wood-lighting-creativity-paper July 01

10 Uplifting Things To Do If The World Is Making You Depressed

There’s no doubt about it: the world is seriously messed up. If you’re not feeling a little bit sad right now, you’re probably either already taking an assortment of pills to deal with the pain or you live off-grid in a forest somewhere, blissfully ignorant of ISIS vs Western Imperialism, Monsanto, Ecocide, TTIP, and, of […]

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Are Migrant Sex Attacks A Failure By The Left? Here’s The View From Germany

Multiple cases of German women being sexually assaulted by migrants on New Year’s Eve have sparked mass fear, anger and reprisal attacks against refugees in the country. Germany is now at crisis point: after generously welcoming asylum seekers from Syria last summer, Chancellor Angela Merkel now faces pressure at home (and across Europe) to end her ‘open-door’ policy, and to […]

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How The Love Shown By Muslims And Bikers Saved My Flooded Town

On Boxing Day morning at 7 am, after months of heavy rain, we were woken by the sound of flood sirens as the river Calder burst its banks. Within an hour, the valley where I live in West Yorkshire, England, was six feet underwater. Hebden Bridge resident Helen Baron posted this image of the town on Facebook […]

CAROLYNTIRY December 31

Six Huge Stories The Mainstream Media Ignored In 2015

  Whistleblowers, Ecocide, top secret trade deals, and shady ties between the Islamic State and the West’s closest allies…here are a few hot topics the mainstream media barely covered in 2015. 1. Any Tragedy That’s Not Western-Centric The outpouring of fury, despair and grief by the corporate press over the November 13 Paris attacks highlighted the bias of […]

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USA Is Responsible For ISIS Weapons Arsenal, Study Concludes

A damning new report by Amnesty International has named the USA as the primary nation culpable for indirectly arming the Islamic State, drawing the conclusion that the Pentagon is at least partly responsible for the terrorist group’s conception, growth and subsequent reign of terror in the Middle East. ISIS have acquired many weapons through illegal […]

kenokeefe December 11

Introducing ‘Hot Topics’ (Most Shared)

I don’t publish all my news and video stuff on this site, so here are some external links to some most-shared news articles and videos on the True Activist site that my blog readers might like to check out in addition to the long reads featured here. I’ll try to update this list regularly. Must watch: […]

christopher dombres December 04

This Is Huge: Evidence Emerges Linking Israel, Turkey To ISIS

You might have seen accusations in the press this week* that the Islamic State is selling oil to Russia. Apparently, Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan claims that Putin is one of the key buyers in Syria’s dirty illegal oil trade. But don’t fall for it: the story now being peddled to us by the Western press is a panicked […]

girl December 02

Why Britain Just Made A Huge Mistake Voting To Join US-Led Bombing Of Syria

After a ten-hour debate in Parliament, the British Government has just voted to join the USA and France in their bombing of Syria. Amid popular and widespread anti-war protests and fierce pro-war propaganda from the press, the vote was tipped to be a close call- but David Cameron has won by a majority of 179. The Prime Minister […]

peacefrance November 15

After Paris, Is Peace Too Much To Ask For?

Human emotion isn’t as complex as we like to believe. When someone hurts us, we want revenge. We feel anger and hatred. We want to make those who have humiliated and scorned us suffer. We might think we’re over all that. We might, as individuals, make a conscious decision to avoid conflict in our lives, […]

sunrise-400x219 November 10

Could Everything We Think We Know About Ancient Human Origins Be Wrong?

In 2003, British author and investigative journalist Graham Hancock published a book that caused huge controversy in the academic world. ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ delved into the mysteries surrounding human origins and asked us to question whether modern-day archaeologists and geologists have got it all wrong: human civilization first flourished during the Ice Age, and […]

snowden October 08

Edward Snowden’s Panorama Revelations Are Truly Chilling

  In an interview with the BBC’s ‘Panorama’ which aired in Britain this week, Edward Snowden spoke in detail about the spying capabilities of the UK intelligence agency GCHQ. He disclosed that government spies can legally hack into any citizen’s phone to listen in to what’s happening in the room, view files, messages and photos, pinpoint exactly where a […]

boys October 05

Recipe For Reducing Violent Crime: Compassion, With A Sprinkling Of Bribery

Richmond in California has consistently ranked in the USA’s top ten cities for violent crime. Back in 2006, the city was desperate for a solution.  A new police chief was brought in to sort out the mess, but rather than the usual heavy-handed tactics, he decided to do something fresh, radical…and controversial. The new chief […]

migrantboy September 04

Would Little Aylan Still Be Safe In Syria If It Weren’t For Western Imperialism?

