Gandhi’s prediction should come true: “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind,” we must remain circumspect against violence of all kinds.

Our Culture of Violence

“Life is hard, brutal, punishing, narrow, and confining, a deadly business.”  ~Epictetus

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Trump Syria Strike - Straight Out of the New World Order Playbook

Makia Freeman, Contributor
Waking Times

The Trump Syria strike – an aggressive, preemptive, unprovoked US attack on Syria which completely violated international law and killed around 14 people (civilians) – was based on the same old lies used to justify virtually every attack, invasion and war in recent history. Trump shocked many people by making the decision to launch 59 tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria, on the morning of April 6th, 2017, right after his administration (via the likes of Secretary of State Tillerson) had just recently stated that the US was no longer attempting regime change in Syria and that the US was no longer interested in trying to remove Assad. In yet another flip-flop, Donald Trump – “President Inconsistent” – turned his back on months of non-interventionist campaigning by attacking a sovereign nation that posed no threat to the US. In doing so, the MSM, which has for months been parroting the line that Trump was a Russian agent, all of a sudden praised Trump for his “beautiful” attacks. But was the Trump Syria strike anything new, or have we literally seen this exact scenario before?

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Oil Company Pulls Out of Amazonian Land Inhabited by Uncontacted Tribes

Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In recent years, aid organizations and companies working to extract resources from the vast wilds of the Amazon rainforest have reported a number of sightings of uncontacted tribes, the last remaining holdouts of a simpler time. While fascinating to see human beings still living in such a natural state, many of these tribes simply do not wish to assimilate into Western culture, and activists are working to preserve many areas of the rainforest, preventing their lands from being turned over to oil and gas exploration.

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The World Chips in Over $500k to Save Ron Finley's Gangsta Garden

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times 

In January of this year we reported on the effort to help save Ron Finley’s Gangsta Garden in South Central Los Angeles, a project which has inspired a global resurgence of interest in gardening, self-sufficiency and good health by growing your own organic food.

Faced with eviction after the project’s headquarters and urban farm was sold to a real estate company, a GoFundMe campaign was setup to help raise the $500,000 needed to buy the property and keep their hard work and vision alive.

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5 Signs the Justice System is Hopelessly Corrupt

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

The entire statist system is beleaguered and reeling from inherent problems and issues that are grossly out of balance with natural order and cosmic law. The justice system is one aspect of the statist system that is especially corrupt. From the bottom-up/top-down from the lowly street cop at the bottom, counting quotas, to the entrenched supreme court judge at the top wielding absolute power (that tends to corrupt absolutely), the justice system has never been more oppressive and overreaching. One has to obsequiously walk on eggshells, staying within rigid lines like a good little statist-pawn/debt-slave/propaganda-puppet, just to get through the day without getting locked up for a petty crime. And all of this within a so-called “free” country.

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The Control System is Revealing Itself

Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
Waking Times

This is the opportunity we’ve been waiting for. This is the moment when we can choose to be truly free, or choose our enslavement.

We’re watching a split in the deep state which is undermining the oligarchical grip on our shared resources and systems, illustrating how weak they really are.

We’re watching huge droves of people slip deeper into deception and delusion, whilst many others are enacting on their courage to face both personal and impersonal truths – as hard as it might be – to raise their level of awareness.

And we’re also watching most of humanity unconsciously meander towards a crossroad; one path will lead us to decentralize and localize our management structures, and the other will ensure the further erosion of our personal and community sovereignty by a corporatocracy disguised as a government, which falsely alleges it takes care of ‘the people’.

Which path will we collectively decide to walk? Will it go only one way, or will we have larger breakaway communities who choose sovereignty over enslavement, whilst the majority of people unconsciously bow to a global, centralized dictatorship?

Unfortunately the latter seems more likely at this point, but stranger things have happened.

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The World's Food Seeds are Going Extinct, but You Can Help

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Most of the truly important news of our times goes unnoticed, under-reported or ignored by the corporate media, and as they focus on the ever-evolving narrative of human political drama, we are missing opportunities to participate in the most important struggles of our time. Seven generations from now, the destruction of the world’s seed diversity by corporate greed will have a much greater impact on the human condition than as much as anything else we can fathom.

Seeds are absolutely vital to life on earth, but once a crop has gone extinct there is no way to revive it. In the last century alone, the world has lost at least 93% of all seed types, which had been cultivated by individual farmers around the globe for millennia providing a robust array of nutrition and sustenance.

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Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times 

As the first North American bumble bee has been officially added to the list of endangered species in the U.S., the European government is making a move to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are widely believed to be a major contributing factor to the rapid collapse of the world’s bee and pollinator insect populations.

The European commission (EC) has drafted regulations which would end the use of neonics, a family of agrichemicals which pose a ‘high acute risk to bees.’ As The Guardian reports:

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4 Ways to Throw a Monkey Wrench into the War Machine

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

“When a public is stressed and confused, a big lie told repeatedly and unchallenged can become accepted truth.” ~George Orwell

One of the biggest lies told is the false notion that in order to maintain peace, we must have war. Orwellian logic.

As ridiculous as it sounds, the majority of naïve statists believe this notion to be true. This is due, in no small part, to statist conditioning and state-driven propaganda that capitalizes on a blind, patriotic whimsy. And so the war machine continues to rage on, destroying lives, while fattening the pockets of the fat cats at Lockheed Martin and Boeing, not to mention all the other companies which directly and indirectly profit from war. It’s an all-too-common tragedy. But what can you expect when living within an oligarchic plutocracy disguised as a democratic republic? Rhetorical questions aside, there must be ways in which we can, as courageous individuals, throw a monkey wrench into the war machine and thus stop it in its violent tracks.

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The 8 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on Earth

Jill Ettinger, Guest Writer
Waking Times

We all know which foods we do best to avoid (right?). Despite the alluring appeal of Oreos, Mountain Dew or McAnything, processed foods provide little nutrition and a whole lot of risks. But when it comes to the good stuff—what are the best foods to put into our bodies? While experts all agree we need a variety of foods for a healthy diet, do you know which are the healthiest of the bunch? The answers may surprise and delight you.

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