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Fighting for the Right to Chew Coca


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: criminalizing herbs )


- 4131 days ago - time.com
the U.N. designated coca a drug in 1961..."My grandfather and my grandmother sold coca and I've been doing it for 48 years," says Josefina Rojas, another La Paz coca seller. "We aren't going to let them take coca away from us no matter what."



   

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Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 10:46 am
where do you find these article Mark, thank you, very informative!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 11:00 am

ROFL! Thank you for sending me this one, Agnes. "I get by with a little help from my friends...." ;)

I really believe that if the big corporations that run the U.S. and control the U.N. could get away with it, they'd criminalize air so that we'd have to pay for it, they could drive the price up continuously, and we'd have to get a prescription or they'd put us in jail for breathing.

Indigenous peoples have been using herbs for thousands of years and the only ill effects I know of are that they became too peaceful and allowed corporate fascists to conquer and destroy most of the world.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 11:06 am
correct Mark, coca is very benefical for the health, it is widely used for high alitutes..I think coffe is much more of a stimuli
 

Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 5:17 pm
Great story. Noted with thanks Mark.
 

Julia D (92)
Friday March 28, 2008, 1:14 pm
Geez, just because Westerners just cannot cope with herbs and only know how to use them destructively, the fantastic UN decided to once again screw up, not do its homework, generalize and thus act against people. Makes. Me. So. Mad.
But just wait until Monsanto or Merck buy their patent on "GMO coca" and there'll be no criminalization whatsoever.
 

Scott Shaubel (816)
Friday March 28, 2008, 7:01 pm

Another great article Mark.

World Bank,..Bilderberg,..Trilateral Commission,.. Council on Foreign Relations,..United Nations... USA military, dadadada,.. Duh, George Bush,
..like in that order,

.. the United Nations, Is the New World Order.
 

Scott Shaubel (816)
Friday March 28, 2008, 7:06 pm

- Patricia Woertz(Andreas)(ADM)(Monsanto,Cargill, Pepsico, ETC. western

illuminati), has a lot to do with this massive control, and destruction

of this planet.... Really
 

Scott Shaubel (816)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 5:11 am

Being a silent member of this planet, is like a bird in a cat's mouth.

You're sure you are going to die, should you just give up,

and wait to be eaten, or should you try to escape...

I'm escaping,.. any way possible,..I'm not giving up,

I'm not getting eaten.

- No Fear,.. that is their only tool, its all mental,.. get conscious.
 

Scott Shaubel (816)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 6:35 am
Great quote Victoria

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety". `Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
 

Sandra M Z (114)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 10:53 pm
I think 3,000 years of use should be considered "adequately tested". Keep our laws off other people's cultures and countries. Noted, thanks, Mark.
 
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