European governments have turned their backs on the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, and Britain in particular has a huge compassion deficit. It’s time we remembered what caused this mess in the first place A heartbreaking photograph of a dead Syrian toddler whose lifeless body washed up on a beach in Turkey yesterday added a […]

oil May 20

Shock Report: Your Taxes Will Subsidize Dirty Oil Corporations By $5.3 TRILLION This Year

A recent paper released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should shock all of us who believe in a green future based on renewable energy. Despite stark warnings from scientists, fossil fuel subsidies continue to grow: this year alone, it is estimated that dirty coal and energy corporations will receive a staggering $5.3 trillion from governments […]

Ten Compelling Reasons You Can’t Trust The Corporate Media

A poll last year showed that trust in the corporate media is increasing, which should worry all of us who value truth, integrity and press freedom. Why? Here are 10 disturbing things everyone needs to know about the global media giants who control our supply of information, wielding immense power over the people- and even […]

vortex May 14

This Is How Psychedelic Drugs Could Radically Change Society For The Better

Terence McKenna, self-styled ‘psychonaut’, ethnobotanist, writer, lecturer, freedom fighter and culture-doubting intellectual, was arguably one of the greatest minds who ever lived. He believed passionately in a basic human right to explore one’s own consciousness, and he advocated the use of psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms) and other natural psychedelic drugs to do so. Controversial […]

Child Brides and FGM: How Crowdfunding Can Change Lives

Why feminism is needed more than ever, and how one woman´s dream is empowering others around the world The F-word: divisive, controversial, and frequently misunderstood. But what does feminism actually mean, and why does a concept so crucial to girls and women often cause such negative reactions? To find out, I interviewed Maz Kessler, founder […]

Venezuela, Oil, and U.S-led coups: Connecting the dots

American foreign policy is far more dangerous than Socialism… Body of evidence Earlier this month, it emerged that the U.S had created a ´Cuban Twitter´ in an attempt to stir social unrest and cause revolution in the communist country from the inside out. Incredibly, this was not a CIA operation, but rather ´a program paid […]

If You Were Waiting For A Planetary Wake Up Call, This Is It

Why climate change deniers need to get real… In case you missed the biggest news story of the decade last week, we´re all doomed. A long-awaited paper on global warming and its effects was published on Monday by the UN´s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it makes for very grim reading. The message […]

Incredible Edible Free Food Project Replicated Worldwide

  In the small town of Todmorden in the north of England, fresh organic produce is growing everywhere. There are sweet-smelling herbs at the railway station, vegetables sprouting in the public car park, and an apothecary garden next to the local Health Centre. This is the Incredible Edible movement, a grassroots campaign to provide healthy […]

Romanian Farmers Tell Chevron To ‘Frack off’

In the sleepy rural village of Pungesti, Romania, life has changed very little in generations. There is not a car in sight: birdsong is broken only by the clip-clop of horses’ hooves and the trundle of cart wheels, as farmers with weather-beaten faces drive their animals over rolling green pastures. Old women in headscarves and […]

Organic Urban Gardening For Beginners

Being self sufficient in a small space is much easier (and enjoyable) than you might think! A few years ago, I knew nothing about gardening. It seemed like a useful but time-consuming hobby: too much hard work and too much information to take in. Then I moved to a small farming community in the mountains […]

Violent Protests, Civilian Torture And Shady Agent Provocateurs: What´s Going On In The Ukraine?

This week four protesters died in Ukraine, the country at the centre of a political tug-of-war between Russia and Europe. More have allegedly been tortured by the state during anti-government protests which are spinning dangerously out of control. Campaigners took to the streets in the capital Kiev in November, after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych decided […]

Everything You Think You Know About Animals Is Wrong

How science is forcing us to reconsider the twin myths of human superiority and dumb creatures Human beings are the most intelligent, and therefore important, of all the world´s species, right? We deserve our superior status over other animals because of the following scientific truths: that only humans are self-aware and feel empathy, that we […]

First they came for the Roma: is history repeating itself for the forgotten victims of the Holocaust?

´Gypsy scum. Thieving tinkers. Workshy beggars. Child stealers´. A worrying program of ethnic cleansing is being carried out by governments across Europe. But while six centuries of negative stereotyping persists, who will defend Roma from further persecution? In what looks increasingly like a pre-planned ´clean-up operation´, thousands of European Roma – usually referred to by […]

Miriam Carey is dead, and you could be next. America, we worry about you

To those of us outside the USA, the no-questions-asked execution of Miriam Carey exposed two chilling American anomalies: trigger-happy cops and corporate journalists who refuse to ask tough questions Last Thursday, a respectable 34 year-old dental hygienist was gunned down in front of her baby for failing to stop at a security checkpoint in Washington […]

Waking the giant: Examining the legacy of a global uprising

In December 2010, a desperate Tunisian man set himself on fire after he was denied the right to sell fruit and vegetables in the street.  This hopeless, tragic act sparked nationwide protests against the government that were to send president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fleeing in exile from Tunisia. The people´s uprising gathered momentum […]

The Chelsea Manning bombshell: be careful what you fall for

Imagine you´re Bradley Manning, the whistle-blowing soldier with worldwide fame, a hero to many and an enemy of the state to those in the highest echelons of power. You´ve spent over three years awaiting trial in an army prison, with conditions described as ´cruel, inhumane and degrading´. You have been denied visits, shackled and made […]

10 ways you can save the world

How can I make a positive difference in the world? Where do I start? Which of the overwhelming number of urgent global issues should I focus my attention on first? These are questions most of us have asked ourselves at some point. But although being an active citizen can sometimes feel hopeless, just remember: you […]

The real problem with that Rolling Stone cover

In the wake of public outrage over the Boston bomb suspect´s Rolling Stone cover, aren´t we forgetting people used to be innocent until proven guilty? “He was a charming kid with a bright future. But no-one saw the pain he was hiding or the monster he would become.” So begins Rolling Stone magazine´s controversial portrait […]

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