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'Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness'

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises<p>Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often …

Naomi Klein Says We Must Slay Capitalism to Fight Climate Change

According to social activist and perennial agitator Naomi Klein, the really inconvenient truth about climate change is that it’s not about …

Changing everything: how Naomi Klein inspired me

By writing for mass audiences beyond the politically active, Naomi Klein intellectually arms and offers hope to those thirsty for alternatives. I know; before No Logo, I was one of them<p>Guardian Live: Naomi Klein will be in conversation with Owen Jones about her book This Changes Everything, on 6 …

Can we make ourselves more intelligent?

We often hear about living and working smarter – but what does that even mean, and how is technology affecting our brains?<p>Learn to love maths – try Alex Bellos’s challenges How to crack crosswords Charlie Higson: why quizzes are no trivial matter Some very tough puzzles<p>One entertaining way to wind …

Russell Brand is duller than even the grimmest political interview

But if you ask Ian Katz, he’s the future of Newsnight<p>I have just spent a few moments in bed with the popular comedian Russell Brand and I have to say that I enjoyed it hugely. We did not have full penetrative sex, sadly, and when I say ‘in bed with’ I mean it sort of figuratively, or vicariously. …

America’s New War in the Middle East | Moyers & Company

<b>BILL MOYERS:</b> This week on Moyers & Company…<p><b>MATTHEW HOH:</b> Is this really our model for the Middle East that we are going to bomb countries, …

"We Have Become the Kurdish Air Force" -- Former State Department Official Matthew Hoh Makes the Case For Non-Intervention in Iraq

<i>Matthew Hoh is a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq before being stationed in Afghanistan as a high-ranking foreign service officer. In 2009, Hoh resigned in protest from the State Department over the U.S.' misguided occupation of Afghanistan. Leighton Woodhouse, who interviewed Hoh, writes</i> …

Middle East

Why stop at Isis when we could bomb the whole Muslim world?

Humanitarian arguments, if consistently applied, could be used to flatten the entire Middle East<p>Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course? Why stop at Islamic State (Isis), when the Syrian government has murdered and …

George Monbiot on climate change and Big Tobacco

For years, a network of fake citizens' groups and bogus scientific bodies has been claiming that science of global warming is inconclusive. They set back action on climate change by a decade. But who funded them? Exxon's involvement is well known, but not the strange role of Big Tobacco. In the …