Posts in Global Issues

Eric Drooker

Sex, Esoteric Material and the Hypocrisy of Censorship

Once again the spectre of internet censorship has reared its ugly head. On January 14th 2014, an appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communication Commission’s “net neutrality” rules no longer applied. It was a game changing decision with the potential to completely reshape the online landscape – with the […]

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An Open Letter to President Obama: End the War on Drugs

February 21, 2013  The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, It is with great honor and dignity that I address you and bring your attention to a subject devoid of such things – the current […]

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Valhalla Movement Update: Big Moves in the World of Sustainability

It has been a momentous 15 months since I moved up to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. Valhalla has… Raised $28,000 on Kickstarter to prototype an Earthship-inspired greenhouse and completed construction Hosted members and volunteers from 6+ countries and made contact with people from dozens more Organized a conference […]

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Of Artists and Entrepreneurs: The Renaissance 2.0 Is Here

“Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurship comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.” - William Deresiewicz Imagine you are a painter for a moment. In front of you is a blank canvas, sitting desolate on its stand, awaiting your spirit […]

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Ego, Fear, and the War on Drugs

“Over one’s mind and over one’s body, the individual is sovereign.” —John Stuart Mill From the point of view of psychedelic enthusiasts, the prohibitionist stance is farcically weak. The moral imperative could not be more obvious: give up the ghost, stop jailing non-violent consciousness explorers, and give us back our […]

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Act Now and Take Your Freedom Back – Repeal the Surveillance State Act

”Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.” -Benjamin Franklin The United States has some of the most fearful citizens in the world.  It’s no wonder with the media spewing fear laden headlines of swine flu and color-coded terror charts. The United States carries a paranoid persona of always having to […]

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Atlantis, the new virtual drug marketplace

There’s a new anonymous online drug marketplace, and it’s making quick strides. Due to a rapid and aggressive marketing campaign, Atlantis getting lots of exposure–not only to potential buyers, but to many established Silk Road vendors who see it as an attractive new outlet for their goods. (Check it out […]