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November 3, 2011 | Mitch Anderson

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Lago Agrio, Ecuador – The sprawl of scorched pavement and crumbling cement buildings in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. This city, once a small oil boom town founded by Texaco in the late 1960s (and given, appropriately, the name “Sour Lake” after Texaco’s hometown in Texas) is now a bewildering and feverish mess of oil workers, drug-traffickers, street children, shop owners, impoverished farmers, and indigenous people stripped of their ancestral territory and forced to survive, as the Cofán people say, in the kokama kuri sindipa ande (the white man’s world of money).

Just several days ago, at the edge of the pavement on the outskirts of the city, where the Cofán people have recovered (yes, purchased) a narrow tract of their ancestral territory, I spent the afternoon with Marina Aguinda Lucitante,

Marina Aguinda Lucitante, Cofán elder

an elder of the tribe. She was born along the banks of the Agua Rico river. She was married at a young age to a Cofán Shaman, Guillermo Quenama, who died, she says, “because the oil company poisoned him with alcohol.” She remembers when the forest was filled with animals. And she remembers when the river ran black with crude oil. She seems to remember everything – and all of her memories are divided: Life before the oil company and life after the oil company.  

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Since being made aware of this procedure by Josh Fox, the director of the award winning, Oscar nominated documentary film Gasland, I have been greatly concerned for all the people here and abroad who have been affected by the negative health impacts, produced by this fossil fuel extraction procedure.

The fossil fuels industry has trumpeted hydraulic fracturing as a cure to American energy woes, but in reality fracking helps only the few that profit from the vending of natural gas and irreparably destroys and poisons our environment as well.

The energy cartels have always used a portion of their billions to buy politicians and media to control the agenda.  A great portion of Americans still do not realize, or express concern over what is being done to them.   Fracking has been allowed to occur on public lands here in the United States.  The government has allowed this to occur with little to no input from the citizenry.

Everyone should watch the film Gasland and do a little bit of research on the internet to find out more information about this subject.  Here are some links to assist you. Peace!

http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

 
http://www.earthworksaction.org/FracingDetails.cfm/
 
http://wilderness.org/content/hydrofracking-forum-raises-more-questions-about-safety-chemicals?gclid=CJrwioigjKwCFYEDQAodGjWJlw/
 
Stop Fracking up the planet!  Stop Fracking Us! 

In Dying To Have Known (2006), filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy — a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico. In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy’s efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims. You will hear from a Japanese medical school professor who cured himself of liver cancer over 15 years ago, a lymphoma patient who was diagnosed as terminal over 50 years ago as well as noted critics of this world-renowned healing method who dismiss it out of hand as “pure quackery.” So the question that remains is, “Why is this powerful curative therapy still suppressed, more than 75 years after it was clearly proven to cure degenerative disease?” The viewers are left to decide for themselves.

Death by Medicine explores the dominant medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and a healthier, more holistic system. Based on Gary Null‘s groundbreaking book with statistical evidence of hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths due to conventional medicine. It looks at the pharmaceutical industry, drug reps, medical schools, medical journals and the absence of real medical science. The lack of oversight by our regulatory agencies, private insurance firms and lobbying influence upon our legislators. The result is the American medical system is broken and it is time to create a new medical paradigm. 

Don’t miss this film.  Your health may depend on it.